Laird has announced its new Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) Low-Power, Long-Range LoRa gateway – Sentrius RG1xx. It enables enterprise customers to deploy EIoT networks in practically any geographic location.
OEMs and developers have the essential elements to accelerate EIoT development for many of the most challenging industrial settings and applications, ranging from smart metering to equipment monitoring to municipal asset management and more.
The Sentrius RG1xx provides a level of versatility to suit a developer’s application by incorporating LoRa as part of a multi-interface platform, blending both local area and wide area technologies.
Equipped with Laird’s enterprise grade 802.11 a/b/g/n MIMO Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, Bluetooth and BLE connectivity within a single LoRa gateway, the gateway is designed to enable integration of wireless technologies with Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to expand the geographic range of IoT implementations.
LoRa, which is a growing standard in the LPWAN space for IoT and machine-to-machine connectivity, provides bi-directional data transfer and communications with IoT networks over long distances for years without a battery change.
It can usually send and receive signals up to 10 miles, but that distance can be extended to hundreds of miles with additional gateway deployments, as needed.
Based on the Semtech SX1301 / SX1257 chipset designs enabling eight channels and powerful 27 dBm transmit power, the gateway is designed to work with Laird’s LoRa ecosystem of Sentrius RM1xx LoRa + BLE certified modules and LPWAN antennas, delivering out-of-the-box integration and compatibility with third party Cloud and LoRa partners and other LoRaWAN client devices.
The Sentrius RG1xx gateway also comes equipped with Web-based configuration, integrated LoRa packet forwarder software, and default settings for multiple LoRa network server vendors. It is fully certified for FCC, IC, CE, along with a Bluetooth SIG listing.
Concurrently, Laird is also announcing the Sentrius RG1xx-M2 LoRaWAN Concentrator Card. Expanding on Semtech’s drivers and reference design, the RG1xx-M2 card enables OEMs to integrate a certified LoRaWAN gateway interface to any Linux based platform.
Availability of product samples of the Sentrius RG1xx for select customers is planned for May 2017, with full production achieved shortly thereafter.
Laird is a global technology company that enables mission-critical mobile connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems, and components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat.
Products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including Connected Transport, Connected Industry, Connected Medical, Telecom/ Computing, and Mobile Device markets. Laird, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 50 facilities located in 19 countries.