Kit for rapid IoT deployment at industrial sites and areas of weak connectivity

20-03-2020 | TT Electronics | Design & Manufacture

TT Electronics has announced the launch of ‘IoT OUT OF THE BOX’, a new asset monitoring platform kit developed in collaboration with Wittra Sweden AB.

The kit brings together the expert engineering, design and manufacturing skills of TT Electronics and the intelligent software abilities from Wittra, providing a plug-and-play solution for the industrial IoT mass market. The ruggedised kit, which is produced with patented solutions for tracking location over the sub-GHz frequency that enables for extended indoor and outdoor range, allows users to connect, sense and locate their assets in the toughest environments. With pre-certified hardware, the kit is secure and ready for field deployment.

“In IoT, ‘speed to connect’ is critical. And while IoT development kits are not a new concept, IOT OUT OF THE BOX offers a unique and complete solution with everything an end-user needs to get an IoT solution up and running within minutes. It features the latest connectivity protocols, sleek hardware design and ability to scale by simply adding to the kit to meet new requirements,” said Charlie Peppiatt, EVP at TT Electronics. “As a platform provider and design-led IoT solutions business, TT provides solutions ranging from low-frequency sensor networks right to 5G enabled networks. And, perhaps more importantly, we have a track record of developing fully integrated end-to-end solutions to bring products to market fast.”

The kit includes a cloud Gateway with cabled Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity, IP67 sensor tags, mesh router and rechargeable long-life tag battery. Provided with a cloud-based API, assets — including industrial equipment, tools, vehicles and medical devices — can be tracked to offer real-time data on asset location, usage, movement, temperature and more.

“With IoT OUT OF THE BOX, we have solved a key IoT challenge for assets physically located behind heavy industrial structures or moving between indoor and outdoor environments, tunnels and other areas where traditional IoT network technology loses functionality,” commented Thomas Bennet, CEO at Wittra. “Our comprehensive solution, developed in partnership with TT Electronics, brings to the mass market a simple yet highly effective resolution to this common asset monitoring challenge. Our combination of expertise is proving to be a powerful force in the exciting world of IoT.”

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