Many times, industrial networks focus on long-range applications. Large facilities with high data requirements force designers into that mode of thinking. However, there are plenty of reasons to incorporate shorter range or smaller data solutions for specific purposes. We are of course referring to Bluetooth and ZigBee systems. They can offer low-power ways to provide niche communication options for network segments or sections. When you consider the possibilities with Parsec, Antaira and SENA antennas, you’ll realize there is a whole dimension of networking design that is overlooked in these massive networks.
Lower Power, Long Range
Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) networks often rely on LoRA or SIGFOX systems to maintain data streams. They are great for the small amount of power they require, but you’ll need the right intermediaries to keep communication from facing disruption. Parsec’s PTA-LORA-BLADE antenna was designed for this exact purpose. It can handle standard communication protocols from many devices. It’s built tough enough for outdoor work and robust for vital systems.
Bluetooth and ZigBee are often ignored for their shorter ranges, but they are the low-powered choice for many automated functions. The SENA Networks PARANI-DAT5 can quarterback both technologies through a single 5 dBi antenna. Designed for standard applications, the DAT5 installs quickly and works in a plug-and-play fashion. Above all, it is incredibly affordable -- enabling you to deploy Bluetooth and ZigBee in as many locations as you might need.
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Low-powered, short-range communication is just one example of how to improve your network with minimal investment. If you want to consider all options, including ones you may have overlooked, then speak with us today. We’ll help you comb over every potential way to make your network function exactly the way you need.