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IoT sensors are a vital tool for organizations. They can provide you with the information that was previously inaccessible. With IoT sensors, a lot of items and environmental features can be monitored, cataloged, and optimized for the best possible business performance.
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How is a LoRaWAN device configured? What parameters can be controlled?
Devices can be configured over the air (OTA) through the LoRaWAN network server. Configuration parameters may include data rate, transmission power, and sleep intervals. LoRaWAN devices often support adaptive data rate (ADR), allowing the network server to dynamically optimize these parameters based on the device’s communication conditions. This flexibility ensures efficient use of network resources and adapts to changing environmental factors.
Do the sensors communicate with each other in a LoRaWAN network?
No, in a LoRaWAN network, the sensors do not communicate directly with each other. Instead, they send their data to a central gateway, which then forwards this information to a network server. The server processes the data and can send commands back to the sensors through the gateway if necessary. This design allows for efficient use of power and bandwidth, as the sensors can remain in a low-energy state until they need to transmit data to the gateway.
How many devices can be connected to a LoRaWAN gateway?
The number of devices that can be connected to a LoRaWAN gateway is influenced by factors such as network architecture, data rate, and device density. Typically, a single gateway can support thousands or even tens of thousands of devices, but the exact capacity depends on the specific deployment scenario. Proper network planning, considering factors like duty cycle and data transmission rates, is crucial to ensure optimal device connectivity.
How far can I take sensor from the Gateway?
LoRaWAN sensor range is highly dependent on the propagation environment that the sensor is in. In outdoor rural areas, ranges on tens of km are possible, in urban to suburban environments ranges of 1 to a few kilometers are more typical. In indoor applications in multi-story buildings, it is helpful to have gateways provisioned indoors. Building construction (wood, concrete, etc.) also plays a significant role in defining sensor range indoors. For complex indoor deployments please contact TEKTELIC support for guidance.
Can I change device settings?
Yes, sensor settings can be configured using an appropriate downlink message sent by the application. Each sensor has a full set of documentation including a technical reference manual (TRM) that contains all required information for sensor configuration.
Where can I see my device data?
Device/Sensor data is typically viewed on an application that can be viewed on a web-page or mobile device app. TEKTELIC provides data converters to assist with formatting data as part of custom application development and TEKTELIC also provides custom applications for specific use cases. LeapX is a simple mobile app to get you started quickly in visualizing your data.
Can a LoRaWAN device sort data?
The storage of data within a LoRaWAN device depends on its specific design and purpose. Some devices may have limited internal storage for buffering data, especially in scenarios where network connectivity is intermittent. However, extracting data physically from a device is not a standard practice in LoRaWAN. Typically, data is transmitted over the network to a designated server, where it is securely stored and processed. Physical extraction of data from the device is not a common or straightforward procedure due to security measures in place.
Is LoRaWAN secure? How is data protected?
Yes, LoRaWAN is designed with security in mind. It employs end-to-end encryption to protect data during transmission. Each device has a unique set of keys for secure communication with the network server. Additionally, LoRaWAN uses advanced cryptographic techniques to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the transmitted data, safeguarding against eavesdropping and unauthorized access.
What is battery life of a LoRaWAN device?
The device’s battery life depends on various factors, including the type of sensor, the frequency of data transmission, and the capacity of the battery. LoRaWAN’s low-power characteristics enable devices to operate on battery power for an extended period, typically ranging from a year to several years. In practical scenarios, it is not uncommon for devices to be kept alive for 5, 10 or more years on a single battery, demonstrating the efficiency of LoRaWAN’s power management capabilities. Efficient power management and the use of low-power modes contribute to maximizing the device’s battery life, making it well-suited for long-term, low-maintenance deployments.