MachineQ has introduced a LoRaWAN-certified device, MQflex, to support the growing market for LoRaWAN edge devices used for asset management and tracking.
Part of Comcast, MachineQ will be demonstrating MQflex at the LoRaWAN World Expo being hosted by the LoRa Alliance in Paris next month.
According to the LoRa Alliance, LoRaWAN devices have seen a significant increase in the number of certified LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) sensors on the market, increasing by 34% in 2021.
The MQflex is a multi-sensor device capable of monitoring temperature, humidity, water leakage, pressure, and acceleration.
It can also be configured for sensing magnetic field, angular rotation, and barometric pressure.
Powered by a single battery, the embedded device holds a number of potential use cases in the industrial edge market. The device can operate for up to five years on a single battery even when under harsh industrial conditions.
Gaurav Naik, head of engineering for MachineQ, said: “The device is cost-effective, flexible, and proven at scale for enterprise-grade deployments. Customers can use the MQflex to capture sensor data for a new IoT implementation or use it to expand upon existing IoT solutions with additional capabilities the device is designed to handle.”
Enterprises have the ability to remotely configure the MQflex through downlink, allowing for added control and flexibility.
It also supports firmware updates through Bluetooth Low Energy and LoRaWAN wireless networks, enhancing both performance and security features on the device.
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