LoRaWAN is a new radio protocol designed for energy-saving data transmission with a very long range for small data. Since it operates in the free ISM frequency band (868 MHz in Europe), no network license costs are necessary. Only regulations on transmission power and transmission duration must be observed. All in all, LoRaWAN was chosen by us as the best means of radio communication for maritime remote monitoring.
The special form of the radio signals ensures that ranges of more than 50 km can be achieved with a clear view despite low transmission power. To receive the signals, special gateways must be within range. The organization TheThingsNetwork is building a free crowd network that is constantly growing. The rapid growth in network coverage means that individuals, companies, government agencies - and yes YOU - are setting up gateways and connecting them to TheThingsNetwork.
Your home port does not have LoRaWAN coverage yet? Get in touch with us: Contact!
Due to recurring inquiries we recommend following gateways:
• Affordable, compact, for indoor installation near the port with WLAN: TheThings Indoor Gateway
• High quality, compact, for outdoor installation with Ethernet connection: LORIX One
Again, we can help you with questions about installation etc., see Contact.