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Advantech Provides LRPv Solution Using Semtech LoRa Technology for Intelligent Monitoring Applications


Oct 12, 2017 (Taipei,Taiwan) —Advantech, a leading supplier of industrial communication solutions, has cooperated with Semtech to expand its line of wireless products with the launch of the Wzzard LRPv Node and SmartSwarm 243 LoRa Gateway. The LoRa solution is ideal for applications in remote areas (e.g., for flood monitoring) and harsh environments (e.g., extreme temperatures, high humidity). This solution utilizes LoRa private wireless technology to overcome the boundary of distance, thereby maximizing monitoring efficiency and overall productivity.

With 30 years’ experience in automation and communication, Advantech is aware that the demand for intelligent monitoring and warning systems is increasing, and we understand the difficulty involved in replacing or rewiring existing devices. Because such systems are often installed in remote areas or harsh environments, it is critical that any wireless data communication solutions have a rugged enclosure and flexible software design.

Accessing LoRa technology from Semtech, the Wzzard LRPv Node is a highly integrated LoRa sensing platform for applications ranging from I/O sensor data management to network protocol conversion. The Wzzard LRPv Node can be utilized to form a private sensor network, yielding immediate dividends by cutting maintenance costs while increasing overall productivity. The SmartSwarm 243 LoRa Gateway connects to your application server or SCADA for data access using the MQTT protocol via either an Ethernet or cellular data network. 

Wireless network communication LoRa

LoRa is a proprietary chirp spread spectrum radio modulation technology for low-power WAN (LPWAN, also referred to as a low-power network) applications. An LPWAN is a type of wireless telecommunication WAN that is designed for long-range, low-bit-rate communication among “things” (i.e., connected objects such as battery-powered sensors). Because the Advantech Wzzard LRPv Node and SmartSwarm 243 LoRa Gateway support long-range WAN communication, there is no need to pay additional telecommunication costs, which can reduce costs considerably. 

3AI/1DI for multiple sensors and customized software modules for various applications 

Advantech’s Wzzard LRPv Node can connect up to four sensors simultaneously and is ideal 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 customizable so as to accommodate the most sophisticated of monitoring plans. Because the Wzzard LRPv Node offers high flexibility in both hardware and software aspects, it frees users from having to deploy an infrastructure-heavy wireless network, meaning that resources can be allocated to other more critical investments.

2 operating modes and an alarm system 

The Wzzard LRPv 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. The smart design of the operation modes and alarm system helps control the budget by saving the power it consumed and notifying users if any emergent actions are required.

IP66 enclosure and battery/solar design for remote outdoor sites

With an IP66 rating, both devices are protected against ingress from dust and powerful water jets. Furthermore, their dual-power design (BC/battery for the Wzzard LRPv Node and solar/battery for the SmartSwarm 243 Gateway) provides multiple deployment options. 

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted and innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in various industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the application and innovation potential becomes unlimited. 

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Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit both the engineering community and the global community. The company is dedicated to ensuring that its products have minimal impact on the environment. The company implements internal green programs aimed at reducing waste through material and manufacturing control, and it uses green technology and green design principles to minimize its resource usage. Publicly trading since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as SMTC.

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