Orange presents the LoRa® Explorer Kit

The LoRa® Explorer Kit is a development board powered by Microchip that allows easy and quick prototyping of IoT objects and services using LoRa® technology. This very compact starter kit consists of an Arduino-based platform supporting LoRa® module, Bluetooth module, PCB antenna, rechargeable coin battery and temperature sensor. It is pre-configured to access to the Orange LoRa® network in France. The starter kit also includes access to the Orange data and device management platform – Live Objects (page in French) – where data is collected and available via APIs.

The kit uses an Arduino library, called OrangeForRN2483, for LoRa® communication with the Microchip RN2483 LoRaWAN module. Its code is released under the Apache-2.0 license and can be downloaded from the dedicated repository at Orange-Opensource GitHub. The Arduino technology was chosen because it is Open Source, easily accessible, very popular and already an industry standard.

Different use cases are available depending on your needs. You can find a complete documentation on this library and its functions in the repository. Wonder how to use it? Head to the examples list.