Base Station Management

The Base Station Tab allows a user to manage the Base Stations connected to the network. Through this management view the user has the ability to view statuses, details, and edit Base Station settings.

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The default table shows a list of Base Stations configured for use on the network that have an Admin Status of In Service. To see all the Base Stations configured for the network, change the Admin Status on the top right of the table to All

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The first column of this table shows the connection status of the Base Station with a red or green dot. When there is an issue the mouse can be hovered over this dot to display more information on the connection status.

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The Severity filter for the table can be used to selectively display conditions affecting Base Station status. These filter conditions are Base Stations with no issues, open alerts, open cases or connection issues.

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For a quick overview of a Base Station hover over the EUI and click the Screenshot icon to the right. This will then display a quick pop up of important information about the Base Station.

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Base Station Details

For an in depth look at Base Station click on the Base Station EUI for the Base Station Details page.

Adding a Base Station

To add a new Base Station to the network click the Screenshot button at the top of the table and fill in the required information.

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Bulk Provisioning Base Stations

Multiple Base Stations can be provisioned by uploading a CSV file from the Base Station table. The file contains all the information needed to provision a site that is not currently deployed. Once the file is uploaded, the request is processed and the status of the request is returned to the user.

Note

Bulk operations are limited to one concurrent request per customer.

Click on the Screenshot button to open the menu. Select Bulk Provision from the dropdown menu.

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This opens the Bulk Base Station Provisioning Dialog.

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CSV File Format

Column Description Required Default Value Allowed Values
eui The IEEE EUI-64 identifier for the LoRa base station. Yes A valid hexadecimal string
model The base station model ID (See table below) Yes A valid base station model
serialNum The base station serial number whose format matches the format supported by the given model Yes A valid base station serial number that matches the base station model serial number format.
classification The classification ID of the base station (See table below) Yes A valid base station classification
ismBandName An ISM band name that you wish the base station to use (See table below) Yes A valid ISM band name
tags Base station tags you wish to apply No A comma separated list of tags
channelConfig Radio Channel Bank ID(s) to be used No 0 A valid decimal string

Base Station Models

Model Model ID Serial Number Format Example Serial Number
Arduino Yun/Tian ARDUINO_YUN 0XXXXXXXXXXXXX 0X01234567890A
Kerlink iFemtoCell KERLINK_PICO XXXXXXXXX F0F0F0F0F
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS 8 KERLINK_IBTS_8 ATFXXXXXX ATFF0F0F0
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS 64 KERLINK_IBTS_64 ATFXXXXXX ATFF0F0F0
Kerlink Wirnet iBTS Compact KERLINK_IBTS_16 ATFXXXXXX ATFF0F0F0
Kerlink Wirnet Station KERLINK_IOTS 0XXXXXXXX 0X0F0F0F0
Laird Sentrius LAIRD_SENTRIUS 0XXXXXXXXXXXXX 0X0123456789AB
MultiTech Conduit MULTITECH_CONDUIT XXXXXXXX F0F0F0F0
MultiTech Conduit 16 IP67 MULTITECH_CONDUIT_16_IP67 XXXXXXXX F0F0F0F0
MultiTech Conduit AP MULTITECH_CONDUIT_AP XXXXXXXX F0F0F0F0
MultiTech Conduit IP67 MULTITECH_CONDUIT_IP67 XXXXXXXX F0F0F0F0
Semtech Packet Forwarder SEMTECH_PKT_FORWARDER XXXXXXXXXXXXX... 1234567890ABCDEF
Tektelic KONA 8 TEKTELIC_KONA_8 TXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXX T0123456_7890ABCDE
Tektelic KONA 16 Macro TEKTELIC_KONA_16 TXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXX T0123456_7890ABCDE
Tektelic KONA 64 Mega TEKTELIC_KONA_64 TXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXX T0123456_7890ABCDE
Tektelic KONA Micro Indoor TEKTELIC_KONA_MICRO_INDOOR TXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXXX T0123456_7890ABCDE

Base Station Classification

Classification Classification ID Description
Community COMMUNITY This classification identifies base stations that are used by the community. This is typically given to base stations used by developers.
Consumer CONSUMER This classification identifies consumer grade base stations (i.e. MultiTech Conduit).
Enterprise ENTERPRISE This classification identifies enterprise grade base stations.
Service Provider SERVICE_PROVIDER This classification identifies service provider grade base stations.

