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Nexus 8 LoRaWAN 8 Channel Gateway

The NEXUS 8 range of LoRaWAN™ gateways combine a high-performance LoRaWAN™ radio with multiple back-haul technologies, simplifying deployment of Internet of Things networks in urban and rural areas.

Features

  • 8-channel LoRaWAN™ Gateway
  • RSSI geo-location capable
  • Packet forwarders for major networks
  • LoRa®/FSK ISM band low-power long-range radio
  • RX: 8 x 125kHz LoRa®, 1 x 500kHz LoRa®, 1 x FSK
  • TX: 1 x LoRa®/FSK (half-duplex)
  • RX Sensitivity –137 dBm
  • Maximum TX power 20 dBm EIRP
  • GNSS Concurrent multi-constellation GNSS (3)
  • GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou support
  • GPS time synchronisation–167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • CAN Dual CAN ports with dedicated ground and power access

The 8-channel low-power long-range LoRa® ISM-band radio is suitable for coordinating thousands of IoT devices within a radius of up to 25 km. Multiple gateways can be effectively co-located to create gateway installations of 16 or more channels. Rural or difficult urban deployment is straight-forward using solar and LTE, and can provide Internet connectivity to other devices via Ethernet. The built-in multi-constellation GNSS can accurately locate the gateway and assists with gateway time synchronisation and radio transmit frequency calibration. The Embedded Linux operating system which powers the gateway is fully open to the user, enabling custom configuration and application installation. Out-of-the-box support for multiple major LoRaWAN™ networks makes setup a breeze, and secure cryptographic storage means nobody can infiltrate your network—even if they gain physical control. The LoRa® radio is fully configurable and supports the creation of custom LoRa® and FSK protocols or running a local closed-loop LoRaWAN™ server without Internet connectivity required.

System
OS Definium Linux 4.x Kernel (Arch Linux derivative)
Software pre-installed for managing all features
Hardware 1 GHz ARM A8 with 512 MB RAM
16 GB MicroSD storage (OS installed on card)
Display HDMI with up to 2048 x 2048 resolution
3G/4G Up to 10 Mbps down / 5 Mbps up
4G/LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B28 (i.e. Telstra Australia)
3G/WCDMA B1/B5 (i.e. Vodafone Australia Only, with no Telstra Support Available)
2G/EDGE (Legacy) Bands: No compatibility
Enclosure
Material Powder-coated Aluminium
Dimensions 183 x 138 x 35 mm, 300 g
Environmental Protection IP66+
Operating Temperature –20°C to 60°C
Electrical Specifications
Power supply 12V nominal, range 10V to 24V DC
Power-over-Ethernet 44V to 57V
Consumption 5W average, 7W peak
Security
Secure cryptographic storage of keys and certificates
Hardware random number generator
Certifications and approvals
AS/NZS 60950.1:2011, AS/NZS 4268:2012, IEC 60950–1, CENELEC EN 60950–1, 47 CFR 15.247, 47 CFR 15.207, 47 CFR 15.247, 47 CFR 15.215, IDA TS SRD
RoHS compliant (lead-free)