LoRaWAN Range

nke WattecoThis LoRaWAN serie benefits from a know-how in the development of communication systems based on the 6LoWPAN standard, the adaptation of IP layers to constrained networks in buildings where radio bandwidths are limited and where optimising the consumption of equipment is imperative.
We distinguishe its product offering by providing a range of all-IP wireless sensors – based on the 6LoWPAN (IPv6) technology standardised by the IETF – and Box (sensors optionally non battery-operated). The deployment of IP networks for low-power automation applications allows “Internet” uses to be generalised to sensor networks.

Advantages :

  • Long Range Radio Technology (LoRa) up to 4km in free field
  • Standardised protocol IPv6 6LoWPAN
  • Significant optimisation of energy consumptions for battery-operated sensors, or even energy self-sufficiency for energy harvesting sensors

IP Technology :
IP technology is a clear alternative to fieldbuses usually operated in the sectors of construction and energy efficiency. The layer model as per the OSI standard ensures network constraints are isolated from user applications. Operating over IP in sensor networks provides many options in terms of configurations or application functionalities. Thanks to this solution, all the elements that make up the network can communicate natively over IP without the need for specific network software layers.

IP based : nke Watteco devices form a self-configuring IP network using 6LoWPAN and RPL mesh routing. Both technologies are standardized by the IETF and optimized for low power networks, and expand the scope of the Internet to low-power automation applications.

Multi-phy : nke Watteco is a pioneer of multi-phy low-power IP network. Our sensors provide a wide choice of bidirectional radio physical layers, such as 802.15.4:2006 or 802.15.4.g (sub-GHz), long range spread-spectrum radio (Sub-GHz), and ultra-low power powerline communication.

Energy-harvesting : Most of our sensors do not need a battery or power supply. They are engineered to harvest indoor solar energy or other energy sources.

Open : Telecom developers can access our sensors using standard CoAP commands over IP. IT developers can use an open-source REST XML driver (ETSI M2M dIa standard interface), which makes browsing our sensor network as easy as browsing the web. Our sensors can interface to leading applications such as Nagios, or any ETSI M2M application.

Energy Harvesting and Data Tellecollection for collective buildings presentation (in french) : nke_Watteco_S2E2 : Click here