Many of the IoT implementations to date have utilized LoRaWAN, a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) protocol that connects IoT devices using LoRa® wireless technology. While LoRa has an excellent physical layer and basic communications capabilities, it lacks much of the extended structure required to create large, dense networks required by high-density applications like AMI.
Longview IoT has introduced a new protocol called Super-B that rides atop the LoRa protocol, utilizing standard LoRa but extending its structure to allow for the scheduling of messages from gateway to devices (and vice versa) while maintaining extremely low power and low cost associated with standards-based RF modules. With Super-B, Longview is able to provide a wealth of new benefits to utility companies that select the Longview comprehensive IoT solution, including the ability to:
• Densify IoT networks and 8X the capacity of standard LoRa protocols
• Vastly improved QoS
• Proprietary, efficient firmware over the air (FOTA) updates
• Still take advantage of the vast LoRa ecosystem with low cost and 500+ LoRa Alliance vendors/use cases
Download the Longview IoT White Paper to learn about LoRa Super-B on Private Channels for Utilities.