he LoRa Alliance has introduced its LoRaWAN Device Identification QR Codes for Automated Onboarding that simplify and accelerate LoRaWAN network management. These 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 QR codes use industry-accepted norms for information processing, allowing members to implement a quick, easy, secure and interoperable method for onboarding a device through optical reading. This greatly improves the deployment experience while significantly accelerating the onboarding process.
“One of the LoRa Alliance’s key goals is to simplify LoRaWAN deployments,” said Donna Moore, CEO and chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “Implementing QR code-based network management offers tremendous advantages by automating a previously manual process. These benefits build on our recent enhancements of the LoRaWAN 1.0.4 specification, which now provides every element needed for easy development, certification testing and deployment of LoRaWAN. This commitment to ease of use is a strategic goal of the LoRa Alliance and is key to achieving massive IoT globally.”