Unlocking the Future With LoRaWAN Networks

To better address those billions of IoT devices only transmitting a megabyte of data per month, and in most cases far less, LoRaWAN devices offer 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 low-power wide area networks extend battery life and range and providing “good enough” connectivity for the large majority of connected device use cases.

What Is a LoRaWAN Network?

LoRaWAN networks and devices allow 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 LoRaWAN sensors communicate with gateways in the LoRaWAN network. The LoRaWAN 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.

Leveraging the Advantages of a LoRaWAN Network

LoRaWAN networks, sensors and other devices have created new opportunities across a wide range of industries and use cases. Solutions to complex challenges, such as energy management, remote patient monitoring and improving transportation, have changed dramatically in recent years. With LoRaWAN sensors, IoT devices are able to communicate more effectively than ever in remote locations that don’t have public cellular access. LoRaWAN sensors offer improved access to data and can be customized to reach the user’s network goals. 

While technology is constantly improving, the increasing accessibility of LoRaWAN devices has allowed businesses to increase efficiencies, and in turn, reduce operating costs.

Advantages of using a LoRaWAN network include:

Impressive Range: 
Connect devices that are up to 10 miles apart and penetrate deep into buildings in interior environments.

Low Power Requirements: 
LoRaWAN devices are designed to operate at low power, extending their lifespans and reducing the need for costly maintenance over time.

Secure: 
The data that’s transferred between LoRaWAN devices is encrypted in order to protect its integrity, enhancing security for users.

Mobile: 
LoRaWAN connections can exist between devices in motion.

Standardized: 
LoRaWAN networks have become an accepted standard for industrial IoT communications. That means you spend less time troubleshooting compatibility issues and more time implementing solutions. 

Geolocation-enabled: 
A LoRaWAN gateway uses location data that does not rely on GPS, making it an attractive option for location-dependent applications.

Software-Enhanced:
MultiTech devices are built with practicality in mind, and our powerful software allows users to get the most out of the hardware. 

  • mPower™ Edge Intelligence: Programmable embedded software that enhances security and enables task execution at the edge. Get the Brochure.
  • LENS® LoRaWAN Network Management: A revolutionary toolset for secure, distributed, scalable LoRaWAN® enterprise network. Learn More.
  • DeviceHQ®: Cloud-based Application Store and Device Management. Learn More.

With this powerful software at your disposal, LoRaWAN network deployment and management is seamless. Whatever the application, MultiTech LoRaWAN network technology offers a scalable and intuitive IoT solution.

Cost-Effective: 
Reduce maintenance costs and save time replacing batteries for deployed devices.

Get the Most Out of LoRa Technology

LoRaWAN Sensors For Your Application

MultiTech LENS®

A revolutionary toolset for secure, distributed, scalable LoRaWAN enterprise networks, designed to enable easy and efficient deployment and management of private LoRaWAN networks at scale. Read about the LENS toolset.

 

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

LoRaWAN Devices

MultiTech Conduit® 300 Series IoT Gateway

The Conduit® 300 Series programmable gateway (MTCDT3AC Series) features mPower™ Edge Intelligence enables streamlined edge-to-cloud orchestration, management and analytics together with a high performance and built-in compatibility with leading IoT software platforms. 

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MultiTech Conduit® IP67 200 Series

The new Conduit® IP67 200 Series Base Station (MTCDTIP2 Series) includes features of the Conduit AP access point, enclosed in a chassis that will withstand harsh indoor or outdoor environments and having capabilities found in the MultiTech Conduit IP67 base station. 

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MultiTech Conduit® IP67 Base Station

The 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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MultiTech Conduit®

The Conduit® (MTCDT Series) is the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable LoRa gateway for industrial IoT applications. This indoor industrial gateway, ideal for environments that require metal casing for protection against particles and debris and require an industrial temperature range.

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MultiTech Conduit® AP

The Conduit® AP (MTCAP & MTCAP2 Series) conveniently provides deep in-building connectivity and improved performance for network operators and enterprises connecting thousands of IoT assets by harnessing the power of the LoRaWAN® protocol.

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MultiTech xDot®

The xDot® (MTXDOT Series) is the latest in a series of our LoRa® long range, low power wireless modules. The 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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MultiTech xDot® Micro Developer Kit

The xDot® Micro Developer Kit (MTMDK Series) is a USB dongle that allows a developer to plug in a xDot (MTXDOT Series) and start developing their application.

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MultiTech mDot™

The 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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MultiTech Reveal™

MultiTech Reveal™ LoRaWAN Wireless Temperature Sensors are designed to accurately detect ambient air temperature and use air flow to measure levels. Models are available for both indoor and outdoor/industrial use.

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MultiTech Reveal™

MultiTech Reveal™ LoRaWAN Wireless Proximity Sensors detect contact between two wires, proximity detection with a magnet, range with an ultrasonic signal, while the Reveal UltraSonic Level Sensors provide high accuracy proximity detection and ranging in air. 

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MultiTech Reveal™

The MultiTech Reveal™ LoRaWAN Wireless Push Button Sensor transmits on a button press event. They can be used as a panic button wearable device, personal emergency response system (PERS), remote control or other remote push button applications. When the button is pressed, an alert is sent to the wireless network. 

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MultiTech Reveal™

MultiTech Reveal™ LoRaWAN Wireless Movement Sensors use an ultra sensitive internal accelerometer to detect movement of a critical asset. When movement is detected that exceeds a certain threshold, an alert is sent over the wireless network. Reveal Tilt Sensors detect transitions between horizontal and vertical orientation, as well as reporting the angle of the tilt.

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MultiTech Reveal™

MultiTech Reveal™ LoRaWAN Wireless Leak Detection Sensors use a water probe to detect the presence of water or other liquids. When the presence of water or another liquid is detected, an alert is sent over the wireless network to prevent a potentially catastrophic event.

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MultiTech Reveal™

The MultiTech Reveal™ LoRaWAN Wireless Industrial Sensors are designed for industrial standards such as 4-20mA current loops, DIO, and more. If the measured value rises above or falls below the configured thresholds, an alert is sent over the wireless network.

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MultiTech OneBox™

MultiTech OneBox™ provides everything needed to rapidly get your LoRaWAN sensor application up and running – sensor + gateway + cloud - all in one box.  It's designed to enable you to obtain sensor information and display it in the cloud within minutes of opening the box.

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