In collaboration with partners Skylab is the first to install a LoRaWAN gateway in a ProRail GSM-R cell-tower between Zevenaar and the German border, for the further expansion and application of LoRaWAN sensors in and around the track.
Monitoring wells with LoRaWAN sensors that measure the groundwater level have been placed over a wide range at the points. The wireless sensors read the measurement results and send messages with water levels, pressure and temperature to the LoRaWAN gateway in the GSM-R mast at the track. The gateway is connected to The Things Network and Industries and the internet. Here, the data is retrieved and stored in the cloud and displayed (live) via the SkyLab and ProRail IoT Dashboard and in ProRail’s Digital Assets Lab. The (historical) data can easily be retrieved from the dashboards and exceptions are reported immediately.