RFTagIT input tag:

The input controller can convert 2 input signals to LPWan connection.

The device is Either battery powered with Solar re- charge capabilities or externally powered via a small dc power source.

The inputs are internally pulled up so only a contact clo- sure or transitive short is required to trigger the input pulse. Pulses are internally debounced to avoid false triggers with a max input rate or 200Khz.

The Sensor is very efficient employing LoRaWAN™ long-range transceiver or LPwan Thingstream communications. These allow bidirectional communications to the sen- sor module. The sensor is battery powered employing long-range transceiver with low power consumption. Intelligent Real-time usage data is gathered wirelessly and pro- cessed automatically. Data is accessible from your LoRaWAN™ provider or via the ThingSteam network or on the RFtagIT app. Pulse metering Frequent reporting pro- vides a detailed usage overview.

• Can be used with any pulse emitting device (water, electricity, gas meter, etc.).

• Battery condition and dc power monitor is also possible.

• Analog measurement Possible.

• Configurable trigger condition allows event detection with arm thresholds.

• This allows the unit to be deployed outdoor Pulse Reader can be configured to trigger mode to send alerts when usage is detected.


  • Lifetime depends from the device location and reporting interval.

  • Trigger mode.

  • Configurable reporting interval.

  • Maintenance free - install & forget.

  • Easy installation.

  • Average life 5 years.*

  • Secure communication.

  • Thresholds.

Thingstream LPWan compared with LoRaWAN Thingstream:

•  Uses GSM, available across + 190 countries.

•  Single IoT SIM for global coverage.

•  OPEX, no major CAPEX outlay.

•  Uses standard off the shelf modems (2G, 3G, LTE).

•  Low cost, $1 a month for 10,000 IoT messages.

•  No cross-border roaming costs.

•  Coverage in remote locations.


•  Limited global deployments.

•  Not a stand-alone end-to-end connectivity solution.

•  CAPEX investment requirement (Local Gateway de- ployment).

•  Shared spectrum with other LoRa networks.

•  Low cost.

•  Localised coverage across municipalities and do- mestic areas.

•  Limited to fixed locations.


Lora Sensor:

•  Length: 89 mm

•  Height: 32 mm

•  Width: 76 mm

•  Weight: 72 g Cable length: 1 m

•  Operating temperature: -20°C ... +65°C

•  Communication range: up to 15 km*

•  Tx power: up to +20 dBm

•  Rx Sensitivity: -142 dBm

•  MAC Layer: LoRaWAN™

•  Physical Layer: LoRa®

•  Connector:M8

•  Body material: ABS IP Rating: IP65

•  Communication: LoRaWAN™

*Communication range is dependent on the location of the sensor and nearest base station.

ThingStream Sensor:

•  Length: 89 mm

•  Height: 32 mm

•  Width: 76 mm

•  Weight: 72 g

•  Cable length: 1 m

•  Operating temperature: -20°C ... +65°C

•  Communication range: up to 15 km*

•  Tx power: up to +20 dBm

•  Rx Sensitivity: -142 dBm

•  MAC Layer: ThingStream™

•  Physical Layer: ThingStream®

•  Connector: M3.5 mm Phoenix type

•  Body material: ABS UV stabilised

•  IP Rating: IP65

•  Communication: Thingstream™

*Communication range is dependent on the location of the sensor and nearest base station.


•  Digital Max Frequency: 15 Hz (Dry contact) Pulled internally to: 3 V

•  Transitive Short (open Drain) Pulled internally to: 3 V


•  Certified battery: LiPo 18650 3.6V 1.1A/hr

•  Service life dependent on input signal frequency: > 3 years at 1Hz

•  DC Power Source 5V to 12V regulated 300 mA.


•  Physical Layer: LoRA™-915MHz or 868MHz dependant on local requirements

•  MAC Layer: IEEE 802.15.4-2006 (non beacon enabled CSMA/CA)

•  Network: IPv6 / 6LoWPAN

•  Routing: Node RED

•  Transport/presentation: UDP

Water Flow Monitoring


With the recent increase in extreme weather events, water is becoming a sort after commodity and its usage is becoming a front page news topic. A great amount of water is being lost through leaks in the piping infrastructure. Water leakage and meter reading represent two of the biggest operational costs for water utilities.

By implementing a smart water infrastructure, comprised of sensors, gateways, automated meter read-

How a LoRaWAN-based Water Tank Monitor monitoring system works.

Semtech LoRa Technology enables connectivity, real-time analytics, reporting, and additional functions such as geolocation.

Multiple sensors embedded with Lo- Ra Technology are placed on water pipes leading into homes or buildings.

If sensors detect a leak, they send an alert to a LoRa-based gateway; meter readers can also send information to the gateway about irregular readings that may indicate a leak.

Gateway sends information to the LoRa® Network server, where the da- ta is analysed by an application server

Application server generates a work order.

Maintenance personnel receive work order via computer or mobile device, so that leak repairs can be scheduled and taken care of quickly.


Reduce utility operational expenses with precise detection of broken Water Tank Monitors through sensors and automated meter readers embedded with LoRa Technology

Dramatically reduce service costs as low-power operation ensures sensor batteries can last up to 20 years.

Reliable RF communication link between sensing infrastructure and LoRaWAN-based network provides excellent underground coverage

APPLICATIONS Utilities have a wide range of sensing solutions to monitor Water Tank Monitors, including: SMART METERING