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Radiocrafts AS, a leading provider of RF modules, today presents a cloud connection solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, connecting low power radio sensor networks to cloud services.
The FX30 expansion boards from Radiocrafts makes up a complete gateway together with the 3G/4G LTE modem from Sierra Wireless. By using the Radiocrafts expansion board for the FX30 and implementing network nodes based on the Radiocrafts RF modules, a complete IoT sensor network with cloud connection is easily made. Radiocrafts develops and manufactures RF modules for many RF protocols, such as Wireless M-Bus, KNX-RF and ZigBee, as well as the proprietary protocols Tinymesh and RC232. The new gateway makes it now easy to connect these networks to a cloud service.
The new FX30 expansion boards goes together with the industry’s smallest, most rugged and programmable 3G/4G LTE cellular modem available in the market. Expanding it with short range wireless technology from Radiocrafts makes it a versatile gateway solution, covering a wide range of applications and standards.
The FX30 Gateway has an internal slot for expansion cards, where the Radiocrafts expansion card is plugged in. The interface between the main Gateway CPU and the expansion cards are via UART or SPI. The solution supports most of the low power wireless protocols provided by Radiocrafts. The rugged housing makes it ready and easy to install in the field.
The new FX30 makes it easy to connect any wireless IoT sensor network to any cloud service. The device can be managed, controlled and monitored through the Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage® Cloud Services. But the gateway is not locked to any specific cloud service supplier. So the data can be forwarded to any cloud solution preferred by the user.
The FX30 integrates the Legato® Open Source Linux Platform that simplifies application-level development with a secure application framework, maintained Linux distribution, and feature-rich development environment. Legato® enables efficient C-level programming, making FX30 the core component for distributed IoT systems.
About Radiocrafts AS
Radiocrafts is a leading RF module design and manufacturing company. Radiocrafts’ standard RF modules provide compact, easy-to-use, low cost, low power and high performance RF solutions for a large number of wireless applications using license-free ISM bands. Using modules OEM manufacturers without RF design knowledge can easily add wireless technology into their design, reducing time-to-market, cost of design, test and compliance approvals. Radiocrafts also offers custom and application specific product development, supporting customers from initial project ideas to volume product delivery.
Posted March 16, 2017