Senet Demonstrates LoRaWAN Device-to-Device Multicast Communication | Vanilla Plus

Portsmouth, United States – Sennett, you.The cloud-based software and service platform provider that enables global connectivity and on-demand networking for the Internet of Things (IoT) announced that it will present a session on device-to-device multicast communications LoRaWAN in Laura’s Alliance LoRaWAN LIVE event taking place October 11-13, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

CENET’s Director of Technology, Dave Kjendall, will present the technical framework for this capability on Thursday, October 13The tenth, during LoRaWAN technical sessions open to the public. Watch the full LoRaWAN LIVE public technical session Agenda and registration for more information.

Powered by an offering from partner Senet and IoT product development and engineering services company oxet, LoRaWAN will display device-to-machine multicast connections to provide a framework to enable connections that are centrally controlled but can remain locally and independent of device-to-machine in the event of network loss. This technology is currently being demonstrated with gas safety as the first application. Targets for future applications include water, alarm systems, and people-related safety and security applications.

A practical example of this capability would allow methane gas leak detectors to connect to a gas shut-off valve if a leak is detected on premises under extensive network outage conditions such as natural disasters. In this use case, when the network connection is lost, the gas leak detectors and valve controllers will communicate directly, detect dangerous leaks and complete the valve shutdown function. The workflow shown includes:

  • The application creates a group relationship through Senet’s LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) technology to securely link a temporary set of devices together.
  • Once established, member devices and the network can communicate with each other directly on the multicast channel (all devices hear all messages)
  • In the event of a WAN loss, peripherals set independent group timings to maintain machine-to-machine functionality and connectivity for more than 30 days

The main advantage of this function is the timely shutdown of residential and commercial gas distribution infrastructure at specific locations rather than larger regional shutdowns that can lead to unnecessary service outages, potentially saving millions of dollars in costly service restoration.

Senet is currently a LoRaWAN network server provider and LoRaWAN network operator that supports M2M multicast connections and is making efforts to commercialize these concepts together with several LoRaWAN ecosystem partners. Final specs are currently in committee with LoRa Alliance.

“Innovation has always been at the heart of our business, and this is yet another example of Senet driving the market by introducing ground-breaking technology that allows users to address the safety and maintenance of the critical utility infrastructure we depend on every day,” says Dave Kjendal, CTO of Senet. “Our market expertise and technology leadership are increasingly being relied upon by the utilities sector to navigate an often complex solution ecosystem, and we look forward to delivering these and other capabilities uniquely powered by LoRaWAN and backed by Senet Network Services and technology innovation.”

To speak with Senet about device-to-machine LoRaWAN multicast communications or utility, industrial, and other enterprise use cases, please contact or call +1 877-807-5755.

LoRa Alliance and LoRaWAN are marks used under license from the LoRa Alliance.

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