Project Description

Iridium Gateway for the transmission of measurement data to the cloud

  • Wireless connection between PreonCubes and PreonLive portal my.virtenio.com

  • Compact satellite radio gateway (IEEE 802.15.4 for IRIDIUM | SBD)

  • Integrated GPS/GLONASS module for location determination

  • Continuous wireless connection from measuring point to cloud

  • Secure radio communication (min. 128 bit AES encryption)

  • Modular compatibility with all PreonCubes

  • Internal antenna IEEE 802.15.4, external antennas for IRIDIUM and GPS/GLONASS

  • Powered by lithium battery, rechargeable with USB power supply unit

  • Robust housing (IP 65) with pressure compensation valve

  • Dimensions 155 x 130 x 75 mm (L x W x H)

Data Sheet

Description

The PreonGate IRIDIUM Gateway with GPS functionality establishes the connection between any PreonCube and the Virtenio online portal. It uses a mobile radio connection and transmits the data of the numerous measuring points, such as those of PreonCube Logistics Advanced, to the online portal PreonLive . The PreonCubes also transmit their data wirelessly via IEEE 802.15.4, so all communication from the sensor to the cloud is wireless. IEEE 802.15.4 serves Virtenio’s cubes and gateways as a universal framework format for simple point-to-point communication protocols up to 6LoWPAN (multi-hop network) with duty cycling (optional). For operation, the gateway uses a powerful lithium-ion accumulator, which enables operation for several weeks independent of the mains supply. The battery can also be recharged during operation via a USB-A socket. The closed housing allows the use under demanding environmental conditions. The data can be analyzed and exported via the PreonLive online portal using a web browser. This allows you to monitor your remote measurement cubes from any PC, smartphone or tablet with Internet access and have an overview of their local environmental conditions at all times (24/7).

Connectivity

The PreonGate IRIDIUM Gateway connects the local Virtenio radio network directly to the IP-based Internet. As a result, there are no local requirements for the communication infrastructure worldwide. There is no need for additional hardware, software or power supply. The PreonGate IRIDIUM gateway is prepared for future applications in the area of “Internet of Things and Services” and can be updated to support 6LoWPAN (Multi-Hop functionality) via IEEE 802.15.4 via a software update.

Applications

  • Areas of application: Logistics, transport, warehousing and building services and offshore

  • Usage: Accurate monitoring of transports, processes, machines and buildings, etc.

  • 24/7 monitoring, verification, control and alarming

  • Spot checks or long-term measurements

Technical data

General information
Dimensions 155 x 130 x 75 mm (L x W x H)
Weight 630 g
Case Polycarbonate
Safety class IP65 (housing) with pressure compensating valve
Power supply Lithium-ion battery with 13400mAh capacity; power supply with USB connection
Operating modes Battery; power supply with 5V@1A
Operating temperature -20°C to +50°C; 0°C to +40°C (power supply operation)
Interaction Non-contact reed switch, LED (three colour)
Connection Robust, waterproof socket for power supply unit, SMA sockets for external antennas
Radio communication (WPAN)
Radio frequency 2.4 GHz, license-free ISM band
Radio standard IEEE 802.15.4
Range (up to) outdoor 300m / indoor 30m
Security At least 128 Bit AES
Radio protocol Point-to-point: proprietary; Mesh network: 6LoWPAN (optional)
Radio channels 16
Antenna internal in housing (optional external)
Communication (IRIDIUM)
Frequency bands 1616 to 1626.5 MHz
Transmitting power 1.6W (max.)
Radio standard Iridium SBD
Transmission interval 6 hours (standard, programmable)
Antenna external on housing (optional with cable extension)
Positioning
Radio standard GPS and GLONASS
Precision 2.5 m
Antenna internal in housing (external optional)
Other technologies Triangulation via IRIDIUM
Norms and standards
Electrical safety EN 62368-1, EN 62311
EMC EN 301 489-1,-17,-52
Radio EN 300 328, EN 303 413, EN 301 511, FCC Part 15
RoHS EN 50581
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