LoRa® is a Global Open Standard

 

LoRa Alliance™ https://www.lora-alliance.org is a nonprofit organization that coordinates and maintains the LoRaWAN™ standard so that it continues to be an open protocol that is available for anyone to use. LoRaWAN™ is optimized for the Internet of Things and its remote connectivity and remote management.

 

The name LoRa® is a shortening of "Long Range" which is one of the major advantages of this network. The word WAN means "Wide Area Network", that is, a larger coverage, such as a region, a country or several countries. The LoRa® system consists of two components, one server and one or more gateways depending on the area to be covered. A gateway can collect data from tens of thousands of sensors, which are then passed on to the server and it is via the server you then monitor and controls the traffic of gateways and all sensors.

 

A large area can be easily covered with only a few gateways, as the transmitter has a range of about 8 km. By applying the "low speed" signal transmission technology (little data, rarely), the sensors battery life is estimated to be up to ten years.

 

In summary, LoRa® technology stands for: low cost, simplicity, and availability for everyone.

 

Benefits

  • Open standard
  • Easy to install
  • Extreme battery life
  • Encrypted and secure data transfer
  • Scalable and flexible solution
  • Long range about 8 km
  • Cost-effective solution

Security

 

  • LoRaWAN™ is built with security as the foundation stone of system building, which uses various 128-bit security keys: AppKey, AppSKey and NwkSKey.

 

  • Secure TLS connections are used to transport data between network controls, application servers and gateways.

 

  • The sensors are equipped with a unique 64 bit device identity (EUI). Built-in secure technologies are used for global identification of the device as well as network security.

 

  • LoRaWAN™ requires data to be packaged and sent in order. This is done by using sequence numbers to ensure that each "package" that is sent is unique. This functionality is then used to calculate the messages' success rate. By checking/validating sequence numbers on each message, the risk of attacks is also minimized.

 

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