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  • > Introduction to LoRaWAN and its advantages
  • > Applications of LoRaWAN solution
  • > Benefits of Advantech LoRaWAN solution
  • > Advantech LoRaWAN solution for environmental monitoring
  • > Advantech LoRaWAN solution for machine condition monitoring
  • > Webinar and online courses about LoRaWAN solution

What is LoRaWAN?

LoRaWAN is a low-power, wide area networking (LPWAN) protocol designed to wirelessly connect end nodes to the internet. LoRaWAN devices transmit signals over a long distance and provides deep indoor coverage. It supports energy-efficient, cost-effective, and secure communications for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

LoRaWAN Offers Critical Benefits

LoRaWAN is an open and interoperable standard created for mass IoT deployment. It has the most public and private network deployments of all low power WAN's, and provides global network coverage. It removes barriers that block network communication, so the signals can penetrate through concrete and steel to reach devices in difficult locations. LoRaWAN is also very robust so that it can operate in harsh weather conditions and noisy communication environments. Meanwhile, LoRaWAN is incredibly power efficient, using very little energy when communicating with objects. LoRaWAN sensors can run on batteries for years!

Here we list the top 6 features including:

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Long-Range Connectivity

LoRaWAN devices transmit and receive signals over an average distance of 10 km in rural areas and 3 km in urban areas.

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Maximum Battery Life

LoRaWAN devices operate in low power mode which can extend the battery life.

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End-to-End Security

AES 128 encryption is used to secure the entire network from devices to application servers.

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Unlicensed Bands

LoRaWAN utilizes unlicensed bands allowing users to deploy networks without frequency spectrum license fee.

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Rich Ecosystem

LoRaWAN has a large ecosystem of device manufacturers, network server providers, and application developers.

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Strong ROI

LoRaWAN network improves the ROI with its low-cost end nodes, open source software, and minimal infrastructure.

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Scalable & Interoperable LoRaWAN Architecture

A typical LoRaWAN network is deployed in a star-of-stars topology. This provides a highly flexible communication network by supporting multiple transmission paths between end devices and gateways. The gateways forward the data to a Network Server which manage the network and transmit data to the application servers.

The Differences between LoRaWAN and Other Wireless Protocols

The following table shows differences between LoRaWAN and other wireless technologies, including RFID, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT, LTE-M, proprietary LPWAN and Mesh. It helps you understand more about the features of LoRaWAN and choose the right technology for your IoT projects.

LPWAN Cellular LAN
LoRaWAN Proprietary LPWAN SmartMesh IP NB-IoT LTE-M Wi-Fi RFID
Distance 2 km -
20 km
5 km Indoor: 100 m
Outdoor: 300 m
1 km - 10 km 1 km - 10 km 15 m - 100 m 5 - 10 m
Data Rate 50 Kbps 50 Kbps 250 Kbps 50 Kbps 1 Mbps 300 Mbps 40 Kbps
Power Consumption Low Low Low Low Medium Medium Low
License-free Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Security AES-128 bit AES-128 bit Device authorization (3 levels)
AES-128-bit
Message integrity check
Key changeover and rotation
3GPP (128 to 256 bit) 3GPP TS 33,401 (128 to 256 bit) Open system, shared key, legacy 8021X, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK EPC raw data transmission
Topology Star Star Star Star Star Star, Mesh One-to-one

Applications of LoRaWAN Solution

Agriculture

Real-time Management

Management of Large-scale Greenhouse

  • Collect environmental and crop growth data in real time
  • Reduce waste and improve workforce efficiency

Building

Real-time Management

Campus Energy Management

  • Collect data from meters and monitor power consumption
  • Facilitate remote control of facilities and enhance energy management

Factory

Real-time Management

Vibration Monitoring of Machine Motor

  • Monitor the status of motors with online monitoring system
  • Reduce equipment downtimes and improve personnel safety

Mining

Real-time Management

Underground Water Management

  • Monitor pumps and extractors at well fields to control water levels and water flows
  • Reduce labor and time required to manage facilities in harsh environments

Oil & Gas

Real-time Management

Refinery Process Management

  • Monitor rotating pump facilities with vibration sensors
  • Improve daily operations, enhance efficiency, boost safety

Semiconductor

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Acid & Alkali Emission Monitoring

  • Remote inspection of pumps and motors in disposal systems
  • Ensure environmental safety

Advantech LoRaWAN Solution Brings Huge Benefits to Your IoT Projects

Leveraging the power of LoRaWAN technology, Advantech has developed a one-stop LoRaWAN solution which is comprised of LoRaWAN I/O modules, gateways, and sensors. The solution allows businesses to easily deploy a secure LoRaWAN network that can be applied to different vertical markets for facility monitoring. It offers an alternative to traditional one-by-one inspections to monitor equipment and facilities, which can improve business resiliency and efficiencies.

