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SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot and Software License


SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot is a high-performance Helium LoRaWAN gateway that allows users to join the Helium network at a minimal cost. Flexible SenseCAP Licence plans down to $0.05 per day are provided to enable users to enjoy the benefits of PoC and data transfer with minimal investment and more flexibility.



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    SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot is a high-performance Helium LoRaWAN gateway that allows users to join the Helium network at a minimal cost. Flexible SenseCAP Licence plans down to $0.05 per day are provided to enable users to enjoy the benefits of PoC and data transfer with minimal investment and more flexibility.

    SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot now has EU, US, Australia, India, Philippines standards version, and a 4G version for the EU, and US. More regions and certificates are expected. If you are looking for a Helium hotspot, SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot is a perfect choice.


    • Wide-range Coverage and Strong Signal: Up to 10km of LoRaWAN® coverage and strong signal with a 3dBi High-Performance Antenna.
    • Excellent and Stable Performance: Mature Hardware Solution with MediaTek MT7628 and Semtech SX1302/SX1303 and PoE supported.
    • Power over Ethernet Supported: No need to have an extra PoE splitter.
    • Professional Fleet Management Tools: SenseCAP Device PaaS, Dashboard, and Local Console help manage devices efficiently.
    • Secure and Reliable: Built-in ECC608 crypto chip, high-security authentication, and reliable connectivity.
    • Easy Setup in Simple Steps: Ready to go with SenseCAP Hotspot App in simple steps.
    • Efficient and Timely Online Support: Huge SenseCAP Community in Discord and timely online tech support whenever needed.
    • Multiple Frequency Bands and Certificates Available.


    SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot is a LoRaWAN® gateway designed for the Helium LongFi Network, providing miles of wireless network coverage and data transmission capacity for LoRaWAN® devices.

    As a gateway supporting the Helium LongFi network, it could help you build the local LoRaWAN® network and develop various LoRaWAN® applications at low cost while enjoying the benefits of being a part of the People's Network.

    Software License

    A valid SenseCAP Software License within the validity period is necessary for SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot.

    The License will activate the software package for the remote management and effective Beacon, witness & data transmission functionality for SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot in a period.

    On your first purchase, you will purchase a SenseCAP M2 license redeem card for the license period of your choice (click here for redeem Instructions). You could also easily renew a license through SenseCAP Dashboard SenseCAP Hotspot Dashboard after its valid period (check here for renew license instructions).

    SenseCAP offers three license plans for you to purchase on your need.

    License Plan

    License Valid Duration

    90 Days

    365 Days


    License Plan


    Down to $0.09/day


    Down to $0.05/day


    Ultimate Licence


    This License is only applied for SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot, and could not be used to activate other hotspots such as SenseCAP M2 Data Only. SenseCAP M1 has already included license when purchased. Learn more about SenseCAP License Agreement here.

    Enjoying the low-cost hardware and software license paid on need, you could easily deploy and manage the SenseCAP M2 light hotspot with minimal investment risk while enjoying the benefit of a Helium network.


    SenseCAP Software License is different from the Helium Onboarding fee. A $50 Helium onboarding fee which is imposed by Helium to onboard the hotspot onto the Helium server has been included in the SenseCAP Hotspot package.

    How to redeem license card:

    Professional Management Tools and Cloud Services

    SenseCAP Hotspot offers a hassle-free solution for setting up and managing a hotspot. Users could easily set up the hotspot In a few simple steps via SenseCAP Hotspot App. SenseCAP Hotspot Dashboard and SenseCAP Local Console are also developed for users to monitor and manage the Hotspot in an efficient and easy way.

    Multiple Frequency Bands and Certificates

    SenseCAP M2 offers different frequency band versions and corresponding certificates to meet your application requirements in various countries and regions, including but not limited to: Australia (RCM), Brazil (Anatel), Canada (ICES/IC IC), EU (CE/RoHS/REACH/WEEE/VerpackG), India (WPC), Japan (TELEC/PSE), Korea (KC), Philippines (NTC), Taiwan (BSMI/NCC), and the United States (FCC, Verizon OD).

    Additional certifications are also expected.

    Excellent and Stable Performance

    With mature hardware featuring MediaTek MT7628 and Semtech SX1302/SX1303 baseband LoRa® chip, SenseCAP M2 offers excellent and stable performance with built-in BLE and support for Wi-Fi and Ethernet internet connection.

    For users who need to power the gateway on Ethernet instead of an extra power supply cable, it supports PoE, so there's no need for an extra PoE splitter. If your router does not support the PoE function, SenseCAP Injector is also available for you.

    Wide-range Coverage and Strong Signal

    To enhance the coverage and signal strength of SenseCAP M2, it is equipped with a high-performance 3dBi antenna, which can provide wide-ranging coverage of miles on the LoRaWAN® network. Additionally, the antenna can be upgraded to a higher dBi fiberglass antenna to suit various usage scenarios and environments.

    Secured and Reliable

    For a gateway that handles great loads of data transmission, safety is never too much to be concerned about. SenseCAP M2 utilizes the ECC608 security chip to provide reliable and secure authentication, ensuring a safe and stable connection to the People's Network.

    Efficient and Timely Online Support

    SenseCAP has earned high praise from customers for its top-notch technical support. If you encounter a technical problem, you can rely on SenseCAP's efficient online tech support service to provide timely and effective assistance. With SenseCAP's exceptional customer support, you can trust that you'll receive the help you need to keep your devices and services running smoothly.

