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Single Channel LoRa Gateway using Wio E5 LoRa and Blynk

Single channel LoRaWAN gateway using Seeed studio Wio-E5 Module, ESP8266, And Blynk.

In LoRa based system we can transmit the information to Another LoRa, then we can use that information and display it on the Local LCD Display or somewhere. if we need the data to be transmitted far longer distances than the LoRa Coverage? What do we have to do?

There are two methods available here

1. If any other networks(4G, 2G, 3G) are available in the particular area we can use LoRaWAN Gateways.
2. If there are no networks available, we can use the Another LoRa Module as Repeaters

The Above Two methods have their Respective Advantages and Disadvantages.

The LoRaWAN Gateways are Not pocket friendly and Requires Subscriptions to connect the devices and transfer data to the cloud.

The LoRa Repeaters Implementation Requires More Number Transceiver modules to Transfer the data to the Receivers. And it can’t store details on the cloud it can store the data locally.

In this Project, I am building Single channel LoRaWAN gateway using Seeed studio Wio-E5 Module, ESP8266, And Blynk.

Before briefly Explaining, Let’s know a few basics about LoRaWAN.follow the link to learn more about What are LoRa® and LoRaWAN®?

LoRaWAN Gateways are one of four key components of the LoRaWAN network architecture:

1. End Nodes – Represents edge devices or sensors
2. Gateway – Collects or concentrates data from several end nodes
3. Network Server – Consolidates data from gateways for upload to the application server
4. Application Server – Processes or displays consolidated data

Let’s know more about the Seeed studio Wio-E5 LoRa module.

Wio-E5 is a low-cost, ultra-low power, extremely compact, and high-performance LoRaWAN® Module designed by Seeed Technology Co., Ltd. It contains ST system-level package chip STM32WLE5JC, which is the world’s first SoC integrated with the combo of LoRa® RF and MCU chip.”

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