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.
Hosting & support
Each application user
Indoor LoRaWAN gateway
RAKwireless WisGate $199
Personal location tag (ID card)
Abeeway Smart Badge $105
Personal location tag (compact)
Equipment location tag
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
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
Tags track the indoor and outdoor location of people or equipment.
Sensors provide status information such as temperature, humidity, CO2, contact-state, movements, electrical load, air pressure, etc.
Your existing (non-technical) staff completes the onsite installation of the LoRaWAN network gateway(s) and sensors. Solve includes free onboarding and support.
Norada can single-source approved third-party products at cost-plus a nominal handling fee.
Once the LoRaWAN network and Solve are in-place additional solutions can be layered in by simply installing more tags or sensors.