Low Power Wide Area Network

Automation by radio with LoRaWAN and VBASE

Bridge large distances at low cost

LoRaWAN for secure wide-area networks with long range

Automation in traditional networking on large premises, large buildings or distributed sites can quickly lead to escalating costs due to the labor- and material-intensive cable work. A much faster and cheaper way of connection can be achieved by transmitting the data via radio.

VBASE supports the LoRaWAN technology for the wireless integration of automation components over long distances. LoRaWAN specifies a Low Power Wide Area Network or Low Energy Wide Area Network for wireless, battery powered systems. The LoRaWAN specification enables seamless collaboration of different systems over long distances and also provides the necessary security through multiple layers of encryption. Typically, the LoRaWAN network architecture is designed as a star topology. With one or more gateways, which establish the connection to the central network servers and the distributed end devices.

Long Range Wide Area Network is a low power wireless network protocol. The LoRaWAN specification is defined by the LoRa Alliance.
Up to 10 KM
of range
Up to 10 years
of battery life
installation costs
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Sensors for many automation projects

Based on this technology, large areas in industry, agriculture and professional building services engineering can be developed with a wireless and maintenance-free network. Many different sensors and actuators cover a wide range of applications. Many automation projects can be realized with sensors for condition monitoring such as temperature, humidity or door/window contacts, via digital consumption counters, up to small control systems.

We are already using LoRaWAN technology in several projects for our customers.

A real-world example:
For one of our customers, we retroactively implemented the collection of environmental and energy data in a logistics centre. For this purpose, sensors for recording temperature, humidity and air quality were placed at strategic points and the existing electricity meters were converted for the transmission of meter readings via LoRaWAN. In this way, the complex and very extensive site could be completely opened up for the collection of the desired data and for further processing in VBASE. By using LoRaWAN, the time and costs involved could be reduced to a minimum.

VBASE communicates directly with the LoRaWAN gateway and uses the data from the linked sensors for further calculations, display in the visualisation, archiving in databases or forwarding to higher-level systems. Once the data is available in the VBASE system, it is available for all further automation tasks. In addition, an IOT cloud server (e.g. MQTT) can be integrated to make the data available to other systems systems as well.

Retrofit existing systems and expand functionalities

The LoRaWAN technology is perfectly suited for retrofitting, i.e. for subsequent integration into existing systems and buildings. Since no cables need to be laid for the sensors, they can be integrated quickly and easily, even in existing systems. Due to their compact design, they can also be placed in places that are difficult to access.

LoRaWAN simplifies retrofitting
and subsequent expansion
of existing systems.

In a retrofit, older machines, production plants or buildings are brought up to the current state of the art by the targeted retrofitting of modern components. Due to its flexibility and its various communication possibilities, VBASE allows the integration of systems of any degree of automation into the digital future. The use of LoRaWAN additionally fires this process and facilitates the placement of components.
Learn more about retrofitting with VBASE here.

Autonomous and maintenance-free sensors for several years

LoRaWAN is especially well suited for the transmission of small amounts of data (measured values, etc.); the protocol is only limitedly designed for the transmission of large amounts of data (e.g. images, video, audio). However, if LoRaWAN is used, for example, for the transmission of temperature readings or machine data, these can be sent over the LoRaWAN in the long term and almost maintenance-free.

Depending on the amount and frequency of the data to be transmitted, LoRaWAN sensors can be operated autonomously and maintenance-free for several years; equipped with a cable- or solar-powered energy supply, they can even be operated for an unlimited period.

LoRaWAN Hardware. Industrial gateways and modules.



Industrial LoRaWAN Gateway

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LoRaWAN Sensor Module

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WZZard LRPv2

Wzzard LRPv2

LoRaWAN Sensor Node

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LoRaWAN Advantages:

Autonomous sensors with up to 10 years battery life or cable / solar-powered power supply possible

No cabling necessary

Perfect for subsequent installation in existing infrastructure (Retrofit)

Long range of up to 10 KM with free line of sight

The use of LoRaWAN simplifies the digitalization of processes.

Large selection of sensors: e.g.: Temperature, humidity, parking sensors, consumption counters, door/window contacts, Modbus converter etc.

Examples of LoRaWAN applications:

Condition Monitoring

Smart Metering

Car Park Management

Mobile applications

Smart City

Census of persons in public areas

Agriculture, Smart Agriculture (e.g. moisture measurement, pasture fence monitoring)

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