Sigfox launches certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with partner OleumTech

Sigfox launches certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with partner OleumTech

Sigfox launches certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with partner OleumTech

The partnership brings together two power-houses, OleumTech with their domain expertise operating in hazardous environments, and Sigfox, with their worldwide LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network. The Sigfox enabled C1D1 devices will allow users to benefit from out-of-the-box LPWA wireless connectivity, leveraging OleumTech’s patented self-contained, battery-powered wireless transmitter technology with an intrinsically safe design made for operating in hazardous environments.

OleumTech, a leading provider of M2M communications and industrial automation solutions, today launched a full line of certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with their partner Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

As a leading pioneer of design innovation in the digital oilfield, OleumTech manufactures and distributes industrial wireless automation systems across various sectors including Energy and Water. Having already launched a general-purpose line of Sigfox enabled products, our products have radically transformed how companies gather data in the field, providing visibility to disparate assets, especially in remote, hazardous locations, enabling real-time optimized decisions regarding resource deployment and regulatory compliance. With a global installed base of over 350,000 devices, OleumTech’s products provide critical data for measurement variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level, alarms, etc.

Companies can now benefit from OleumTech’s C1D1 intrinsically safe wireless sensor nodes. Specifically designed for use in industrial hazardous environments with numerous benefits including:

  • Exceptional battery life – up to 8 years in most Sigfox applications
  • Easy servicing with no hot work permit or requiring removal from the process
  • Convenience of LCD version providing local indication
  • Extended range of up to 30km to cost effectively monitor remote assets

“OleumTech continues to release innovative products and platforms, enabling customers to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things, and reimagine their operations. Our Sigfox enabled C1D1 offering reinforces this commitment”, said Brent McAdams, Sr. Vice President of Global Strategic Initiatives, OleumTech.

“The ultimate benefit of our C1D1 (zone 0) Sigfox enabled transmitters is that they can be deployed in hazardous environments where there is always explosive liquids, vapors or gases present and customers can have confidence that through our intrinsically safe design, we will not generate enough energy to even cause a spark, providing the safest operating environment for both personnel and equipment.”

“We recognize the significant effort and investment required to obtain regulatory approvals for the Class 1, Division 1 (Zone 0) certifications”, said Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption Officer, Sigfox.

“With this global offering, the OleumTech product line fills a much-needed gap in our Sigfox ecosystem enabling customers operating in hazardous environments to benefit from our global connectivity solution”.

The intrinsically safe C1D1 line of OleumTech wireless transmitters with embedded Sigfox connectivity is now available.

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Sierra Wireless AirPrime® Modules Certified On T-Mobile’s NB-IoT Network

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Sierra Wireless AirPrime® Modules Certified On T-Mobile’s NB-IoT Network

Sierra Wireless embedded modules on T-Mobile network will transform IoT applications by enabling lower cost, longer battery life and superior coverage.

Sierra Wireless today announced that Sierra Wireless AirPrime® WP77 embedded wireless modules are now certified to operate on T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network, which is live in Las Vegas and will be nationwide mid-year.

NB-IoT, part of the 3GPP standard for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, supports large-scale IoT deployments such as smart city services, smart metering, supply chain management, and industrial equipment monitoring. LPWA has been embraced by leading global carriers, which helps build a broad base of ecosystem partners, devices and applications for global markets.

Advantages of LPWA compared to traditional cellular connectivity options include:

  • Longer battery life targeting up to 10 years.
  • Better coverage for IoT devices underground and deep inside buildings.
  • Reduced module and deployment cost.

T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network in the U.S. makes cellular the superior option for connecting IoT solutions, which will benefit existing applications and enable many new ones,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions at Sierra Wireless.

“Sierra Wireless WP77 modules will help customers take advantage of NB-IoT’s improved coverage and battery life, with dramatically simplified development for applications like secure gateways for smart homes and cities.”

The WP77 also supports LTE-M (Cat-M1) with 2G fallback, an integrated GNSS receiver, and comprehensive set of interfaces for connecting sensors with a dedicated application CPU core running the Linux-based open source Legato® application framework. WP77 modules are fully compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 standard and footprint compatible with all 3G and 4G (Cat-1/3/4) WP Series.

For more information, visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/LPWA.

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Siemens’ Mentor becomes Microsoft Azure certified for the Internet of Things

Siemens-owned Mentor, which aims to provide the embedded systems industry’s broadest portfolio of solutions for the industrial market, has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) to help customers get IoT solutions functioning quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production.

Scot Morrison, general manager, platform business unit, Mentor Embedded Systems Division, said: “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates Mentor’s ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system combinations, and the ability to meet requirements with Linux, Nucleus RTOS, or complex combinations of runtime environments. Leveraging Mentor’s 20-plus years’ experience in embedded systems, our customers can benefit from a commercial-grade integration of Microsoft Azure with their embedded IoT projects, and have assurance for compatibility now and in the future.”

Barb Edson, general manager for data platform and Internet of Things at Microsoft, said: “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world. With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite.

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