All You Need to Know About LoRaWAN Gateways and LoRa Applications

Many of us have heard about the LoRaWAN protocol, but what does it really do? And how can it improve your IoT network? In this article, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about LoRaWAN gateways and LoRa applications, including their capabilities and benefits. Whether you’re new to IoT or an old pro, we’ve got the information you need to find out more about LoRaWAN gateways and what they can do for your organization. So, let’s jump in!

What is LoRa?

LoRa is a wireless communication technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). It uses low power wide area networks (LPWAN) to transfer data. The LPWAN uses narrowband, long range signals which have the potential for less interference than traditional cellular networks. These signals can transmit at a much lower frequency without affecting battery life or bandwidth usage. This means that they are more energy efficient and less expensive when it comes to running a network.

What is a Gateway?

A gateway is a hardware device that provides connectivity between the LoRaWAN network and the internet. The gateway will take messages sent from a node or IoT end-point, then use its integrated modem to transmit these messages on the internet. This allows your devices to communicate with each other or with the internet, even if they are at different locations than your router or WiFi access point. If you have an existing network set up with WiFi, routers, etc., then you may not need another one of these gateways in order for your LoRa devices to connect. Most gateways also have some other functions which can include providing security for devices on their local area network (LAN), as well as acting as a proxy server for secure connections over HTTPS.

How does communication in LoRa work?

Communication in LoRa works by taking advantage of the frequency’s long range, low data rate and immunity from interference. By modulating information onto a carrier signal that is much lower than Wi-Fi for example, we are able to achieve very long range with low power consumption. Dusuniot will provide all the necessary hardware including sensors, gateways or even your own customized ones based on requirements.

1) Once you install a gateway at a place (like home or factory), it detects events from nearby sensors connected to the network. The detected events can include things like temperature changes, water leakage detection and movements etc.

Types of Gateways

LORA gateways come in a variety of shapes, sizes, speeds and prices. This can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what you want. The best way to find out is by looking at the features that are most important for your project. Some LORA gateways are built specifically for applications such as lighting control or asset tracking while others provide more general support, like LTE CAT M1 or NB-IoT (eMTC). The cost of a gateway may vary depending on the frequency it supports and the range it covers. For example, an urban LORA gateway could cost $2 per unit whereas one designed for rural areas could cost $8 per unit. The base price ranges from about $10-$60 but higher frequencies require higher prices which means that more expensive gateways offer better coverage.

* When it comes to data rates and latency there are two categories: low power and high power

Low power models have typical transmission rates from 12kbps up to 300kbps while high power models usually reach 3Mbps to 7Mbps – enough bandwidth to cover 5+ km area with 20% of available bandwidth left over.


The Dusuniot team created the DWL-3200A which is a low power, long range, affordable IoT module that can be used for any application with a need for localized IoT connectivity. The DWL-3200A has many features including: full mesh networking capabilities; long range communication; multi-level security options with AES128 encryption (ECC or TC); integrated antennae; one-shot operation of system settings; and easy installation. With this gateway, you can set up a network in minutes.

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