MikroTik products for LoRa® are ready to work with “The Things Network” – the famous open source infrastructure that provides free LoRa® network coverage and has tons of apps for your needs.
With the help of “The Things Network” you can get started with the Internet-of-things within a day.
To fully understand what this device can do, we need to talk about Internet-of-things. Let’s start with an example. Imagine a farmer who has cattle, an irrigation system for the crops, and storage for the goods. On a day-to-day basis he needs to:
- track the animals
- monitor the grain stock level
- control the irrigation system
For all these tasks the farmer can use low-cost wireless sensors. By connecting them to the LtAP – he can gather the real-time data, combine it with the location information of the vehicle, and send it to the cloud via high-speed LTE. Now all the information he needs to monitor and plan the growth of his farms is in one place. So simple and so handy.
The wireless technology behind this is called LoRa®, which stands for Long Range. It requires very low power. That’s why LoRa® is the best way to build your Internet-of-things solutions. LoRa® can be used for anything from smart homes to agriculture, supply chains, logistics and even smart cities. Monitor parking spaces, track utility services, measure environmental data and so on – the possibilities are endless.
There is even a free server infrastructure that you can use – The Things Network, fully supported by the LtAP LR8 LTE kit. With a large community of enthusiasts and developers around the world, you will never be alone with your questions regarding the LoRa® network.