The Datacake Pygate LTE is a fully assembled Pycom Pygate with Gpy LTE module prepared for immediate use. You do not need any additional components, software or need to do any programming (unless you want to). All you need for the start-up is a free power outlet.
- Full 8-channel LoRaWAN Gateway
- Completely assembled and immediately ready for operation
- Automatic connection to the Internet via LTE CAT M1
- Including 1NCE SIM card and 500 Megabyte
- Fully compatible with the Datacake platform
Thanks to the LTE CAT M1 mode of the Pycom Gpy, a connection to the Internet is automatically established. A 1NCE SIM card is included and comes with 500 Megabyte data volume, which is sufficient for a runtime of more than one year via LTE (with about 10 - 15 LoRaWAN devices).
- Comes fully assembled and programmed
- No further work necessary
- No WLAN required
- Prepared for use with TTN
No monthly costs
There is no monthly fee for running Datacake Pygate. If the data volume is used up, another 500 megabytes can be purchased for 10€.
Scope of delivery
Fully assembled kit, consisting of:
- Pycom Pygate
- Pycom Gpy NB-IoT / LTE CAT M1 module
- Pycom Universal IP67 housing
- 1NCE Prepaid IoT SIM Card with 500 Megabyte data volume
- Indoor LoRaWAN Antenna
- LTE CAT M1 / NB-IoT antenna
- USB-C Type power supply unit
Extended by Datacake Firmware
We have developed our own firmware for the Pygate, which takes care of starting and maintaining the actual gateway firmware in the form of a "wrapper". This ensures that the gateway reboots itself in case of connection failures or other events and reconnects to the LTE network and the LoRaWAN server.
- Watchdog for monitoring the gateway
- Re-initialization on connection termination
- Bluetooth LE Communication for gateway setup and statistics (Bluetooth app will come later)
Datacake Gateway Monitoring
If the gateway is operated in a TTN network, it comes with gateway monitoring via the Datacake platform.
- SMS and e-mail notification in case of gateway failure
- For TheThingsNetwork
With 1NCE SIM card
The gateway is delivered with a SIM card from 1NCE, which comes with a worldwide prepaid tariff and 500 Megabyte data volume. This is enough for a term of a little more than one year
- 1NCE IoT SIM card
- Worldwide tariff
- 500 Megabyte data volume
- 1+ year runtime (with approx. 10 - 15 LoRaWAN sensors)
With the Pygate and LTE solution, downlinks to the sensor can be sent as Class-A and Class-C (real time).
- Downlinks to the sensor
- Class C and Class A
Runs with all LoRaWAN network servers
The Pygate can be operated with all LoRaWAN network servers that support the Semtech UDP packet forwarder principle.
LoRaWAN very simple
The Datacake Pygate is already registered on TTN as a gateway. You can still use your devices and applications.
- Unique Gateway-EUI
- Already registered on TTN
- Optional without registration
Create your LoRaWAN sensors directly on the Datacake platform without the need to create a TTN application. Datacake offers templates for many sensors and you can create your own devices.
- Create LoRaWAN devices without TTN application or programming
- Thanks to templates immediately usable
- Development of own payload decoders and downlinks on Datacake
- Standard Pycom Gpy
- Dual Core ESP32
- WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE CAT M1 / NB-IoT
- NB-IoT and LTE CAT M1 radio modem
- Prepaid SIM card from 1NCE
- 500 megabyte data volume and 10 year term
- Can be used worldwide without additional roaming charges
- Tier 1 Carrier (T-Mobile, Vodafone, etc.)
- 8 Channel LoRaWAN Gateway
- SX1308 Concentrator
- Dual SX1257 transceiver for simultaneous use of 8 parallel LoRaWAN channels
- Insensitive to RF interference signals such as industrial machinery, WLAN routers, etc.
- Supports the following LoRaWAN regions: EU868, US915, AU915, AS923, IN865
Why LTE CAT M1 and not NB-IoT
In Germany there are LTE CAT M1 and NB-IoT. The latter is a mobile radio standard, which is more suitable for battery-powered sensors that occasionally send data to the server.
However, a LoRaWAN gateway requires a continuous IP connection to a gateway server. This is made possible by the use of LTE CAT M1, as this standard is new but derived from the LTE standard.
Can I program Pygate and Pycom Gpy myself?
Of course the open implementation of the Pycom modules remains. You can program the modules yourself at any time. Just connect the Gpy to your computer and install the corresponding software from Pycom. You can find more information here:
What work is done when putting together the kit?
During the compilation of the kit we carry out the following work for you:
- 1NCE Sim card activated and installed in the Gpy
- Latest firmware for Pygate and Gpy installed
- Datacake firmware for Pygate installed
- Communication with TTN Server preinstalled
- Installation of the components in Pycom housing
- Connecting Antennas