I have been putting together an alternative open source firmware for the LoRa Module:
The firmware is a drop-in replacement for the Murata Modem firmware pre-installed on the modules. It provides a compatible AT command interface and requires no changes to the application. Some of the benefits of the open firmware:
- Support for most recent LoRaWAN protocols (1.1.1 / 1.0.4, regional parameters RP2-1.0.3);
- Better support for The Things Network (more reliable operation);
- Well-documented AT command interface;
- High-level Python API and command line tool to simplify modem configuration.
Most importantly, one can design and build fully open LoRa IoT devices using this firmware and the Hardwario Tower kit, and even customize the operation of the LoRa modem.
If you use the LoRa Module in your projects, give it a try! Step-by-step instructions for updating the firmware can be found in the wiki. Happy hacking!