Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS), a specialist in short range, licence free, sub-1GHz wireless technology, has been appointed by Link Labs to sell its LoRa low power, wide area network wireless modules and gateways.
Link Labs has developed multiple wireless devices for applications requiring long range and low power consumption using the LoRa networking protocol LoRaWAN.
LoRa technology conforms to standards set down by the LoRa Alliance, spearheaded by US firm Semtech. It offers the ability to connect hundreds or even thousands of sensors and actuators over a wide area to a single gateway, thus providing a complete solution for end users to get their IoT (Internet of Things) products to market quickly.
System builders can simply and quickly bring long-range wireless communications to their own devices and efficiently cover suburbs, cities and geographical regions using a range of base stations and repeater technologies.
In addition, Link Labs has also developed its own proprietary Symphony Link protocol, which provides ancillary features that include over air upgrades, Quality of Service, multicasting and other features not currently available within LoRaWAN - (pictured above is a Symphony Link gateway).
“LPRS have almost 30 years’ experience of delivering wireless communication solutions to our customers,” stated Nick Pummell, managing director of LPRS. “Link Labs’ commitment to the new long range LoRa-based hardware and software solutions will allow us to deliver complete end-to-end solutions to our customers for their long range IoT applications.”
“We are excited to announce that our first major distribution agreement in Europe is with LPRS. They have the deep wireless systems knowledge and integration capabilities as well as world class service capabilities that our customers in Europe need”, said VP of business development and marketing, Bryan M. Eagle III.
The range of products offers a complete scope of high and low power RF transceiver modules, repeaters and indoor/outdoor 8/24/64 channel gateways and base stations. The devices are capable of licensed or unlicensed deployment from 137MHz-1020MHz with FCC certification for operation in the 915MHz ISM band and ETSI certification for use in the 868MHz band.
LPRS designs and manufactures the eRIC and easyRadio Advanced (eRA) wireless modules in the UK. LPRS product range now includes; Raspberry Pi and Arduino Shield wireless platforms, antennas, a wide range of sensor products, Circuit Design wireless products and the IQRF range of wireless mesh networking components for telemetry, industrial control and building automation.