LoRa Alliance™ accelerates global reach of LoRaWAN™ technology with new specification release and announces the North American Certification Program schedule

Via LoRa Alliance

Nov 15, 2016

SAN RAMON, Calif., -- 15 November 2016 -- The LoRa Alliance, one of the fastest growing Internet of Things (IoT) alliances, having gained over 400 members since March 2015, has released an updated version of the LoRaWAN technology specification, version 1.0.2, which will enable rapid deployments around the world. The specification is available for free download from the LoRa Alliance website today. Over 10,000 IoT hardware and software developers have already downloaded previous versions of the specification and are delivering LoRaWAN products today.

LoRaWAN uses unlicensed radio spectrum in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical bands to enable low power, wide area communication between remote sensors and "gateways" connected to the network. In different countries and regions around the world, the available radio frequencies and permitted behavior of a device connecting in the ISM bands can vary. This new version of the specification adds frequency support for countries in the APAC region, including South Korea, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This release also separates the country-specific radio parameters from the core protocol specification, making it faster for the Alliance to update for local requirements and support global demand without the need to release a new version of the LoRaWAN core specification.

The LoRa Alliance Certification Program, which was established in November 2015 with EU test houses IMST and Espotel, is now supported by three global test houses: 7Layer, AT4 and TUV. The LoraWAN Specification certification will support North American certification by the year end.

All LoRaWAN Certified devices are listed on the LoRa Alliance website

"We continuously look for ways to support and accelerate the demand for LoRaWAN technology globally and see the separation of the ISM band frequency support from the core specification as key to enabling rapid global deployment, combined with the availability to certify products in every region will make it simple to ensure interoperability," said Geoff Mulligan, Chairman LoRa Alliance.

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