Wittra’s Unified Gateway is at the heart of any network deployment – combining Wittra’s 6LoWPAN mesh network with either LoRa or Mioty LPWAN (low power wide area network) radios to provide a high volume of on-site sensor and 3D location data, along with long-range connectivity options for wide area network coverage needed for mass IoT deployments. Each technology implements various spectrum spreading processes to ensure reliable data delivery even in the presence of radio interference.
The unified gateway can be connected to either cloud or on-premise computing resources (or both) via cabled ethernet or cellular backhaul – data is secured via open and secure standards (HTTPS and DTLS).
The Wittra Cloud Portal is the standard interface used for configuring and managing the Wittra Network and hardware devices. For visualising the sensor data, customers can choose from a range of options: a) During low-cost Proof of Value trials, Wittra’s native cloud portal provides basic dashboard functions, or b) for enhanced data visualisation, a variety of third-party cloud IoT platforms are available, or c) for customers who require complete data privacy, the sensor data can be streamed to an on-premise server where third-party applications can be installed for processing and visualising the data.
The unified gateway is powered by Raspberry Pi, to provide industrial grade reliability in a wide range of operating temperatures and environments, both indoors and protected outdoors. An optional waterproofing kit is available for the antenna if weatherproof operation is required. A separate hardware Watchdog and power monitoring circuit ensure reliable operation in unstable power situations, and the gateway will accept power from either an AC mains outlet or a low voltage battery-backed power supply for high-reliability applications.
Features of the Unified Gateway
- Single Technology Deployment
- Multi-Protocol 6LoWPAN / mioty / LoRa
- Self-Contained Cloud Gateway
- Fully Certified, Ready for Field Deployment
- Open Standards
- Data is secured via HTTPS and DTLS 9.