SORA combines the tried, tested and trusted sensing reliability of Sontay sensing devices with the unrivalled wireless power of LoRaWAN technology, SORA is set to change the way building sensors are selected and installed for the future.
End users can see vast improvements in a short period of time on their ambient conditions and energy efficiencies with minimal disruption.
The name SORA is a combination of the
2 key fundamentals of the product:
It is Japanese for sky which perfectly describes the possibilities and capabilities of the range.
How far can SORA go?
Connectivity has been demonstrated to reach an excess of 10KM in plain sight.
What is LoRaWAN?
- LoRaWAN is a wireless sensor network technology associated with IoT applications
- It stands for Long Range Wide Area Network
- It uses license-free frequencies to transmit information
- Uses CHIRP Spread Spectrum technology for reliable, low-powered, long distance communications
- Communication range in excess of 10km outdoors
- Excellent resilience against attenuation in indoor environments
How does it work?
- LoRaWAN uses a license-free frequency spectrum for transmitting data
- Networks support frequencies from the sub-gigaHertz range and also 2.4 GHz
- Higher frequencies can allow greater bandwidth
Go the distance
SORA has the wireless capability to cover substantial areas and penetrate through materials that would have been a challenge for other wireless systems.
The whole ethos behind LoRaWAN is that it runs on low power. This leads to extraordinary battery longevity in the field.
SORA offers excellent security with the state-of-the-art dedicated end-to-end encryption designed into LoRaWAN technology.
Why is SORA different?
- SORA’s sensing pedigree is based on Sontay’s trusted sensing devices with the wireless technology of LoRaWAN. LoRaWAN is different to any other wireless sensing networks out there due to it being an open-protocol technology. This enables total interoperability with other devices. Compared to legacy systems, there are multiple advantages including reliability, security and range.
- The architecture of LoRaWAN make SORA a sensor network rather than a means of simply transmitting data from one point to another. Once the data is available at the application server part of the network it is available to other applications or via another protocol. Effectively this creates a data set which is not limited by manufacturer, building or geographical constraints. Data exists in a manner in which it can be consumed, whether that is for a control algorithm or as part of an analytical data set.
- LoRaWAN also has a range of API’s to expose data to other relevant systems such as REST API, MQTT broker or BACnet/IP objects. SORA has been developed with a gateway that integrates specifically with BACnet or Modbus protocols which are typically used in building controls applications.
SORA Ideal Applications
SORA provides a vast range of benefits on a variety on applications and is ideal for anywhere that requires a simple installation with a short turnaround and minimum cost.
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As part of our SORA product launch, we want to host some competitions that everyone can get involved in. There are lots of prizes to be won, from flying experiences to the ultimate prize of a return flight to the furthest direct destination from London - Perth, Australia! Or a travel voucher for the equivalent value.
Our first competition will start at the Smart Buildings Show in Excel London on 12th & 13th October and will subsequently continue at each of our product launch events across the globe.
What is the competition? The word SORA is Japanese for sky so in line with the name we have created a SORA flyer which can also be turned into a paper aeroplane. Make your paper aeroplane following the instructions and the video below, then it’s time to fly. You will have three attempts to fly your SORA plane as far as it will go. If you fly it the furthest on the day at that event, you will be the winner!
The winner at each event will receive a flying experience and they will automatically be entered into the ultimate prize draw of a return flight ticket to the furthest direct destination from London.
For those that cannot attend the events in person, not to worry we have created an online SORA competition. To enter the competition, simply download the flyer from the link below, make your SORA aeroplane and take a photo of you flying your plane or showing it in an interesting destination. Then upload it on the button below.
The winner will be picked on the most interesting destination where the SORA plane has flown. Time to get creative!
This is a great way to keep the kids busy. Get them to design their own paper aeroplane and then upload it below. They can freestyle on folding and design. A vote will be held on social media for the best design and the winner will receive a Junior Supercar Driving Blast and High Speed Passenger ride!
What is your next step?
- Outline your project requirements
- Add the SORA products you require to your list on this website
- Submit it as an enquiry or order
For more information, please contact Internal Sales at Sontay.