Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

LoRa Network

IoT is made up of three elements:
  • A device, a machine or a sensor: that can send and receive data. (On the diagram on the right side, they are represented in the purple circles) 
    For example: a vending machine, a temperature/humidity sensor, an electronic valve, etc.
  • A connectivity: to transport the collected data.
    For example: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile 3G, Mobile 4G, LoRa, etc.
  • An application: to result in an action.

We have objects that gather data and that use a network to transmit information to an application. The  application analyzes the information and triggers a variety of basic day-to-day actions.

IoT can be useful in many different settings such as asset tracking and inventory control, shipping and location, security, tracking of individuals, smart cities and energy conservation.

In general, IoT will facilitate business automation and optimization or can be a tool in creating new business models.

Advantages

Easy to install

A small sensor, without a SIM card and without wires, can be easily integrated in each object.

Low TCO

Lower maintenance cost thanks to the extended battery life.

Lora Devices flexibility

LoRa® devices can be both sensors and actuators.

Geo location

The Geo location capacity will enable you to position the LoRa® sensor with a 10-25 meter precision outdoors (GPS coordinates).

Optimization

By tracking more, optimize your resources (staff and other) as well as your business process.

Fully secure

Available from March 2016 on, a fully secure feature via a double encryption key on network and application level.

Coverage

LoRa® currently covers 10 major cities in Belgium: Brussels, Ghent, Charleroi, Antwerp, Liège, Namur, Louvain, Mons - La Louvière, Ostend, Zeebrugge and Tournai - Mouscron.
By the end of 2016 there will be national coverage.