Profiles

When connected to the LoRaWAN server, the profiles can be downloaded from the cloud. There are two-kinds of profiles: End-Device and Network.

Make profile changes in the Lens cloud and the device updates during a periodic check-in or when end-device associated with the profile joins or rejoins the network.

See existing profiles under the End-Device Profiles and Network Profiles lists. Refer to tables for profile details. Click Refresh to update the list.

Settings provided in the device profile must reflect the default settings of the end-device when it is first joined to the network. The end-device should be in this default configuration. Any deviation between the device profile and the actual default end-device settings may result in lost downlinks to the end-device due to non-matching Rx window parameters.

To add a new device profile:

  1. Go to LoRaWAN > Profiles.
  2. Under End-Devices Profiles, click Add New.
  3. Enter the fields or check the following boxes:

a. Profile ID – Enter your desired profile name.
b. Max EIRP.
c. Max Duty Cycle – Select from the drop-down including DEFAULT or a range of options from 100% to 0.003%.
d. MAC Version.
e. RF Region - Select from the drop-down including DEFAULT, US915, AU915, AS923, KR920, EU868, and IN865.
f. Region Version.
g. Supports Class C (Check box to enable. If this is enabled, then you may enter a value for the following field.)

          i. Timeout Class C 

h. Supports Class B (Check box to enable. If this is enabled, the following fields appear and you may enter values for them.)

                            i. Ping Slot Period
                           ii. Ping Slot Datarate
                         iii. Ping Slot Frequency

i. Supports Join (Check box to enable.)
j. Support 32 Bit FCnt (Check box to enable.)

End-Device Profiles (edit/add new)

Parameter Description
Profile ID name of profile
Max EIRP maximum transmit power of the end-device
Max Duty Cycle maximum duty-cycle of the end-device
MAC Version LoRaWAN version supported by end-device, LW1_0 has different MAC commands, and network messages from LW1_1
RF Region end-device region or channel plan
Region Version revision of Regional Parameters specification
Supports C true if end-device can use class C mode
Timeout C time for the end-device to reply to a confirmed downlink before retransmission
Supports B true if end-device can use class B mode
Timeout B time for the end-device to reply to a confirmed downlink before retransmission
Ping Slot Period how often the end-device opens class B windows – 1 (once per second) up to 128 (once per beacon period)
Ping Slot Datarate datarate used for class B window
Ping Slot Frequency frequency used for class B window
Supports Join true if end-device supports OTA join
Rx1 Delay default delay between end of Tx and beginning of the first Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Rx1 DR Offset default datarate offset of first Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Rx2 DR Index default datarate of second Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Rx2 Frequency default frequency of second Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Preset Frequencies additional channels configured at the end-device
Supports 32 Bit FCnt true if end-device supports 32 bit counters


Network Profiles

Settings provided in the network profile reflect the settings of the end-device to be received in MAC commands after it is first joined to the network. These are the desired settings for the end-device to operate with. Any deviation between the network profile and the default end-device settings are sent to the end-device in successive MAC commands until all settings have been relayed.

NOTE: Network profile settings will override device profile and network settings.

To add a new network profile:

  1.  Go to LoRaWAN > Profiles.
  2.  Under Network Profiles, click Add New.
  3.  Enter the fields or check the following boxes:

a. Profile ID – Enter your desired profile name
b. Max Duty Cycle – Select from the drop-down including DEFAULT or a range of options
from 100% to 0.003%
c. Class - Select from the drop-down including A, B, or C
d. Timeout Class C
e. Rx1 Delay
f. Rx1 DR Offset – Select from drop-down which varies with your selected channel plan
g. Rx2 DR Index – Select from drop-down which varies with your selected channel plan
h. Rx2 Frequency
i. Channel Mask
j. Redundacy

 

Networks Profiles (edit/add new)

Parameter Description
Profile ID name of profile
Max Duty Cycle maximum duty-cycle of the end-device
Class operating class for end-device: A, B or C
Timeout C time for the end-device to reply to a confirmed downlink before retransmission
Rx1 Delay default delay between end of Tx and beginning of the first Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Rx1 DR Offset default datarate offset of first Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Rx2 DR Index default datarate of second Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Rx2 Frequency default frequency of second Rx window, if not provided the LoRaWAN default for the selected channel plan will be used
Preset Frequencies additional channels configured at the end-device
Channel Mask bitmask of enabled channels, US/AU use a twenty character mask, other use a four character mask
US first 2 characters are not used, the next two control the 500 KHz channels

  • enable all channels – 00FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
  • enable bottom half – 000F00000000FFFFFFFF
EU enable all channels – FFFF
Redundancy number of times an unconfirmed uplink should be repeated