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Unlocking the Future

To better address those billions of IoT devices only transmitting a megabyte of data per month, and in most cases far less, LPWA offers the opportunity to free industrial applications from the consumer-driven cycles of the public cellular networks by providing the stability of public or private networks designed and built specifically for machines.

These networks extend battery life and range and providing “good enough” connectivity for the large majority of connected device use cases.

LoRa works best for remotely deployed applications that require long-range or deep in-building communication between a large number of devices that have low power requirements and collect low or sporadic amounts of data. Created by the LoRa™ Alliance to standardize LPWANs, LoRa utilizes worldwide unlicensed spectrum such as those in the 433/470/868/780/915 MHz ISM bands, which is more cost efficient to develop and deploy assets into than the 40+ global LTE bands and experiences less interference compared to Wi-Fi (which operates at 2.4GHz and 5GHz) and Bluetooth.

LoRa technology allows public or private single- or multi-tenant networks to connect multiple applications in the same space – coexisting to enable new IoT, M2M, smart city, sensor-network, and industrial automation applications. Leveraging a star topography, the sensors communicate with gateways. The gateways can then act as a transparent bridge relaying messages between end-devices and a central network server on the backend, which is ideal for public nationwide deployments, where gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections as well as for highly controlled private rollouts where security and control are essential.

MultiConnect® Conduit™

The MultiConnect® Conduit is a quick-to-deploy and simple-to-scale, programmable gateway designed for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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MultiConnect® mDot™

The MultiConnect® mDot™ (MTDOT Series) offers significantly longer range and improved radio performance compared to traditional wireless solutions—resulting in greater transmission range and reduced capital expense. Inexpensive LoRaWAN™ Ready, Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) RF module, capable of 2-way communication over distances in excess of 10 miles / 16 km with excellent noise immunity and the ability to penetrate deep into buildings and through structures. 

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MultiConnect® Conduit™ IP67 Base Station

The MultiConnect® Conduit™ IP67 Base Station (MTCDTIP Series) is a highly scalable, ruggedized IoT certified gateway solution, specifically designed for outdoor LoRa® public or private network deployments.

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MultiConnect® xDot™

The MultiConnect® xDot™ is the latest in a series of our LoRa® long range, low power wireless modules. The MultiConnect xDot is our smallest, lowest power solution that offers significantly longer range and improved radio performance compared to traditional wireless solutions—resulting in greater transmission range and reduced capital expense. 

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MultiConnect® mCard™

MultiConnect® mCard™ gateway accessory cards (MTAC Series) provide the flexibility needed to manage a wide range of interfaces and communication protocols required to connect sensors, appliances, and assets to the MultiConnect® Conduit™ programmable gateway. 

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MultiConnect® Conduit™ Starter Kit for LoRa® Technology

The MultiConnect® Conduit™ Starter Kit for LoRa® Technology provides everything needed to create a LoRa proof of concept - quickly and simply - enabling you to bring LoRa solutions to market as fast as possible.   

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Comparison of available and future LPWA technologies:

Feature

LoRaWAN   
Now

Sigfox

Now

RPMA/Ingenu

LTE Cat-1
2016 (Rel-8)

LTE Cat-M1
2017 (Rel13)

LTE Cat-M2 NB-IoT

2018 Rel13+

Frequency Band

433/470/780/868 /915 MHz ISM

868 /915 MHz ISM

2.4 GHz ISM

Licensed Spectrum

(700 MHz-2.5GHZ+)

Licensed Spectrum

(700 MHz-2.5GHZ+)

Licensed Spectrum

(700 MHz-2.5GHZ+)

Modulation

DSS with Chirp

UNB / GFSK - BPSK

RPMA

OFDMA

OFDMA

OFDMA

Rx bandwidth

125 - 500 KHz

100 Hz (EU) /

600 Hz (NAM)

1 MHz

20 MHz

1.4 MHz

200 KHz

Max Data Rate

293 - 50K bps

100 bps (EU) /

600 bps (NAM)

12 / 8 bytes Max

ACCESS POINT 624 kbps DL

156 kbps  UL

10 Mbps

380 Kbps

~250 Kbps DL

  22 kbps  UL

Max. # Msgs/day

Unlimited

(Some operators or service providers may have limits)

UL: 140 msgs/day

DL Broadcast: 4 msgs/day

undisclosed

Unlimited

Single Antenna restricted as low as 200KB/day

unknown

Unknown

Max Output Power

14-30 dBm

14-22 dBm

21 dBm

Up to 46 dBm

23 dBm

20 dBm

Link Budget

153-161 dB

149-161 dB

168-172 dB with diversity

140 dB+

155 dB+ on DL

160 dB+

Communication channel

Half Duplex

Limited Half Duplex

Half Duplex

Full Duplex

Half Duplex

Half Duplex

Power Efficiency

Very High

Very High

High

Low

Medium

High

Complexity

Very Low

Very Low

Medium

High

Medium

Low

Coexistence

Yes

No

undisclosed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mobility

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Limited to idle mode