What is LoRa?

Semtech LoRa Technology is a two-way wireless RF platform engineered specifically for IoT. Its unique feature set is tailored to the low power wide area network needs for IoT. LoRaWAN is an open specification derived from LoRa Technology that is standardized by the LoRa Alliance to promote application and network interoperability worldwide and to scale IoT. Companies around the world are integrating LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN specification into their IoT applications for cost efficient, interoperable, long range connectivity.

Key Features of LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN Protocol

  • GEOLOCATION

    Enables GPS-free, low power tracking applications
  • LOW COST

    Reduces costs three ways: infrastructure investment, operating expenses and end-node sensors
  • STANDARDIZED

    Improved global interoperability speeds adoption and roll out of LoRaWAN-based networks and IoT applications
  • LOW POWER

    Protocol designed specifically for low power consumption extending battery lifetime up to 20 years
  • LONG RANGE

    Single base station provides deep penetration in dense urban/indoor regions, plus connects rural areas up to 30 miles away
  • SECURE

    Embedded end-to-end AES128 encryption
  • HIGH CAPACITY

    Supports millions of messages per base station, ideal for public network operators serving many customers

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