From the wastewater pumping station to construction site
equipment and cows, everything can be networked, monitored, controlled and
evaluated. For this to work, suitable transmission technology for machines (and
animals) is required. It must have a long range and be able to penetrate walls
well in order to obtain data from the last corner.
Low power consumption is also very important so that you
don't have to constantly change batteries in difficult places.
The major mobile phone providers are building the NB-IoT or
Narrowband IoT network for this purpose - where it makes economic sense for
them, and this involves transmission costs for each individual sensor or
What would you say if you could determine and flexibly
expand the network coverage on your (urban) site yourself, and on top of that
save on transmission costs? The LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) can
offer you exactly these freedoms and much more.
Thus, the LoRaWAN
is optimally suited for regional or local machine networks. Here are a few
On the construction site, work is carried out in many places
at the same time, materials and tools disappear and equipment cannot be found.
Sometimes unexpected material problems occur due to temperature fluctuations,
or the toilet house is full. All this causes additional costs and
dissatisfaction among the employees.
Monitor sewage system without climbing into the sewer
At present, monitoring the sewage system is associated with
a high expenditure of time and money. At each measuring point a construction
site has to be blocked off, two sewage experts have to go down and determine
Networked agriculture or smart farming
Each farm can build (or have built) its own LoRaWAN at
relatively low cost. Sensors can monitor fields with plants as well as animals
to always create optimal conditions. One example is the health of farm animals.
Until now, it has been difficult for farmers to have a constant overview of the
health status of animals.
Smart Town - building a city network with LoRaWAN
In the development of a city into a Smart Town, the LoRaWAN
offers a good complement to mobile communications. All applications that do not
consume large amounts of data can run over the city's own machine network. In
contrast to the use of the mobile phone network, the city itself determines the
area coverage and can forward the collected data to the right people, apps or
offices, depending on their authorization.