WAN nodes are rugged for intelligent industrial sensing

Two nodes from Advantech, the Wise-6610 LoRaWAN gateway and Wzzard LRPv2 LoRa WAN node have been designed to meet the increasing demand for intelligent monitoring and warning systems. Advantech says replacing or rewiring existing devices, which are often installed in remote areas or harsh environments, can be difficult and that it is critical that any wireless data communication solution has a rugged enclosure and flexible software design.

Wzzard LRPv2 Node is an integrated LoRaWAN sensing platform for applications ranging from I/O sensor data management to network protocol conversion. It can be used to form a private sensor network, and immediate reduces maintenance costs while increasing overall productivity, claims Advantech.

The Wise-6610 LoRaWAN gateway connects to a user’s application server or SCADA for data access using the MQTT protocol.

The Wzzard LRPvw node and WISE-6610 LoRa WAN gateway support long-range WAN communication, and there is no need to pay additional telecommunication costs, which can reduce costs considerably, adds Advantech.

The Wzzard LRPv2 node can connect up to four sensors simultaneously and is intended for production lines that have many sensors, or for applications where there is limited space for additional devices. The software is specifically designed to be customisable so as to accommodate the most sophisticated of monitoring plans, says the company.

The Wzzard LRPv2 node’s flexibility in both hardware and software frees users from having to deploy an infrastructure-heavy wireless network, meaning that resources can be allocated to other, more critical, investments.

The Wzzard LRPv2 node has two modes: sleep mode (for when the node is idle) and operation mode (for data transmission). It comes with an embedded alarm system to notify users when a threshold has been exceeded so that action can be taken.

Both devices have an IP66-rated enclosure and are protected against ingress from dust and powerful water jets. Their dual-power design (BC/battery for the Wzzard LRPv2 node) provides multiple deployment options, adds the company.


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