Last week, The Things Stack Conference brought together over 1000 IoT experts for a day of hands-on workshops and community gatherings around the next-generation LoRaWAN® network server. If you didn’t have the chance to join the event, watch the sessions on our YouTube channel.
Whether you are using The Things Stack Open Source, the Community Edition (a.k.a The Things Network) or the commercial deployments, here are the key takeaways from the event that will speed up your LoRaWAN development.
Packet Broker - how to peer with 40k gateways worldwide
Packet Broker is a network agnostic, global LoRaWAN traffic exchange platform. This way, LoRaWAN networks can forward and receive messages from third-party networks. Among the many advantages, the solution enables greater coverage, better network capacity, longer battery life and increased resilience against gateway failure.
Packet Broker is enabled by default on The Things Stack, allowing traffic exchange between The Things network and The Things Stack private networks but also other companies' networks. In addition, the platform has recently started routing data from The Things Network V2 to the new version, The Things Stack Community Edition.
Migrating devices from The Things Network V2 to The Things Stack
The Things Stack is not just an upgrade, but a whole new software stack built from the ground up, offering new features, integrations, scaling tools, and an improved user experience.
The Things Network V2 will close on December 31, 2021, so make sure to migrate your devices and gateways to The Things Stack shortly.
Discover The Things Stack features and get a step-by-step guide to migrate your devices:
Getting started with LoRa Basics™ Station
LoRa Basics™ Station is Semtech's open-source Packet Forwarder. The platform enables remote configuration and monitoring of gateways which simplifies the management of large-scale LoRaWAN deployments.
Watch LoRa Basics™ Station’s presentation to explore the solution and get started.
The LoRa Basics™ station has become the preferred way to connect gateways to The Things Stack. Check out some of the use cases presented at the conference:
- Connect your Laird RG1xx gateway to The Things Stack using LoRa Basics Station
- Effortless Geolocation using LoRa Basics™ Modem-E with TTN’s Integration of LoRa Cloud™
A beginner guide to LoRaWAN® Multicast and FUOTA using The Things Stack
The Things Stack provides firmware update over the air (called FUOTA) and Multicast allowing security updates, new features and device optimizations to be deployed remotely. This solution simplifies large-scale LoRaWAN deployments.