The aim is to simplify the technology’s development, deployment and interoperability.
The LoRa Alliance , the global association of firms that support the open LoRaWAN standard for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) has published the LoRaWAN TS1-1.0.4 Link Layer (L2) Specification.
This latest definition of the LoRaWAN standard which includes all the implementation elements needed to facilitate LoRaWAN deployments globally.
Most widely adopted
According to IoT Analytics, LoRaWAN is the most commonly adopted LPWAN technology that accounts for more than a third of all the deployments in the world.
This sector is expected to grow at 42% annually over the next five years.
Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance, said, “I am proud to announce we have achieved this goal with the release of the LoRaWAN TS1-1.0.4 specification…to ensure it would provide every element needed for easy development, certification testing and deployment.”
It includes a reference implementation to accelerate developments which can serve as an example or starting point for product development.
Once a product is ready, the developer can verify it meets LoRaWAN certification requirements using the new LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool, before submitting it for formal certification.
The package was created against Regional Parameters RP2-1.0.1, which is part of the complete LoRaWAN TS1-1.0.4 package.
The update to the LoRaWAN TS1-1.0.4 L2 Specification also includes clarifications to improve interoperability and simplify the development, deployment and management of LoRaWAN networks.
Finally, new security features augment the protocol’s security.
The new LoRaWAN TS1-1.0.4 package can be download from here.