Laird has released a new LoRa gateway called the Sentrius RG1xx that enables companies to deploy Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) networks in practically any geographic location, even where traditional communications infrastructure is unavailable. LoRa LPWAN technology provides secure, bi-directional data transfer and communications for IoT and M2M networks over long distances—with the ability to operate for years without a battery change. When companies use Laird’s Sentrius RG1xx gateway as the foundation for that connectivity, low-power EIoT networks can be located hundreds of miles away with the same level of visibility and control as a network that is a block away.
LoRa-enabled solutions like the Sentrius RG1xx provide the infrastructure for the next major wave of IoT deployments, which will expand beyond the bounds of traditional telecommunication infrastructure to enable applications such as smart metering, equipment monitoring, asset tracking & management and a long list of other sensor and control use cases—all without the need to build telecom infrastructure up to the site or pay for on-going commercial cellular subscriptions.
One of the most important features of the fully-certified Sentrius RG1xx is its integration of multiple connectivity formats, including enterprise-grade 802.11 a/b/g/n MIMO Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, Bluetooth and BLE—enabling the gateway to support each of the technologies that companies typically use in their low-power IoT networks. This gateway is designed to work seamlessly with Laird’s LoRa ecosystem of Sentrius RM1xx LoRa + BLE certified modules and LPWAN antennas, delivering simple out-of-the-box integration and compatibility with third party Cloud and LoRa partners and other LoRaWAN client devices.