What is LoRaWAN® Base Station or LoRaWAN® Concentrator?

We often heard about LoRaWAN® Base Station or LoRaWAN® Concentrator, but what on earth are they anyway? The answer is simple: they are all LoRaWAN® gateways. There LoRa gateways usually do one thing: relay messages between end nodes and the central server with a start architecture.

How Does It Work?

LoRaWAN® gateway, central network server and end nodes are the main components for a complete LoRaWAN® network. To begin with, the end nodes would use single-hop wireless communication to talk to at least one gateways. Next, LoRa gateways should be connected to the network server via standard IP connections to realize the full communication.

How about Its Performance?

Class A, Class B and Class C are the common classes for a LoRaWAN® gateway to address the demands for different applications from a wide range of industries. Functionalities like “indoor and outdoor LoRa gateways”, “full-duplex and half-duplex versions”, “fully-compliant with LoRaWAN® protocol and not fully-compliant types” also make LoRaWAN® gateways popular among IoT experts and engineers.

Ursalink UG85 & UG87 LoRaWAN® Gateways offer high-scalability-and-capacity networks at affordable prices to support thousands of connected end-devices and millions of messages transmitted. A single UG85 or UG87 is able to extend its network coverage to around 11km in open area and to 1.1km in dense area. Furthermore, it operates not only with embedded network server (NS), but also is compatible with diverse 3rd Party NS such as The Things Network (TTN), LORIOT, ThingWorx, etc., making network construction much cheaper and faster to implement.

How does it look like? Now let’t watch a video.

Why Settle on LoRaWAN® Gateway?

     1.Flexible OS

  • Integrated with open-source Linux OS to allow various PoCs, easy development and quick update

     2.Low Power

  • Low power consumption
  • Increase of end-node battery lifetime.

     3.Open Standard

  • Interoperable with multiple LoRaWAN® network servers and end-nodes.

      4.Fully Bidirectional

  • Bi-directional end-node communication
  • Multicasting capacity of uplinks and downlinks
  • Over-the-Air upgrade

     5.All-in-One Work Station

  • Device management
  • Remote Configuration
  • Search of logs
  • Troubleshooting, etc.

     6.Real-Time & Accurate Geolocation

  • Record time differential on arrival
  • Use ybrid techniques to record location without extra power wasted on end-nodes