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Gemtek/Browan base stations

The Gemtek/Browan base station models supported are:

  • Outdoor Micro (ODU) V1.5 8-channels
  • Outdoor Micro (ODU) V1.5 16-channels
  • Indoor Pico Next V1.5 8-channels L0006 series
  • Indoor Pico Next V1.5 8-channels L0007 series (SKU 02-XXX)
  • Indoor Pico Next V1.5 8-channels L0007 series (SKU 03-XXX)
  • Indoor MiniHub 8-channels
  • Indoor Femto 8-channels

Both ODU models share the same firmware version. Pico Next and Femto use a different firmware. However, the LRR installation procedure is also generic for all the models.

Note While ODU, Pico Next, and Femto models support Linux operating system, MiniHub uses a FreeRTOS architecture and has a different installation procedure that is not described in this topic.

Software pre-requisites and compatibility matrix

caution

Browan gateways do not support any remote upgrade procedure of the factory’s firmware. You must ensure that the firmware version installed in factory on your base station is compatible with the ThingPark LRR software. For more information, see Checking the firmware version of your base station.

Base Station ModelLRR VersionFirmware VersionFPGA Version
ODU Micro V1.5 8-channels2.6.56_10No known dependency31, 33
ODU Micro V1.5 16-channels2.6.56_10No known dependency31, 33
Pico Next L0006 series2.8.381.0.16, 1.1.5331, 33
Pico Next L0007 series (SKU 02-XXX)2.8.381.1.53N/A
Pico Next L0007 series (SKU 03-XXX)2.8.382.0.15N/A
Indoor Femto 8-channels2.6.723.04.03-opdk-LRR31, 33
note

For self-hosted ThingPark Enterprise deployments, LRR 2.8.38 is supported from release 7.3 onwards.

Checking the firmware version of your base station

  • For Gemtek ODU base stations, use the following command:

    root@OutdoorAP:/home/actility/lrr/com/cmd_shells# cat /etc/VERSION
    2
  • For Gemfemto and Gempiconext base stations, use the following command:

    # cat /etc/version
    1.0.16

LRR installation

You must have checked that your base station has a firmware version compatible with the ThingPark LRR software.

After downloading the base station image as described in Retrieving the base station image, follow the steps provided below to flash your base station with the new image.

  1. Connect to the base station via SSH. For more information, see Connecting to the base station via SSH.

  2. Transfer to the base station the ThingPark image file you downloaded previously using a wget command, or with a tool like WinSCP.

  3. Check that the image file access permission is executable, meaning the file permissions contain "x" (executable) for the owner, group and others.

    You can obtain the file permissions by executing the following command replacing [GEMTEK base station image file name] by the exact name of the image to install:

    # ls -l [GEMTEK base station image file name]

    The required image file permissions are as shown below:

    -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 11M Jun 17 17:14 [GEMTEK base station image file name]

    If the image file does not have the executable rights, update the privileges to make the image file executable:

    # chmod +x [GEMTEK base station image file name]
  4. Install the LRR package using the following command:

     # ./[GEMTEK base station image file name]

    After running the command, the base station will be flashed with the ThingPark image. This process will take a couple of seconds.

  5. Reboot the base station:

    # reboot
  6. Once the base station has rebooted, and is up and running, verify that the LRR version installed on the base station is the expected one, referring to Software pre-requisites and compatibility matrix. You can do this by using the SUPLOG menu (see Connecting to SUPLOG) or by using the following command on the base station:

     # cat $ROOTACT/usr/etc/lrr/versions.ini