Device Solutions, Inc. has announced the availability of their Cellio LoRa long-range low-power wireless network system for end-to-end automation and instrumentation in factories, farms, warehouses, transportation, agriculture, and many other industries.
Cellio wireless gateways and transceivers use LoRa (Long Range radio, approximately 1 mile) to connect sensors and controllers wirelessly to the network. Gateway devices connect to internal and external networks, the internet, and cloud data systems via CDMA-Cellular, GSM-Cellular, or Wi-Fi 802.11bgn. This low cost and easy to install system enables companies to gain visibility into their operations and assets (sensors, instruments, equipment, location, usage, status, decision making, supply chain, operator indicators, etc.).
Cellio gateways can be used stand-alone or configured with transceivers to optimize architecture, data transmission, and connections. Cellio is suited for single locations as well extensive enterprise configurations where there may be upwards of millions of sensors and controls connected to equipment across the continent. Partnered with cellular carriers, back-end cloud platforms, sensor instrumentation companies, and technology core companies – full enterprise-level-solution installations can be quick, easily scaled, and very affordable.
“As an industrial grade IoT software platform provider, we often find ourselves working with clients to connect their next generation products which can take, in some cases, years to make it to market. The Cellio LoRa System integrates the basic building blocks to an end-to-end IoT solution, dramatically reducing the many technical risks and yet enabling unlimited customization for well-defined problems. Partnering with Device Solutions has changed our dialogue with clients from big picture strategy and technology evaluations to targeted business cases and production rollout – literally applying IoT to solve real world problems, now,” said David Houghton, Director, Bright Wolf, LCC.
The Cellio LoRa family of wireless devices includes three distinct and configurable product options:
1. Gateways – CDMA-Cellular, GSM-Celluar, or Wi-Fi connections to the network utilize a 900MHz LoRa radio to connect a network of transceivers for data capture and control. Each gateway can cover over 3 square miles containing hundreds of widely dispersed transceivers.
2. Transceivers – up to 16 general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) support connecting up to 16 sensors or controls per transceiver. The transceivers use a 900MHz LoRa radio to connect through gateways to the network. Transceivers make the system incredibly flexible and cost competitive.
3. All-in-One Devices – these devices include CDMA-Cellular, GSM-Cellular and/or Wi-Fi radios, the 900MHz LoRa radio, and 16 GPIO’s. These are perfect for maximizing tracking, sensing, controlling, and communicating with assets throughout the enterprise.