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.

Features:

  • 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.


LoRa:

•  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.

SPECIFICATIONS:

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.

INPUT SPECIFICATIONS:

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

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

POWER SUPPLY:

•  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.

COMMUNICATION:

•  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

Description:

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.

BENEFITS:

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