I am new to this community. After reading some of the posts in this forum, I still would love to ask for guidance with regard to the following usw case:
I want to set up about 10 LoRaWAN 8-channel gateways at farms of friends of mine. The purpose will be to track the current temperature, humidity and air pressure at each station - just for the sake of it. Me and some of my friends would just like to do something with LoRa and this shall be our first step to get known to this technology.
Apart from integrating the sensors - which seems to be easy to us - we do not know, which gateways would be the best to use. We’d love to install them for a longer period of time and not throw them away in about a year - they should last some time.
Outdoor usage is not mandatory. We’d be able to put indoor gateways into waterproof housings, if neccessary. Ethernet is a must, GSM would be nice.
As we want to take care for the sensors and not the network, we would want gateways, that just run once they’re set up. We do not want to fidlle about LoRa.
Budget should be up to 200 EUR / gateway, rather cheaper. Self-made hardware based on Ardiuno or Raspebrry is no option to us.
Long post, short question: which 8-channel gateways would you suggest or recommend for a rather long-lasting outdoor installation, that works out of the box running robust firmware?
Thanks a whole lot for any suggestion!