Industrial-grade IoT sensors support multiple cellular bands for use underground and deep inside buildings
New sensors from Polysense are designed for enabling an array of IoT use cases such as smart city, structural health monitoring (SHM), machine condition monitoring for preventive and predicative maintenance (MPP), environmental monitoring, senor care, and smart retail.
Polysense Technologies Inc., an innovator in LPWAN IoT technology for wireless and fiber sensing applications, has announced the commercial availability of its WxS 9810 IoT sensors line. The product supports GSM/GPRS as a wireless uplink connectivity option, enabling users to select the best available wireless coverage in their areas.
“Following the successful launch and subsequent deployment of WxS 8800/8700 and WxS 7800, we have received wide interest from cellular operators for our sensor portfolio and edge computing capability,” says Alex Wu, President of Polysense. “Now by supporting 3GPP NB-IoT LPWA connectivity, we offer the industry’s most comprehensive wireless uplink options for our customers – licensed spectrum for cellular operators; ISM spectrum for competitive service providers, municipalities and businesses.”
With the support of 3GPP NB-IoT, WxS 9810 provides cellular operators with a proven set of sensors for their NB-IoT networks, enabling an array of IoT use cases such as smart city, structural health monitoring (SHM), machine condition monitoring for preventive and predicative maintenance (MPP), environmental monitoring, senor care, and smart retail. Further, to further facilitate the smooth deployment, the WxS 9810 supports identical sensor portfolio as the Polysense WxS 8800/8700 and WxS 7800, over 60 types of sensing parameters, as companion and complementary to LoRa based WxS 8800/8700 and Wi-Fi based WxS 7800.
Per Polysense, wireless features of the new sensors include the following: supports multiple frequency bands of B1/B3/B5/B8/B20/B28; superior coverage for IoT devices underground and deep inside buildings; industrial-grade construction, built to stay connected in harsh environments and extreme temperatures; best-in-class power performance, extending the life of battery-operated devices; built-in security, including HTTPS, secure socket, secure boot, and firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates.
The new unit's thirteen internally integrated sensors include detection for the following capabilities: 2 axis accelerometer, 3 axis accelerometer, high precision vibration/tilt; passive infra-red (PIR) motion , microwave radar motion sensor, single or dual IR motion sensors for motion and people counting; temperature, humidity, light, atmospheric pressure; CO, CO2, VOC; 30dB – 110dB full range acoustic/noise; GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou GNSS location sensors; a patented tilt detection algorithm, enabling precise detection of the tilt-vector of the object in geodetic coordinate system in real-time; high-sensitivity motion detection capability, offering the best solution for valuable asset protection; an ultra-low power always on acoustic/noise sensor for both perimeter security and smart city applications.
Other key features include the following: IP67 rated enclosure with dual high capacity air flow protective vents, allowing for fast response of temperature, humidity and pressure sensing; flexible battery power or DC power, meeting different need of application requirements and deployment scenarios; intelligent power monitor and management to maximize the battery life, allowing 5 to 10 years of battery operations with either 1 or 2 ‘AA’ Li-SOCl2 batteries; flexible internal or external antenna options, meeting different need of application requirements and deployment scenarios.
Sensors are administered by the Polysense iEdge platform, offering powerful edge computing capabilities with user programmable data sampling/report schemas, local data analytic and custom algorithms, as well as temperature compensation algorithms for displacement and vibration sensing across C and I temperature ranges, and management of interfaces and external sensors.
“We have seen many end customers who simply want a plug-play IoT sensor for their use case just as a smart phone,” asserts Will H. Yu, director of IoT solution and customer support at Polysense. “With the purchase of a SIM card and a monthly or annual IoT service plan from a cellular operator of choice, they are watching their sensing and monitoring data streaming in – and can now focus on their business processes with IoT enabled.”
Now with the WxS 9810 sensors, Polysense says it is able to offer its customers the most flexibility for deployment, capable of connecting to LoRaWAN, WI-FI, or NB-IoT/LTE Cat M1 networks, depending on the coverage need, bandwidth requirement, and battery usage of the use cases. The WxS 9810, with NB-IoT support, is immediately available for trial and ordering.
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