LoRa/LoRaWAN is a wireless technology and protocol stack that is often used in the IoT domain when low power consumption and small, infrequent packets align with the use case. It is not a ‘Silver Bullet’ for all needs, but a technology that supplements other IoT links like SigFox, LTE-M and NB-IoT.
At Endian we started to work with LoRa and LoRaWAN in 2016. At that time we also launched our first LoRaWAN gateway connected to The Things Network. In order to improve the range and support the TTN community, we have now migrated to a new gateway and moved our antenna to the roof. This has improved the range substantially! The Endian TTN Gateway is located at Flöjelbergsgatan 11 in Mölndal. Check ttnmapper if you want to see the current status!
Today we see LoRa not only in IoT applications, but also in other domains such as long-range drone control and aspiring mesh applications like Meshtastic.
Exciting times ahead!