What is a LoRaWAN network?
A LoRaWAN network is an Internet of Things (IoT) device-specific low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN). Using the LoRa modulation technique enables long-distance communication between devices and gateways.
The LoRa modulation scheme enables communication over distances up to 15 km in rural areas and 2-5 km in urban areas.
Low power requirements
LoRaWAN devices are made to use little power so that they can last for years on a single battery.
LoRaWAN allows data to be sent and received between devices and the network.
LoRaWAN uses AES encryption to ensure secure communication between devices and the network.
The features of a LoRaWAN network address the following problems:
Wi-Fi and other short-range wireless technologies are limited when connecting low-power, low-bandwidth IoT devices.
The requirement for a scalable, affordable method of interconnecting IoT devices over vast distances.
The absence of a defined, secure connection method for IoT devices
Cost-effective connectivity for IoT devices
LoRaWAN is a cost-effective option for long-distance IoT device tethering.
LoRaWAN enables communication across great distances, which is impossible with current wireless technologies.
Low power consumption
LoRaWAN devices utilize less energy, resulting in longer battery life and lower maintenance expenses.
LoRaWAN uses AES encryption to ensure that devices and the network communicate securely.
LoRaWAN is a scalable solution that can be expanded without difficulty as the number of connected devices grows.