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LoRa Alliance speeds Massive IoT with QR codes for zero-touch onboarding

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The Alliance says the tech eliminates manual device provisioning and gives LoRa Alliance members a competitive advantage.

The LoRa Alliance, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) in IoT, introduced LoRaWAN Device Identification QR Codes for Automated Onboarding to simplify and accelerate LoRaWAN network management.

The new QR codes carry all the required identification information to add devices to a network and enable zero-touch onboarding by facilitating network acceptance of LoRaWAN devices via automated information exchange.

Dedicated vendor ID

QR codes can be printed on devices and contain all the device and vendor information, pre-formatted to ensure standardised input into a vendor’s network management system: LoRa Alliance members are each assigned a dedicated vendor ID.

This process gives members to implement a quick, easy, secure and interoperable method for onboarding a device through optical reading.

Automated processes

Donna Moore, CEO and Chair of the LoRa Alliance (pictured), said, “Implementing QR code-based network management offers tremendous advantages by automating a previously manual process. These benefits build on our recent enhancements of the LoRaWAN 1.0.4 specification, which now provides every element needed for easy development, certification testing and deployment of LoRaWAN.

"This commitment to ease of use is a strategic goal of the LoRa Alliance and is key to achieving massive IoT globally.”