Due to infrastructural challenges – such as transmission distance, geological obstacles, limitation of regulation and/or power consumption – a system integrator involved in a variety of IoT projects might need to deploy a gateway solution, designed with various communication interfaces to ensure that data can be collected effectively under the same IoT structure.
With the modularised design of XM-1, the same system integrator can select and insert the communication modules based on actual application needs and requirements instead of preparing several different hardware gateways.
For example, intelligent agriculture can use LoRa technology for collecting data, plus LTE high speed wireless communication to connect to the cloud.
When a communication or connectivity system encounters technical issues, or requires an upgrade, engineers no longer need to open the system/gateway chassis. With its hot-plugging capability, XM-1 is said to facilitate maintenance and upgrade.
The company also announced a series of wireless sensor nodes, DS-1 and DS-1B, supporting Arduino Integrated Development Environment and a variety of options for sensors and wireless connectivity.
Additional features of XM-1 : Modularisation mechanism with patentsAll the communication modules can be hot-plugged on-site without removing the system chassis Supports four different communication technologies: ZigBee, LoRa, Wi-Fi, 2G/3G/LTETwo board choices: ARM processor-based and X86 processor-basedIntegration of conventional communications: RS232/422/4854-port Ethernet Switch
The series integrates sensors with the electronic and mechanical characteristics, which is said to decrease circuit and mechanical complexity.
System characteristics of DS-1/DS-1B:
- Supports ZigBee, LoRa and Wi-Fi for connecting the IoT gateway
- Supports sensors with different voltages at the same time
- Transfers sensors data with digital, analogue, I²C and more
- Integrates lithium battery and solar charging
- Sleep mode and extreme power saving feature