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.
Solve each user
Solve each monitored point
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
HVAC temperature and humidity
RadioBridge IP67 LoRa External-Probe Air Temperature and Humidity $119, or similar
RadioBridge wireless vibration sensor (available late 2020)
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
RadioBridge 4-20mA current loop sensor / bridge $119, and$209
TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties M3051-000005-100PG $90, or similar
Your existing (non-technical) staff typically completes the onsite installation of the LoRaWan network gateway and sensors. Solve includes free onboarding and support.
Solve™ 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".