On the JAG Online Store, you can purchase upgraded hotspot kits or individual add-ons to create the perfect Helium mining system for your home or building. You can still receive a free Helium Hotspot by registering with JAG here, but we highly recommend adding a few upgrades to significantly boost your HNT earnings.
We offer Bronze, Silver, and Gold tier kits for indoor hotspot setups. The Bronze Indoor kit is priced at $0.00 because it’s simply the free Browan MerryIoT Hotspot that we lease to our approved hosts.
Our Silver Indoor Kit is priced at $29.99 and includes the Browan MerryIot Hotspot and an Indoor Stick-on Antenna. As we mentioned above, the Browan MerryIoT devices do come with their own 2.6 dBi antenna. However, these out-of-the-box antennas attach directly to the hotspot, making it somewhat difficult to place near a window where it can have the clearest line of sight. The Indoor Stick-on Antenna upgrade offers a more convenient solution where you can actually attach or “stick-on” the antenna directly to or nearby a window. You can then run the antenna chord down to your hotspot device which can be stored however you see fit.
Our Gold Indoor Kit is priced at $39.98 and includes everything in the Silver Indoor Kit, plus an additional Cat 7 Ethernet cable. While the Browan MerryIoT hotspots don’t require a wired connection to your internet source, having an ethernet cable can ensure that your device maintains stable WiFi access to communicate with the Helium blockchain.
Indoor hotspot setups have been known to generate fairly decent HNT rewards depending on the area saturation and strategic device placement. That being said, you’ll more than likely boost your HNT earnings if you’re able to implement an outdoor solution. Windows and screens, landscaping, and tightly packed buildings are all common obstructions that can make it difficult for your device’s antenna to properly send and receive data. As we mentioned above, placing your setup at a higher level will almost surely increase your network connectivity and overall HNT earnings.
We also offer Bronze, Silver, and Gold tiered packages for our Outdoor Kits.
Our Bronze Outdoor Kits start at $89.97 and include the following: 1 Free Browan MerryIoT Hotspot, 1 Weatherproof Plastic Enclosure, 1 RG-58 Type N Male to RP-SMA Male cable, and 1 Plastic Waterproof Omni-Directional Antenna.
The Weatherproof Plastic Enclosure comes in Medium or Large sizes. The medium-sized version will perfectly fit the Browan MerryIoT Helium Gateway and enable it to be safely installed outdoors. The larger-sized option is designed to enclose both the Browan MerryIoT gateway and an additional cellular transmitter in case you’re hoping to leverage the Helium Network for your own device connectivity.
The RG-58 Type N Male to RP-SMA Male cable is a coaxial cable that connects your hotspot to your Waterproof Omni-Directional Antenna. We offer this cable in 1m, 2m, 3m, and 5m lengths. The length that you’ll need will depend on how far away your antenna placement is from your actual hotspot device. Keep in mind that your hotspot requires WiFi connectivity and will need a stable power source. At the same time, you’ll likely want to place your antenna as high up on your building as possible. We recommend scouting out a potential placement in your home or building and measuring the distance between your nearest power source, WiFi signal, and potential antenna location before you determine which length of cable you’ll need.
The Waterproof Omni-Directional Antenna is simply an outdoor version of the standard antenna that comes equipped with your Browan MerryIoT device. As we stated above, you’ll achieve the best results if you can place this antenna as high up as possible with the fewest possible obstructions in its line of sight.
Our Silver Outdoor Kits start at $109.97 and include 1 free Browan MerryIoT device, 1 Weatherproof Plastic Enclosure (medium or large), 1 RG-58 Type N Female to RP SMA Male cable (available in 1m, 2m, 3m, and 5m lengths), and 1 Rokland 5.8dBi Antenna.
The major differences between the Bronze and Silver Outdoor kits are the antenna and cable that’s offered. With the upgraded Silver package, you receive a 5.8dBi fiberglass antenna and a slightly different type of coaxial cable (female to male) which will connect it to your device.
The Rokland 5.8dBi Antenna measures 32 inches in length and is fluffy certified for outdoor environments. Generally speaking, the higher dBi your antenna has, the farther the signal will travel. At the same time, the signal width becomes narrower and narrower as the strength increases. This means that you’ll want to strategically place your higher-powered antenna in a direction where it will be able to transmit the most data across the Helium network.
Our Gold Outdoor Kits start at $363.97 and include 1 free Browan MerryIoT Helium Gateway, 1 120 VAC Weatherproof Enclosure with Cooling Fan, 1 LMR 400 Type N Female to RP SMA Male cable (available in 1m, 2m, 3m, and 5m sizes), and 1 L-com 8dBi Omni-Directional Antenna.
The 120 VAC Weatherproof Enclosure with Cooling Fan is designed to keep your Browan MerryIoT device cool while placed in rugged or high-temperature areas. In an indoor setting, a hotspot’s temperature is almost never an issue. However, when placed on a rooftop or area with direct sunlight and extreme outdoor temperatures, overheating and exposure to the elements can certainly become a problem. This weatherproof enclosure will ensure that your device remains cool and online in practically any climate.
The L-com 8dBi Omni-Directional Antenna is a high-performance device that’s designed to send and receive signals from far and wide. If you’re in an overly saturated area and are hoping to expand your device’s reach above and beyond your neighbors, then this is the antenna for you. Like our other outdoor equipment, it is suitable for outdoor use and should be placed as high on our building as possible for optimal performance.
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