Metova, provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT offerings, announced on Wednesday a suite of LoRa offerings designed to facilitate testing and certification of new connected devices as well as manage and operate LoRa networks and installations.
As businesses and industries are increasingly adopting connected devices to improve workflow, maintain customer satisfaction and increase profitability, Metova’s LoRa offerings provide simple, powerful and scalable facilities needed to make the leap into the connected world of IoT.
Metova ‘LoRa Cert,’ an industry-proven testing and certification offering, allows for network operators and hardware suppliers to run real-world tests on new hardware using network-specific settings before deploying fully across a live LoRa network.
The LoRa Cert can be set up using automated tests when integrating new devices on the network. It important to ensure that they respond to configuration commands and won’t disrupt the other nodes on the network. ‘LoRa Cert’ also certifies hardware for adoption in existing LoRa networks, and facilitates large-scale hardware adoption in municipal and large-scale LoRa networks.
The LoRa Link delivers gateway management that comes with a simple to use interface for adding new gateways and creating custom channel plans with a map view to see where gateways are located; fully integrated whether it’s controlling data going to devices or getting data out, LoRa Link integrates with existing hardware; and a custom network algorithm builder. LoRa Link puts the full LoRa stack at the user’s fingertips while exposing uplinks received and downlinks sent.
Metova’s tests ensure that hardware properly responds to configuration requests, increased or decreased bandwidth and power draw, and otherwise will not disrupt a LoRa network – a must-have for hardware builders, and operators of LoRa networks, to ensure one bad set of devices doesn’t disrupt the rest.
For network providers requiring devices to conform to their own protocol on top of the LoRa platform, Metova can ensure compliance with any custom requirements.
Metova LoRa Link is a complete LoRa server solution offering everything needed to operate and maintain a LoRa Network. LoRa Link’s simple web application allows for easy, intuitive control of key LoRa network functions including device management, network control and integration with external services. In addition, LoRa Link’s simplified architecture and underlying technology allow for it to scale easily.