Sensors are the workhorses of the digital age.  They are locational, time stamped recorders of status change.  In network terms, Sensors get a lot of attention for the outsized role  they play in conversations about the Internet of Things or IoT.  In truth, Sensors are simple, basic and useful.  They can tell you when something is hot, or not.  When something is wet, or not.  When something is open, or not. When someplace is occupied, or not.  When something is in motion and where it is. 

General Packet connects wireless sensors to our own Network Stack using the LoRa protocol.  According to the LoRa Alliance, the industry trade group shepherding this corner of the IoT industry, LoRaWAN® is  “a Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) networking protocol designed to wirelessly connect battery operated ‘things’ to the internet in regional, national or global networks, and targets key Internet of Things (IoT) requirements such as bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.”  That’s a poignant mouthful. 

If you would like to talk about what a sensor network can do for you just contact the IoT Team here at General Packet.