LoRa Alliance Accelerates IoT with Zero-Touch Device Provisioning Using QR Codes

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

December 08, 2020

News

LoRa Alliance Accelerates IoT with Zero-Touch Device Provisioning Using QR Codes

The LoRa Alliance introduced its LoRaWAN Device Identification QR Codes for Automated Onboarding, designed to simplify and accelerate LoRaWAN network management.

The LoRa Alliance introduced its LoRaWAN Device Identification QR Codes for Automated Onboarding, designed to simplify and accelerate LoRaWAN network management. According to the company, the new QR codes carry all the required identification information to add devices to a network.

The new QR codes enable zero-touch onboarding by facilitating network acceptance of LoRaWAN devices via automated information exchange. Now, QR codes can be printed on devices, and contain all of the required device and vendor information, preformatted to ensure standardized input into a vendor’s network management system. The new QR codes use industry norms for information processing, allowing members to implement a suitable method for onboarding a device through optical reading. Per the company, this improves the deployment experience while accelerating the onboarding process.

LoRa Alliance members are each assigned a dedicated vendor ID. Use of the codes provides members a competitive advantage in the marketplace by simplifying business operations and driving sales. It also provides competitive differentiation, as only LoRa Alliance members can use the new onboarding process. These vendor IDs initially support the QR code functionality and will be used for future applications to further drive standardization for LoRaWAN deployments. The QR codes are just one of the many benefits of LoRa Alliance membership.

The full LoRaWAN Device Identification QR Codes for Automated Onboarding Technical Recommendation document is available for download here.

For more information, visit: LoRa Alliance

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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