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LPWAN Gateway Features | LPWAN Gateway Manufacturers

This application note covers LPWAN Gateway features and working of LPWAN gateway. It mentions list of LPWAN Gateway manufacturers or vendors.

Introduction: LPWAN is a type of wireless network used for low power, long range and low bandwidth applications in IoT and M2M scenarios. LPWAN is used for various applications viz. smart tracking, smart grid, smart parking, smart city, smart agriculture and so on. LPWAN gateway connects LPWAN cellular networks with indoor wireless technologies such as BLE, WiFi, Zigbee, Zwave etc. It extends range of indoor wireless technologies.

LPWAN technologies include LoRAWAN, EC-GSM, NB-IoT, LTE-M, Sigfox, NB-Fi, DASH7, Weightless and so on. The main benefits of LPWAN are longer range, low power consumption, deeper penetration and wider coverage.

LPWAN Gateway working

LPWAN Gateway architecture

The figure depicts LPWAN network architecture. As shown in the architecture, LPWAN system consists of LPWAN end devices, Base Stations, Gateways, Access network/Internet and cloud servers. The LPWAN network uses star topology as it avoids complex routing algorithms required in mesh topology. This simplifies the implementation and reduces power consumption to greater extent compare to mesh.

The Gateway is used to provide network connectivity for short range devices based on BLE and Zigbee standards. It often takes care of conversion between LPWAN and Short Range Device based radio technologies as well as their respective protocols. Gateway usually runs on mains power supply as it has to handle large end devices. Gateway is also equipped with encryption algorithms to support end to end security.
Refer LPWAN tutorial which describes LPWAN network architecture and its components.

LPWAN Gateway from Robustel

Following are the silent features of LPWAN Gateway with model R3000 LG developed by Robustel, China.
• It provides connectivity with LORaWAN network.
• It provides cloud connectivity through various wired (i.e. ethernet) and wireless mediums. Wireless mediums include 2G, 3G and 4G.
• It supports different LoRa frequency bands in Europe, China, Australia, North America and Japan.
• As claimed, it offers communication range of 15 Km.
• It supports GPS/GLONASS.
• Serial interfaces supported are RS232 and RS485.

The Robustel gateway runs RobustOS software which supports various LoRaWAN protocols and network protocols.

LPWAN Gateway Manufacturers or Vendors

LPWAN Gateway

Following are the manufacturers or vendors of LPWAN Gateway.

LPWAN Manufacturers Description with features
waviot The company is leader in NB-Fi LPWAN network and its components which include modem, base station, cloud servers, sensors, meters and so on.
Volansys Model : CENTAURI 200 IoT Gateway
Features:
• Supports multiple radio interfaces viz. BLE, WiFi, Zigbee, Zwave, Thread and LTE.
• Supports USB, CAN, Ethernet, RS232, RS485 etc.
Robustel The features of LoRaWAN Gateway are as described above.
DPTechnics LoRaWAN gateway etc.
Laird Connectivity The company offers LoRaWAN Modules, Gateways and Sensors.
MATCHX As shown in the figure, the company has released longest range LoRaWAN gateway which supports AU frequencies.

LPWAN network based wireless technologies

LORA tutorial    SIGFOX basics    EC-GSM    NB-IoT    LTE-M    DASH7    Weightless    NB-Fi

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