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Novotech Announces Availability of Digi Connect Sensor

by Carolyn Gardner | Jul 28, 2016

Wireless Sensor Monitoring Solution for No or Low Power Locations Expands Sensor-Based Remote Monitoring Capabilities without Adding Infrastructure

Ottawa, ON, July 28, 2016 – Novotech Technologies, a distributor of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) products, services and solutions, today announced it has begun distributing Digi Connect Sensor, a battery-powered, enterprise-ready, cellular gateway solution for wireless connectivity at locations with either no power or low power. In offering a plug-and-play solution, Connect Sensor allows for remote sensor monitoring to be deployed in environments previously considered too harsh, remote or not economically viable. 

Digi Connect Sensor key features include: 

Flexible power source options: Features a long-lasting, non-rechargeable battery with two to three-year average life, sleep mode to conserve power between sensor readings and the option to power from an external source using the internal battery as backup power. As a result, users have the flexibility to make the device self-powered, or take advantage of existing power supplies, including solar.

Cellular choice: For global connectivity, Connect Sensor is available in 3G HSPA+ with 2G fallback. North American users can also choose an LTE CAT 1 version.

Supports LTE CAT 1: With support for LTE CAT 1, the band specifically created for IoT and M2M communications, Connect Sensor devices are highly efficient, require less power and are optimized for data transfer.

Sensor variety and flexibility: Multiple I/O options and simultaneous connections offer solution flexibility to address multiple sensor-based environments. Connect Sensor can work with virtually any 4/20mA, Analog Out, Digital Out or Pulsed Output sensor, and can power multiple external sensors, eliminating the need for external supplies or batteries.   

Enterprise-grade security: Security may be implemented at the device, transport and platform level.

Appropriate for harsh environments: Features weather-proof NEMA 4 enclosure to protect sensors from the elements, as well as ATEX Group 2 and UL Class 1 Division 2 ratings.

Increased awareness and customized reporting: Integration with Digi Device Cloud provides visibility and centralized management for all Connect Sensor devices; Device Cloud also serves as the platform for sensor data collection.

Increased levels of customization: Configurable read/report intervals and customizable alarms provide alerts when sensor value is above or below threshold levels.

For more on availability, information and specifications on Digi Connect Sensor visit: https://novotech.com/Products/modems-routers-rtus/digi/connect-sensor