ABEEWAY LORAWAN RELAY

The most cost-efficient solution to remove dead spots in your LoRaWAN® network.

The most cost-efficient solution to remove dead spots in your LoRaWAN® network.

LoRaWAN Relay

LoRaWAN Relay

Efficient, scalable, resilient network-enhancing tool

The Abeeway LoRaWAN® Relay is able to manage communication of up to 15 devices located in isolated or hard to reach locations such as basements, metallic street cabinets, etc.

The Abeeway LoRAWAN® Relay operates from 3 user replaceable AAA lithium batteries, providing several years of operation depending on configuration settings and daily frame transmission count.

When planning for a public network roll-out, It is well known that coverage for the last 10% of devices easily adds 30% or more to the overall network CAPEX with the classic network densification approach. The additional CAPEX is due to additional network equipment, but also the need to secure additional rooftop hosting and power grid connections. Using battery powered relays to boost the signal from the hard-to-reach devices is a complementary approach that usually significantly optimizes the additional CAPEX, particularly when the density of such devices is low or when they are isolated in small groups.

The Relay itself behaves as a LoRAWAN® class A device with the extended MAC commands defined in the LoRa Alliance TS011-1.0.0 specification: it maintains a low-duty cycle wake-on-radio (WOR) channel, then dynamically switches frequency to collect uplinks from the managed devices and relays the frames to the main LoRaWAN® network. It also collect downlinks from the network and relays them to the relevant device. The relay is equipped with an internal omnidirectional antenna, so the managed devices can be positioned anywhere around it.

Last but not least: we support the Relay feature with the latest release of Actility’s ThingPark Enterprise platform. 

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LoRaWAN Relay Battery Life Calculator

The Relay battery life can be estimated precisely from the traffic profile and radio characteristics using our online simulator (scan QR code).

The simulator also estimates the required energy consumption of the managed devices, taking into account the overhead of the wake-up preamble, but also the energy gains resulting from the reduced Tx power and increased datarates (compared to situation without a Relay).

The Abeeway LoRaWAN® Relay is entirely managed from the network using the standard TS011 MAC commands which define which of the discovered devices are managed by each Relay. For easier troubleshooting and experiments, the Relay offers a USB serial terminal compatible with Tera Term. A command activates Bootloader mode and allows to upgrade the Relay firmware using Xmodem also from the USB port. The Relay self-estimates its battery level and reports it to the network using standard class A MAC commands.

Semtech, Actility, Arad, and Deviceroy has the world’s first commercial implementation and successful end-to-end interoperability test for the innovative relay feature utilizing LoRaWAN connectivity.

Check out our Press Release! 

Applications:

Boost signal from underground devices street cabinets

Boost signal from underground devices

Provide indoor coverage in hazardous areas

Product Highlights

Compliance: Fully compliant with LoRa Alliance TS011 1.0.0

Remote management: Remotely managed by Relay-enabled LoRaWAN® Network server

Radio specification: Equipped with LoRaWAN® Class A radio

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Local interface: USB command line interface for local troubleshooting and configuration

Firmware updates: Supports firmware upgrades through USB

Power source: User replaceable 3*AA Batteries

Mounting options: Fixture by straps, screws or magnets

Antenna: Omnidirectional antenna

Durability: Waterproof IP68 enclosure and IK08 shock resistance

Hazardous environments: Optional ATEX/IECEx zone 2 or Zone 0 versions.

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