The superior features of Advantech LoRaWAN solution include:

Real-time Management

LoRaWAN devices update data every 30 minutes and run on batteries for 2-3 years

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Long range communication between devices and gateways up to 15 km (L.O.S)

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Advantech LoRaWAN devices are industrial grade which can be used in harsh environments

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Advantech LoRaWAN gateway configured with LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) supports Modbus and MQTT protocols

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Advantech LoRaWAN gateway can flexibly connect up to 500 LoRaWAN devices using RouterApp and Node-red

Real-time Management

Advantech LoRaWAN devices with built-in site survey tool can correct wireless network signals

Environmental Monitoring Solution

Machine Condition Monitoring Solution

LoRaWAN I/O modules together with LoRaWAN gateways create an effective environmental monitoring solution. Advantech offers LoRaWAN I/O modules,

WISE-4610
, and
WISE-2200-M
, which support the Modbus/RTU protocol. The modules are compatible with a variety of I/O ports, including AI, DI, DO, PO, and RS-485, which means they can be connected to sensors directly and adopted in different applications, such as facility temperature monitoring, energy management, gate on/off counting, and detection of pressure, liquid levels, and leakage.

LoRaWAN I/O modules collect field data and wirelessly transmit the data to
WISE-6610
LoRaWAN high-performance gateway, which supports Modbus and MQTT protocols for building LoRaWAN private and public networks. The entire system can be implemented quickly and at a lower cost because LoRaWAN technology allows a large number of modules to connect to one gateway, and covers long transmission distances without cable installation.

LoRaWAN IoT
Modular I/O

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-4610

  • Terminal block M12 for I/O sensor
  • Supports Modbus/RTU
  • Wide voltage power input with 10 ~ 50 VDC
  • Optional solar panel
  • IP65 rating
  • Multiple I/O selections of WISE-S6XX series



LoRaWAN IoT
Modular I/O

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2200-M

  • Compact design, suit able for plug-and-play applications
  • Less interference with high penetration
  • Supports Modbus/RTU
  • Supports maximum 128 address and 30 rule settings



LoRaWAN
Gateway

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-6610

  • LoRaWAN protocol for private and public system applications
  • Enhanced memory and built-in Node-Red for hosting custom software applications
  • Ethernet and I/O for connecting a wide array of field assets
  • Supports Modbus/TCP and MQTT protocol

IP65 High Accuracy Temperature Humidity Sensor

Intelligent Connectivity

96PD-THS16B

  • Metal probe reduces electromagnetic inference
  • 0 ~ 100% RH measurement
  • -40 ~ 120°C temperature measurement range
  • IP65 housing classification





Multi-loop Din-Rail Smart Power Meter

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-M502

  • Supports max. five loops of power input with single  phase
  • Flexible connection modes
  • Built-in F-RAM to extend memory life cycle
  • Split-core transformer supported




Product Bundles

WISE-4610 & WISE-6610

For any multiple
applications

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2200-M & WISE-6610

For connecting Modbus sensors
and meters

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2200-M & 96PD-THS16B

For temperature &
humidity monitoring

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2200-M & WISE-M502

For energy
management

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Environmental Monitoring Solution

Machine Condition Monitoring Solution

Vibration sensor plays a key role in predictive maintenance as it can monitor machine health and detect problems before unplanned down times occur. By utilizing LoRaWAN, this turnkey predictive maintenance solution provides long-range bidirectional communication between sensors and gateways. Like LoRaWAN I/O modules, the LoRaWAN smart vibration sensor also sends data to the LoRaWAN gateway, and the data is further transmitted to a central supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for security and a guard against abnormalities.

Advantech WISE-2410 LoRaWAN smart vibration sensor can detect the vibration of equipment 24 hours a day. It also makes immediate diagnosis that meets ISO 10816 standards — a vibration monitoring standard to evaluate machine vibration without coding and algorithm implementation.

Recommended Products

LoRaWAN Smart
Vibration Sensor

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2410

  • Built-in 3-axis accelerometer and temperature sensor
  • Total 8 vibration characteristic values on board
  • Compliant with ISO 10816
  • 2-year battery life cycle
  • IP66 enclosure design
  • Supports wide temperature -20 ~ 85 °C

Explosion Proof LoRaWAN Smart Vibration Sensor

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2410X

  • IECEx Zone 2, Zone 21, ATEX2 certified
  • Built-in 3-axis accelerometer and temperature sensor
  • Total 8 vibration characteristic values on board
  • Compliant with ISO 10816
  • 2-year battery life cycle
  • IP65 enclosure design
  • Supports wide temperature 0 ~ 70 °C

LoRaWAN
Gateway

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-6610

  • LoRaWAN protocol for private and public system applications
  • Enhanced memory and built-in Node-Red for hosting custom software applications
  • Ethernet and I/O for connecting a wide array of field assets
  • Supports Modbus/TCP and MQTT protocol

Product Bundles

WISE-2410 & WISE-6610

For vibration monitoring of rotating equipment

Intelligent Connectivity

WISE-2410X & WISE-6610

For vibration monitoring of rotating equipment in hazardous environments

Intelligent Connectivity

Product Introduction

Your Motor Inspector - WISE-2410 LoRaWAN Smart Vibration Sensor


Vibration Monitoring Solution Overview

LoRaWAN Wireless Sensing Solution: WISE-6610 Gateway and WISE-2410 Vibration Sensor

Learn from Industry Experts

Free Webinar

Intelligent Connectivity

Extending IoT’s reach with LoRaWAN Advantech, AWS, and Actility


Free Online Courses

Intelligent Connectivity

Explore basic knowledge of LoRaWAN and how LoRaWAN I/O, gateways, and sensors work

Brochure

Intelligent Connectivity

Advantech Industrial LoRaWAN Solution – IIoT LoRaWAN sensor, I/O module and gateway

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