Key Questions Answered: Simplify IoT for Water and Gas Using LoRaWAN Solutions with AWS and Semtech
15 December 2023 / by Rémi Demerlé
We recently had the pleasure of hosting a webinar titled “Simplify IoT for Water and Gas Using LoRaWAN® Solutions with AWS and Semtech". The webinar delved into the rising IoT Technologies and forecasted growth in Water and Gas markets, focusing on use cases of LoRaWAN deployments, improving efficiency, reducing costs, and optimizing overall operations.
During the webinar, we explored the effectiveness of LoRaWAN combined with AWS cloud services to enable customers to maximize business benefits from deploying a LoRaWAN gas or water meter solution on AWS. We also discussed how to get comprehensive support and resources to leverage this technology at scale in order to accelerate and simplify innovation for the water and gas sectors.In this blog post, we are excited to share with you our top questions from the webinar. Whether you seek answers or are simply curious about LoRaWAN for Utilities, this blog post is a must-read. So, let’s dive right in!
Question: How does AWS IoT Core manage LoRaWAN credentials (DevEUI, AppEUI and AppKey)?
Answer: Please refer to LA's FAQ on security for details on the security mechanisms used by LoRaWAN at https://lora-alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/la_faq_security_0220_v1.2_0.pdf
Question: Can AWS IoT Core work for other applications besides Gas & Water utilities? And what kind of metrics can I get from the sensors?
Answer: Yes, it can work with any LoRaWAN device for any type of Utility; the metrics that can be obtained vary from device to device. Refer to the LoRa Alliance catalog for compatible devices: https://lora-alliance.org/marketplace/
Question: For massive IoT water metering projects what are the key advantages of LoRaWAN in AWS, rather than other forms (communication technologies / platform)?
Other forms of AMI with LoRaWAN can be a LoRaWAN Network Server installed on customer premises or in a specific cloud but run separately from the data platform. That means more risks with integration and different levels of availability. On the contrary, with AWS IoT core, water utilities will benefit from the same availability and seamless integration of the LoRaWAN Network Server with the data platform. This will save costs and reduce problems. Additionally, with respect to network management, AWS IoT core can support meter and gateway management. Another advantage of AWS in a massive metering deployment is having the same data platform for collecting any meters whatever the connectivity technology (eg: mix of meters using cellular, WMBUS and LoRaWAN).
Question: Which LoRa Gateways can I use with AWS Iot Core to build my application?
Answer: AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN supports any gateway running BasicsStation. For a list of qualified gateways, please visit https://devices.amazonaws.com/search?page=1&sv=iotclorawan&type=gateway
Question: Is there a public coverage map available from Everynet?
Question: What is the price of using AWS IoT infrastructure?
Answer: The Pricing model of AWS IoT follows a pay-as-you-go model.
For specific details please check: https://aws.amazon.com/iot-core/pricing
Question: How can I register as a LoRaWAN based solution provider?
Answer: If your solution is built on top of AWS, then please follow the AWS Partner Network: https://aws.amazon.com/partners/
If not, please reach out to Semtech via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: How can I join the joint go-to-market action with AWS and Semtech?
Answer: If you are a LoRaWAN meter manufacturer and would like to join our GTM, please reach out to us at: email@example.com
If you found these responses valuable, be sure to watch the webinar replay: https://www.semtech.com/company/video/webinars/simplify-iot-for-water-and-gas-using-lorawan-solutions-with-aws-and-semtech