Chirpstack for LoRaWAN
The ChirpStack open-source LoRaWAN Network Server stack provides open-source components for LoRaWAN networks. Together they form a ready-to-use solution including an user-friendly web-interface for device management and APIs for integration. The modular architecture makes it possible to integrate within existing infrastructures. All components are licensed under the MIT license and can be used for commercial purposes.
I have a client wanting this, and I get the interest, this LoRaWAN stuff looks pretty cool.
Anyone want to DM me an estimate on cost to package this stack?
For those that don't know, LoRaWAN is an IoT networking technology. The main features are:
- The sensors or things are generally very low power, with battery-lives of 10+ years.
- The data bandwidth is very low, often a few bytes a second.
- The connection range can be very high, 10+ kilometres.
- The sensors or things can go in places where there's no wiring, power or wifi, and they can relay messages for almost unlimited distance coverage.
- Car park sensors - is there something in this space?
- Sonic sensors - how much fluid is in this tank?
- Current sensors - how much power is this thing using?
- Location sensors - where's my thing?
- Movement sensors - is my thing being hit?
- Weight sensors - how full is my thing?
The common use case would be to hook up to something like Prometheus or Influx time-series databases for recording measurements over time, then Grafana for charting time-series data, and NodeRED for reacting to measurements as required, perhaps with alerts or responses.
As you can see, we have 2 of the 4 components (Prometheus & Grafana) to make Cloudron a rapid IoT development platform stack.
I can think of many use-cases, the easier this is made, the more things people can come up with?
- It's Thursday, did I put the bins/trash out?
- Did I leave the oven/lights on?
- Where's my kid?
Then for businesses:
- How many people walked through my doors?
- What's being used?
- What needs replacing?
Hopefully that helps explain, and Chirpstack does seem to be the de-facto in this areas, as much as Prometheus, Grafana and NodeRED seem to be the de-facto apps in their areas.
Plus, this is another reason why Cloudron on Raspberry Pii etc is good, as it can give another use-case for off-grid servers that only have a need within a building or property but no need for the outside world to access.
Work in progress on packaging this by a very kind and capable colleague.
Let me know anyone with experience or wishing to collaborate on testing this when ready.
@doodlemania2 noticing your related apps with InfluxDB and Chonograf, you interested in Chirpstack?
marcusquinn last edited by marcusquinn
@vladimir-d What's your id on gitlab?
@vladimir-d please try now