Controllino Hotspot

A Helium-compatible LoRaWAN gateway.
Crafted by industry leading professionals.

Read the FAQ before placing your pre-order.

Crafted for serious IoT.

If you want to transmit your data over LoRaWAN, you can either setup a complicated and expensive private network, or go with free community networks that only offer limited coverage and redundancy. Let’s change that!

Controllino Hotspot is a LoRaWAN gateway compatible with Helium. Helium enables everyone to contribute to a public, decentralized IoT network and earn HNT rewards by providing coverage and transferring data packets. With over 160.000 globally available access points, Helium Network is already one of the largest open LoRaWAN network providers to date.

Get ready for

THE IOT REVOLUTION.

Helium Network compatible

Thanks to the power of LoRaWAN & Helium Network, your hotspot will earn HNT for providing network coverage and transferring data packets.

HIGH END SECURITY WITH ECC608

The state-of-the-art ECC608 crypto chip from Microchip Technology offers ultra-secure encryption and advanced security features to keep your swarm keys safe.

Next Generation
SX1302 LoRa Chip

With the Semtech SX1302, you get the latest generation of LoRa® chips with dramatically increased power-efficiency, optimized thermal properties and highest performance.

OTA Updates

Hotspots should get better over time, not worse. We remotely push new features and improvements on a regular basis to maximize the performance and reliability of your Hotspot device.

8GB RAM for blazing fast sync

Forget about waiting for almost a week or even longer until your hotspot is fully synced. We packed 8GB RAM into this beast, which enables the hotspot to be fully synced within 24 hours or less, if your internet connection speed allows it.

Pre-Orders fully refundable

Some hotspot vendors make it really difficult to refund orders. With Controllino, you can sleep well: as long as your product isn't shipped, you can fully refund your order at any time - no questions asked.

Let's change the status quo.

From startups to large enterprises: over 2500 companies use CONTROLLINO products in both prototyping and production environments.

Now, we are on to disrupt the IoT landscape. Not just by building gateways with advanced features like Helium compatibility, but with a full hardware and software ecosystem. Why?
Because we truly believe in open source and decentralization.

Built by a team of industry proven experts.

Controllino is an industry-leading manufacturer of industrial control and automation systems based on open hardware. Our customers range from small startups and hobbyists, to large enterprises like Google, Boeing, Volkswagen and many more.

We shipped over 100.000 devices to 140+ countries worldwide. All of our current PLCs meet the highest industry & electronic safety standards.

With Controllino Hotspot, we are aiming to achieve the same high standard, and we hope to prove our expertise to the Helium & LoRa community as we already did in the industrial automation field.

Pre-Orders for Batch 3 launching soon.

We will be opening up Pre-orders for Batch 3 starting at some day next week, between Sep. 13 2021 and Sep. 19 2021. We will NOT publish the date and time beforehand for obvious reasons.

Oh, and as we have your attention now, we would like to raise our glasses for a second and make a toast:

As most of you already know, we have now finished our successful launch campaign for Batch 1 and 2 through our waitlist. Although it was quite an amount of work to manage all pre-orders, inquiries and messages in the last couple of weeks, the effort was worth it: the pre-orders were very organized, our server infrastructure was rock-stable and we got amazing feedback from the community.

So we just want to let you know: thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your compliments and feedback, and for joining and especially trusting us on this incredible journey! We know that trust is everything in this space. It’s amazing to see that our work pays off and you honestly believe in us. So again: Thank you for having you on board. You are amazing.

See you next week!

PS: don’t hestiate to write us in our Discord if you have questions, feedback or other ideas!

Join the movement!

Please fill out the form to reserve your first-class seats and be the first to know when Controllino Hotspots goes into sale. Everyone who entered the waitlist until 25th August 2021 will be considered in Batch #1. If you enter after this date, your seats will be reserved for Batch #2 and above.

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Please enter the amount of Hotspots you'd like to buy.

Current Status

This chart gets updated daily – last update was on September 7th 2021 at 1:30 AM (Berlin Time). Please note: some people drop out of the waitlist or don’t place their order timely. If you have luck, you can still land in one of the earlier Batches. The earlier you enter, the better.

Batch #1 (3.000 Pieces - Mid October 2021)
Full 100%
Batch #2 (4.000 Pieces - End December 2021)
Full 100%
Batch #3 (3.000 Pieces - End January 2022)
Full 100%
Batch #4 (20.000 Pieces - May 2022)
23%
Batch #5 (25.000 Pieces - July 2022)
Well available 0%
Batch #6 (25.000 Pieces - August 2022)
Well available 0%