The LoRaWAN protocol is optimized to use sensors with low battery consumption and includes different classes of end points, depending on battery life or minimization of network latency. It is an entirely bi-directional protocol, studied by security experts to ensure reliability and protection.
GNU GPL V 3.0
The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a series of widely used free software licenses that guarantee end users the freedom to run, study, share, and modify the software. The network server is also open source. The code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
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Duty Cyle and LBT features
Via WEB INTERFACE or API it is possible to introduce Uplink and Downlink Airtime limits per users and per devices. The Network Server natively has the DUTY CYCLE control for ETSI REC 7003 limitation in Italy for EU868. The LBT feature in addition can optimize the packet transmissions to have always under control.
Adaptive Data Rate (ADR)
Adaptative Data Rate is used to control spreading factors, power emissions and retransmits to optimize network capacity. The Network Server implement this algorithm.
It’s very simple to install because is only a DOCKER CONTAINER
LoRaWAN ISM Bands
According to the LoRa Alliance Regional Parameters the Network Server supports:
EU863-870 | US902-928 | AS920-925 | EU915-921 | AU915-928
User Radio Statistics
It’s possible to have USER STATISTICS related to Devices Channels Distribution, Main User Alerts, Main Devices Alerts, Spreading Factor Density, Timeseries Graphs.
PACKETS GATEWAY SIDE
It’s possible to see every dataframe gateways side on WEB INTERFACE and also via MQTT API, so the type of Uplink/Downlink Message the Radio quality, the channel used and so on.
The Network Server is compliat with every gateway on market. The gateway providers tested and validated are: Multitech, Tektelic, Gemtek, Dragino, Kerlink, Aaeon, Mikrotik, Embit, Arduino, Four-Faith, Ursalink, RAK, RAD and Cisco.
Different classes can be assigned to devices depending on the use case to control power consumption. The Network server supports Class A, Class B and Class C
LoRaWAN Authentication Methods
According to LoRaWAN specs the Network Server can provide both OTAA and ABP devices easy, from WEB INTERFACE or via API.