Sensors

BLE sensor features external probe for food safety

22nd March 2019
Lanna Cooper

Laird Connectivity has developed a new sensor that features integrated antennas, an external temperature probe and rugged IP65 enclosure. The Sentrius RS1xx External Series probe allows customers to mount the sensor outside of a device and measure the temperature inside via the cabled sensor. Designed for a wide range of cold chain management applications like agriculture and food safety monitoring, the RS1xx External Series probe makes it easy to monitor environmental data.

The rugged and configurable sensor device leverages the benefits of LoRaWAN and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity in a small form factor.

The RS1xx External Series can be coupled with a Sentrius RG1xx LoRa Gateway to quickly deliver an advanced wirelesss ecosystem with RF performance. This new ecosystem of pre-integrated solutions provides developers and OEMs with the flexibility and freedom to create everything from a single stand-alone node to a complete end-to-end IoT network.

"The RS1xx Series platform enables enterprise customers to deploy secure, stable wireless sensors in long-range IoT applications," said Jonathan Kaye, Product Director for Laird Connectivity. "Ideal for monitoring and measuring liquid temperature, the durable external probe gives customers more flexibility, as it can be built into a system or used as an after market solution."

The RS1xx External Series probe supports a wide temperature range of -55 to 125°C. It reliably sends sensor data in harsh RF environments over long distances to remote LoRaWAN gateways, and with the added benefit of a BLE connectivity option, sensor data can be sent to smartphones and tablets for local configuration, control, or data visualisation.

Pairing the RS1xx with the other elements of Laird Connectivity’s growing LoRaWAN products ecosystem enables cost effective and end-to-end control of both public and private LoRaWAN networks. The RS1xx works with Laird Connectivity’s RG1xx Series of LoRa/multi-wireless gateways for simple out-of-the-box integration and is compatible with 3rd party Cloud and LoRa network ecosystem partners.

At its core, the RS1xx utilises Laird Connectivity’s field-proven and reliable RM1xx module hardware, providing LoRaWAN options in 868 and 915MHz frequencies, plus BLE for local data display, configuration, and troubleshooting.

The RS1xx comes equipped with robust enclosures, robust multi-layer security to safeguard networks at every level, support services, and it is fully certified for FCC, IC, CE, and Bluetooth SIG listing.

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