LoRa 868 – 900/915
- Frequencies Available: 860-1000 MHz, fits both 868 (Europe) and 900 MHz (USA) ISM bands
- Max TX Power: 14dBm
- Sensitivity: -134dBm
- Range: Line of Sight: 21+ km / 13.4+ miles (LoS and Fresnel zone clearance)
Non Line of Sight: 2+ km / 1.2+ miles (nLoS going through buildings, urban environment)
- Antenna: 868 / 915 MHz: 4.5 dBi
- Encryption: AES 128/192/256 bits (performed by Waspmote API)
Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.
Waspmote sensor nodes are designed to deploy by the thousands, connecting any sensor using any communication protocol to any Cloud system. The LoRa communication protocol extends wireless connectivity so that Waspmote sensors can transmit data at distances of several miles, even through buildings, and over 20 miles in open spaces. With LoRa’s high sensitivity of 138dBm, the Waspmote long-range module can receive data packets transmitted through difficult conditions and long links, thus reducing infrastructure costs for city uses.
“We’ve worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Semtech engineers to shrink the module form factor to integrate within our Waspmote sensor platform,” said David Gascón, CTO at Libelium. “With LoRa we are offering new connectivity features and we have achieved a price reduction of 10-25% per node compared to our current product line. Our goal is to help customers select the wireless radio options that best suit their needs, in any environment.”
“The Libelium Waspmote solution, combined with LoRa, reduces the infrastructure cost to deploy Smart City applications and improving the return on investment will accelerate more deployments,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, Director of Wireless and IoT products at Semtech. “The flexibility and availability of more than 80 sensors in Waspmote, paired with the LoRa benefits of long range and extended battery lifetime create a very compelling solution.”