RS-485 to LoRaWAN converter-transmitter

RS-485 to LoRaWAN converter, pulse counter and safety sensor. All combined. Two pulse inputs, each of which can be configured as a safety / digital input. External power supply. RS485 transmitter to LORAWAN

Description

The RS485 to LORAWAN converter-transmitter allows transparent transmission of RS485 frames. These frames are stored in transmitted at regular intervals. If the frame is larger than the LoRaWAN frame, the data is transmitted in several separate packets. It actually acts as a “transparent” modem operating in LORAWAN class C mode (supplied with external electricity). The LORAWAN converter transfers this serial command to the connected counter / machine. If a response is received, the converter returns it as one or more LORAWAN uplink messages. In pulse counting mode, the pulse counter counts electrical pulses at a maximum frequency of 200 Hz. It is possible to configure the frequency of transmission of frequency data from the meters independently, between 5 minutes and 24 hours. The pulse counter supports the “Open Collector” circuit type.

In dry input mode, the pulse counter generates a LORAWAN message when the circuit is open or closed (or in both cases).
The pulse counter also transmits the ambient temperature and the level of its battery.

The configuration of the sensor is done via a USB connection via a free PC application. Or by LORAWAN downlink message.

All industrial equipment with RS485 interface (up to 6 connected)
Metering of utilities (such as water, electricity, heat) with pulse output
Connect any equipment with active pulse output or dry output

Use case of the RS-485 to LoRaWAN converter-transmitter

  • All industrial equipment with RS485 interface (up to 6 connected)
  • Metering of utilities (such as water, electricity, heat) with pulse output
  • Connect any equipment with active pulse output or dry output

RS-485 to LoRaWAN converter-transmitter Technical Specifications

  • 1 RS485 connector
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  • 2 pulse or dry-input inputs
  • Data collection every 5, 15, 30, 60min. 6, 12, 24 hours
  • Data transmission every 5, 15, 30, 60min. 6, 12, 24 hours

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of Industrial LoRaWAN and NB-IOT IOT sensors. For more information and quotation, contact us!

Additional information

Activation

OTAA or ABP

Casing

Outdoor. IP65

Configuration

LORAWAN Downlink message, local (micro-USB)

Coverage

Up to 15 km

Data Connectivity

LORAWAN

Frequency

868, 915 MHz. EU868, RU868, US915. IN865-867. Programmable, 923 MHz (AS923)

Internal Antenna

-138dB sensitivity

LoRa Channels

8

LORA Class

Class C

Mounting

Din-rail, Wall-mounting

Operating Temperature

-40 / +85°C

Power

8..36V external source

Power Output

Default: 25 mW. Max: 100 mW.

Size

95x55x45mm

About LoRaWAN

The LoRa network, also called LoRaWAN, is a dedicated Data network for IOT sensors. It provides small data transmission on large distances – up to 15 km, while consuming very limited energy, allowing sensors to be operated on small batteries.

LORAWAN-PRIVATE-NETWORK

  • In Belgium and Luxembourg, Proximus operates a nation wide LoRaWAN network.
  • In France, Orange and Bouygues operate a LoRaWAN network.
  • In the Netherlands, KPN is the main LoRaWAN operator.
  • In Switzerland, SwissCom is the main LORAWAN operator
  • LoRaWAN is available in most Countries (Spain, Andorra, Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, UK, Ireland, Iceland...). Worldwide.

If there is no LoRaWAN coverage in your country/region, it is also possible to deploy a private LoRaWAN network.

Contact us if you have questions about the LORAWAN coverage in your region.

Integration

You can use this sensor with your own software platform or IOT solution.
You can also choose the IOT Factory software platform, which includes all the sensors presented here as standard. Among the available features:

  • Many pre-integrated sensors.
  • Javascript editor for decoding new payloads from any type of device.
  • Support for many LORAWAN Network Servers, but also SigFox, NB-IOT, M2M, Bluetooth, WIFI…
  • Customizable dashboards, configurable data processing and alerts, interactive and automated reports (web, pdf, excel), APIs
  • SaaS or on-premise
  • White labeling

The IOT Factory software platform is ideal for your projects in:

  • Smart Building
  • Smart Industries
  • Smart Logistics
  • Smart Construction

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