Gateways provide the wireless network access for the End Devices, relaying data to and from the Senet Network Server via IP backhaul (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3 or 4 G cellular or satellite). As part of relaying data from End Devices, Gateways include RF meta-data about the data’s reception characteristics. The Network Server in turn leverages this information in real time to optimize the End Device.
Gateways are deployed to meet application, geographical, and End Device density coverage requirements. Coverage depends on topology characteristics and varies among rural, suburban, and urban environments. To meet these various needs, Gateways are available in a variety of sizes and may be deployed to provide indoor and outdoor coverage.
In order to integrate your Gateway with SenRa's Network, it must be on-boarded. This process involves:
Registration and subsequent approval from SenRa.
Installation & configuration of a supported packet forwarder.
Once approval is received your Gateway's packet forwarder will communicate with SenRa's network. The level of security depends on the packet forwarder implementation. Currently SenRa supports the following options:
SenRa Packet Forwarder
This integration option is typically used by customers requiring additional deployment flexibility and security beyond that offered by the Semtech Packet Forwarder. SenRa's Packet Forwarder is firewall friendly and secure.
Semtech Packet Forwarder
This integration option is typically used by developers during early stage product creation. Most Gateway manufacturers have pre-installed the Semtech Packet Forwarder. Onboarding these Gateways requires simple configuration and registration.
Gateway Registration and Software Installation is only required for devices that are new to the SenRa Network. If SenRa provided the Gateway, no further action is necessary.
|Kerlink Wirnet Station|
|Tektelic KONA Micro|
For all other Gateways, the Semtech Packet Forwarder can be used for your integration.