Sensor offers long-range temperature and humidity sensing using LoRaWAN and Bluetooth 4.2

27-03-2019 | Laird | Test & Measurement

Laird Connectivity has created a new sensor that offers integrated antennas, an external temperature probe and rugged IP65 enclosure. The Sentrius RS1xx, External Series probe, enables clients to mount the sensor outside of a device and measure the inside temperature via the cabled sensor. Created for a broad range of cold chain management applications including agriculture and food safety monitoring, the probe makes it simple to monitor environmental data. The rugged and configurable sensor device support the benefits of LoRaWAN and BLE connectivity in a small form factor.

The series can be linked with a Sentrius RG1xx LoRa Gateway to promptly provide an advanced wireless ecosystem with excellent RF performance. This new ecosystem of pre-integrated solutions offers developers and OEMs with the versatility and freedom to produce everything from a single stand-alone node to a complete end-to-end IoT network.

"The RS1xx Series platform enables enterprise customers to deploy secure, stable wireless sensors in long-range IoT applications," said Jonathan Kaye, product director for Laird Connectivity. "Ideal for monitoring and measuring liquid temperature, the durable external probe gives customers more flexibility, as it can be built into a system or used as an after-market solution."

The probe supports a broad temperature range of -55C to 125C. It dependably transmits sensor data in harsh RF environments over long distances to remote LoRaWAN gateways, and with the extra benefit of a BLE connectivity option, sensor data can be transmitted to tablets and smartphones for local configuration, control, or data visualisation.

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