LoRaWAN enables applications that would progressively enhance operations in business verticals like industrial automation, logistics and supply chain management as well as create path-breaking solutions
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a revolutionary technology arena which establishes connectivity between a wide variety of things. This connectivity range could span from within a home to a city to a nation and across the globe! The things could be door locks, phones, traffic lights, parking lots, cars or even satellites – IoT is connecting them all.
The use-cases that emerge with such a scale of connectivity would be unimaginable and massive in number. Most of these would require operations with less processing power, less memory and optimised battery life. These requirements limit the applicability of traditional networking technologies like cellular, WiFi etc., to IoT applications.
But, the IoT is a force for progress and prosperity; its challenges shouldn’t be a hindrance for this great force. With the same motto comes the cutting-edge communication technology – LoRaWAN.
What is LoRaWAN?
LoRaWAN is a Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology protocol that has been designed to connect ‘Things’ wirelessly in regional, national or global networks. LoRaWAN offers multi-kilometre connectivity at astonishingly low-power consumption. This breaks the limitations imposed by traditional networking technologies and thereby opens up a whole new range of applications in today’s IoT world.
LoRaWAN technology is realising the true potential of IoT. It offers the following:
- Years of battery-life
- Long range & deep indoor coverage
- End-to-end security & encryption
- Open standard & scalable
- Easy to install and flexible to adapt to infrastructure
- Extremely economical
- Enables endless use-cases in IoT
LoRaWAN for India
LoRaWAN has the potential to transform the value chain of IoT in India. It enables applications that would progressively enhance operations in business verticals like industrial automation, logistics and supply chain management as well as create path-breaking solutions in fundamental verticals like agriculture, environmental monitoring, healthcare etc.
Across all these verticals, LoRaWAN provides the strong communication backbone that India needs for large scale IoT deployments now. LoRaWAN is definitely the future of Smart Cities in India!
Countries like Netherlands and Philippines have taken initiatives to establish nation-wide LoRaWAN network for IoT. It’s just about time we bring this path-breaking technology to India and unleash its potential to flourish several sectors across India.
Just about when the world is catching up with this disruptive technology, The Things Conference India (on November 9-10, 2018) is bringing the LoRaWAN wave to India. The conference is being presented by CyberEye, a technology company with a mission to build smart and secure communities in India. It’s the first ever conference in India dedicated to LoRaWAN technology.
With insightful technology talks, hands-on workshops, expo, challenges and more, the conference is a comprehensive platform that makes all stakeholders take home the true essence of LoRaWAN. The conference would bring a phase-shift in your perspective, about the scale of IoT applications that LoRaWAN enables.
Let’s together be the early ones to adopt the technology, thereby creating a collaborative IoT ecosystem and making India a leader in this advanced technology!