Radio (RF) Communications

Radio Integration

We understand that certain situations might not allow meters to be hardwired.

Our i-meter line of products are capable of utilizing a wireless radio frequency in situations where hardwired solutions might be harder to integrate.

Features

  • Communication: serial ports of RS232, RS485, USB or NET convert.
  • Strong wireless features: support Multi hop .
  • Long distance: 2000m at sight.
  • Strong anti-jamming: ISM (Industrial, Scientific & Medical) 2.4 GHz frequency band.
  • Flexible serial port rate: Baud Rate can be set from 1200 to 115200.
  • Transmit mode: broadcast or destination address transmission.
  • Node type: coordinator, router or end device can be set.
  • Strong self-organizing network: star, tree, train or mesh .
  • Channels: 16 Direct Sequence Channels. 65535 PAN ID to be selected.

Water Metering Integration

Wireless dry sensors can be used to detect contact between two wired contact points, in external mechanical or a contact plate. Once the sensors detect contact betweent the two end points, it immediately turns on the RF radio and transmits the data to the wireless gateway.  

Features

  • Wireless range of 1,000+ feet through 12-14 walls*
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS).
  • Improved interference immunity.
  • Improved power management for longer battery life.** (10+ years on AA batteries)
  • Encrypt-RF™ Security (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC for sensor data messages).
  • Onboard data memory / storage (up to 512 readings per sensor). - 10 min heartbeats = 3.5 days - 2 hour heartbeats = 42 days
  • Over-the-air updates (future proof)
*Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables. Other power options are also available.

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