Cellular-Based Transmitter Connects Industrial Sensors to the Cloud

The Ranger cellular-based transmitter from SignalFire meets the need for monitoring isolated measurements or “lone rangers” where it is cost-prohibitive or complicated to simply get a reading from a sensor.

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The unit uses LTE Cat M1 technology to connect industrial sensors to the cloud for remote monitoring, control and alarming. Connecting directly to the cloud bypasses local networks to offer a more secure connection without adding more work for information technology departments. It works with a wide range of sensor types and brands, making it easily integrated into industrial monitoring systems. The transmitter has two digital inputs, one analog input and one relay output. The digital inputs can detect on/off status or frequencies up to 2 kHz. The analog input can be set to 1-5 VDC or 4-20 mA and is powered by the integrated battery pack. The relay output is a latching DPST type, capable of loads up to 2 A @ 30 VDC, 0.3 A @ 110 VAC or 0.5 A @ 125 VAC. Furthermore, the built-in GPS allows for tracking the location of the transmitter and its measurements on a map. The device has a web- and mobile-friendly SignalFire Cloud interface, which allows users to remotely monitor assets, view trends, and receive alarms either by text or email. It also provides for remote configuration and troubleshooting of the transmitter node and the sensor to which it is attached. The company’s cloud uses secure MQTT technology for integration with private cloud platforms, when applicable. Operators can turn on/off the relay output from the Cloud interface to remotely control pumps, motors, valves and more.

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SignalFire Wireless Telemetry
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978.212.2868


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