Libelium joins the LoRa Alliance
Libelium recently joined the LoRa Alliance. This organization, whose members include IoT solution providers and telecom operators, was created by industry leaders to take a definite step and empower the Internet of Things.
Its mission is to “standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city and industrial applications”.
Libelium was an early adopter of Semtech’s LoRa technology, which resulted in the release of one of the first module-on-a-chip embedded radio designs, providing Waspmote and Plug and Sense! sensor nodes with long range wireless coverage. The LoRa communication protocol allows Libelium devices to transmit data at distances of several miles (reaching up to 21.5 km in a line of sight test), and receive data packets transmitted through difficult conditions and long links. More info here.
A LoRa module was also released on Cooking Hacks, Libelium’s DIY open source hardware division. This module is compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo and works in both 868 and 900 MHz ISM bands.
Visit LoRa Alliance website.