The system is composed of two components: gateways and a network server. One or more gateways receive radio messages from sensors and forward them to a central network server. The server monitors all gateways, sensors and messages, as well as monitors and controls traffic. To combine extremely low energy use with large transmission distances, the system uses low transmission speeds (narrowband). The radio technology is ideally suited for IoT and is extremely resistant to disruption, which also supports large coverage areas per gateway.

Simplicity, availability and its low cost makes it easier for cities, businesses and other actors to connect to the network.

LoRaWan Advantages

  • Open standard – available to all
  • Extended range – 5 to 15km
  • Minimal energy use – battery service life of up to 10 years
  • Simple to install
  • Safe and encrypted
  • Scalable and flexible
  • Cost efficient solution with endless possibilities

LoRaWan Compared

LoRa Alliance

LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association with more than 500 members and is thereby the largest and fastest growing alliance backing an open global standard for secure IoT connection. The association is run by members who collaborate and share experiences to support and advance the success of LoRaWAN.

Read more about LoRa Alliance here

Real world LoRaWAN IoT case studies highlight why Tingkart and The Things Network (TTN) are delivering customer value at a low cost. Tingkart clients are interested in having affordable data acquisition, maximum scalability and a rich choice of use-cases that can all be used on a single low-power network. Tingkart has been helping custommers such as farmers, fishfarmers, industry and proptech clients gain the advantages that the Internet-of-Things has to offer.

The Things Network

Free LoRaWAN IoT connectivity is being offered by The Things Network (TTN), a global crowd-sourced initiative, that is now present in more than 150 countries. Over 100,000 developers are contributing to the development and evolution of the network alongside its products and solutions. Using LoRaWAN technology and The Things Network cloud server, devices can communicate with the network from up to 10 kilometres away using very low power IoT devices such as GPS trackers, home security sensors, agricultural monitors and weather stations. The most amazing part is that connectivity is free. There is no cost of connection and anyone can use the coverage wherever it exists. This technology has allowed for LoRaWAN IoT community networks to flourish globally.