SignalFire Wireless Telemetry announced the addition of the new DIN RANGER to its family of sensor-to-cloud cellular data transmission products. This new DIN-rail-mountable, DC-powered version of the RANGER is for applications with existing power and panel boxes, allowing a simple way to add remote monitoring capabilities to existing systems including pulling data from Modbus devices.
The DIN RANGER requires less than 2.5 mA of external DC power, while also offering more inputs and outputs. Because of the low-power features of LTE-M & NB-IoT cellular technologies, the DIN Ranger integrates with Modbus RTU devices, offering an always-on, bidirectional connection with a cloud application over cell networks. These products use the open MQTT/Sparkplug standard, which is quickly becoming the preferred protocol for distributed industrial sensor networks. The RANGER is also offered as hardware only—untethered to the cloud.