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SignalFire launches sensor-to-cloud transmitter for remote monitoring


November 25, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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SignalFire Ranger Wireless

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has added to its wireless IoT product offering with the RANGER, a cellular-based transmitter and new 4G LTE-M platform.

The RANGER is a cellular transmitter that uses LTE CAT M1 technology to connect industrial sensors to the cloud for remote monitoring, control and alarming.

By connecting directly to the cloud, the RANGER bypasses local networks to offer a more secure connection without adding more work for IT departments. Just like the legacy SignalFire telemetry products, the RANGER is designed to work with a wide range of sensor types and brands for easy integration.

The Ranger is equipped with two digital inputs, one analog input and one relay output. The digital inputs can detect on/off status or frequencies up to 2kHz.

The analog input can be set to 1-5Vdc or 4-20mA and is powered by the integrated battery pack. The relay output is a latching double pole single throw type, capable of loads up to 2A @ 30Vdc, 0.3A @ 110Vac or 0.5A @ 125Vac. The built-in GPS allows for tracking the location of the RANGER and its measurements on a map.

The RANGER comes complete with a web- and mobile-friendly SignalFire Cloud interface, which allows users to remotely monitor assets, view trends, and receive alarms either by text or email. It also provides for remote configuration and troubleshooting of the RANGER node and the sensor to which it is attached.

The SignalFire Cloud uses secure MQTT technology for integration with private cloud platforms, when applicable. Operators can turn on/off the relay output from the Cloud interface to remotely control pumps, motors, valves and more.