As there is a higher demand for warning systems and intelligent monitoring systems, tech organizations need to comprehend the complications that accompany rewriting or replacing current devices. Most often, such systems are mounted in harsh environs or areas that are remote, as such, it is vital that any wireless data communication is equipped with flexible design software and durable cover.
With the launch of WZZard LRPv2 LoRa WAN node and LoRaWAN gateway, the range of wireless products can be extended. But what is underpinning this development?
More About LoRa and LoRaWAN?
LoRa Alliance (a set of firms working on technology and networks for IoT) is a sensing platform integrated with LoRaWAN (Low Range Wide Area Network) for application ranging from network protocol conversion to I/O sensor data management. The LoRa can be utilized to produce immediate dividends by increasing entire productivity and reducing costs of maintenance via forming a private sensor network. The LoRaWAN gateway uses the MQTT protocol to connect to SCADA or the user’s application server to access data. LoRaWAN was created explicitly for data gathering systems and IoT devices to communicate between remote networks.
These key features combine to make it suitable for building intelligent monitoring applications.
- The network makes it possible for the devices to run with a battery because of its low power needs and therefore, it is wireless. This quality implies that the set up can be made quickly without the need to connect it to a power source.
- The guidelines designed by the LoRa alliance gives clear specifications to which the designers of both hardware and software should follow. This enables the devices to run on a LoRaWAN network and therefore saves time easily. The LoRa alliance set up has made it easier to purchase something off the shell that operates on the LoRaWAN networks in recent years.
- LoRaWAN utilizes radio spectrum that does not require a license which is an aspect of medical, scientific and industrial bands. By using this spectrum that is not licensed, it enables firms to experiment and innovate a variety of devices on diverse networks in a manner that they will not have access to it without a paid licensed spectrum (4G, 3G, and GPRS or pay for their bands).
- The wireless telecommunication system is designed explicitly for low-bit-rate, long-range communication. The need for additional costs of communication is curbed because LoRa and LoRaWAN gateway has made provisions for long-distance WAN communication.
- LoRa WAN node technology is suited for production lines that consist of many sensors and can simultaneously connect to more than three sensors and for programs where additional devices are not possible due to limited space. To handle the monitoring schedule that is most complicated, the software is designed to be customization.
- The LoRa WAN node liberates users from having to set a wireless network with massive infrastructure because it provides adequate flexibility in both software and hardware aspects. This capability means that assets can be channeled to more vital investments.
- The LoRa WAN node is compatible with two modes: operation mode (for transmission of data) and sleep mode (for when the node is not in use). It also comes with an alarm system that is built in the device to inform users to take quick action when a threshold has been surpassed. The alarm system and the seamless design of the process assist in telling users in case of an emergency and also in controlling the budget by saving the power it consumes.
- Both devices are secured against ingress from powerful water jets and dust because they are embedded with the IP66 rating. Additionally, the dual-power design (battery/BC for the LoRa node WAN) provides multiple options for disposition.
These combined aspects make the LoRaWAN attractive to those companies who provide solutions to intelligent monitoring applications using the IoT networks. These solutions range from smart parking, flooding, waste management, and street lighting.
The need for intelligent monitoring applications especially in urban networks is high particularly in sectors like smart industry, smart transportation, city management, and healthcare. There is a high demand for such systems, and their applications can be extended easily in the form of creative projects across cities with the help of IoT.
In future, our regional, national and global networks have to be compatible with numerous devices. LoRa and LoRaWAN technology can play a vital role in providing beneficial, low cost and intelligent system for the future application. It has a partnership with more than 400 organizations worldwide to implement, contribute and improve smart solutions for monitoring devices for future needs.