SCHC Over LoRaWAN Is Now A Part Of The LoRa Alliance Certification Program

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For end device certification, the LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool now offers SCHC over LoRaWAN testing.

The LoRa Alliance®, a global business coalition supporting the open LoRaWAN® standard for Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), announced today that end-devices utilising static context header compression are now eligible for LoRaWAN certification (SCHC). The IPv6 over LoRaWAN deployment is made possible by the LoRa Alliance technical specifications for IPv6, which were released in May of last year.

Smart metering and IoT applications for the smart grid are the first applications to use SCHC for IPv6 via LoRaWAN, as was previously reported. These are just two of many applications that call for the usage of IPv6-based standards. Proactive consumption monitoring, leak detection alerts and automatic shutoffs, and solutions for balancing electricity supply and demand are some of the solutions that use LoRaWAN for metering.

LoRaWAN is suitable for identifying and managing unmeasured losses, which presently amount to billions of dollars annually and contribute to energy conservation, and is simple and affordable to deploy. The use of LoRaWAN CertifiedCM devices communicating over open standards to serve these expanding markets can provide similar advantages for water and gas metering.

The end-compliance device’s with the functional requirements of the LoRaWAN IPv6 Adaptation Layer Specification TS010-1.0.0 is verified by the certification of IPv6 over LoRaWAN using SCHC. As a requirement for SCHC over LoRaWAN certification, end devices must already be LoRaWAN CertifiedCM. The LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool (LCTT), which can be downloaded right now, now includes the entire testing suite for SCHC over LoRaWAN.