University is regarded as a leading centre of research and training and as such is considered ideal to help develop cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) solution
Nordic Automation Systems (NAS) has introduced a LoRaWan gateway in the south of Estonia with a view to increasing awareness of LoRa technology and to give developers in the area an opportunity to test their prototypes.
The industrial automation company has carried out the exercise in collaboration with the University of Tartu.
As the university is regarded as a leading centre of research and training, it is said to be an ideal community to help develop cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Estonia.
“The essential purpose of building the public LoRaWAN gateway is to give students and researchers more opportunities to experiment with LoRaWAN infrastructure,” said Viljo Veesaar, CEO of Nordic Automation Systems.
“We aim to support the development of LoRa technology, so providing free LoRaWAN infrastructure allows a considerably faster way to get started with the low-power and low-energy network and encourages the invention of present and future innovative smart city solutions.”
NAS’ recently launched gateway is able to support thousands of nodes, operates in the 868MHz frequency range and can provide connectivity up to 15km the company claims.
“Tartu University computer engineering programme is designed to train the engineers and leading specialists in the Estonian information and communication sector. [The] gateway…enables the effective development of practical learning, while students can use the new possibilities for their theses,” added Alvo Aabloo, professor of the Institute of Technology in Tartu.
“In addition to the development of teaching, the gateway also holds a practical output. Intelligent Materials and Systems Laboratory cooperates with many Estonian and European companies in the field of Internet of Things and portable electronics,” he continued. “LoRaWAN is one of the leading technologies in the world at the moment, which allows the development of low-energy IoT solutions.”
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