LoRa WAN is the most promising and widely used technology of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT)
What is the LoRa Alliance?
At AMS, we are suppliers of Axioma Smart Water Meters. Axiom Metering are members of the International LoRa Alliance. It is an open and non profit association of equipment manufacturers that produce and use the LoRa WAN technology. Being active members in the LoRa Alliance means the Ultrasonic Water Meters AMS Water Metering provides are amongst the most advanced and efficient products in the market.
What is LoRa WAN Technology?
LoRa WAN is secure, it is also a low energy consuming, wide area network (LPWAN) protocol for connecting a wireless internet of battery powered equipment to regional, national or worldwide networks. One of the main attractions to this technology is its ability to transfer date over large distances without any complexity. Many types of sensors are able to connected to a LoRa Module, enabling you to track measured values online or through a wireless connection.
‘The LoRa technology makes it possible to transfer the data of water or energy meters over hundreds of kilometres. LoRa routers are installed in convenient locations in the city, through which data received from meters are distributed to data processing servers. Installing antennas in the staircase of every apartment building is no longer needed, for a medium-sized city it is enough to have a few routers’,Giedrius Vaitkūnas, Head of Product Development, Axioma Metering.
Another fantastic aspect of LoRa Technology is that its bi-directional. So you get information about your water metering data, but also the fault reports that can be collected, for example, things like leakages in the water supply system. This allows technicians or the maintenance department to react quickly to fix the problem.
LoRa Alliance, Founding and Members..
LoRa Alliance was established in 2015 and has been the most rapidly growing technology alliance. It currently comprises more than 500 members, including such technology leaders as IBM, Cisco, HP, Foxconn, Semtech and Sagemcom. Its members closely co-operate and share experience, furthering the success of the LoRa WAN protocol as the leading standard for the open and secure worldwide IoT LPWAN connection. The main goal of the LoRa Alliance is to standardise the LPWAN, enabling the expansion of the IoT network. According to Statista, in 2015 the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things was 15.41 billion, in 2018 – 23.14 billion, and it is predicted that in 2025 the network will comprise 75.44 billion devices.
To find out how our ultrasonic meters use LoRa Technology, contact us.