LoRaWAN – Why is it different?
LoRaWAN is an abbreviation for Long Range Wide Area Network. It’s a type of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) which is specific to IoT communication handling small amounts of data, over long distances, with minimal amount of power. Why is it different? It features low power consumption, enabling battery-powered long-distance communication of up to 3 miles in process environments and 10 miles in low density field conditions. LoRaWAN communication protocol travels much further than WiFi or Bluetooth connections, works well indoors, and is especially valuable for applications in remote areas where cellular networks have poor coverage. The LoRaWAN standard enables a secure wireless infrastructure to be easily built to cover an entire plant or multiple sites across a large area. The batteries last significantly longer than competing wireless protocols.