Egham, UK – Future Electronics today invited prospective visitors to its stand A4.259 at Electronica (Munich, 11-14 November 2014) to view a demonstration of a wireless sensor network based on a comprehensive new communication platform for Internet of Things (IoT) systems.
The demonstration on the Future Electronics stand, A4-259, will feature the new MultiConnect® Conduit™ from MultiTech, available from Future Electronics in Q1 2015. The Conduit cellular gateway has the ability to manage thousands of end points, such as wireless mDot modules which feature Semtech’s LoRa™ long-range, low-power RF technology connected to sensor nodes. The mDots are able to transmit and receive data over a range up to 16km. Applications requiring deep in-building coverage can expect 3-6km coverage. The Conduit programmable gateway packages and aggregates the data over the cellular (mobile telephone) network to the user’s preferred data management platform.
On the Future Electronics stand, visitors will be able to view and handle four such mDot-enabled sensor nodes, which will measure temperature, pressure, ambient light and position. Each will be connected via a Conduit gateway to the internet. Real-time sensor measurements will be uploaded to a data management site hosted in the cloud.
This means, for instance, that visitors to the stand will be able to cover the ambient light sensor in their hand to reduce the detected light, hold the temperature sensor and see a rise in temperature, or to lift the pressure sensor up in the air, and see a reduction in air pressure captured in real time by the sensor live on an internet-enabled display.
Future Electronics’ Vice-President Engineering and Vertical Markets, Stephen Carr, said: ‘For makers of distributed sensor networks, the connectivity element of the design can often be the most challenging. That’s why Future Electronics is showing the MultiConnect Conduit to visitors to Electronica: it provides a ready-made, plug-and-play platform for moving data from remote sensors via wired or wireless connections to any supported data management platform in the cloud.’
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