Connectivity

Once a soil moisture measurement has been taken we need to get that data out of the field and make it available to the user in real time.


Sensoterra sensors communicate over the LoRa network. LoRa is a Long Range radio technology which allows devices to communicate over relatively long distances while consuming very little power. This makes it ideal for agriculture and landscaping applications.  

We chose LoRaWAN because:

Our sensors transmit and receive data over large distances (up to 2.5Km / 2miles) 
Standardisation makes the communication platform very scalable
Optimised battery consumption due to Low Power needs
Proven technology, globally available being used by millions of sensors
We can ensure secure and encrypted data

Our sensors are available in the LoRa North American (NA), European (EU), Australian (AU) and Asian (AS) frequencies. Other frequencies can be provided on a build to order basis. We currently have millions of data points routing through more than 25 different Network operators providing national, regional, statewide or local services. Where existing coverage is not in place we can offer some pre-tested gateway and data bundles.

The network structure can be explained like this:

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  1. Sensors communicate to a LoRa gateway - in some areas, gateways can be publically available, or available at a cost. In other areas it is necessary to create your own network.
  2. The gateway sends the sensor data to the cloud, where it is processed and calibrated
  3. From the cloud, the data is sent either to the Sensoterra monitor or it is retrieved by your own API to integrate the data in your own systems.

Check with local telecoms if there is LoRa coverage in the area you wish to install sensors. If there is, let us know your chosen solution and we will provision your sensors accordingly before shipping. 

If you do not have access to a local service you can set up your own gateway. We can introduce you to our suppliers or sell a gateway kit with your sensors.

Once provisioned to the LoRaWAN network our sensors will automatically connect to a gateway that is within range as part of the installation process. 


Global LoRa networks

Global LoRa networks

Cloud-based networks are available to connect your platforms on demand

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Global LoRa networks
National Carriers

National Carriers

We work with national and regional carriers. Provisioning our sensors to their network as part of our service

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National Carriers
Multitech conduit gateway kit

Multitech conduit gateway kit

We can offer a multi-tech conduit gateway kit set up for use on either the Senet or TTN networks

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Multitech conduit gateway kit
Fleet

Fleet

We offer a Fleet Gateway Kit as one o our recommended gateway offerings. You can buy direct or from Sensoterra as part of your order

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Fleet
MachineQ

MachineQ

For USA based customers we can offer a number of MachineQ gateway and data bundles

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MachineQ
Alternative Communication

Alternative Communication

A number of our partners are working on direct to satellite communication

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Alternative Communication
Private Networks

Private Networks

If you have your own private network we can easily connect into it

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Private Networks