Multi-wireless sensor platform targets long-range enterprise IoT

June 28, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Laird's RS191 / RS186 multi-wireless sensor platform leverages the benefits of LoRaWAN and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity in one small, rugged IP65-rated form factor. When coupled with Laird’s RG1xx LoRa Gateways, the wireless ecosystem is claimed to offer superior RF performance quickly and easily.

The RS1xx is the latest addition to Laird’s Sentrius Series of LPWAN connectivity solutions, which includes the RG1xx multi-interface gateway, RM1xx LoRa + BLE modules, and LPWAN antennas. Engineering product samples for the Sentrius RS1xx are available now for qualified customers, with a full rollout planned for Q4 2017. The RS1xx can reliably send sensor data in harsh RF environments and over long distances to remote LoRaWAN gateways, and with the added benefit of a BLE connectivity option, sensor data can be sent to smartphones and tablets for local configuration, control, or data visualization.

The RS1xx IoT sensor platform is suitable for multiple uses, including greenhouses, grain storage, cold chain monitoring, cooling tanks, or any application that requires constant monitoring and reporting of temperature fluctuations, humidity, and other critical metrics across an entire facility. It can also serve as a base platform where Laird can work with OEMs to quickly develop specific solutions with an OEM’s own sensors and enclosure requirements.

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