Espotel joins the LoRa Alliance

LoRa is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) targeted especially for the “internet of things” type of applications. LoRa is not just new technology. It also includes a model for creating commercial public LoRa network infrastructures to which LoRa enabled devices can join in a similar way as in mobile communications networks currently. The main difference is the reduced complexity that allows for much smaller and cost efficient connected and mobile devices.

The key technical benefits of LoRa are low price and low power consumption without compromising the range. The long range is achieved using a spread spectrum modulation technology similar to the one used in mobile communications currently.

Read more about the technical properties of the LoRa signal from the embeddedExperience blog.

New possibilities for IoT applications

LoRa technology makes wireless links of several kilometers possible with a fraction of the power consumption of current systems. The spread spectrum technology allows co-existence of multitude of devices in the same area.

”Many operators are interested in setting up public LoRa networks. This will allow a whole new type of expansion for the IoT. Battery operated wireless and mobile devices can operate for years without the need for re-charging or battery replacements”, Says Jaakko Ala-Paavola, Espotel CTO.

”Our aim is to efficiently provide IoT technology to our customers. LoRa is one of these key technologies of the future and it fits well in our area of expertize”, says Kari Liuska, Espotel CEO.

Espotel was among the first companies to join the LoRa alliance.

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