Base Station Software

Base Stations provide the wireless network access for the End Devices, relaying data to and from the Senet Network Server via IP backhaul (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3 or 4 G cellular or satellite). As part of relaying data from End Devices, Base Stations include RF meta-data about the data’s reception characteristics. The Network Server in turn leverages this information in real time to optimize the End Device.

Base Stations are deployed to meet application, geographical, and End Device density coverage requirements. Coverage depends on topology characteristics and varies among rural, suburban, and urban environments. To meet these various needs, Base Stations are available in a variety of sizes and may be deployed to provide indoor and outdoor coverage.

In order to integrate your Base Station with Senet's Network, it must be on-boarded. This process involves:

Once approval is received your Base Station's packet forwarder will communicate with Senet's network. The level of security depends on the packet forwarder implementation. Currently Senet supports the following options:

Senet Packet Forwarder

This integration option is typically used by customers requiring additional deployment flexibility and security beyond that offered by the Semtech Packet Forwarder. Senet's Packet Forwarder is firewall friendly and secure.

Senet Packet Forwarder for RAN providers

This integration option is applicable to Radio Access Network (RAN) Providers deploying Base Stations at scale. This option increases security over the standard Senet Packet forwarder, which includes restricting local user accounts and preventing remote access.

Semtech Packet Forwarder

This integration option is typically used by developers during early stage product creation. Most Base Station manufacturers have pre-installed the Semtech Packet Forwarder. Onboarding these Base Stations requires simple configuration and registration.

Note

Base Station Registration and Software Installation is only required for devices that are new to the Senet Network. If Senet provided the Base Station, no further action is necessary.

Supported Base Stations

Model Semtech Packet Forwarder Developer RAN Provider Supported Versions
Tektelic KONA Micro Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot 1.2.0
Tektelic KONA 16 Macro Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot 1.6.5, 3.1.3
Tektelic KONA 64 Mega Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot 1.4.2, 1.8.1, 3.1.3
MultiTech Conduit - mLinux Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot 3.1.x, 4.x.x
MultiTech Conduit AP - mLinux Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot 3.1.x, 4.x.x
MultiTech Conduit IP67 - mLinux Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot 3.1.x, 4.x.x
MultiTech Conduit - AEP Screenshot Screenshot 1.4.3+
MultiTech Conduit AP - AEP Screenshot Screenshot 1.4.3+
MultiTech Conduit IP67 - AEP Screenshot Screenshot 1.4.3+
Laird Sentrius Screenshot Screenshot 93.7.3.1+
Gemtek Screenshot Screenshot 3.00.04
Kerlink iFemtoCell Screenshot Screenshot 3.1.3
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS Compact Screenshot Screenshot 3.1.16
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS 64 Screenshot Screenshot 3.1.16
Kerlink Wirnet Station Screenshot Screenshot OS 2.x
Arduino Screenshot All

Note

For all other Base Stations, the Semtech Packet Forwarder can be used for your integration.