Tektelic Kona Macro IoT Gateway 4G | with GPS
The Kona Macro IoT 16-Channel Carrier-Grade Gateway is an ideal solution for businesses and enterprises that require a highly scalable, low-cost LoRaWAN gateway that minimizes network TCO while improving coverage and capacity. To enable rapid deployment, the gateway is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight.
With both the cellular modem and GPS antennas built in internally, the Kona Macro is aimed at networking sites that require a small form factor and low power consumption. With IP67 protection rating, it is designed for the most demanding outdoor installations. The Kona Macro can be installed in multiple locations, reducing site and deployment costs and addressing various vertical IoT applications.
Features Tektelic Kona Macro IoT Gateway:
- Channels: 16 Rx / 2 Tx (NA)
- Protection rating: IP67
- Internet connection: 3G / 4G, Ethernet
- Highly selective band-pass filter: Integrated
Key distinguishing features:
- Optimizes coverage and capacity with a cost-effective and extremely compact LoRaWAN Macro gateway.
- Quick and easy deployment enabled with custom mounting options including power pole, lamp post, tower, roof or wall mounts.
- Reduce installation costs with plug-and-play installation by using the customized factory image.
- Lower site operating costs with low power consumption and passive cooling.
- Carrier-grade design with high availability with support for in-service configuration and software updates.
- Excellent out-of-band rejection of interference from other networks such as mobile and paging.
- Fully integrated with the broad ecosystem of LoRa network servers and sensors.
Variants of the Tektelic Kona Macro IoT Gateway:
The Tektelic Kona Macro IoT Gateway is available in four variants:
- IoT Gateway, Ethernet, without GPS
- IoT Gateway, 4G, without GPS
- IoT Gateway, Ethernet and GPS
- IoT Gateway, 4G and GPS
More about LoraWAN
The LoRaWAN network architecture is implemented in a star-of-stars topology in which gateways relay messages between end devices and a central network server. The gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections and act as a transparent bridge, simply converting RF packets into IP packets and vice versa. The wireless communication takes advantage of the Long Range characteristics of the physical LoRa layer, allowing a single-hop connection between the end device and one or more gateways. All devices are capable of bidirectional communication and there is support for multicast addressing groups to efficiently use spectrum during tasks such as Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) upgrades or other mass distribution messages.