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Portable, Handheld End-Point Device for Conducting LoRa® Sit
Elecom Electronics Supply, Australia / 2016-04-06
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 Multitech mDot Box:  Portable, Handheld End-Point Device for Conducting LoRa® Site Surveys

 

The MultiConnect® mDot™ is the quickest solution to determine if LoRa® is the right technology to solve key industrial IoT issues. The mDot Box included a MultiConnect® mDot™ LoRa module, featured LEDs via an LCD displaying menu and device navigation information as well as network, test mode, GPS and sensor status data.  Two push button controls are also included providing menu navigation functions and two LEDs for displaying network and GPS status.  The mDot Box also has several built in sensors including temperature, ambient light, pressure, electrical current and a 3-Axis accelerometer.  It comes standard with GPS to enable site survey and location-based proof of concept testing

LoRa Features:

  • Distance and obstruction penetration:  Incredible asset management range with LoRa – up to 10 miles/15 km line of sight, 1-3 miles/2 km thru buildings*
  • Low Cost – Free bi-directional communications from thousands of mDots to a single Conduit utilizing LoRa unlicensed ISM band spectrum
  • Extended Life – LoRa’s extremely low power draw enables battery-powered assets to operate for years

The mDot Box provides 3 modes to make it easier to evaluate LoRa technology use cases: 

  • LoRa Demo Mode is ideal for testing IoT application prototypes and “proof of concepts”.  Sensor data is transmitted to the LoRa gateway at user defined intervals or triggered with the push of a button.
  • Survey Single Mode tests connectivity with the LoRa gateway at different data rate and power level combinations. 
  • Site Survey Sweep Mode tests connectivity with the LoRa gateway over a wide range of data rates and power levels automatically. 

Following the LoRa Alliance plan to ensure openness and interoperability, the mDot Box was developed to work with LoRaWAN™ compliant gateways, including MultiTech’s MultiConnect® Conduit™, the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable communications gateway.  

Extremely easy to use, customize and manage, the mDot Box makes evaluating LoRa technology for IoT applications as easy as clicking a button.  

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Quickly and easily perform LoRa site surveys with the mobile mDot Box
  • Measure LoRa distance and building penetration performance for line of sight or urban/obstructed use cases
  • User friendly LoRa evaluation tool - no heavy configuration or embedded design skills needed
  • View LoRa site survey data your way - in the Cloud, on the gateway or export directly to your laptop

FEATURES

  • LCD screen displays menu options, test mode data as well as sensor data
  • GPS enabled for highly accurate location-based site surveys
  • Flexibility to operate with any LoRaWAN 1.0 compliant gateway
  • Supports both the European 868 MHz and North America 915 MHz ISM bands

 

The MultiConnect® mDot Box LoRa survey box are available from Elecom Electronics Supply, the ANZ local wireless and communications supplier. 

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