This section contains everything you need to know to get you up and running on The Things Stack.
What is The Things Stack
First off, it’s a good idea to understand what The Things Stack is. Learn that, and lots more acronyms in the What is The Things Stack section.
In case you skipped the previous section, here is a quick summary: The Things Stack is a network server which implements the LoRaWAN protocol. To learn more about LoRaWAN, check out the Learn section of The Things Network, or read up at the LoRa Alliance.
Here is a video of Johan Stokking, the tech lead of The Things Industries and one of the core developers of The Things Stack, explaining LoRaWAN:
Note:Some common use cases are explained in the video above, but there are certain limitations that make LoRaWAN not suitable for every use-case. Read about LoRaWAN limitations in The Things Network LoRaWAN documentation.
Start Using The Things Stack
To purchase a professional plan for The Things Stack, see Pricing.
Build LoRaWAN Solutions
Once you have access to The Things Stack, it’s time to start connecting devices. See the Adding Devices section for instructions, or watch the video below for a complete introduction.
If you’re using The Things Stack Community in an urban area, you may already have gateway coverage thanks to other members of the public The Things Network community. See The Things Network Coverage Map to find out.
If you’re not covered, or you want to add gateways to extend the coverage of your network, see the Adding Gateways section.
Once you’ve added a device and it’s connected to a gateway and to The Things Stack, see the Integrations section to learn how to connect other services to act on device data.
When you’re ready to start running your LoRaWAN solution commercially, get in touch with us at The Things Industries for an affordable, scalable, deployment which is SLA backed.
Learn and Get Certified
The Things Network certification program allows you to officially certify your LoRaWAN knowledge and skills.
Check all available certifications on The Things Certification site.
A lot of academic research around LoRaWAN is being conducted nowadays. Read some LoRaWAN-related academic papers and publications.