How to Connect the RM1xx LoRa Module to a MultiTech Gateway

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 01:00

As the Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) continues to take shape, infrastructure must be in place to enable EIoT connectivity in remote locations as well as a number of unprecedented applications like industrial controls, smart meters, street lights, security sensors, and more. Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) is an excellent solution that addresses many of the challenges of EIoT connectivity in these applications.

Laird has a new video that walks through how to connect the RM1xx LoRa module to a MultiTech Gateway. Laird's RM1xx module series integrates both LoRa™ and Bluetooth Smart (BLE) connectivity into one module, enabling low energy connectivity for miles. Combining Bluetooth v4.0 with LoRaWAN™, the emerging standard in Low Power Wide Area Networks, allows for longer-range EIoT systems. The RM1xx aggregates and transmits data from Bluetooth Smart devices and sensors over LoRa™ to gateways as far as 15 km (~10 miles) away. For example, smart metering. The RM1xx may be connected to a utility meter and transmit usage data to a LoRa gateway within 10 miles. The low-volume data means low data rates and batteries that will last months or even years. Usage data may even be routed to cloud storage and applications for processing, billing, analytics, and insight.

Check out the video below to find out how to connect the RM1xx LoRa module to a MultiTech Gateway!