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LoRa Raspberry Pi Gateway – Play with LoRa

This week we’re introducing the new LORA Raspberry Pi gateway in this little enclosure. If you’re not yet familiar with it, LORA is a long-range communication protocol capable of communication distances in the neighborhood of 10 kilometers using low data rates and limited duty cycles. It’s perfect for intermittent or non-real-time long-distance communication applications.

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Package Includes

  • Fully assembled gateway
    • 915MHz LoRa concentrator shield
    • GPS shield
    • Raspberry Pi 3 B+
    • Aluminum enclosure w/ integrated heatsink
  • Power supply (5V/2.5A)
  • 16GB MicroSD card
  • Magnetic mount GPS/GNSS antenna 1m with SMA
  • 915 MHzLoRa compatible antennaAntenna (2dBi Gain / 50 Ω)

You get the fully assembled gateway containing a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ at 915 megahertz, concentrator shield and a GPS shield all on a custom aluminum enclosure with an integrated heatsink. There’s also on 915 megahertz lower compatible antenna, a magnetic mount GPS GNSS antenna with a 1 meter cable and an SMA connector, a 5 volt 2.5 amp power supply and a 16 GB micro SD card.

Why This LoRa Gateway?

Well, there are many low cost gateways out there, most of them are just single channel. The LORA Raspberry Pi gateway is a professional grade gateway capable of multi-channel, multi node communication and since it runs on a Raspberry Pi, it’s set up for those of us who like to hack.

Does it Work Everywhere?

As I mentioned before both the concentrator and the LoRa antenna operate at 915 megahertz. There are multiple frequency plans around the world and 915 is set for use in the US and Australia. So those are the only two places where this kit is gonna work currently.

Secondly, there’s a very well written set-up guide by rack Wireless which is linked on the product page. It uses rosin.io for the setup however rosin recently changed names to become ballina cloud but it’s all pretty much identical.

So there you have it a professional grade lower gateway that’s expandable, hackable, customizable and indefatigable.

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