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What is LoRa?

LoRa is a new wireless technology for long-range and low power consumption, which is preferable for building Internet networks of things around the world.

The introduction of clever technologies of the Internet of things improves life in big cities, which face problems caused by climate change, pollution of the environment, increased consumption of resources. Business also receives significant benefits in terms of lower transaction costs and improved efficiency.

LoRa's wireless technology is being introduced into inventory devices, street lighting, industrial equipment, home devices, wearable gadgets and allows solving the pressing problems of the digital world.

LoRa Technology

The innovative LoRa technology combines a whole range of remarkable features: wide range, low power consumption, secure data transmission. The uniqueness of the LoRa modulation is the high sensitivity of the receiver (up to -134 dBm) and data transmission provided that the carrier signal is substantially lower than the "noise" level.

Public and private networks using this technology can provide more coverage than existing cellular networks. Simplicity of connection, integration into the existing infrastructure and good scalability make LoRa an ideal solution for many applications in the field of Internet stuff. LoRa chipsets are built into various devices and equipment to provide wireless data transmission in the networks of Internet operators things, such as «Lartech Telecom».

LoRaWAN Protocol

LoRaWAN is a data transfer protocol in a network with multiple nodes and a star topology developed by LoRa Alliance. To transfer data between remote sensors and gateways connected to the LoRaWAN wireless network, an unlicensed radio frequency band (868 MHz in Russia) is used. Based on the standards of building LPWAN networks, the LoRaWAN protocol allows you to quickly deploy both public and private Internet networks of things, using hardware and software that provide a symmetric secure communication channel, interoperability, mobility and energy efficiency. The LoRaWAN protocol specification is free and available for download on the LoRa Alliance website.

MAC options
Class AClass BClass C
LPWAN Modulation
Regional ISM band
EU 868EU 433US 915AS 430-

LoRaWAN Profile Classes

Class A:

  • Sensors with autonomous power supply or devices without restrictions on the delay of data transmission;
  • The most energy-efficient class;
  • Bidirectional communication;
  • Unicast messages;
  • The communication session is initiated by the target device;
  • The server transmits information to the target device during the predefined window;
  • Every LoRaWAN device must support this class.

Class C:

  • Devices with permanent network power and data transmission without delay;
  • Bidirectional communication;
  • The devices constantly listen to the air.
  1. Main features of LoRa technology and LoRaWAN protocol
  2. Geolocation

    The ability to determine the coordinates of the device without using GPS.

  3. Low cost

    Reducing the cost of infrastructure, operation and terminal devices.

  4. Standartization

    Rapid deployment of networks and compatibility of used equipment.

  5. Low energy consumption

    Duration of work from one battery to 10 years.

  6. Wide range

    The high penetrating power of the signal ensures the work from the outside and indoors. Steady communication at a distance of 3.5 km in the city and 15 km outside the city.

  7. Safety

    AES128 Encryption.

  8. High capacity

    The capacity of one base station is millions of messages, which is ideal for public network operators working with a variety of communication service consumers.