LoRaWAN Gateway & Mapper Plus Application for Adastral Park’s Suffolk Coastal District
The Things Network Gateway has in recent years showcased how LoRa is one of the most innovative emerging technologies in the industry. The project involved us creating a new prototype that could be deployed at the LoRaWAN Gateway at Adastral Park’s Suffolk Coastal District and assisted in the revolution of new, emerging technologies as part of the Things Data Network.
With a fast, efficient team behind the project and deadline to hit, we are proud to say that we managed to complete the project ready for The Things Network Conference.
We created two applications that connect to the LoRa node itself and work in coordination to show users when they are in and out of range of a gateway and if users are at the limit of range. The main principle is that they show users when and if they are at the limit of range because if they weren’t they wouldn’t receive the message. In previous apps, users could only send out a message and not be sure if it actually sent. With our app, users get a message back that confirms it was received. The benefit of our app is that users can also use it to improve a gateway as it tests signal strength in order to help with configuration and antenna positioning.
The gateway as well, which opened on 13th September, has enabled businesses within a 10-km range to log in to the LoraWAN network via the gateway and try and test the uses of this new technology for free.
The conference presented us with the opportunity to receive product feedback and provide commercial solutions that will lead the way for more projects in the future.
Coderus has now started working on various other projects using LoRaWAN technology and is proving to be very popular in the industry.