NB-IOT & LORAWAN Sensor Hub – MODBUS, 1-Wire, RS485, Pulse, Analog

The Sensor Hub is a universal data collection and transfer module running on the NB-IOT and LORAWAN network. It allows to connect sensors via MODBUS RTU, RS485, 1-Wire or via analog and digital inputs.

Description

The NB-IOT & LORAWAN Sensor Hub is a data concentrator from probes, sensors or facilities connected via different protocols. RS485, MODBUS RTU, 1-Wire, or simply via Analog or Digital inputs. It allows you to configure the frequency at which data is read, and stored locally, and the frequency at which data is transmitted to your application, using the NB-IOT (LTE) network, as JSON documents sent in MQTT or through LORAWAN uplink payloads.

MODBUS RTU to NB-IOT converter

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MODBUS is the most widely used standard communication protocol in the industry, for the supervision of industrial equipment. This is a data bus in which a “Master” can supervise and acquire “Slave” equipment data. MODBUS allows the exchange of data, either on Ethernet or on a Serial Port. MODBUS RTU is the communication specification via a serial port (RS485).

 

The NB-IOT Sensor HUB can read, store and transfer 10 “input registers”, “Discrete Inputs”, “Holding Registers” or “Coil Status”  MODBUS in MQTT through the NB-IOT network.

1-Wire to NB-IOT converter

1-Wire is a data communication bus for sensors. It is very popular, especially in the field of temperature probes, Dallas Keys (identification), or probes for measuring the voltage. The 1-Wire bus is simple to implement, just composed of 2 wires.
The NB-IOT Sensor HUB can read, store and transfer data from 10 probes / 1-Wire sensors, in MQTT through the NB-IOT network.

Conversion of Pulses, Analog and Digital Inputs to NB-IOT

The NB-IOT Sensor Hub has 2 analog inputs and 2 digital inputs. The digital inputs can be configured for counting electrical pulses.The NB-IOT Sensor HUB can read, store and transfer the analog and digital data in MQTT through the NBIOT network.
This LoRa sensor also has an internal temperature sensor, allowing a regular reading of the temperature at the location of the measurements made.

Use case of NB-IOT Sensor HUB

  • Collecting data from multiple sensors
  • Supervision of industrial machinery
  • Energy meters – water, gas, electricity

NB-IOT Sensor HUB Technical Specifications

  • MODBUS-RTU: reading of 10 “input registers”, “holding register”, “coil status” or “discrete inputs”
  • Data Transfer: MQTT / JSON
  • 1-wire: reading of 10 1-wire sensors
  • Digital input (dry input): 2. Or 2 impulse counters
  • Analogical Inputs: 2
  • Measurement of the ambient temperature
  • Local storage and asynchronous transfer
  • NB-IOT: LTE bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 20, 28
  • External antenna to ensure optimal coverage
  • Internal battery power supply or external power supply

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

Additional information

Activation

APN, User & Password, OTAA or ABP

Data Connectivity

LORAWAN, NB-IOT (LTE) – Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20, 28

Configuration

LORAWAN Downlink message, local (micro-USB) or Dip Switch

External Antenna

Antenna provided, SMA connector

Casing

Outdoor. IP65

Operating Temperature

-40 / +85°C

Power

6400 mAh. Or external power: 4,5..55V

Size

120mm x 100mm x 60mm

Power Output

Default: 25 mW. Max: 100 mW.

About NB-IOT (LTE)

NB-IOT, or NarrowBand IOT is a new Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) communication standard, developed by 3GPP, the standardization organization of the GSM standard.

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NB-IOT, end of 2018, is deployed in many countries of the world. Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, Belarus …

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 network

  • In Belgium and Luxembourg, Proximus operates a nationawide LoRa network.
  • In France, Orange and Bouygues operate a LoRa network.
  • In the Netherlands, KPN is the main LoRaWAN operator.
  • LoRaWAN is available in most Countries. 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 LoRa 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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