LoRaWAN Network Servers

The Internet of Things offers scope to have hundreds of devices communicating with each other automatically and remotely. But how do you manage a large network of individual devices? This is where the LoRa network server comes in!

LoRaWAN server architecture

The network server is an essential piece of software which acts as a bridge between gateways and the application server. It’s also where you manage all of your LoRaWAN sensors and gateways.

Why do I need a LoRaWAN Network Server?

In a LoRaWAN system, the network server allows you to:

  • add or remove sensors and gateways
  • configure devices and update firmware
  • send uplink or downlink data between sensors, gateways and the application server
  • create groups of sensors (for example, by location, type etc.)
  • run diagnostics and monitor the health of your devices
  • output data to your chosen software

The LoRaWAN network server (LNS) interacts with the gateways (and ultimately sensors), as well as the join server and application server. A large part of LoRaWAN network security relies on a secure connection to the network server.

What are my options?

We currently partner with two LoRa network server providers; Kerlink and LORIOT. Our technical sales team will talk you through the pros and cons of each option, and the different pricing structures.

A LoRaWAN network server is essential to your LoRaWAN IoT project. It allows the sensors and gateways to communicate with the application servers and the final user-facing software. All of our network servers can integrate with external data management software. There are many different application APIs that we support, including:

  • HTTP Push
  • MQTT
  • Iron MQ
  • myDevices Cayenne
  • CoAP Push
  • TLS Socket
  • IBM Cloud
  • PubNub
  • Amazon AWS IoT
  • WebSocket
  • Google IoT Core
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • AllThingsTalk

Our experts are on hand to help you every step of the way
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For pricing information, or to find out which of our LoRa servers would work best for your IoT application, get in touch with our team. Our helpful experts will talk you through your options and help get your LoRaWAN project off the ground!