Among the emerging technologies that bring the hope of an even better Internet of Things world, LoRaWAN is one of the most promising.
Simfony Mobile Cloud Service brings a secure backend infrastructure with exciting features and benefits.
LoRa is a spread-spectrum modulation technique which allows sending data at very long ranges using low data-rates – down to just few bytes per second. Through extremely low receiver sensitivity combined with an output power of +14 dBm, users can get large link budgets: up to 150 dB. That is over 22 km in LOS links and up to 2 km in NLOS links in urban environment, going through buildings.
With LoRaWAN, modules we can send the data directly to any Base Station (BS) that is LoRaWAN compatible, but in order to visualize the information we will need also a Cloud platform where the data has to be sent. Infrastructure is still a major issue when trying to deploy LoRaWAN devices.
Here is where the Simfony’s LoRaWAN Cloud Service comes into play. The service was built to enable customers or service providers to rapidly deploy gateway and devices without the need for a costly backend infrastructure. The solution connects LoRa gateways to Simfony’s LoRaWan infrastructure using secure mobile data connections or the existing internet provider.
Simfony Platform is packed with features available to all LoRaWAN customers. It instantly receives the data sent from devices in the cloud service’s Application builder. Users can forward it to existing external applications or store it on the cloud and use it with the reporting and analytics engine. One of the most important service features is the IoT VPN which helps users securely connect the gateways to the cloud.
LoRaWAN deployment can be streamlined allowing rapid network growth, as the Simfony’s cloud based Network Server can be used without worrying about device provisioning or management. Network owners can focus on their needs through the end application and forget about the backend infrastructure needed to deploy and run it. This approach almost eliminates costs for buying and managing software like the Network Server and provisioning applications. Customers only pay for active devices and they can add as many gateways as they like, as there are no software license fees. The Cloud Service benefits from integration with major LoRA gateway vendors such as Kerlink, Cisco, MultiTech, Link Labs.