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LoRaWAN

 

LoRaWAN, short for Long Range Wide Area Network, is a wireless communication protocol designed for long-range, low-power communication between Internet of Things (IoT) devices and gateways.

It operates on unlicensed radio frequencies, typically in the sub-gigahertz range, providing an extended range of communication compared to traditional wireless protocols like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Overall, LoRaWAN is a versatile and cost-effective solution for connecting IoT devices in various industries and applications where long-range communication and low power consumption are essential requirements.

 

 

Applications and Use Cases

 

Applications and use cases are numerous across various industries due to LoRaWAN’s long-range communication ability, low power consumption, and scalability.

  • Smart Cities: LoRaWAN is utilized for monitoring and managing utilities such as water, gas, and electricity meters, as well as for tracking waste management and optimizing street lighting.
  • Agriculture:  It enables remote monitoring of soil moisture, temperature, and humidity levels, aiding in precision farming and crop management.
  • Asset Tracking and Logistics: LoRaWAN’s provides real-time location updates for vehicles, containers, and inventory.
  • Environmental monitoring: Air quality, pollution levels, and weather data collection, are other critical application areas.
  • Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail: LoRaWAN is leveraged over various IoT deployments, including remote patient monitoring, equipment maintenance, and supply chain management, showcasing its versatility across diverse domains.

 

 

Multitech LoRaWAN Gateways

Conduit® 300 Series

MultiTech Conduit® 300 Series programmable gateway featuring mPower™ Edge Intelligence enables streamlined edge-to-cloud orchestration, management and analytics together with a high performance, secure processor to support Dockers and containers for easy programmability and built-in compatibility with leading IoT software platforms.

  • High security hardware
  • Protect thousands of end devices with a highly secure programmable gateway
  • Simplified and streamlined edge-to-cloud management and analytics

Conduit® AP 300 Series

Access Point (MTCAP3 Series) MultiTechConduit® AP 300 Series Access Point featuring the mPower™ Edge Intelligence operating system serves as a gateway or access point that enables connectivity between LoRaWAN® wireless IoT devices and the network or cloud infrastructure. The Conduit AP Access Point offers various wide-area-network communication options, including wired and wireless interfaces, allowing flexibility in connectivity. It supports the LoRaWAN protocol in addition to Ethernet and cellular connectivity options, depending on the specific model and configuration.

  • Integrations with cloud-based LoRa Network Server and IoT Cloud platforms
  • Embedded LoRa Network Server for an out-of-box LoRaWAN network
  • MultiTech DeviceHQ® device, network and application management

 

Conduit® IP67 200 Series

 

Ruggedized IoT Gateway (MTCDTIP2 Series) MultiTech Conduit® IP67 200 Series Base Station is a ruggedized, highly scalable and certified, IoT gateway solution specifically designed for outdoor LoRa® public or private network deployments.

  • Greatly expands LoRa network coverage
  • External antenna increases LoRa connectivity to remote assets
  • Improved design enhancing thermal performance and easy external port access to SIM and Ethernet connectors

Conduit® IP67

Ruggedized IoT Gateway (MTCDTIP Series) The MultiTech Conduit® IP67 Base Station is a highly scalable, ruggedized IoT certified gateway solution, specifically designed for outdoor LoRa® public or private network deployments.

  • External high gain antenna increases LoRa connectivity to remote assets
  • Greatly expands LoRa network coverage
  • High quality, low cost support

 

 

Conduit®

Programmable IoT Gateway (MTCDT Series) The Conduit® is a quick-to-deploy and simple-to-scale, programmable IoT gateway designed for versatility.

  • Incredible asset management range – up to 10 miles line of sight, 1 to 3 miles into buildings
  • Integration support with a variety of partner and private Cloud Platforms
  • 2-way communication over any certified cellular network for cost effective global deployments

mCard™

 

Gateway Accessory Cards (MTAC Series) The mCard™ gateway accessory cards provide the flexibility needed to manage a wide range of different wired and wireless interfaces and associated communication protocols required to connect sensors, appliances, and assets to the Conduit® programmable gateway. Available options include a LoRaWAN® Ready mCard capable of supporting thousands of mDot™ long range RF modules monitoring and controlling remote field assets.

LoRaWAN Wireless IOT Sensors

Temperature and Humidity Sensors

 

Radio Bridge LoRaWAN Wireless Temperature and Humidity Sensors are designed to accurately detect ambient air temperature and use air flow to measure levels. Models are available for both indoor and outdoor/industrial use.

Leak Detection Sensors

 

Radio Bridge LoRaWAN Wireless Leak Detection Sensors use a probe to detect the presence of water. When the presence of water is detected, an alert is sent over the wireless network to prevent a potentially catastrophic event.

  • Open architecture for flexible integration
  • Optional web-based console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors in the field
  • Seamlessly integrate with MultiTech portfolio of LoRaWAN gateways

 

Movement Sensors

Radio Bridge LoRaWAN Wireless Movement Sensors use an ultra sensitive internal accelerometer to detect movement of a critical asset. When movement is detected that exceeds a certain threshold, an alert is sent over the wireless network. Reveal Tilt Sensors detect transitions between horizontal and vertical orientation, as well as reporting the angle of the tilt.

  • Open architecture for flexible integration
  • Optional web-based console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors in the field
  • Seamlessly integrate with MultiTech portfolio of LoRaWAN gateways

Push Button Sensors

Radio Bridge LoRaWAN Wireless Push Button Sensor transmits on a button press event. They can be used as a panic button wearable device, personal emergency response system (PERS), remote control or other remote push button applications. When the button is pressed, an alert is sent to the wireless network.

  • Open architecture for flexible integration
  • Optional web-based console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors in the field
  • Seamlessly integrate with MultiTech portfolio of LoRaWAN gateways

Proximity Sensors

Radio Bridge LoRaWAN Wireless Proximity Sensors detect contact between two wires, proximity detection with a magnet, range with an ultrasonic signal, while the Reveal UltraSonic Level Sensors provide high accuracy proximity detection and ranging in air.

  • Open architecture for flexible integration
  • Optional web-based console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors in the field
  • Seamlessly integrate with MultiTech portfolio of LoRaWAN gateways

Industrial Sensors

Radio Bridge LoRaWAN Wireless Industrial Sensors are designed for industrial standards such as 4-20mA current loops, DIO, vibration and more.

  • Open architecture for flexible integration
  • Optional web-based console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors in the field
  • Seamlessly integrate with MultiTech portfolio of LoRaWAN gateways

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