You may not be acquainted with LoRa, but you are probably familiar with the Internet of Things, and LoRa is set to alter the IoT. It's a wireless technology that's used for automatic meter reading, smart parking, and livestock tracking, among other things. Its capacity to transport packets across vast distances without consuming a lot of power is what makes it so popular. As a result, it's great for delivering little quantities of data to far-flung devices. However, there is a catch, and the hitch with LoRa is that setting up these devices is difficult. With the RangePi, we tried to make things easier.
The RangePi is an open-source USB dongle that enables you to work with the LoRa network from any computer or device. It is built on the Semtech SX1262, which allows your projects to communicate up to a 5 km range with auto-repeat.
The RangePi is also compatible with Linux and boards such as the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone. You don't have to utilize your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins as it connects via USB. IoT integrators may use the device to test and set up networks without having to carry around a development board, cable, adapters, and other components. LoRa is already in use in a variety of industries, including vineyards for weather monitoring, trains for detecting frozen railway switches, and pest management for linked mousetraps.
Range-Pi is a low-cost portable “Plug and Play LoRaTM Dongle” based on Raspberry Pi RP2040 and LoRaTM Modules, comes with an onboard 1.14" LCD that covers 433/868/915 MHz frequency band to enable data transmission up to 5 KM.