Wireless Communication Testbed

Wireless Communication Testbed

Short-range communications technology for industrial environments is a key enabler of the ‘Industrial Internet of Things‘. However, the choice of the optimum communications protocol can be complex for many companies due to sometimes challenging electromagnetic environments, the common requirement for low-energy requirements of mobile sensing applications and the shear number of protocols in use today. IMaR has acquired a suite of wireless industrial communications platforms so as better assist clients on the Industry 4.0 / digitisation journey. The suite includes LoRa, LTE, Sigfox, GSM, WiFi, ZigBee, BLE together with industrial integration fieldbus technology; ModBus, EthernetIP and EtherCad. The application for such systems is short-range item localisation and sensor network deployment within enclosed or open-air facilities. The wireless platform complements IMaR’s industrial sensing suite and related use cases. Other Use Cases include:
  • Trialing / developing Smart AgriTech systems