The technologically-driven civilization has just come to grips with what IoT means when the IT realm unleashed one more novel phrase on us – LoRaWAN solutions. The first word in it that sounds like the name of a robot from a sci-fi movie is in fact an abbreviation that stands for Long Range Wide Area Network. Being a further sophistication of LoRa technology, LoRa Wide Area Network solutions take the latter to the next level providing a better connection between devices united into a unique LoRaWAN architecture to form a highly-reliable system of data transmission.
Long range (LoRa) protocol was launched by Semtech, the unquestionable global leader in chip production, to define the method of encoding information via manipulating radio waves by dint of leveraging a multi-symbol format known as chirped. As a result, radio frequencies from the roster of unlicensed frequency bands are converted into bits, which allows their transmission over a network.
Being benchmark know-how, LoRa technology was elaborated in medium access control (MAC) layer protocols to suit various application models. One of such models is based on LoRaWAN architecture – an organizational networking protocol that determines a specific structure of the system. It has a star-like topology where all LoRaWAN modules (that can be different gadgets or just sensors) communicate through gateways with the central server typically located in the cloud. The wireless connection between elements of LoRaWAN architecture utilizes standard IPs enabling encryption and identification as essential elements of the entire linking procedure.
The connection between end devices in the Long Range Wide Area Network can be established in two ways:
For a layman, resorting to such intricacies may seem like a relapse of obsolete technologies. Indeed, why turn to the trivial radio in the age of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drivers? The experts of Sirin Software with their profound competence in the field of wireless development can assure you that it makes perfect sense because LoRa network solutions have a considerable edge even over state-of-the-art data-transmission methods.
LoRaWAN technology comes with a number of boons that make companies choose it over other know-how.
Given the plethora of perks LoRaWAN technology promises, it is no wonder that it finds application in a wide range of use cases.
Being most useful in the domains where the Internet of Things know-how is applied, LoRaWAN technology reigns supreme in the following realms.
This list of use cases is by no means complete since LoRaWAN technology can be used for other purposes, sometimes even quite offbeat, such as tracking the movement of animals belonging to endangered species.
With the Internet of Things rapidly conquering an ever-widening number of domains, both average users and companies having big-time aspirations should go all lengths to guarantee the stability and speed of data transmission between devices as the elements of the smart network. Reliable and cost-efficient LoRaWAN solutions by Sirin Software can take your connectivity endeavors to a new level catering to all possible needs of end-users.