EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF LoRaWAN™
LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery-operated Things in a regional, national or global network. LoRaWAN targets key requirements of Internet of Things such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services. The LoRaWAN specification provides seamless interoperability among smart Things without the need of complex local installations and gives back the freedom to the user, developer, businesses enabling the roll out of Internet of Things.
Strip’s recognised the potential of LoRaWAN and has made significant investments into LoRaWAN competency building and product development, resulting in production of very cost efficient, extremely low power and excellent range performance LoRaWAN end devices, which rely solely on battery power for over 10 years of daily operational use, and are as such ideally suited for remote meter reading and similar applications.
Following the Strip’s commitment to LoRaWAN technology, Strip’s is actively participating in LoRaWAN industry events and community. Most recently Strip’s participated in The Things Conference in Amsterdam, organised by The Things Network, which is one of the largest global LoRaWAN communities. A number of exciting LoRaWAN features and use cases were presented and discussed. Use cases ranged from extreme, such as arctic and sea-life tracking, to the more mundane, but no less sophisticated, such as precision farming and environmental monitoring, really showcasing the gamut of LoRaWAN’s potential. Last but not least there were numerous examples of LoRaWAN’s superb suitability for classic urban scenarios, from equipment monitoring to utility smart meters reading.