Geolocation for LoRaWAN Applications
Unlock the value of LPWAN-enabled geolocation
LoRaWAN is Geolocation Ready
LoRaWAN infrastructure provides a geolocation solution for Low Power Wide Area Networks, enabling a wide range of applications requiring location determination for battery powered endpoints.
With over fifty percent of the IoT market best suited to Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity and a third of the world’s 15 billion connected devices forecasted to be dependent on geodata by 2020, LoRa® geolocation is well positioned to offer power efficient and cost-effective location capability for a wide range of applications that do not require the precision of GPS.
When a LoRaWAN uplink is heard by 3 or more capable gateways, it is possible to triangulate the end-device’s location using uplink timestamps and Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA). The end device position is established by analyzing the variance in the time stamp data relayed form each receiving gateway.
Benefits of LoRaWAN Geolocation
Cost-effective location services for LPWAN applications
LoRaWAN geolocation supports a variety of outdoor, wide-area applications:
- Movement of a normally stationary asset (anti-theft for construction site, utility yard, airport, campus, etc.)
- Tracking slow-moving assets requiring infrequent position updates (applicable to many smart agriculture and smart city use cases)