Some cities have implemented LoRa technology in their strategies to address the challenges associated with solid waste management, air pollution monitoring, addressing traffic congestion, and taking public safety-related decisions.
Infracomms – our Singaporean partner – has developed a solution that enables the rapid deployment and scaling of smart cities. Their SmartHub solution is a purpose-built enclosure box system that has cellular, LoRaWAN®, and even back-haul capabilities built-in. It uses our LoRaWAN® gateway to collect sensor data, as well as UR35 to provide cellular backhaul as well as a PoE device for CCTV cameras. This allows for real-time big data collection of traffic monitoring from cameras via the cellular network, and small data transmissions of environment sensors via the LoRa network.
In this application, several legacy environmental monitoring sensors are connected to the Sensor Node in a street light pole and they send the data collected to the LoRaWAN Gateway. The optional solar panel for the charges battery of the sensor node which in turn provides power to the sensors as well. This makes it easy to deploy sensors that need no change of batteries as well. The cellular router provides electrical power to the gateway and cameras via the PoE interface. It also acts as an Internet access point for both the LoRaWAN Gateway as well as the camera which allows operators to access data from the devices remotely.