Practical IoT training on LoRa and LPWAN

Wondering what to do at home during that challenging time? Learn something new and interesting. We suggest you take a hands-on training and understand more about LoRa and LPWAN.

What is LoRa?


LoRa is not a woman’s name (though no wonder it comes from there), but is an acronym for Long Range – wide (large) range. Free long-range data transmission technology based on old military technologies.

LoRa coverage
LoRa coverage (30 km over a large city)

The signals sent via LoRa are exceptionally well protected from noise and even with a low transmitting power, they cover distances of more than 10 km. This makes LoRa extremely suitable for applications where network communication is required, power supply is lacking, and devices need to run on batteries.

Where is it applicable?

The technology finds a wide range of applications in various IoT (Internet of Things) areas such as:

  • Sensor networks
  • Remote reading
  • Object Tracking
  • Security and perimeter control

It is suitable for industries like

  • Smart city (smart buckets, smart toilets, smart coffee machines, smart parking lots all smart)
  • Utilities sector (remote sensing and remote sensing)
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Tourism

LoRa works in a free radio spectrum. It is ideal for hobbyists and people who just want to install a sensor at home or in the villa to monitor the meter.

What will we learn about her?

The course is suitable for people who do not have a broad knowledge of telecommunications or radio networks.

Course theoretical topics

  • Basic concepts of radio networks
  • Which is LoRa and LoRaWAN
  • Device Types, Network Architecture, Basic Messages, and Protocols
  • What is LoRaWAN Gateway and what is the ultimate device
  • Features when installing a LoRaWAN gateway
  • Models of implementation
  • Demonstration

Practical exercises

  • Introduction to the LoRa Global Free Network – TheThingsNetworks
  • Adding Gateway to the Global Free Network
  • Add a terminal device to the network
  • Configure a data logger and track basic message types

After completing the course, each participant will know

  • What is LoRa and LoRaWAN
  • What is the architecture of the network and its main elements
  • What are the main types of messages and which ones are good to use
  • Learning is nice, but really what can we do?

Upon completion of LoRa and LoRaWAN hands-on training, each participant will be able to:

  • Know how to work with the global community LoRa network – TheThingsNetworks
  • Add and configure new gateways and various types of terminals
  • Track different types of LoRa packets and be able to troubleshoot basic LoRa data transmission issues

Who will be the trainer?

Nikolay Milovanov – Product Manager at ThingsLog, will deliver the course. Nikolay is an engineer with over 15 years of experience in telecommunications, network monitoring solutions and software technologies.

Prior to ThingsLog, Nikolay held various engineering positions at companies such as Globul / Telenor, Deutsche Telecom, Intracom Telcom, SevOne, Comptel and Nokia. He has worked as a consultant for Deloitte and BMW. For the last 8 years, Nikolay has also been a lecturer in Network and Software Technology at New Bulgarian University.

Course schedule

We aim to start the first session in the end of April. Once we start the course will continue throught May.

For whom is it appropriate?

The course would be useful to a broad audience of people such as:

  • Water, Gas and Power utility companies engineers
  • Agriculture professionals
  • Public sector professionals
  • Facility managers
  • IT people
  • Telecom and network engineers

Last but not least, the course would also work for people with IoT as a hobby and an internal need to learn something new that is not directly related to their daily work.

What’s included

The cost of the practical training in LoRa and LoRaWAN is 650 Euro. Everyone enrolled will receive a free Dragino LoRaWAN gateway and terminal device – LoRa Data Logger LPMDL-1103 – suitable for remote monitoring of sensors, water meters, meters or gas meters.

Interested in?

Please fill our online form and book your seat.

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