Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, no. The LoRa Basics™ Modem-E is a modem based on the LoRaWAN® protocol and is certified to run on LR1110.
There are dedicated landing pages for the LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design for Europe and North America. From there, you can navigate to the LoRa Developer portal where you can find more technical collateral, including the LoRa Edge Tracker Evaluation Kit Quick Start Guide, the LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design User Guide, and much more.
Where can I find the details of the API between the application provider and Semtech’s Device Join service?
API details can be found in the LoRa Edge Tracker Reference Design User Guide
The LoRa Edge Tracker Evaluation Kit sold via Actility’s ThingPark Market includes two tracking devices and an indoor gateway that leverages the LoRaWAN networking protocol. The gateway comes pre-staged for the ThingPark Community Platform, from Actility, which allows you to add the gateways and the trackers on its network server. You can also create an account on TagoIO’s application platform to monitor and manage the trackers.
The Cloud solver is an integral part of the LoRa Edge platform for computing a position fix using GNSS and for acquiring a Wi-Fi based location fix using triangulation of static MAC addresses. Key advantages of using Semtech’s end-to-end LoRa Cloud solution include:
- Simplified means of joining a device to the network with the LoRa Cloud Device Join service
- Easy device management with the LoRa Cloud Device & Application Services
- Firmware Updates Over the Air (FUOTA)
- On-premise support
However, if you want to source, test and assemble these pieces independently, we will support that as well.
What is the function of the LoRaWAN protocol data server in LoRa Cloud in terms of positioning (any advantage or disadvantage) when compared to Actility and The Things Network?
Actility and The Things Network offer a network server. Semtech offers a Cloud server for geolocation services as well as a suite of the Device & Application Services. The network server is connected to the Cloud on the back end. We are not replacing it.
Semtech’s business model supports three different types of plans:
Yes, it is open and fully documented in the LoRa Cloud.