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Wirnet™ iBTS installation recommendations

Installation of a LoRaWAN gateway shall be carefully prepared in advance to anticipate the future coverage area, QoS and make sure that all needed equipment’s are listed and are available the D-day but also to be sure that the installation is conformed to the Kerlink recommendations : Gateways installation recommendations.

The detailed installation procedure is described in the AN-KLK03357 - LoRaWAN gateways installation recommendations - V1.3.pdf available from the Resources page. This procedure must be read, the integrity of the gateway, its warranty and its efficiency depend on it.

Here are the key factors of a good installation (it does not prevent you from reading the “installation and maintenance manual”), plus a few additional recommendations:

  • For antenna links (GNSS, LTE) and LoRa antenna links, RF coaxial surge protection are recommended.
  • Surge protection must be positioned as close as possible to the gateway.
  • A good earthing of the whole installation is required.
  • Used ground connection cables must be as short as possible (<30cm,
  • Using of a lightning rod on the top of the mast is strongly recommended.
  • It is recommended to regroup all ground connections toward the mast at one point (at least mounting bracket + surge protections). This point must be as close as possible to the product.
  • Recommended shielding Ethernet cable is category 6A, STP or SSTP.
  • Before any product installation, a full spectrum analysis should be done on the field with a spectrum analyser. A backup of each measurement is strongly recommended in case further analysis is required.
  • Photos of the full installation are also recommended to memorize antennas co-locations and check if the installation is properly done.
wiki/ibts/installation_ibts.txt · Last modified: 2024/04/29 08:53 by ehe