Edge-to-cloud solution standardises data processing

11th March 2020
Mick Elliott

Availability and full design support capabilities for Sierra Wireless Octave an all-in-one edge-to-cloud solution has been announced by Richardson RFPD.

Octave is an all-in-one edge-to-cloud solution for connecting industrial assets to the cloud. According to Sierra Wireless, Octave securely integrates edge devices, networks and interfaces to all major cloud service providers, allowing companies to focus on their data, rather than complex IoT infrastructure.

Octave provides a fully secure infrastructure, from assets to the cloud, making Industrial IoT development simple.

Richardson RFPD offers Octave in three new device options:

  • Ready-to-Connect FX30 IoT gateway in ethernet and serial variants
  • AirPrime WP7702 LPWA embedded modules

Octave is powered by Sierra Wireless Ready-to-Connect devices, which come pre-certified and connected to Sierra Wireless’ IoT network with coverage in more than 130 countries.

It standardises data processing at the edge and the cloud, allowing developers to process, analyse and act on data using a common JavaScript framework.

It enables a transparent, flexible and predictable pricing model that allows customers to pay based on the number of messages and data points they want transmitted to the cloud, rather than difficult to predict megabytes per month.

The Octave FX30 IoT gateway provides superior performance in harsh environments with its small, rugged aluminium form factor.

It meets MIL-STD-810 standard for vibration and mechanical shock and maintains operation in extended temperatures from -30°C to +75°C, making it the ideal embeddable solution for any industrial machine.

The FX30 Octave includes a SIM pre-provisioned for global connectivity, providing LTE Cat-M1/NB1 LPWA connectivity with 2G fallback.

An IoT connector expansion slot enables hardware extensions offering support for sensors and wired and wireless networks, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RS485 and CANbus.

The Octave solution runs also on the WP7702 LPWA module for Cat-M1/NB1 worldwide networks.

It is fully compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 standard, providing a new low-cost, low-power technology for low-bandwidth IoT applications, with extended reach beyond traditional cellular.

The WP7702 delivers up to 300Kbps download speed and 375Kbps upload speed, making it ideal for real-time fixed or mobile applications such as industrial asset monitoring, health monitoring devices, tracking devices, and smart city devices.

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