LoRa as the new standard

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Two major trends can be distinguished in the world of wireless communication: The rise of the internet of things (IoT) and the saturation of the radio frequency spectrum. In our increasingly digital world, LoRa offers a possible solution to this second trend. LoRa stands for Long Range Radio Network and is highly suitable for the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT allows sensors in, for example, objects, machines and wearables to send information to a server at certain times.

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What is LoRa? 

The “Long Range Wide Area Network” (LoRaWan) is a specification for a telecom network and is suitable for long-range communication with low power. With LoRa, all kinds of things can talk to the Internet without having to use 3G or Wi-Fi. The major advantages of LoRa are the low power consumption and the low cost. It is most suitable for simple and incidental data exchange.

When no information is being transmitted, the sensor consumes no power. This means that a LoRa battery can last up to fifteen years on two penlight batteries, making it extremely energy efficient. The range of the technology lies between 2.5 and 15 kilometres per mast and has an Internet speed of 0.3 to 50 kbit/s. This is insufficient for regular Internet traffic, but it is well suited for sending small amounts of data on a regular basis.

Internet of things

The IoT (internet of things) is going to take flight in a big way in the coming years. Everyone agrees on that. Crucial questions for its success are how all sensors that make up the IoT will be communicating with each other and how they will be connected. The low power consumption, low cost, wide range and large-scale network make LoRa a network that can be used successfully. For this reason, there is now a growing need for standard components to connect to the IoT via LoRa. FactoryLab has anticipated this need in both its hardware and software and provides an affordable, ready-to-use solution.

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Transparant about your data

LoRa is particularly suitable for industrial applications and makes the read-out of your equipment extremely easy. Is the solar battery in the port sufficiently charged? Is it time to replace the lamps in that difficult to reach place? Does your generator set need new fuel? With all the data from LoRa applications, combined with your digital dashboard, you will get a clear view of the status of all your systems and devices. Data provides insight to lead in the market. It is important for new developments, but also for the improvement of existing processes. The data that FactoryLab receives, processes and stores for you is yourdata. We guarantee that the data is yours and will never be accessible to third parties. Your data will be stored with us or we will send it to your own system. Transparent and clear. [/ Vc_column_text]

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