Bobcat Miner 300
What is the Bobcat Miner 300?
Bobcat is an IoT product and service provider for decentralized network users. Bobcat is committed to building better products and servicing The People's Network. Powered by China’s leading LPWAN technology company and crypto VC, Bobcat combines the best of both worlds to offer its customers an optimal mining experience.
Bobcat Miner 300 is a high-efficiency miner hotspot for HNT. It is compatible with Helium LongFi, an architecture that combines the leading wireless LoRaWAN protocol, and the Helium Blockchain technology. The Bobcat Miner 300 is also compatible with all LoRaWAN devices. The Bobcat Miner 300 runs on ultra-low power consumption (5W) and its signal range can cover up to 10+ miles, providing connectivity to tens of thousands of LoRaWAN end nodes detected within its range.
Enhanced 4dBi Antenna
Rockchip PX30 Quad-core Processor
Internal 64GB eMMC Flash Storage
Industrial Motherboard Design
Low Power Consumption (0.12KWH per day)
LongFi and LoraWAN Compatible
OTA Firmware Update
Why choose Bobcat Miner 300?
Bobcat Miner 300 is powered by EasyLinkin, who is a leading LoRaWAN Gateway manufacturer and invests heavily in its own R&D capabilities. In addition to designing and manufacturing LoRaWAN gateways and modules, Easylinkin owns more than 200 LPWAN related patents and has raised $85 million in total funding so far. Easylinkin’s gateways and solutions have been deployed across 100+ cities in China and abroad. It has deployed Lora networks for Alibaba in Hangzhou City, 510,000 LoRa water meters in China, and 55,000 LoR electricity meters for Indonesia and Mongolia.
How does the Bobcat Miner 300 compare to other Helium compliant miners such as RAK, Nebra, and Syncrob?
Bobcat Miner 300 uses an enhanced 4dbi antenna, this provides more coverage than most of our competitors in the market. It uses a 64GB eMMC flash instead of an external SD card. The flash is welded on the motherboard to avoid connection failure, has a longer life expectancy up to 10 years as it allows 3000 write cycles, compared to 500 write cycles allowed by an SD card. Bobcat Miner 300 also uses a quad-core ARM processor, which consumes ultra-low voltage, running on no more than 0.12kWh per day.
How much internet usage does a miner consume per day?
According to a community member, approximately 30gb per month between receive and transmit usage. Netflix consumes between 20-60gb/month. So, bringing a Helium miner into your home is like having a roommate who watches a lot of Netflix.
Do I need to buy a LoRa antenna to boost the miner’s range?
Bobcat Miner 300 comes with an enhanced 4dBi antenna which provides wider coverage than 2dBi antennas.
Why HNT Helium?
Millions of compatible devices can use The People's Network and each device requires Data Credits (DC) in order to send data to the internet. Fixed in value, DC are created by 'burning' HNT, reducing the total supply to achieve a Burn & Mint equilibrium. The more devices using DC, the more HNT will be burned. Helium’s wireless network based on LoRaWAN is best suited for low-power scenarios like sending data to and from sensors using low-cost radio waves, eliminating reliance on more costly networks like cellular and WiFi. It’s fully peer to peer and leverages a robust network of hotspots connected to the network. With only just 100 to 200 hotspots, the network can usually cover most cities. In return for hosting hotspots, hosts earn $HNT for providing access to the LongFi network.
How are Tokens Earned?
Hotspots earn HNT for building and securing network infrastructure and transferring device data. The amount of HNT distributed to Hotspots depends on the type of “work” they perform based on the value to the network. This validation of network contribution is accomplished by a new work algorithm called Proof-of-Coverage (PoC). To participate in PoC there must be multiple Hotspots at least 300 meters apart in an area, but still within range of each other (up to many miles depending on environment). Single Hotspots earn less as they can only issue Challenges over the internet, and can’t participate in Proof-of-Coverage. After the first year, distribution amounts adjust.
The engineering team at Bobcat consists of industry veterans from tech such as R&D and manufacturing companies such as Ericsson, IBM and Foxconn.