You need a LoRa gateway that supports LoRaWAN yo be sure that your BEEP base can connect to the LoRa network.

The current BEEP base can only use LoRa in Europe. In Europe we use the 868 Mhz bandwidth which is freely licensed and can therefore be freely used. In other countries, information is transmitted over other bandwidths. So, the two conditions for a LoRa gateway are: 

  1. LoRaWAN coverage
  2. 868 Mhz for Europe

When you choose a LoRa gateway it is good to consider the following points:

  • What kind of internet connection is available?

    • Wired

    • WiFi

    • 3/4G

  • What kind of power supply do I have?    

    • 220v

    • Solar

    • Battery

  • Where will I place the gateway?

    • Inside

    • Outside

      • the gateway needs to be suitable for outside use (IP44)

  • What range do I need to cover?

    • Inside gateways have smaller coverage than outside gateways.

TTN published a list with available gateways that work on the TTN network. Out of that list we made a shortlist for you to compare. These are not the only options and they are not ranged from best to worst, since it depends on your situation which is the most suitable option. For the whole list, click here

Would you like to add a gateway to the list, please let us know

Gateways compatible with BEEP base

Name

Suitable for outside use

Connection

More information

Ready to use

Compatible with BEEP base

Price

The Things Indoor Gateway

No

Wifi

Link

Yes

Yes

€ 86,52

The Things Outdoor Gateway

Yes 

4G, POE

Link

Yes

Yes

€ 519,77

The Things Gateway

Yes, with external antenna

4G*,UTP, Wifi

Link

Yes

Yes

€ 354,89

RAK2245 Pi Hat

No, possible after alterations

4G*,UTP, Wifi **

Link

No**

Yes

€ 120,-

Dragino LG308 LoRaWAN Gateway

No

4G*,UTP, Wifi

Link

Yes

Yes

€ 159,95

LPS8 Indoor LoRaWAN Gateway

No

UTP, Wifi

Link

Yes

Yes

€ 98,-

Mikrotik wAP LoRa8


Yes, outdoor weatherproof wireless access pointWifi, POE
Link

Yes

Yes

€ 152,-


Dragino DLOS8

Yes
4G***, Wifi, LAN
Link
Yes
Yes
 € 362,94



*    need external 4G dongle

**   need extra hardware to use this device

*** Option


Gateways NOT compatible with BEEP base

Name

Suitable for outside use

Connection

More information

Ready to use

Compatible with BEEP base

Price

Dragino LG01-P/LG01-S/OLG01

No

4G*,UTP, Wifi

Link

Yes

No


Dragino Outdoor Dual Channel LoRa gateway

Yes

UTP, Wifi

Link

Yes

No


*    need external 4G dongle