Sensor connectivity using LoRaWAN technology
LoRa is intended for equipment that does not constantly require an internet connection, but needs to pass on data from time to time. It makes use of licence-free radio frequency bands like 868 MHz in Europe or 915 MHz in Australia and North America. LoRa enables long-range transmissions up to 10 km or more with low power consumption that can be supplied by two simple penlight batteries, providing up to five years of power. In some instances it is even possible to replace these batteries with a high efficiency light-energy solar cell, optimized for low light absorption. Devices equipped with LoRa have geolocation capabilities used for triangulating positions via timestamps from gateways.