Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the LoRaWAN Field Test Device ARF8124AA – a ready-to-use system that provides connection with any operated network that uses the LoRaWAN V1.0 Class A & C protocol. It permits transmitting, receiving and real-time viewing of network radio frames. Equipped with a large LCD screen, it facilitates the verification of all operating information, such as GPS coordinates, temperature, and battery level, as well as network use parameters, such as uplink, downlink, SF, Packet Error Rate, etc. Its built-in ultra-fast, precise GPS capability optimizes geo-location applications.
LoRaWAN is a networking protocol designed to provide a low power network with features specifically needed for low-cost, mobility, secure bi-directional communication with Internet of Things (IoT) products, machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, as well as smart city and industrial situations. LoRaWAN, now being introduced in the USA, is optimized for minimal power consumption and supports large networks with millions of devices. It has innovative features, supports redundant operation and, with such low power needs, it can even run on energy harvesting technologies. LoRaWAN network architecture is a typical star-of-stars topology in which the gateways are a transparent bridge relaying messages between end-devices and a central network server.
The LoRaWAN Field Test Device ARF8124AA has a usable range of up to 15 miles, with a transmitting power of up to 100mW, on frequencies between 902 MHz and 928 MHz. It is particularly suited to the validation of applications such as sensor networks, asset tracking, smart buildings, metering, security, or M2M. The built-in 2,000 mAh rechargeable battery allows up to ten hours of use before recharging is needed.