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Integrate third party lora device with LM lora controller
#1
Hello is it possible to integrate a third-party Lora device such as a gas tank level sensor from Tekelek?
Please see attached datasheet

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#2
Our solution does not use the LoRaWAN protocol, only LoRa signal modulation. For LoRaWAN you need an external gateway. You will also need a LoRaWAN server to receive data from the sensor. While it's possible to run the server on LM it's rather compilcated to install and configure it. Another solution is to use The Things Network (https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/) and connect to it via MQTT from LM to receive messages.
We've tested Dragino LPS8: https://www.dragino.com/products/lora-lo...-lps8.html
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#3
(08.03.2021, 08:12)admin Wrote: Our solution does not use the LoRaWAN protocol, only LoRa signal modulation. For LoRaWAN you need an external gateway. You will also need a LoRaWAN server to receive data from the sensor. While it's possible to run the server on LM it's rather compilcated to install and configure it. Another solution is to use The Things Network (https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/) and connect to it via MQTT from LM to receive messages.
We've tested Dragino LPS8: https://www.dragino.com/products/lora-lo...-lps8.html

thank you, admin.

I am not strong in this stuff so correct me if I am wrong
I will use LoRaWAN Gateway such as Dragino LPS8 which will communicate with the GAS Sensor and with the things network.
while LM will read data from the things network via MQTT. 
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#4
Correct, this way you don't even need LM to be on the same network as the gateway. Both must have Internet access and that's it.
There's an alternative gateway for a similar price: https://www.antratek.com/indoor-femto-lorawan-gateway
They state that it has a built-in server that can be interfaced via MQTT so The Things Network is not needed. Dragino has a similar feature but I was not able to make it work.
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