Advantech’s LoRa-based solutions intelligently monitor industrial applications in remote areas and harsh environments.
Advantech, a leading supplier of industrial communication solutions, has collaborated with Semtech Corporation to expand its line of wireless products with the launch of the Wzzard LRPv node and SmartSwarm 243 gateway, both integrated with Semtech’s LoRa Technology.
The new Advantech solutions leverage LoRa Technology to overcome the boundary of distance, thereby maximizing monitoring efficiency and overall productivity.
Accessing Semtech’s LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN™ open protocol, the Wzzard LRPv node is a highly-integrated sensing platform for applications ranging from I/O sensor data management to network protocol conversion. The LoRa-based node can be utilized to form a private sensor network, yielding immediate dividends by cutting maintenance costs while increasing overall productivity. With its rugged design, the gateway, SmartSwarm 243, can be installed in remote areas and harsh environments.
Alpha Chen, Vice president of iConnectivity Group at Advantech, said:
“Advantech’s LRPv series make it possible to place sensors and Internet gateways in locations where AC power or wired Ethernet is unavailable. The high flexibility of the dual power-saving modes and alarm system can minimize costs by conserving power, and detecting potential failures and preventing shutdowns.”
“Advantech’s new LoRa-based nodes and gateways are ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications since they can be utilized in remote areas,” said Mike Wong, Vice President for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology offers long-range, low-power capabilities for next-generation IoT applications and vertical markets including Smart City, Smart Building, Smart Agriculture, Smart Metering, and Smart Supply Chain and Logistics.”