The Kerlink Wirnet™ iFemtoCell gateway is a LoRaWAN® gateway perfectly designed for indoor public network extension or for ad-hoc indoor private coverage, like building or industrial sites requiring continuous connectivity for their IoT applications.
This version of the iFemtoCell integrates a Kerlink Helium compatible miner that comes ready to mine HNT and is part of the global Long Range Radio fixed network to provide M2M connectivity link between low power endpoint and Internet Access.
The gateway architecture is specifically designed for the needs of indoor environments. High-performance product Innovative casing and low-cost solution multi-backhaul natively include (Ethernet, Wifi) Technical Exclusive Features (Secured elements, Wifi hotspot…) Open & Interoperable Linux Solution.
Kerlink miners will be deployed with a version of full miner that enables all mining features except being able to participate in consensus groups.
- Unlicensed band Long Range (LoRa®) bidirectional communications capabilities
- Supported bands: 863-873MHz & 915-928MHz (depending on the version)
- Highly secured device relying on a hardware secure core
- Unit dimensions: 160 x 90 x 35mm (weight 500 g)
- FCC/ETSI certified
- Waterproof casing (IP30)
Helium LongFi™ is a technology architecture that combines a leading wireless technology, LoRaWAN, and the Helium Blockchain. LongFi™ is optimized for miles of range, and long battery life for IoT devices.
The Kerlink Helium Compatible Wirnet iFemtoCell Miner earns HNT when devices connect, and for validating wireless coverage delivered by peers. Using a system called Proof-of-Coverage, Kerlink Helium Compatible Wirnet iFemtoCell Miner earn more HNT when they're in range of other Helium Compatible Gateways, but need to be at least 300 meters apart.
Range depends on the environment, for rural areas up to 10 miles or more, but for more dense areas up to a mile.
- Create a new global network for billions of devices
- Any IoT device can become Helium-enabled using readily available off-the-shelf hardware components, software, and a reference design that is open source for anyone to improve upon
Helium FAQs and Troubleshooting
Wondering how many hotspots are in your area? Check out the Helium Coverage Map here:
Coverage Map - Helium Zone
Need to go over the basics and get your questions answered about the Helium Network? Follow this link:
The People's Network & Coverage | Helium Support (intercom.help)
Helium network customer support for the Kerlink Miner products is provided in partnership with Emrit, Inc.
More product documentation and getting started guides coming soon!
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