LoRaWAN Interface types | hNS-JS, vNS-JS, ED-NS, AS-hNS, hNS-sNS, sNS-fNS, AS-JS

This page describes LoRaWAN Interface types viz. hNS-JS interface, vNS-JS, ED-NS, AS-hNS, hNS-sNS, sNS-fNS and AS-JS interface and their functions.

LoRaWAN interfaces between its elements

The figure-1 depicts LoRaWAN architecture with various interfaces.
Refer LoRaWAN network architecture >> to understand its elements with different interfaces.

LoRaWAN Interface types - hNS-JS, vNS-JS, ED-NS, AS-hNS, hNS-sNS, sNS-fNS, AS-JS

Following table mentions LoRaWAN network interfaces used between its network elements.

LoRaWAN Interface types Description
hNS-JS • Used for activation procedure between join server and network server.
vNS-JS • Used for roaming activation procedure to retrieve NetID of hNS associated with End device.
ED-NS • LoRaWAN MAC layer signaling
• payload delivery between End device and Network server.
AS-hNS • Delivery of application payload• to associate meta-data between AS (Application Server) and NS (Network Server).
hNS-sNS • Roaming signaling and Payload delivery between home network server (hNS) and Serving NS (sNS).
sNS-fNS • Roaming signaling and Payload delivery between serving network server (sNS) and forwarding NS (fNS).
AS-JS • To deliver application session key from Join server (JS) to Application server (AS).

Reference: LoRaWAN Backend Interfaces document V1.0, Visit www.lora-alliance.org to download it.

LoRaWAN related links

The LoRa Wireless tutorial covers following sub topics:
Main page LoRa tutorial   LoRa Frequency Bands   LoRa protocol stack   LoRa MAC layer   LoRaWAN classes   LoRa features   LoRa Transceiver module  

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One can easily derive difference between Lora and other wireless IoT technologies such as zigbee, z-wave, insteon, X10, Homeplug, EnOcean, Bluetooth etc. Refer above table and IoT wireless technologies which mentions tabular comparison between these wireless technologies with respect to coverage range, frequency of operation, data rate, security, applications etc. Also refer following difference between links.
LoRa vs NB IoT vs SigFox   INSTEON vs Zigbee   INSTEON vs X10  INSTEON vs HomePlug  INSTEON vs Z-wave

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