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What is SenseCAP?
SenseCAP is an industrial-grade sensor network developed by Seeed to enable long-distance and ultra-low-power physical environmental data collection. SenseCAP includes reliable and easy-to-deploy hardware products and data API services.
What is LoRa, what is the strength of LoRa and what is LoRaWAN?
LoRa is a Long-Range wireless communication protocol that competes against other low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) protocols such as the cellular services narrowband IoT (NB IoT) or LTE Cat M.
Strengths:
Long-Range communication distance
Ultra Low-Power for long battery life (3-10 years)
Cost-Effective
LoRaWAN is a media access control (MAC) layer protocol, LoRa is a physical layer protocol. LoRaWAN manages the communication between gateways and end-node devices.
What kind of power supply is used in the equipment?
The gateway is powered by 12V-DC and has a maximum power consumption of 3.6W.
The sensor nodes are powered by a built-in disposable battery.
How to get access to the Internet? Support 2G?
Currently supports wired Ethernet, 4G LTE Cat.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Supports 4G band 3, 7, 20
2G and NB-IoT will be supported in 2019 Q2
Does the gateway support Sigfox?
No support, no plan
How long does the Sensor's battery last? Can I charge? Can I change it?
Report data once an hour, can use 3 years
The more frequently the report is, the shorter the battery life is.
Can the gateway allow for secondary development? Is the SDK available?
LoRa Gateway does not provide SDK for developers to carry out secondary development
In late 2019, Seeed will present a suite of LoRa Gateway development kits based on Beaglebone Green.
How far is the reliable communication distance of the sensor?
Urban scene 2km
Line of sight scene can support 5~10km
Woods and mountains can support 2km
How many sensors can a LoRa gateway link to?
Up to 1000 Sensor nodes can be connected when uploading data in 1 hour
What certification has SenseCAP passed?
Planned for CE, FCC
Does the gateway support remote upgrade? Will the upgrade interrupt the service?
YES, support firmware and Application remote upgrade, there is a short break on firmware upgrade, the Application upgrade will cause no service break
Does the Sensor support remote firmware upgrades?
NO
What kind of software services does SenseCAP offer?
TBD
What certification has SenseCAP passed?
Now we haven't got any certificate , but FCC ,CE ,RoHS are on our list
Does the Sensor's probe have a decay period, and how often does it need to be replaced?
Some of the sensor probes have their decay period, please refer to the datasheet of every single sensor.
Does the Sensor support remote delivery configuration and adjust the interval of data reporting?
No
What method does the API support?
HTTP and MQQT
What is the minimum data reporting frequency when multiple sensors are connected to a gateway?
30mins
Can I just buy a Sensor and don't buy a gateway?
Currently the Sensor can only access the SenseCAP LoRa Gateway.
What is SenseCAP?
SenseCAP is an industrial-grade sensor network developed by Seeed to enable long-distance and ultra-low-power physical environmental data collection. SenseCAP includes reliable and easy-to-deploy hardware products and data API services.
What is LoRa, what is the strength of LoRa and what is LoRaWAN?
LoRa is a Long-Range wireless communication protocol that competes against other low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) protocols such as the cellular services narrowband IoT (NB IoT) or LTE Cat M.
Strengths:
Long-Range communication distance
Ultra Low-Power for long battery life (3-10 years)
Cost-Effective
LoRaWAN is a media access control (MAC) layer protocol, LoRa is a physical layer protocol. LoRaWAN manages the communication between gateways and end-node devices.
What kind of power supply is used in the equipment?
The gateway is powered by 12V-DC and has a maximum power consumption of 3.6W.
The sensor nodes are powered by a built-in disposable battery.
How to get access to the Internet? Support 2G?
Currently supports wired Ethernet, 4G LTE Cat.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Supports 4G band 3, 7, 20
2G and NB-IoT will be supported in 2019 Q2
Does the gateway support Sigfox?
No support, no plan
How long does the Sensor's battery last? Can I charge? Can I change it?
Report data once an hour, can use 3 years
The more frequently the report is, the shorter the battery life is.
Can the gateway allow for secondary development? Is the SDK available?
LoRa Gateway does not provide SDK for developers to carry out secondary development
In late 2019, Seeed will present a suite of LoRa Gateway development kits based on Beaglebone Green.
How far is the reliable communication distance of the sensor?
Urban scene 2km
Line of sight scene can support 5~10km
Woods and mountains can support 2km
How many sensors can a LoRa gateway link to?
Up to 1000 Sensor nodes can be connected when uploading data in 1 hour
What certification has SenseCAP passed?
Planned for CE, FCC
Does the gateway support remote upgrade? Will the upgrade interrupt the service?
YES, support firmware and Application remote upgrade, there is a short break on firmware upgrade, the Application upgrade will cause no service break
Does the Sensor support remote firmware upgrades?
NO
What kind of software services does SenseCAP offer?
TBD
What certification has SenseCAP passed?
Now we haven't got any certificate , but FCC ,CE ,RoHS are on our list
Does the Sensor's probe have a decay period, and how often does it need to be replaced?
Some of the sensor probes have their decay period, please refer to the datasheet of every single sensor.
Does the Sensor support remote delivery configuration and adjust the interval of data reporting?
No
What method does the API support?
HTTP and MQQT
What is the minimum data reporting frequency when multiple sensors are connected to a gateway?
30mins
Can I just buy a Sensor and don't buy a gateway?
Currently the Sensor can only access the SenseCAP LoRa Gateway.
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