Let's find out advantages of LoRaWAN network which powers up Internet of Things (IoT). If there is no coverage in your area, we are happy to help you with that.
Long Range wide area network
What Is LoRaWAN?
LoRaWAN® stands for "Long Range Wide Area Network". It is networking protocol designed specifically for low-power wide area (LPWA) wireless networks that use LoRa® (short for Long Range, a trademark of Semtech) as their physical layer. LoRaWAN® network architecture is deployed in a star topology where the main elements are battery-operated sensor devices (the end-nodes, the "things") transmitting to one or multiple IP connected LoRaWAN® gateways that will forward the data to the Network Server that makes the data available to run the defined IoT application.
How It Works?
LoRaWAN defines and controls how a device behaves in a large network. It optimizes various radio parameters in order to reach optimal network capacity and reliability.
The main advantages are the long-range coverage (up to 50km in open areas and up to 10km in urban environments) and the extremely low power consumption (up to 10 years battery life). These two elements, together with the simple network topology (a star-of-stars topology in which gateways transmit messages between end-devices and a LoRaWAN® network server, the central element and the heart of the network) makes LoRaWAN® networks deployment really easy and basically 'plug and play'.
Sensors can last up to 10 years with everyday data transmit compared to cellular connection sensors which last weeks. No wires, just small batteries.
One gateway can cover up to 5km in urban areas and up to 20km in open areas. Easy for deployment of field sensors.
LoRaWAN is radio frequency network with stable coverage and data transmition. It operates on open frequency, for EU it is 868Mhz.
Compared with 4G or 5G networks we are talking pennies.
Compared to other transmission types like mobile radio, WLAN or wired, it does not offer any disadvantages in terms of security.
Concrete, steel blocks, glass, indoor, outdoor, even basements – everything is achievable for LoRaWAN.
The People's Network
Helium is decentralized LoRaWAN network created by people. Random people. It is called "The People's Network" and it is constantly growing.
Everybody can deploy hotspot and start to create coverage. It is secure, much cheaper for operations than 4G or 5G, and can be deployed anywhere the Internet connection exists.
Helium network is already used by big network providers or companies who are using it for day-to-day operations.
Portugal | Czechia | Slovakia
We have experience with making coverage all around Europe. Buildings, poles, we can provide offgrid solutions or connect-at-home ones.
Hotspots Deployed by Heliotics
in various countries such as Portugal, Czechia or Slovakia, and we continue on building.