ISM Band Names

Use the ID as the ISM band name in the Bulk Provisioning CSV

ISM Band ISM Band ID Valid Channel Bank ID's
US 902-928MHz US902-928:Default 0-7
EU 863-870MHz EU863-870:Default 0-2
India 865-867MHz India865-867:Default 0
AU 915-928MHz AU915-928:Default 0-7
AS 923MHz AS923:Default 0-3

Example Bulk Provisioning CSV

eui             , model                      , serialNum         , classification   , ismBandName           , channelConfig  , tags                     
D130000016660000, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234561          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "0"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660110, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234562          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "1"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660020, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234563          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "2"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660030, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234564          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "3"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660040, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234565          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "4"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660050, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234566          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "5"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660060, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234567          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "6"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660070, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234568          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "7"            , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660080, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234569          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660001, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F123456A          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660002, ARDUINO_YUN                , 0X012445678333    , COMMUNITY        , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660004, KERLINK_PICO               , F0123456B         , SERVICE_PROVIDER , India865-867:Default  ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660005, KERLINK_IBTS_8             , AT123456C         , CONSUMER         , India865-867:Default  ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660006, KERLINK_IBTS_64            , AT123456D         , CONSUMER         , AU915-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660007, KERLINK_IBTS_16            , AT123456E         , CONSUMER         , AS923:Default         ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660008, KERLINK_IOTS               , 0X123456F         , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660009, LAIRD_SENTRIUS             , 0X012441234567    , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D13000001666000A, MULTITECH_CONDUIT          , F1234571          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D13000001666000B, MULTITECH_CONDUIT_16_IP67  , F1234572          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "1,7"          , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D13000001666000C, MULTITECH_CONDUIT_AP       , F1234573          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D13000001666000D, MULTITECH_CONDUIT_IP67     , F1234574          , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D13000001666000E, SEMTECH_PKT_FORWARDER      , 1234547890ABC123  , CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D13000001666000F, TEKTELIC_KONA_8            , T0123456_7890AB321, CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660010, TEKTELIC_KONA_16           , T0123456_7890AB432, CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     , "3,4"          , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660011, TEKTELIC_KONA_64           , T0123456_7890AB543, CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"
D130000016660012, TEKTELIC_KONA_MICRO_INDOOR , T0123456_7890A6547, CONSUMER         , US902-928:Default     ,                , "Docs Example,Portsmouth"

Base Station API Reference

*Details on provisioning Base Stations using the integration API can be found in the RAN-Provider documentation here.

Modifying a Base Station

To modify Base Station information highlight the table row by clicking the Base Station Name then click the Screenshot button. This launches the Base Station Edit dialog.

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Overriding the Base Station Channel Mask

For advanced use only, this defines channel availability for the Base Station in question as an override to the default model-based ‘RX Channels’ configuration. Downlinks routed through the Base Station will only use mask-enabled channels. Likewise, uplinks heard only on mask-enabled channels are considered for ADR processing.

The mask value is expressed in bytes - with the LSB on the right - where the number of corresponding bits represents the minimum size channel plan for the Base Station’s region. For US915 and AU915 regions with plans of 72 fixed channels, the required length of an override mask is 9 bytes (72 bits).

For example, an override for either of these regions to use only the second bank of eight 125kHz uplink channels with the corresponding 500kHz downlink channel is expressed as 02000000000000FF00. Overrides defined for Base Stations using dynamic channel plans (EU868, IN865, and AS923) can vary in length, from at least 1 byte (8 bits) up to 2 bytes (16 bits), depending on the maximum number of supported channels.

Note

As an advanced feature with potentially high impact to channel plans of nearby Devices, careful planning of any Override Channel Mask change is strongly encouraged.

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Overriding the Base Station Tx Power

For advanced use only, the Tx Power of a Base Station can be overriden for supported models and regions. If Tx override isn't supported, then the field is not shown. When supported, the field is shown with a warning message indicating that TX power should not exceed the regulatory limits of the region. Regardless of the configured Tx power, the applied value will not exceed the specified specified minimum and maximum values allowed. It will be ignored by the Base Station.

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Supported Models And Limits

Model ISM Band Max Min Default
MultiTech Conduit AS923-1 23 1 16
MultiTech Conduit AP AS923-1 23 1 16
MultiTech Conduit IP67 AS923-1 23 1 16

Replacing a Base Station

Base Station Replacement allows users to replace existing Base Stations with new ones. This will move the site, viewshed, and case information from one Base Station to another making it easy to replace failed or misbehaving assets.

This can be done from the Base Station table. Simply select the base station you wish to replace and click the Replace button Screenshot:

The Base Station Replacement dialog is shown with the information populated from the source Base Station. This also associates the new Base Station with all the cases of the original Base Station.

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Deleting a Base Station

A Base Station can be deleted by selecting a row and clicking on the Delete-icon button. The user must type the Base Station EUI to confirm the delete. Only one Base Station can be deleted at a time. Deleting a Base Station will delete all records associated with that Base Station.

Base Station Tags

To modify Base Station tags, highlight the rows by clicking the Base Station Names then click the Screenshot button and then the "Edit Tags" menu item. This will launch the tag edit dialog which allows tags to be added or removed from the selected Base Stations. This also allows assigning tags to a single or multiple Base Stations. Base Stations can be searched by these tags through the table search.

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Configuring a Cellular Interface

To configure the cellular interface on a Base Station highlight the table row by clicking the Base Station Name then click the Screenshot button. This button will only be available to click if the Base Station is running the latest compatible Senet Base Station software. In order to configure cellular interface the Base Station must be connected to a LAN.

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Type the required APN (Access Point Name) and click Save. Mobile Country Code and Mobile Network Code are only required for cellular interface configurations on Kerlink Base Station.