MultiTech introduces IP67 rated LoRa base station for IoT

Rugged, weather-proof, industrialised solution promotes deployment of public or private LoRa low power, wide area networks in remote outdoor locations

MultiTech introduces IP67 rated LoRa base station for IoT

Multi-Tech Systems, the manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, has introduced the MultiConnect Conduit IP67 LoRa base station. In response to customer demands for a ruggedised solution to deploy LoRaWAN technology to remote, outdoor locations, MultiTech has packaged the MultiConnect Conduit gateway in an IP67 compliant enclosure.

This provides durable, low-power, wide-area connectivity in support of applications in the agriculture and energy industries, as well as others which require pre-packaged, industrial, weather-proof coverage in remote locations.

The MultiConnect Conduit IP67 base station supports both European and North America ISM bands and features built-in lightening arrestor and grounding mechanisms to protect against storm damage. Bundled for easy deployment, the solution includes a MultiConnect Conduit with pre-loaded LoRa MultiConnect mCard, enclosure and high-gain LoRa antenna to improve outdoor coverage range.

Capable of resisting harsh environmental factors including moisture, dust, wind, rain, snow and extreme head, the Conduit IP67 base station provides a choice of cellular or Ethernet backhaul, and can be deployed as part of an existing telecommunications tower, individual stand or wall mount.

“LoRaWAN technology is uniquely well-suited for applications in the agriculture and energy space,” said Derek Wallace, Director of Product Management for MultiTech. “We designed this solution to help our customers more easily deploy their own LoRa networks to cover the particular needs of farms, refineries, power plants and more. With this base station, they can connect thousands of end points monitoring sensors throughout their operations with carrier-grade connectivity.”

The MultiConnect Conduit IP67 base station is available for samples now with general availability later this year.

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