The LoRaWAN standard delivers on the promise of sending small amounts of data (bytes), over long distances (10km+), using a very small amount of power (mW). LoRaWAN also offers hundreds of ready-to-use unique devices. Here we highlight the different ways to ingest, create, and manage your LoRaWAN IoT Devices using AWS IoT and partner connectivity solutions, enabling you to take advantage of AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon SageMaker, AWS IoT Analytics, AWS Appsync, and Amazon CloudFront.
The LoRaWAN specification is managed through the LoRa Alliance. The LoRa Alliance is an open industry organization, comprised of hundreds of companies, responsible for the standardization and certification of LoRaWAN. There are over 270 LoRaWAN certified devices available in the alliance catalog today and this number grows daily. To browse LoRaWAN certified devices, visit the LoRa Alliance catalog.
Connecting LoRaWAN devices to AWS IoT Core
All devices need to communicate via a LoRaWAN gateway. There are three ways to connect a LoRaWAN device: a public network, a private network with LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) in the cloud, or a private network with LNS on the gateway.
LoRaWAN today has over 137 operators who offer public networks. We work with AWS Partners such as Actility and The Things Industries to make it easy for customers to build applications on AWS IoT. They have created AWS CloudFormation templates to easily ingest data from public operator networks to AWS IoT Core.
Private Networks - LNS in the Cloud
Private Networks - LNS on the Gateway
AWS Partners Multitech and Actility offer LNS on the gateway solutions. They have integrated AWS IoT Greengrass with their hardware-enabling customers to act on the data at the edge as well as sending the data to the cloud directly to AWS IoT Core.
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