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HIP19: Approval Process For Third-Party Manufacturers

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Below are the Hotspot models that have so far been approved by the community and the Manufacturing Oversight Committee, which governs vendor onboarding. Please do your own research as a vendor listing does not equal endorsement or recommendation.

  • Bobcat LoRaWAN
  • Cal-Chip LoRaWAN
  • ClodPi LoRaWAN
  • Controllino LoRaWAN
  • Dragino LoRaWAN
  • Finestra LoRaWAN
  • FreedomFi LoRaWAN 5G
  • FXTec Linxdot LoRaWAN
  • Heltec LoRaWAN
  • Hummingbird LoRaWAN
  • Kerlink LoRaWAN
  • LongAP LoRaWAN
  • Milesight IoT LoRaWAN
  • Nebra LoRaWAN
  • Pisces/ Green Palm Technologies LoRaWAN
  • RisingHF LoRaWAN
  • Sensecap LoRaWAN
  • Syncrobit LoRaWAN


HIP19 third-party manufacturers

Nebra Ltd2020-12-10Approved
RAK Wireless2020-12-29Approved
EasyLinkin (Bobcat)2021-01-12Approved
HeNet BV/LongAP2021-03-16Approved
Smart Mimic2021-03-25Approved
Browan2021-03-26In Discussion
Dragino2021-04-02In Discussion
ClodPi2021-04-11In Discussion
FreedomFi2021-04-20In Discussion
The most up to date status of manufacturers in progress can be viewed here  


Status key

  • Draft: HIP is in process of being written; author is not yet soliciting feedback from the community at large
  • In Discussion: HIP is under active consideration by the community
  • Approved: HIP has been approved by rough consensus, and pending development and testing
  • Deployed: Code to implement HIP has been merged and deployed to the network
  • Closed: HIP abandoned, rendered obsolete by other changes, or otherwise withdrawn by the author