LoRaWAN Gateways

LoRaWAN Gateways


The Gateway is the heart of a LoRaWAN system, collecting readings from Nodes and passing them on to the back end servers. A Gateway is simply a small computer fitted with a  multi-channel radio system which can receive and transmit on the designated LoRa WAN frequencies. Rising HF have rapidly grown a reputation for reliability and innovation. Not only do we use the Rising HF Gateways, but the Rising HF LoRaWAN modules are also at the heart of the TBS12 and TBSL1 LoRaWAN to SDI-12 units.








The Rising HF RHF2S008 is a high quality, rugged, industrial grade Gateway designed for outdoor installation. The Gateway is built into a die-cast aluminium case which features, reliable, waterproof connectors. The LoRA WAN antenna is mounted on a short arm and connects via a TNC connector and lighting suppressor to the case. A mobile phone antenna is fitted on the underside of the case.
The RHF2S008 incorporates a single board Linux computer which enough memory and resources to run not just the LoRaWAN packet forwarder but also local LoRa WAN server and a range of other programs
The Gateway can be powered from a mains plug-pack or a local solar power supply. It should be mounted on a mast or pole: the higher the unit is mounted, the greater will be the radio range. Alternatively an extension cable can be fitted so that the Gateway can be mounted at eye level and the antenna atop a mast.
All of the Rising HF Gateways support the AU915  (on  sub band 0 to 7) and AS923 channel plans.
The 4GP suffix on the unit’s name indicates that it has a 4G modem, for deployment in areas with mobile phone coverage and a GPS receiver. The GPS receiver has been added to support LoRa Class B operation, where units are allocated a time slot in which to transmit. The GPS provides the time reference for synchronisation of time across the nodes in the network.








The Rising HF RHF2S024 is an indoor Gateway designed specifically for small private networks. It is normally installed in an office or computer cabinet.
Power for the Gateway comes from a 12V mains plug-pack. An on board WiFi module provides the connection to the local computer network.
To increase the Gateway range, an external antenna can be installed, with a low loss coaxial cable linking the antenna to the antenna socket on the rear of the Gateway.








For those who like to tinker, we can also supply Rising HF’s Gateway Discovery kit, which includes a Raspberry Pi Compute module, LoRaWAN RF module, interface board, connectors and pre-loaded SD card as well as a RHF076 LoRaWAN RF modules (we can also supply the kit without the RF modules if you  have  your own node solution. You will need to supply your own case and antenna, but this kit allows you to build a Gateway which shares its heart with the RHF2S008.
For the technically minded, the kit is shipped with a Raspberry Pi Model 3, whose micro SD card is preloaded with all the required software/firmware .  Getting the kit running is a simple process if you are familiar with the Raspberry Pi single board computer - if not, you will need to spend some time reading up on it before you start.
You can fit everything in to a polycarbonate enclosure and have a well priced, well featured Gateway. A bit of extra effort - for example a diecast aluminium case and external antenna - will get you an outdoor Gateway which you can mount on a mast for better range.
In standard form the Gateway kit is powered from  a 2A 5V DC plugpack, but it would be possible to set it up for solar power as well. Alternatively you could add a commercial PPoE adaptor. As the Raspberry Pi 3 includes a WiFi card, you can use the Wifi or Ethernet ports to connect the gateway to your network. For remote sites, you can add a Wireless router  module.