Your IoT project with LoRa
We were attracted by this technology and have implemented it on our UbiSea project because of its great autonomy and the communication power it offers.
What is LoRa?
LoRa is a radio communication protocol allowing connected devices such as sensors, devices and equipment to communicate with each other at low speed and long range, whether inside or outside a building on wide area networks, known as Low Power Wide Network (LPWAN) such as LoRaWAN. The modulation and frequency of LoRa allows the frame to pass through certain opaque materials more easily.
This technology was born in 2009 following the acquisition in 2012 of the startup Cycléo by the company Semtech, which promoted it through the LoRa Alliance consortium which brings together more than 500 companies around the world.
One of the great advantages of this technology is its low energy consumption of the devices which allows them to have up to 10 years of autonomy.
How does it work?
The architecture of this network requires one or more gateways to collect the information sent by the LoRa transmitters placed in different locations and spaced several hundred meters apart.
When receiving a LoRa frame, the gateway transfers this data through the internet to a server. The data is then processed by this server and by the appropriate information processing software.
Long distance and safety
LoRa also allows long-range communication (up to 50 kms in rural areas and 5 kms in urban areas).
A significant advantage in the eyes of our experts is the fact that the LoRaWAN network ensures the security and confidentiality of transmitted data thanks to two AES-128 bit encryptions.
Our expertise LoRa
We are using this technology on the UbiSea project of connected smart buoy networks for the surveillance of protected areas at sea and the observation of cetaceans. This technology is also used in the ATENA project.