Dragino Technology, a Shenzhen based startup focusing on the Internet of Things, had already designed LoRa shields & Hats for Arduino & Raspberry Pi boards which can be useful for LoRa nodes, but the company has now launched Dragino OLG01 LoRa gateway running OpenWrt that communicates with nodes over LoRa, and to the cloud using WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G.
Dragino OLG01 specifications:
- WiSoC – Atheros AR9331 MIPS processor @ 400MHz
- System Memory – 64MB RAM
- Storage – 16MB flash
- MCU – Atmel ATMega328P AVR MCU with 32KB flash, 2KB SRAM
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi with antenna
- 2x 10/100M Ethernet with support for passive PoE
- Optional 3G/4G module connected to internal USB socket (TBC)
- Semtech SX1276/78 LoRa wireless module + SMA connector (antenna not provided) up to 5~10 km range
- USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port
- Power Supply – 12V DC power jack or PoE
Potential application include wireless alarm and security systems, home and building automation, automated meter reading, industrial monitoring and control, long range irrigation systems, GPS tracker,etc… some of which are described in Dragino video below.
You’ll also find some more information on the product page, including a datasheet and a detailed user manual. Dragino OLG01 can be purchased for $70 on Tindie. If you don’t need PoE, nor a weatherproof case, LG01 gateway will be cheaper at $56.
Thanks to Elia for the tip
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