LoRa Technology makes it possible to connect things to the cloud, without the need to buy a subscription to a service provider.
Low-power wireless networks are a key enabler for the Internet of Things (IoT), but familiar options such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, or cellular, lack an acceptable combination of cost, extended range and battery life. To address this, new sub-GHz specifications are being offered, one of which is LoRa. LoRa operates in the 915Mhz unlicensed ISM band and can achieve a 15 km range at power consumption levels low enough to enable 10-year battery life.
The Things Network
TTN provides open source, free routing services for LoRa devices, enabling deployment of things without subscription cost. Everyone can operate their own gateway. Once penetration of gateways gets dense enough a lot of redundancy is achieved, creating a robust free network.
- Smart lighting
- Air quality and pollution monitoring
- Smart parking and vehicle management
- Facilities and infrastructure management
- Fire detection and management
- Waste management
- Radiation and leak detection