How to set up LoRaWAN ball valve project?

How to set up LoRaWAN ball valve project?

How to set up LoRaWAN ball valve project?
How to set up a LoRaWAN electric motorized ball valve project?

FH-L Series Lorawan/Lora Wireless Control Motorized Ball Valve - An All-In-One Battery Operated Valve Is Designed To Be Controlled On A Network Server Platform With LoRaWAN Communication. From the platform, the Open/Close Instruction Could Be Sent to The Valve through gateway, then The Valve Will Excute The Instruction On A Set Frequecncy, such As Every 24 Hours. And The Ball Valve Sends Back Data (Valve Status Or Operation History Etc.) To Platform On the same Frequecncy also Through the Gateway. 

Controlling ball valve by LoRaWAN Technology enables Centralized Water Management From A Platform, Suitable For Automatic Remote Fluid Control For A Variety Of Scenarios, Such As Condominium Water Management System, Smart Water Measuring System, Municipality Water Supply System, Irrigation System Etc.

Below is some general information about how to set up a LoRaWAN ball valve project.

Preparing for the LoRaWAN Project

To embark on a LoRaWAN ball valve project, you will require a LoRaWAN gateway, a LoRaWAN ball valve, and software for managing the network and processing data.

LoRaWAN ball valve: It sends out data (status of the ball valve and its operation history etc.) to gateway and executing operations (normally open/close) based on received instructions from gateway. It communicates with the gateway using the LoRaWAN protocol.

Gateway: The gateway is a crucial component that bridges communication between end-devices and the network server. It receives and sends data packets to and from end-devices, LoRaWAN ball valve in this case.

Software and Tools: You will need software for managing the LoRaWAN network and processing the collected data and sending out instructions to ball valve through gateway. 

Setting Up the Environment

Set up the environment by starting configuring the LoRaWAN gateway according to the manufacturer's instructions. This may involve setting up the network connection, specifying the frequency band, and ensuring that the gateway is connected to the network server.

There are also many different network service platforms to choose from, such as The Things Network, Tencent Cloud IoT Platform, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, etc.

The Things Network is a very well-known network server provider in the LoRaWAN industry, especially for developers. They operate a good developer community that attracts many developers to use their platform to build their own private network servers.

ChirpStack is an open-source network server that provides rich application APIs. It can be deployed on a user's own server and used for commercial purposes.

Registering and activating terminal devices:

Registering LoRaWAN ball valve on the network server involves specifying the device's unique identifier (DevEUI) and security key. The network server uses this information to authenticate and encrypt communication with the valve.

Setting up the application server:

Ensure that the application server is configured to receive and process data from terminal devices. This involves specifying data formats and setting up any required integrations with other systems.

Data can be integrated into existing data management systems or IoT platforms such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Thingspeak. These IoT platforms allow you to aggregate, visualize, and analyze real-time data streams in the cloud, making it more convenient to observe data and control devices on both PCs and smartphones.

Test application:

Conduct a controlled-environment test of the terminal device application to ensure it runs as expected. Verify that data has been transmitted to the gateway and received by the application server.

Deploy the application:

After successful testing, deploy the terminal device application to the target location. Monitor the system and ensure proper transmission and processing of data.