What is it?
A network server is software designed to manage low-power wide area network (LPWAN) devices using the LoRaWAN protocol, which features long-range data exchange and lasting battery life. It serves to transfer data between devices and the application as well as configure these devices.
Additionally, the functionality of this software includes the management of the mentioned devices, gateways, user roles, and access.
How does it work?
Among other things, a network server allows for decoding LoRaWAN packets, filtering redundantly connected data, performing security checks, automatically scheduling confirmation over the optimal gateway, and adaptively optimizing data rates according to a device or network configuration.
By using connection quality and network performance indicators provided by outsourced LoRaWAN network servers, it is possible to improve the decision-making process regarding the system. A network server can also act as a platform for automated tracking of gateways, integrations, and devices. This is meant to evaluate their operation and involves status alerts.