OSOS With LoRAWAN, the OSOS solution is one of the most frequently used solutions in Internet of Things applications, with its use of free frequencies and the creation of the Lora Alliance standard. What is LPWAN?With LPWAN, we recommend that you review our OSOS articles with OSOS and NB-IoT. As an opposed opinion article, the Internet of Unlicensed Things, NEVER… So why?
Since it is one of the first technologies of LPWAN, many technology companies today present internet of things devices with this solution. The way LoRA communicates over unlicensed frequencies reduces communication costs. In addition, well-known technology companies such as Cisco, IBM Microchip Technology, KPN, IMST support LoRA.
OSOS Solution Topology with LoRA
With LoRaWAN, you can communicate via free frequencies by establishing your own LoRA Network with your end devices. To set up this communication network, you first need LoRa base stations or LoRa modems/gateways. LoRA Modems need to be able to access the Internet and access cloud software, an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or, as it is known, internet service from Telecom operators.
For OSOS with LoRA, lora modules are required to report the RS-485 outputs of your counters with the LoRA gateway/base station. These modules allows you to send information to the LoRA gateway. The LoRA gateway/base station sends the data it collects to cloud software via xDSL/M2M.
Features that make LoRA powerful;
- Low communication costs due to the use of Free Frequencies
- LoRA Alliance standards have been set
- Very low power consumption
Features that make LoRA weak;
- Due to the use of unlicensed frequencies can be mixed with existing frequencies, overlapping …
- Customer/partner responsibility for the operation of the communication network
- Subject to field installation processes, base station and modules…
- Limited download (downlink) capacity
- ISP / Telecom service needs