What is Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN? - Amazon IoT Core
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What is Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN?

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN replaces a private LoRaWAN network server (LNS) by connecting your LoRaWAN devices and gateways to Amazon. Using the Amazon IoT rules engine, you can route messages received from LoRaWAN devices, where they can be formatted and sent to other Amazon IoT services. To secure device communications with Amazon IoT, Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN uses X.509 certificates.

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN manages the service and device policies that Amazon IoT Core requires to communicate with the LoRaWAN gateways and devices. Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN also manages the destinations that describe the Amazon IoT rules that send device data to other services.

With Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN, you can:

  • Onboard and connect LoRaWAN devices and gateways to Amazon IoT without the need to set up and manage a private LNS.

  • Connect LoRaWAN devices that comply to 1.0.x or 1.1 LoRaWAN specifications standardized by LoRa Alliance. These devices can operate in class A, class B, or class C mode.

  • Use LoRaWAN gateways that support LoRa Basics Station version 2.0.4 or later. All gateways that are qualified for Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN run a compatible version of LoRa Basics Station.

  • Monitor signal strength, bandwidth, and spreading factor by using Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN's adaptive data rate, and optimize the data rate if needed.

  • Update LoRaWAN gateways' firmware using the CUPS service and the firmware of LoRaWAN devices using Firmware Updates Over-The-Air (FUOTA).