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MultiTech Announces New Low-Power LoRaWAN Module

By Ken Briodagh September 14, 2016

For many commentators and analysts, LoRa is the brightest light in the IoT connectivity universe, and there’s a new star in the sky, thanks to Multi-Tech Systems, a company that makes modules and other communications infrastructure devices for M2M implementations, and its MultiConnect suite of products. 

Multi-Tech Systems recently announced that its MultiConnect xDot ultra low-power endpoint module for LoRaWAN networks is now available.

The xDot joins the MultiTech family of LoRaWAN communications devices which also includes the programmable MultiConnect ConduitTM gateway, MultiConnect mDotTM modules and MultiConnect mCardTM gateway accessory cards. This latest addition to the LoRa Technology product line features a compact, surface-mount form factor, onboard mbed OS 5.1 programmable tamper-proof processor with sub 2µA power consumption for long battery lifetime.

New flexible power management features enable sub 2µA in deep sleep.  As a result, the device is tuned to deplete battery power at a slower rate than the battery’s own lifecycle – ensuring LoRaWAN connected edge devices can operate uninterrupted in the field for the lifetime of the battery – well beyond five years.

“Battery life is of paramount concern for the Internet of Things,” says Daniel Quant, VP, Product Management, MultiTech. “By tuning this device for ultra low-power consumption, we are removing yet another hurdle to adoption. With its flexible power management, industry and regulatory approvals and onboard ARM mbed programmability the MultiConnect xDot is the ultimate LoRaWAN endpoint module delivering long-range connectivity and low power consumption in a cost-optimized package.”

MultiConnect xDot samples are available right now for qualified customer opportunities and for purchase in quantity for delivery in early Q4-2016.

The company showed off its MultiConnect xDot at CTIA last week in the MultiTech exhibit, booth #5137 in the M2M Zone.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

Editorial Director

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