thanks borroz , any personal favorites?
well … if money is not an issue… this one ?
how about rpi 3 + ic880a board with outdoor casing, is that reliable enough ?
In case anyone is looking for a price tag:
@BoRRoZ whats your thought on rpi 3 + ic880a in an ip 67 outdoor enclosure with POE splitter ?
yes… a DIY build gateway could work too, why not … but that was not the question from the topic starter
- this more 'affordable one seems to work fine too
no hard feelings towards self-built gateways just looking for an off-the-shelf solution…
can DIY gateways be modified enough to be used as commercial gateways in production ?
you mean… have them certified ?
yes, certifying the rpi based gateways.
I guess yes… but it will not be a cheap procedure
I have got the LorixOne on my roof. Works like a charm and is easy to install to a pole with some tyraps.
I have the LorixOne also. Has been working flawlessly for 3 months now.
Why not the Lorank8 Plus version? We have a few of them already operational for a few years without problems.
the simple antenna is a good choice and the peli case housing provides sufficient protection.
What about putting an indoor commercial router in an outdoor enclosure?
I’ve done five like this: New gateway from Laird: Sentrius RG1XX
I have a LorixOne as well. I think by the time you’d made a DIY gateway with decent IP67 casing, antenna etc… you’ll probably not be far off the price of the LorixOne anyway.
I do also have a DIY gateway which runs off PoE, it’s not outdoor rated though:
I highly recommend the ones from Tektelic. They are telecom-grade and reliable. If you’re in North America it’s easier to get a hold of too.
Can’t go wrong with the Kerlink Wirnet: solid outdoor station, probably the most used gateway deployed by public networks globally. very easy to set up.
Rough certification costs:
LoRa Alliance: 4K USD
CE/RED: 8K USD
Assuming the setup will pass without problems (which is in most cases not the case).
Sorry to discourage you. On the other hand, it’s good that there are regulations.