L-gateway (modular IoT base station)

The L-gateway is a ruggedised modular outdoor gateway that enables versatile wireless connectivity to your Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The unit consists of a main processor board, running RFI Engineering's Linux based operating system, combined with a modular radio unit that can take up to 3 independent LP-WAN radio's. Combine the outdoor gateway with a LoRa® RF radio board to form a complete Outdoor LoRa® Gateway.

LoRa® RF technology has been pioneered by Semtech and is a 2-way wireless solution, operating in the license exempt ISM bands, that complements M2M cellular infrastructure. LoRa® provides a low-cost way to connect battery operated and mobile devices to the network infrastructure.

The function of the L-gateway is to forward received RF packets to an external server through a IP/UDP link. It also transmits RF packets that are sent by the external server. The L-gateway is standard equipped with one LoRa® radio, a GPS receiver and an advanced 2G/3G modem. Optionally it can be expanded with two additional LoRa® radio’s to turn the unit into a sectorized base station.

To facilitate GPS-less localization services every L-gateway is synchronized with sub-microsecond precision to any of its neighbors through RFI’s Consensus Protocol (RCP)TM. The L-gateway has an external accessible RS-485 interface to allow easy configuration by an engineer on-site.

 

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Outdoor LoRa® Base Station features:

  • Ruggedised modular design with 1, 2 or 3 LoRa® radio's
  • Powered by 220V PoE or 48V PoE
  • RS485 interface
  • GPS and 2G/3G radio’s on-board
  • GPS and 2G/3G antenna on-board (RF connector optional)
  • Multiple VLAN & VPN support
  • LoRa® client localization support
  • Web interface for local & remote configuration
  • Default “customer” configuration during production
  • Remotely configurable and OTA software upgradeable

Outdoor LoRa® Base Station ordering information:

  • Description: L-gateway
  • Order Number: RE.41.LGTW

The L-gateway (RE.41.LGTW) comes complete with the following accessories:

  • Single Port PoE injector (200-250 VAC) or Single Port PoE injector (48V)
  • European Mains Cable (1.8 mtr)
  • 2x ubolt, 2x ubolt clamp and 4x M8 nut
  • 2x RJ45 plug assembly, 1x RJ45 watertight cap