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kbrooking

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Repeater Product
« on: September 06, 2016, 10:56:28 am »
Just a product suggestion...

 LinkLabs, a company working in the LoRa space has a repeater product that can extend the range of their GW. The benefit of a repeater is that it only requires power (i.e. solar). No internet connection needed. Imagine if mc-Things had a repeater product that could be deployed in a neighborhoods, farm fields, small communities...etc extending mc-air as far out as necessary. This would be great in remote areas where no other lpwan exists.

Anyway, just a suggestion.

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mc-John

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Re: Repeater Product
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 10:10:04 am »
Thank you for the suggestion. We are currently developing a gateway with a larger range. It has an PA/LNA and multiple antenna's. It still can connect over WiFi and wired Ethernet and has better security features. The price of the device will be similar as the current gateway.

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Re: Repeater Product
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 08:33:36 pm »
Sound great, I'll get one for sure.

I was thinking about a second gateway, as the range on the current gateway/modules doesn't cover the house, but I'll wait for the better version.

I guess 2.4GHz just can't get through too many walls (not on low power anyway). I was thinking that the 1/4 wave antenna in the gateway (OK, it's just a module) could be improved on, as space on the gateway is less of an issue than the modules. A 5/8 would work well. I may try an experiment...

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Re: Repeater Product
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 01:38:27 pm »
Thank you for the suggestion. We are currently developing a gateway with a larger range. It has an PA/LNA and multiple antenna's. It still can connect over WiFi and wired Ethernet and has better security features. The price of the device will be similar as the current gateway.

-John-

I can't wait. My property is just under a half acre, and I can't get 100% coverage right now.

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Re: Repeater Product
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 05:23:15 pm »
All firmware is finished and tested and we are going to produce them the coming weeks.