Open Source, Battery Operated Long-Range LoRa GPS Tracker with Ultra Low Power Consumption

Published  March 2, 2022   0
L Lakshita
Loko Open Source, Battery Operated GPS Tracker

Dronee has introduced a new open-source, battery-operated GPS tracker “Loko” that sends navigation data to its receiver via peer-to-peer LoRa radio and also works anywhere, even if there is no 2G/3G/LTE coverage. Loko is a radio communication-based device that doesn’t require a sim-card/ monthly fee and can work 30+ days on a single charge with the tiny, built-in coin cell battery.

Designed with Ultra-Low-Power consumption in mind, this device is an excellent investment for drone owners to protect against the common occurrence of crashes and loss. Moreover, you can keep track of any important, expensive devices/belongings, which is important in a variety of personal and professional settings.

Key Features

  • Navigation: 33 tracking/ 99 acquisition-channel GPS / GLONASS / GALILEO receiver
  • Radio Frequency: Worldwide Compatibility wide frequency range EU868/US915/AU915/AS923/KR920/IN865
  • Radio: LoRa / LoRaWAN, supports global LoRaWAN® frequency plan
  • Weight: 12 gram / 0.42 ounce
  • Size: diameter - 30 mm x height - 23 mm
  • Battery life: +30 days to a year in a single charge, depends on transmit interval
  • Range: +10 km
  • Weatherproofing: IPX7 water resistance for light rain and the dustproof and durable hard plastic case protects from shocks.

The Loko bundle has 2 units: The Ground unit (receiver), and the Air unit (transmitter). The Air unit transmits navigation data to the Ground unit at a pre-configured time interval, and the Ground unit transmits the received data to a smartphone app via Bluetooth (iPhone only with this version). The app automatically shows the location of any Loko Air modules on a 2D map.