What is LoRaWAN®

The LoRaWAN® specification is a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) networking protocol designed to wirelessly connect battery operated ‘things’ to the internet in regional, national or global networks, and targets key Internet of Things (IoT) requirements such as bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.

What is LoRaWAN diagram

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1) Devices (LoRA Sensors)

LoRa sensors fuel IoT networks providing us with intelligence, insights and connectivity that allows for better business processes, better living and a better environment. The LoRaWAN devices waking up at regular intervals (or triggered by an event) to sample the environment. The sensor data then collated and encrypted before broadcasting over the LoRaWAN Radio Frequency to Gateways up to 25km’s away. Such LoRaWAN devices operating for up to 10 years from a single AA lithium battery. All the devices Concept13 sell being handpicked, rigorously tested, configured and sold to facilitate dependability and performance, when put to use in your LoRaWAN project.

2) LoRa Gateways

LoRaWAN Gateways deliver the essential coverage of up to 25km line-of-sight or 800metres through buildings, picking up LoRaWAN messages from the LoRaWAN Devices. A single Gateway capable of covering an entire city, supporting up to 10,000 sensors and delivering years of dependable coverage with absolute efficiency. Installed at height, it is critical that these are reliable, fail-safe and equipped with the latest enterprise security features. At Concept13, we specialise only in the MultiTech gateways, the benchmark when it comes to gateways that offer performance, durability, security and features. These Gateways critical to the overall success of your LoRaWAN estate.

3) LoRaWAN Network Servers

At the heart of LoRaWAN is the LoRaWAN network server providing the essential centralised conduit of LoRaWAN messages across the LoRaWAN network out to the smart business intelligence and visualisation platforms. Only a LoRaWAN network server addresses the several critical and key requirements demanded by an Internet of The Things Network, such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localisation services. A LoRaWAN network providing seamless interoperability amongst smart devices, without the need for complex local IoT network installations. Concept13 experienced and trained in the three most advanced platforms available .

4) Your Applications

Data is nothing without interpretation, understanding, and visualisation. This is where the true value is generated and where anonymous data measurements are turned into valuable data insights. Where decisions are made, actions initiated, and channel specific smart insights observed.

This is where Concept13 handover and where you take over. Concept13 do not (and will not) compete in your arena and area of channel or market expertise. We are here to drive and deliver remote dependable data insights over LoRaWAN, so you can deliver your solutions (with your IP) to your clients.

A technical overview of LoRa® and LoRaWAN®

Looking for a technical overview to LoRa® and LoRaWAN®? The LoRa Alliance provides a detailed document including a high level comparison of the different technologies competing in the LPWAN space.

Access the technical overview here.


Introduction to LoRaWAN.  Courtesy of the LoRa Alliance.


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