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  • LoRa: Proprietary radio modulation technology for LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network) used by LoRaWAN.
  • LoRaWAN: Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification. LoRaWAN defines the communication protocol and system architecture for the network.
  • Packet forwarder: The packet forwarder is a program running on the host of a Lora gateway that forwards RF packets received by the concentrator to a server and emits RF packets that are sent by the server.


  • IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity): Unique number that identifies mobile phone sets.
  • IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity): Unique number, usually fifteen digits, associated with Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) network mobile phone users. The IMSI is a unique number identifying a GSM subscriber.
  • MCC (Mobile Country Code): Number used in combination with an MNC to uniquely identify a mobile subscribers network.
  • MNC (Mobile Network code): Number used in combination with an MCC to uniquely identify a mobile subscribers network.
  • AT commands: Specific command language. The command set consists of a series of short text strings which can be combined to produce commands for operations such as dialing and changing the parameters of the connection.
  • Ofono: Ofono is a free software project for mobile telephony (GSM/UMTS) applications.
  • ConnMan: ConnMan is an internet connection manager for embedded devices running the Linux operating system.


  • VPN (Virtual Private Network): A Virtual Private Network extends a private network across a public network. A VPN secures the private network, using encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.
  • IPsec: IPsec is a suite of protocols designed to authenticate and encrypt all IP traffic between two locations. IPsec can be deployed to implement VPNs.
  • strongSwan: strongSwan is an Open Source IPsec-based VPN solution for Linux and other UNIX based operating systems.
  • OpenVPN: OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN).
  • Trustzone: The Wirnet iBTS and iFemtoCell gateways embed a trustzone security feature. TrustZone is an hardware-based security built into SoCs by semiconductor chip designers. The Trustzone approach is the concept of secure and non-secure worlds that are hardware separated. TrustZone technology is commonly used to run trusted boot and a Trusted OS to create a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
  • ProvenCore: Trusted OS use on Wirnet™ iBTS to work with the Trustzone.
  • ProvenRun: Name of ProvenCore provider.


  • BNM (Boot Noise Measurement): Feature available since v3.3.3 firmware. The feature enables a spectral scan at startup.
  • Cavity filter: Cavity filters pass one narrow band of frequencies and attenuate all others. The use of such filter is mandatory in some countries.


  • CPF: Common Packet Forwarder issued from Kerlink for Wirnet iBTS and iFemtoCell gateways.
  • Monit: Monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a Unix system.
  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): Internet Standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying that information to change device behavior.
  • MIB (Management Information Base): Database used for managing the entities in a communication network. Most often associated with SNMP, the term is also used more generically.
  • OPKG (Open PacKaGe management): Lightweight package management system.
  • IPK: Extension of OPKG packages. .
wiki/support/glossary.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/16 09:46 by mbi