- Published: 17 February 2023
The LoRaWAN protocol continues to develop, especially in the context of smart cities.
In fact, this low-power wide-area networking protocol is ideal for the management and collection of data in real time from thousands of sensors spread over a large area.
This radio communications protocol is based on LoRa technology, which already allows data to be exchanged between different connected devices. It offers the possibility of deploying an extended network, composed of a multitude of low-power-consumption hardware.
In practical terms, this protocol will be used to build the smart cities of tomorrow, by setting up vast networks of several thousand data collection devices, all connected to each other.
This information will enable cities to decide on the best policies to follow in terms of transport, bad weather, housing, etc.
The idea is that cities should be able to optimize resources, improve sustainability and boost quality of life for residents.
In theory, the LoRaWAN (Low Range Wide Area Network) standard offers a range of 15 km in rural areas and 5 km in urban areas.
It has various advantages compared to other options that have been tested so far.
For example, it is a very flexible solution because it is scalable and interoperable, which will help meet the growing needs of cities.
It is also a low-energy solution, which will save money long-term. In addition, the whole system is highly secure, thanks to the use of particularly complex encryption keys.
In addition to the smart city, this protocol can be very useful in the industrial and agricultural sectors, again covering large areas.
Quelle/Source: Free Malaysia Today, 10.02.2023