Heltec now introduces the most advanced Helium community light hotspot (HT-M7603), a high-performance Helium-compatible hotspot that provides wireless network coverage to the Helium network, also known as the People’s Network, the world’s largest and fastest-growing LoRaWAN network.
Light Hotspots are the next phase in the advancement of LoRaWAN gateways’ interactions with the Helium blockchain. The Helium blockchain has been exclusively run on the physical Hotspot since the genesis block. As the blockchain network expands, each Hotspot operating a full node is subjected to rising strain and is beginning to fall out of sync due to the increased computation requirements.
To address this, the Hotspot’s consensus job has been transferred from physical Hotspots to Validators. This simplifies the design and allows us to scale the Network rapidly while maintaining stable blocktimes and epochs.
As all certified Hotspots migrate to a Light Hotspot design, we launch a new type of Hotspot called Data Only light Hotspots (HT-M7603) to meet rising demand and expand the network coverage.
The LoRa concentrator module, ECC key, Ethernet, status indication RGB LEDs, and Wi-Fi, as well as the interface functions found on the Full Hotspot, will remain on the Light Hotspot. this ready-to-use hotspot has a sleek, contemporary design and can be easily placed anywhere. You can even position it near a door or window to ensure that it provides adequate outdoor coverage.