Low cost, low power wireless mesh networking

March 5th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


Calog-316-03-2014Calog Instruments has launched Wireless Gateways, said to be the solution for allocations that require low data rates and wireless mesh networking across large areas. These employ the Modbus/RTU protocol, simplifying setup and integration with PLCs, and offer a variety of communication methods and topologies to suit different needs for small, medium or large networks. Wireless Gateways can be used to network entire factories or plants, and are ideal for a host of monitoring and control applications, including: smart energy/grid; automatic meter readings (AMR); lighting controls; tank monitoring; building automation systems; HVAC control; and medical devices and labs. Unlike Bluetooth or Wi-Fi devices, Calog Wireless Gateway’s nodes are connected to each other by multiple pathways. This enables routes to be created between nodes that would otherwise be out of range, allowing the network to be extended across a much wider area. It also increases the stability of the network, because data can easily be rerouted if any node malfunctions.

Contact Pieter Deysel, Calog Instruments, Tel 011 462-2204, sales@calogsa.com

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