LoRa Geolocation will localize your regular LoRa end device without needing special information from your device. Only by measuring the exact time of arrival of the messages at multiple gateways will the network be able to calculate the location of the device.
Although device-side localization solutions like GPS can be more accurate, the network-side solution LoRa Geolocation does not add energy consumption to a regular LoRa device. In combination with the already low prices of LoRa devices, LoRa now supports new use cases and opens new markets. Applications like tracking of mid-valuable assets such as machines, pallets and tools are now able which were not feasible before.
Since the introduction of Geolocation, additional information has been added in the Geolocation service. This was included in order to help you determine the value of the service by providing more information on the accuracy of the Geolocation messages.
1. Except in case of intent and/or gross negligence on the part of KPN, KPN is not liable for any damage. Customer shall indemnify KPN against claims by third parties for compensation for damage caused by or through the use of the Geolocation functionality, or as a result of the customer not being compliant to its obligations.
2. The (intellectual) property of the equipment, programming and documentation supplied by KPN to the customer belongs to KPN or a third party that authorized KPN to share the equipment, programming, data, reports, advices and documentation to the customer.
3. When using Geolocation, keep in mind legislation (both Dutch and European) regarding privacy and personal data of natural persons. (Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens, Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming, General Data Protection Regulation).
4. The included numbers and figures are the result of intensive testing by KPN. As it is still a relatively new service, customers may experience a deviation of those numbers. The numbers provided cannot be used as an SLA (Service Level Agreement).