Multi-interface platform for low-power, long-range IoT deployments

March 16, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Laird has released its new Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) low-power, long-range LoRa gateway, which enables enterprise customers to deploy EIoT networks in practically any geographic location, even where traditional communications infrastructure is unavailable.

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.

In industrial automation, for example, full-scale networks can be used to track assets that are spread across a vast facility. A LoRa network can easily span an entire campus and gather sensor data that can provide deep insights needed to maintain efficiency, productivity and be used to make the best business decisions possible. The Sentrius RG1xx gateway helps to make a proprietary network easy to build, scale, and maintain.

The Sentrius RG1xx provides an unmatched 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.

“The Sentrius RG1xx has been purpose-built from the ground up to create a secure, scalable, robust LoRa network solution,” said Scott Lordo, senior vice president of Laird. “The RG1xx, paired with the other elements of Laird’s growing Sentrius LPWAN ecosystem, enables cost-effective and end-to-end control of public and private LoRa networks alike.”

Equipped with Laird’s unique enterprise grade 802.11 a/b/g/n MIMO Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, Bluetooth and BLE connectivity within a single LoRa gateway, the gateway enables integration of key short-range, low-power wireless technologies with the most effective Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to dramatically expand the geographic range of IoT implementations.