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, Gateways 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, Gateways are available in a variety of sizes and may be deployed to provide indoor and outdoor coverage.

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

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

Senet Packet Forwarder

Semtech Packet Forwarder

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

Semtech LoRa Basics Station

This integration option is typically used by developers during early stage product creation. Onboarding these Gateways 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 Gateway, no further action is necessary.

Senet Packet Forwarder Supported Gateways

Model Type Supported OS Versions Regions
Tektelic KONA Micro 8-Channel Indoor 3.0.2, 3.2.11 US915, EU868, IN865
Tektelic KONA Micro Enterprise 8-Channel Outdoor 1.1.0 US915
Tektelic KONA Macro 16-Channel Outdoor 3.3.0, 4.0.3 US915, EU868, AS923, AU915
Tektelic KONA Mega 64-Channel Outdoor 3.3.0, 4.0.3 US915
MultiTech Conduit - mLinux 8-Channel Indoor 4.x.x, 5.x.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit AP - mLinux 8-Channel Indoor 4.x.x, 5.x.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit IP67 - mLinux 8-Channel Outdoor 4.x.x, 5.x.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit IP67 16 - mLinux 16-Channel Outdoor 4.x.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit - mPower 8-Channel Indoor 5.0.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit AP - mPower 8-Channel Indoor 5.0.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit IP67 - mPower 8-Channel Outdoor 5.0.x US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
Laird Sentrius 8-Channel Indoor 93.7.3.1+ US915, EU868, AS923
Adtran Micro 8-Channel Indoor US915
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS Compact 16-Channel Outdoor 3.1.16 US915
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS 64 64-Channel Outdoor 3.1.16 US915
Kerlink Wirnet iStation 8-Channel Outdoor 4.3.3 US915, IN865
Kerlink Wirnet Station 8-Channel Outdoor 2.x US915, IN865

Semtech Basics Station – Senet Verified Gateways

Senet seamlessly supports standard Basics Station integrations and will work with most Basics Stations equipped gateways even if it is not listed here.

Model Type Regions
Cisco Wireless Gateway 16-Channel Outdoor US915
RAK Wireless 8-Channel Indoor US915, AU915, AS923

Semtech Packet Forwarder – Senet Verified Gateways

Senet works with virtually all Semtech Packet Forwarder gateways even if it is not listed here

Model Type Regions
Tektelic KONA Micro 8-Channel Indoor US915, EU868, IN865
Tektelic KONA Macro 16-Channel Outdoor US915, EU868, AS923, AU915
Tektelic KONA Mega 64-Channel Outdoor US915
MultiTech Conduit - mLinux 8-Channel Indoor US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit AP - mLinux 8-Channel Indoor US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit IP67 - mLinux 8-Channel Outdoor US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit - mPower 8-Channel Indoor US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit AP - mPower 8-Channel Indoor US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
MultiTech Conduit IP67 - mPower 8-Channel Outdoor US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923
Laird Sentrius 8-Channel Indoor US915, EU868, AS923
Adtran Micro 8-Channel Indoor US915
RAK Wireless 8-Channel Indoor US915, AU915, AS923
Cisco Wireless Gateway 16-Channel Outdoor US915
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS Compact 16-Channel Outdoor US915
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS 64 64-Channel Outdoor US915
Kerlink Wirnet iStation 8-Channel Outdoor US915, IN865
Kerlink Wirnet Station 8-Channel Outdoor US915, IN865

Gateway Communication Ports

Below is a table of ports used by the Base Station to communicate with the Senet Network. The included domain and port information can be used for whitelisting these communications on a network.

Port Protocol Direction Usage
443 HTTPS Outbound LoRa messages
8443 HTTPS Outbound LoRa messages
22 SSH Outbound Remote management
HTTPS Outbound Network administration
80 HTTPS Outbound Firmware upgrades
123 NTP Outbound Time synchronization
53 DNS Outbound Domain resolution