The aspect of large scale deployment & remote management of LPWAN nodes attracted my attention from the earliest beginning. Soon after looking to the constraints of LPWAN in general, I realized that low power out of band management would be the best route to take. So I took some concepts from the classical IT like Wake on LAN, Software Control & Distribution solutions like Puppet and the WLAN power of the Espressif ESP32 chipset. That all mixed together has led to the idea of time triggered WLAN assisted LoRa Node device management. In rural areas a drone will be the mobile update proxy. In city and sensor dense areas, both a car or bike equiped with an update proxy and public Wifi hotspots like Fon will be in place.
Any can do specialist interested who like to jonitly develop a prototype of this concept?
Core technology of the solution would be the Lopy from Pycom (to be released in 2 months), Sodaq ONE, OpenWRT for the out of band management SBC (might become the Onion Omega2 - to be released in 4 months) and possibly some Python, YAML and Arduino Sketch skills.