LoRaWan bill of materials worksheet

LoRaWan is purpose-built for collecting data from sensors. It is simple to install, massively cheaper than cellular and has a 50-100x longer range than Wifi.

Our team created this worksheet to help clients who are new to LoRaWan scope out a typical implementation and determine the initial and monthly costs.

Purchase the selected hardware from your preferred supplier(s), or single-source through Norada.  Install the hardware and Norada will on-board your system and ensure everything is running smoothly.

1. Software

Solve Core

$109 monthly

Solve each user

$39 monthly

Solve each monitored point

$6 monthly

2. Network

LoRaWan gateway

3. Integrated indoor sensors

Co2, temperature, humidity, motion, and light

Elsys Co2  $185, or similar 

Particle PM2.5, temperature, humidity

MachineQ PM2.5  $159, or similar 

Temperature and humidity

MachineQ temperature and humidity  $49, or similar 

4. Industrial sensors (integrated)

HVAC temperature and humidity

Motor vibration

RadioBridge wireless vibration sensor  (available late 2020)

5. Industrial sensors (non-integrated)

Since the 1950s the 4-20mA Current Loop is the standard interface for equipment sensors.  Connect your existing 4-20mA equipment transmitter, or an ideally-suited off-the-shelf 4-20mA transmitter, to the RadioBridge 4-20mA receiver to track electrical current, pressure, fluid levels, or pretty much anything.  Here are a few examples:

Connect to an existing 4-20mA sensor

Electrical current

Your existing (non-technical) staff typically completes the onsite installation of the LoRaWan network gateway and sensors. Solve includes free onboarding and support.

Solveā„¢ is a subscription, and the total price is based on the number of active users and monitored points.  Solve Core includes the use of the Solve CRM/ticketing apps, IoT cloud hosting and management, security, awesome support, third-party integrations and free updates.  The LoRaWan network is provided by a Solve supported LoRaWan network operator like MachineQ proposed here.

All recurring prices are broken down monthly, but in many cases they may be billed annually.

Third-party products sold by Norada to single-source are provided at cost-plus a minimal handling fee.

Once the LoRaWan network and Solve are in-place additional solutions can be layered in by simply installing more "sensors" and enabling the corresponding "monitored points". 

Most sensor manufacturers offer quantity discounts.

Hardware price


Monthly price