ATILZE Digital Sdn Bhd and edotco Group Sdn Bhd recently announced the deployment of low power wide area network (LoRaWAN) in the Klang Valley. With this partnership, edotco has provided their telecommunications towers to ATILZE for the installation of the gateways. These gateways act as the ‘middleman’ between the end devices and the central network server by relaying messages between the two.
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LoRaWAN is a platform built for the IoT space and as the name suggests, its focus is on large scale IoT implementations. Amongst the key points for LoRaWAN are low power consumption(end point devices being able to last up to 20 years), wide range (up to 48km) and secure encryption (end-to-end AES128 encryption). This platform is maintained by the LoRa Alliance. It consists of organizations throughout the world that collaborate to further promote LoRaWAN and develop a common standard.
One big step
The deployment of LoRaWAN represents a significant milestone for Malaysia’s aspirations to develop smart cities. LoRaWAN is robust, flexible and can be mixed and matched with current technologies (Wifi, Cellular). Put in the hands of the innovative and almost anything is possible.