Why do I need a gateway?
LoRa Technology, developed by Semtech Corporation, is a long-range, low-power wireless platform fueling Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide. LoRa technology has more than 50 million devices connected to networks in 95 countries, powering smart homes and buildings, supply chains, logistics, metering, and (of course) agriculture. Learn more about LoRa networks here.
The LoRa-based Gateway provided by Teralytic deploys this network on the farm, allowing Teralytic’s probes within range to transmit soil data every 15 minutes. Users mount the gateway—ideally 30 feet high at a central location on the farm and with a clear line-of-sight—and connect to a power source prior to installing Teralytic Soil Probes. The higher the gateway is placed, the further the network will reach.