LoRaWAN® Networks Now Available for AWS IoT Core
15 December 2020 / by Alistair Fulton
Building upon Semtech’s previous collaboration with Amazon on its network, Amazon Sidewalk, Semtech has today announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable LoRaWAN® network connectivity on AWS IoT Core, its managed Cloud service that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with Cloud applications and other devices.
The LoRaWAN open specification is a widely adopted low power, wide area networking (LPWAN) protocol based on Semtech’s LoRa® chipsets, leveraging the unlicensed radio spectrum in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. The LoRa Alliance®, a non-profit association, drives the standardization and global harmonization of the LoRaWAN protocol.
At Semtech we are focused on enabling developers to rapidly innovate by delivering products and tools that make it easy for Cloud-first, mobile and embedded developers to develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN delivers a deep integration of devices featuring the LoRaWAN protocol with AWS IoT Core to provide developers with a “plug & play” way to combine the strengths of the LoRaWAN protocol with the deep capabilities of AWS IoT services.
Once gateways are provisioned and connected, this built-in integration automatically and securely routes device data to AWS IoT Core Rules Engine and AWS IoT Analytics, accelerating developers’ ability to build rich, data-driven IoT applications.
Quickly and Securely Connect Devices Leveraging the LoRaWAN Protocol
AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN is a fully managed service that enables enterprises to connect low power wireless devices to a network based on the LoRaWAN protocol without developing or operating a network server.
To make onboarding IoT devices to AWS even easier customers can source AWS qualified gateways for LoRaWAN networks from the AWS Partner Device Catalog and select from an array of LoRaWAN CertifiedCM devices from the LoRa Alliance website.
In the console, customers can register gateways with AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN by providing the gateway’s unique identifier. To register sensor devices configured for networks operating the LoRaWAN protocol, customers can simply input the device credentials, identifiers and security keys provided by the device vendor on the console and follow the guided instructions for specifying device configuration.
How Does AWS IoT Core Work?
AWS IoT Core can support billions of devices and trillions of messages and can process and route those messages from end devices to the network server and application server reliably and securely. With AWS IoT Core, applications can keep track of, manage, and communicate with all connected devices. AWS IoT Core provides automated configuration and authentication upon a device’s first connection, as well as end-to-end encryption throughout all points of connection, so that data is only accessible via the application server. Users can filter, transform, and act upon device data at any time, based on defined business rules, even if the device is offline.
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