We are thrilled to announce SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors can now work on the Helium Network, making it more convenient for users all across the world to use LoRaWAN devices in monitoring and gathering data for various applications.
A comparison between previous and new LongFi Architectures from Helium and Semtech Announce the Largest LoRaWAN Network in the US
The previous LongFi architecture was made of two parts: the self-innovated LongFi Wireless Protocol and the Helium Blockchain. The new architecture design replaces the LongFi Wireless Protocol with LoRaWAN Wireless Protocol, which is widely adopted by IoT developers and companies. Meanwhile, the Helium Blockchain technology acts as a ‘cryptographic notary’, ensuring that the data is immutable, inspectable, and censor-resistant.
LongFi architecture from Introduction of LongFi
Recently, Travis Teague, Developer Growth Lead at Helium wrote a step-by-step article about configuring SenseCAP sensors to join the Helium Network. If you already have a Helium gateway or there is Helium network coverage in your area, you should definitely check it out. Here is the link to Travis’ article. It provides instructions for you to connect your SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors to Helium Network in a few steps.
Reprogramming SenseCAP sensor, from Seeed SenseCAP
It is such an honour to be able to help more users by successfully supporting the compatibility between our reliable partner LoRaWAN and Helium, the People’s Network!
Helium Network was co-founded by Shawn Fanning and Amir Hallem in 2013 with the vision of building the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network. It provides long-range, low-power, bi-directional communication for LoRaWAN devices. Its innovation Helium Blockchain is designed to support a more efficient and secure application network, while rewarding anyone who acts as a network operator, hence Helium is also known as The People’s Network.
Seeed has been serving the global developer community since 2008, by providing open technology and agile manufacturing services, with the mission to make hardware more accessible and lower the threshold for hardware innovation. With Shenzhen’s vast resources, and trusted technology and distribution partners around the world, Seeed strives to be the most integrated platform for creating hardware solutions for IoT, edge AI applications. By integrating the latest technology resources, Seeed offers the next generation open hardware and help emerging applications scale.
SenseCAP is the first launch of Seeed industrial IoT device series which focuses on wireless environmental sensing applications. It mainly contributes to smart farming, smart industry, and smart city construction. As a device supporting LoRaWAN wireless protocol, it guarantees the outstanding performance of high-efficiency and is able to transmit collected data in long-distance with low energy consumption.