The security and scalabillity of the LoRaWAN technology is there because of the network server. That is where the magic happens. We offer a carrier grade LoRaWAN backend allowing you to connect thousands of gateways and millions of devices.
Our network server allows the encryption to run from the sensor to the application without any third party having access to your keys, which we call end-to-end secured. We make this happen by allowing you to run the network server or components of it (like the Join Server) on-premises or in your private cloud. Our SaaS offering is equally safe through the use of certified servers. On top of this, The Things Industries offers a complete trusted chain with its partner Microchip, which includes secure, factory-commissioned LoRawAN root keys and an external key management solution.
As the APIs of our network server can be exposed, deep integration is supported. When building network operator services, this allows for easy integration with existing billing or user management systems for instance. The platform allows easy integration for device and data management. Interface definitions are available to easily include device provisioning into a end user application, hiding the technical console for the end user. Standard data integration with existing platforms like AWS IoT, Azure IoT, Bluemix are available.
Our services allow you to scale horizontally and vertically as the data stream from and to your devices increases and the server load increases. Multi-region deployments allow you to have a single interface whilst running the services distributed, so you keep latencies as low as possible. The services are efficient in processing and low-memory, optimised to reduce hosting costs. Enabling all kinds of configurations. Our most known showcase of a multi-region setup is the public The Things Network, featuring close to 10 000 gateways and processing over 10M packets daily.
The Things Industries offers a number of features, targeting enterprise requirements.
End-to-end encrypted bidirectional routing of packets.
Manage devices in a web interface.
Per user login and assign users to applications.
Use an existing powerful set of integrations like webhooks.
Store data in a time-series database for fallback and analysis.
All services are monitored automatically.
When there’s an outage, users are notified by e-mail or text message.
Manage specific rights of users to applications and gateways.
When the load increases, the services scale up automatically.
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Yes end-to-end encryption is default in LoRaWAN. We also allow you to have the network routing hosted outside of your domain leaving the LoRaWAN decoding and decryption inside your domain.
Yes, you can run the entire stack on a small computer, supporting gateways on premises without connecting them to the internet.
Yes, this is exactly what our services allow you to do. You can run it in your own private cloud on AWS, Azure or GCP. You may also deploy it as a VMWare/OpenStack or Docker image, or a binary.
Yes, we invested heavily in hooks and integrations with existing platforms so we can focus on our strength, providing the last mile. Platforms like AWS IoT, Azure IoT, Cayenne and many more are supported out of the box.
Next to MQTT, we offer HTTP integration to make sure your messages are queued and sent when a connection becomes available.
All LoRaWAN gateways with either SX1301 and SX1308 chips including both V1 and V2 reference design. We provide special software to setup a secure connection between the gateway and the network server.
All LoRaWAN nodes that comply to the specifications are supported by us.
Yes, you can opt in to collaborate with the community but only if you also contribute to The Things Network.
We intend to make it possible to securely exchange data by federating the public network (The Things Network) and your private network. However this feature is not supported yet.
Yes, the Network Server is build out of several services that all have APIs. Connecting your existing system is very easy.
Our Network Server allows you to manage the security keys in your own domain, offering true end to end security. The data is encrypted on the device, and only decrypted on your servers, without any party in between managing your keys.
We charge recurring license fees in the shape of a fee per node per month. We do NOT charge per downlink or uplink message. The more nodes you connect, the lower the price per node. Optionally, you pay for support tickets and hosting fees. We also charge an initial setup fee for installing and configuring the network server.
We support Semtech's reference protocol (GWMP messages over UDP), but we additionally support other, more secure protocols, such as protobuf over MQTT (with TLS) or protobuf over gRPC (with TLS). From the GWMP specification: The protocol authenticates neither the gateway nor the server. Neither participant retransmits unacknowledged messages. For most of our customers, this is not acceptable, which is why we support these other protocols.
We run an instance of the network server for you, in our private cloud.More information
The network server is hosted on your premises or in your cloud, and managed by us.More information
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