KONA MACRO IOT GATEWAY

Scalable LoRaWAN® Gateway for Outdoor Deployments

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Channels

16 RX / 2 TX (NA)

INGRESS PROTECTION

IP67

BACKHAUL

3G/4G, ETHERNET

HIGHLY SELECTIVE BANDPASS FILTERS

INTEGRATED

Operational Temperature

-40°C TO +60°C

The KONA Macro IoT Gateway is an ideal solution for operators and enterprises that require a very scalable low cost LoRaWAN® gateway that minimizes network TCO while improving coverage and capacity. In order to facilitate rapid deployment, the gateway is designed to be extremely compact and light weight. With both the cellular modem and GPS antennas embedded internally the KONA Macro is targeted at network sites that dictate a small form factor and low power consumption.

Rated IP67 it is designed for the most demanding outdoor installations. The KONA Macro can be installed in various locations reducing site and deployment costs while addressing different vertical IoT applications.

Full Spec Sheet

TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Optimize coverage and capacity with a cost-effective and extremely compact LoRaWAN® gateway.
  • Quick and easy deployment made possible with custom mounting options, including utility pole, lamp post, tower, roof or wall mounts.
  • Reduce set-up costs with plug-and-play installation utilizing the custom provisioned factory image.
  • Lower site operational costs due to low power consumptions and passive cooling.
  • High availability carrier grade design with support for in-service configuration and software updates.
  • Excellent out of band rejection of Interference from other networks such as Cellular and Paging.
  • Fully integrated with the broad eco-system of LoRaTM network servers and sensors.
  • NA915, EU868, AU915, AS923
  • ISM Bands Frequency
  • Duplex 16 Rx / 2 Tx (NA)
  • Time Duplex 16 Rx / 2 Tx (Int.)
  • Integrated Bandpass Filter
  • Integrated GPS and 3G/4G Antenna
  • Precise Network Synchronization (GPS)
  • 27 dBm Tx Power Hardended Carrier Grade Enclosure
  • Backhaul Connectivity (ETH / 3G / 4G)
  • Geolocation (optional)
  • Versatile Mounting Options
MTBF 850,000 hours
DC Power Consumption < 20 W
Operational Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Operational Humidity 10% to 100% Condensing
Ingress Protection IP67
Size 144 x 282 x 92 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Volume 3.7 L
ISM Bands (FDD) NA902-928, CN470-510
ISM Bands (TDD) EU868, AU915, AS923, JP920, CH779
Tx Power 27 dBm
Rx Sensitivity -142 dBm (SF12, 293 bits/sec)
Rx Noise Figure 3.5 dB
Rx Linearity -10 dBm
Rx Dynamic Range 70 dB Analog, 100+ dB Digital
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What is a Carrier Grade Design?

Carrier grade design refers to a system, hardware or software component that is extremely reliable, well tested and proven in its capabilities. Carrier grade systems are tested and engineered to meet or exceed “five nines” high availability standards, and provide very fast fault recovery through redundancy (normally less than 50 milliseconds).

The initial Carrier Grade requirements were focused on public wired and later wireless telecom infrastructures. Later the same Carrier Grade requirements were adopted to the critical infrastructures such as VoIP and the Internet at large.

The classic telecom Carrier Grade specifications focus on:

  • Network Availability (so called 5 9s or 6 9s)
  • Performance (best Key Performance Indicators for type of product)
  • Security (product and network)
  • Maintenance (operation and evolution).

For any product to meet Carrier Grade requirements there are many relative standards and product specifications they have to meet depending on the network and deployment. However, there are 12 key areas that any Carrier Grade product must address. The developers and operators should also understand the Carrier Grade LoRaWAN Gateway design implementation, specifications and their importance.

What is Frequency Division Duplex?

Frequency division duplex (FDD) is a communication technique where the connected parties can communicate with each other in both directions through use of separate frequency bands for transmitting and receiving.

This term is used in ham radio operations frequently, where operators contact a repeater station. The station in this situation sends and receives transmissions at the same time by altering the frequencies at which signals are transmitted and received.

The KONA Macro Gateway is differentiated by its high capacity and long-range RF coverage, Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), Rx frequency diversity and multiple concurrent Tx channels, built-in highly selective and configurable bandpass filters to reject and reduce out of band interference, multiple backhaul options, geolocation, GPS Hold Over, maintenance free long lifecycle and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

What mounting options does it have?

In order to facilitate rapid deployment, the gateway is designed to be extremely compact and light weight. Rated IP67 it is designed for the most demanding outdoor installations. The KONA Macro can be installed in various locations reducing site and deployment costs while addressing different vertical IoT applications. Quick and easy deployment made possible with custom mounting options, including utility pole, lamp post, tower, roof or wall mounts.

How do I update the software (BSP) on my gateway?

The software on your gateway can be easily updated using the Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) features of the Kona Network Server or OAM Server.

What is an Ingress Protection rating (IP rating)?

An Ingress Protection Rating, or IP rating, is a standardized test for equipment against ingress of objects, dust, and water. Although it is necessary to limit entry of dust and water into equipment in an outdoor environment, this is far from sufficient.

IEC 60950-22 details the product design, evaluation, and test requirements necessary to ensure safe and reliable equipment when deployed outdoors and it is mandatory for equipment marketed for deployment outdoors.