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IoT LoRa Smart City Kit

£583.33
GBP
SKU PIS-1224

LoRa (Long Range) is the smart, long-range, wireless transmission technology that is enabling the future of IoT (Internet of Things). It's very low power but is only suitable for very small amounts of data. Making it ideal for sensors such as weather monitoring, air quality etc.

Our IoT LoRa smart city kit is the perfect starter set for anyone wanting to set up a LoRa Gateway and a few LoRa Nodes. The smart city kit comes with:

IoT LoRa Gateway HAT

Our IoT LoRa Raspberry Pi HAT allows you to create an inexpensive LoRa gateway, compatible with The Things Network, in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or other single board computers. The HAT allows you to set up your IoT LoRa gateway in minutes rather than hours for a third of the price of traditional gateways.

The IoT LoRa Gateway HAT utilises the RAKWireless RAK833 mPCIe LoRa gateway concentrator module which is based on Semtech SX1301 LoRa technology and provides a fully LoRaWAN Compliant gateway listening on 8 channels at the same time.

It's available in two different frequency variations:

  • 868 MHz
  • 915 MHz
  • Need more information about frequencies in your region? Click here

Features

  • Low power consumption
  • Fully soldered and assembled. Plug onto your Raspberry Pi, install our software and you’re ready to go! No waiting for compiling.
  • HAT form factor means that it is more compact to other solutions on the market
  • Industrial standard reliability
  • Suitable for low power wireless sensor network applications such as irrigation systems, smart metering, smart cities, home automation etc.
  • Real time monitoring

Compatible with

IoT LoRa Nodes

We currently have three different nodes available depending on which single board computer or micro computer you want to pair it with.

Our IoT LoRa Nodes allow you to create an inexpensive LoRa node, compatible with The Things Network, in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi, Arduino or micro:bit. These boards allow for quicker prototyping as it has the LoRa stack on the chip. Add sensors, buttons and more to complete your LoRa network!

The IoT LoRa Nodes use the RAKWireless RAK811 LoRa node module which is based on Semtech SX1276 LoRa technology.

It's available in two different frequency variations:

  • 868 MHz
  • 915 MHz
  • Need more information about frequencies in your region? Click here

Additional Information

What is a LoRa Gateway?

A LoRa Gateway is the piece of hardware in a LoRaWAN Network which is setup to primarily receive packets from LoRa Nodes and bridge them to a LoRaWAN Network such as *The Things Network. These are usually able to receive from hundreds of nodes at the same time and provide LoRaWAN coverage for both your devices and others within range of it. This is most similar to your Wi-Fi Router in a home network.

What is The Things Network?

The Things Network Is a rapidly growing LoRaWAN Provider that is increasing coverage constantly throughout the UK and Worldwide, the benefit of using a public network is devices that you build in one area of the UK will work in any area of the UK or even the EU as long as you're within Coverage! Not got coverage? You can setup your own gateway (such as our IoT LoRa Gateway HAT for Raspberry Pi) for you and others to use and increase the coverage at the same time. The Things Network offers a commercial plan but more importantly the free to use community plan as standard.

IoT LoRa Boards - Your Gateway to the Internet of Things