The rise of Internet of Things has a direct impact on today’s technology and ultimately on our day-to-day life. We discuss about smart cities, home automation, pollution control, smart medicine, or Industry 4.0. All these paradigms imply a variety of devices that communicate with one another through specialized communication networks.
Eta2U developed LoRaTIM, a long range, low power, communication network covering Timisoara county that allow conform devices to connect to Internet of Things universe.
LoRaTIM implements LoRaWAN™ protocol, allowing devices to communicate to distances ranging to more than 10km, while consuming a very low amount of energy, such a device being able to function up to 10 years with the included battery.
The primary objective of the project is to provide a technology hub for local developer community, to experiment and build IoT solutions.
(fig.1 LoraTIM map coverage)
One of the projects that rely on LoRaTIM infrastructure is monitoring the air quality in Timisoara city.
The application can be tested on https://apps.roiot.ro/calitatea-aerului/single?eui=14000004