    Upgrade to Outdoor Hotspot Easily

    SenseCAP Outdoor Enclosure which fits the general hotspots in the market is also available for you to upgrade your indoor SenseCAP hotspot to an outdoor one, which enables various outdoor LoRaWAN® application scenarios to come to reality.

    Simple steps with all accessories needed to upgrade your indoor gateways to the outdoor ones, and it is also suitable for other hotspots such as SenseCAP M1, SenseCAP M2, BobCat, RAK, Helium hotspot, etc.

    More Accessories

    In addition to the outdoor enclosure, SenseCAP offers a wide range of accessories to help users achieve maximum performance for their hotspots. This includes popular items such as high-performance IoT antennas, antenna cables, mounting pads, and lightning arrestors. With these accessories, users can ensure their hotspot is optimized for reliable and efficient data transmission.

    You may also be interested in the newly released SenseCAP Series Merch, please click SenseCAP MX Merch to get the ones you love!

    More to discover with the SenseCAP MX series! Come and join the SenseCAP family now!

    The LoRa® Mark is a trademark of Semtech Corporation or its subsidiaries. LoRaWAN® is a mark used under license from the LoRa Alliance®.





    DDR2 128MB



    LoRa® Gateway Chip

    SX1302 / SX1303

    LoRa® Sensitivity

    -125dBm @125KHz/SF7

    -139dBm @125KHz/SF12

    LoRa® TX Power

    Up to 26 dBm


    LoRa®: 3dBi External Antenna with Base

    Wi-Fi: Internal Antenna

    BLE: Ceramic Antenna

    Antenna Impedance

    50 Ohm


    Support 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n


    Dual-Module, Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR and V5.2


    RJ45 (10M / 100 M)


    Supports Class A, C

    Input Voltage

    DC 12V - 2A

    PoE (IEEE 802.3 af), 40V-57V DC


    Ethernet RJ45 * 1

    RP-SMA Female Antenna Connector * 1

    Micro SD Card Slot (Future use) * 1

    USB Type-C (Console) * 1


    143.6x135x34mm (connector not included)

    150.6x135x34mm (connector included)

    Package: 340*230*65mm Approx. 950g

    Operating Temperature

    -20°C to 55°C

    Relative Humidity

    0% - 85% (non-condensing)


    Australia (RCM)

    Brazil (Anatel)

    Canada (ICES/IC IC)

    EU (CE/RoHS/REACH/WEEE/VerpackG)

    India (WPC)

    Japan (TELEC/PSE)

    Korea (KC)

    Philippines (NTC)

    Taiwan (BSMI/NCC)

    United States (FCC/Verizon OD)


    Due to local policy and regulations, China Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau are considered as restricted areas for selling and deploying the SenseCAP M2, thus any order placed with shipping destination as said areas will be considered invalid. Please note that some countries and regions may not support the Helium network, so please make sure you could use SenseCAP M2 in your region before placing the order.

    4G Specification (For SenseCAP M2 4G Version)

    EU Version

    US Version

    LTE Category

    Support non-CA Cat 4 FDD and TDD

    4G Band

    LTE-FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

    Max 150Mbps (DL), Max 50Mbps (UL)

    LTE-TDD: B38/B40/B41

    Max 130Mbps (DL), Max 30Mbps (UL)

    WCDMA: B1/B8

    GSM: 900/1800MHz

    LTE-FDD: B2/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B14/B66/B71

    Max 150Mbps (DL), Max 50Mbps (UL)

    WCDMA: B2/B4/B5

    4G Antenna

    Main Antenna:3dBi @ PCB Antenna

    DIV Antenna:7dBi @FPC Antenna

    Main Antenna:3dBi @ PCB Antenna

    DIV Antenna:4dBi @FPC Antenna

    4G Certificate

    GCF / PTCRB / Verizon OD

    Part List

    SenseCAP M2 Light Hotspot x1
    3dBi Antenna with Base x1
    Adapter (Varies by Version) x1
    User Manual x1
    Helium Onboarding Fee $50



    Is a SenseCAP License necessary for the normal function of SenseCAP M2?

    Yes. SenseCAP M2 license is necessary for the functionality of the light hotspot. If your SenseCAP M2 license has expired, your hotspot will not be able to transfer the package and update to the latest firmware. Please do make sure that you check the license period regularly.

    When the SenseCAP M2 light hotspot expires, do I need to buy the redeem card entity again?

    No, you can purchase the SenseCAP M2 Software License on SenseCAP Dashboard and apply the license to your device online.

    What is the difference between Helium Onboarding Fee and SenseCAP License?

    A Helium Onboarding fee is imposed by Helium to onboard the hotspot onto the Helium server and it has been included in the SenseCAP Hotspot package. SenseCAP Software License is required to activate the SenseCAP software and cloud services.

    If I purchase a SenseCAP M2 light hotspot license but don't apply it to the device, can I return the license and get a refund?

    No, we do not support refunds for licenses

    Why does my hotspot flash white light after onboarding to the Helium?

    Slow white light means that your SenseCAP M2 does not have a valid license. Please go to the dashboard to redeem the license you purchased with SenseCAP M2. For future renewal of the license, you could directly purchase and apply in the SenseCAP Dashboard.














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    UK DoC


    WEEE Directive





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