Maddalena’s ARROW WAN MVM 868 MHz radio module has received certification by the LoRa Alliance™, the free, nonprofit association established with the aim of promoting the LoRaWAN™ standard globally for low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT); Maddalena has been part of the LoRa Alliance since 2016, when it joined the association’s more than 500 members from around the world.
The certification obtained by Maddalena ensures interoperability between devices and therefore the compliance of ARROWWAN MVM 868 MHz with LoRaWAN™ networks.
The ARROW WAN radio module is designed for use on MVM volumetric meters, enabling long-range transmission ranging from 2 km in urban settings to 15 km in suburban settings, thus achieving an end point for IoT.
The module, equipped with a built-in inductive pulse sensor, enables automatic collection of consumption, diagnosis and meter status data, operates in the 868 MHz band and supports LoRaWAN™ and wireless M-Bus low-power communication protocols. In the standard configuration, the autonomy is 15 years.
The module is also available as a separate version and is compatible with several meters equipped with an inductive pulse-throwing sensor, which handles pulse counting, flow direction and fraud attempts.
This is a very important recognition for Maddalena, which thus figures as the first Italian water meter manufacturer to have obtained LoRa Alliance™ certification for an end point radio module.