Mounds View, MN – January 25, 2017 – Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced its MultiConnect® mDot™ a LoRaWAN™ 915 MHz ready, LPWAN RF module, is now fully certified by the LoRa® Alliance through its LoRaWAN North American 915 MHz certification process conducted at AT4 Wireless laboratory in Malaga, Spain. This new certification makes the MultiConnect mDot the first product to formally comply with the LoRaWAN specifications for North America. The MultiConnect mDot achieved LoRa Alliance certification for operation on European 868 MHz ISM-band in 2016.
MultiConnect mDots use the new Semtech LoRa™, low power, wide area RF modulation. MultiConnect mDots bring intelligence, reduced complexity and BOM cost to the very edge of the network by running ARM's mbed OS 5.3 on a low power ARM® Cortex®-M4 series processor.
Customers integrating the mDot into their final design can now leverage the modules CE, FCC, RCM and LoRaWAN certifications. By reusing these regulatory and industry approvals to skip the complex radio testing demanded by authorities and the industry, vendors of LoRa end devices can significantly de-risk costly delays achieving complex global approvals for their device.
“We’re pleased to be first with LoRaWAN certification for the North American market,” said Daniel Quant, Vice President of Product Management and Strategic Marketing MultiTech. “Achieving this industry first means our customers can deploy LoRa networks across Europe and North America with fully certified devices.”
More information on LoRaWAN™ and how it is becoming the ubiquitous standard for secure, carrier-grade Low Power Wide Area Networks can be obtained at the LoRa Alliance Members Meeting and Open House taking place on January 23-24, 2017 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.
LoRa is a wireless technology developed to enable low data rate communications over long distances utilizing sensors and actuators for M2M and IoT applications. It is particularly attractive for many applications because of its long-range capability, ability to enable battery operated assets to function for years, and its low cost/high ROI benefits. LoRa’s advantages consist of its excellent range, low power consumption, good data security, and good ability to penetrate obstacles. In addition, it is completely bidirectional, enabling remote control applications.
MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. For more information, please visit www.multitech.com.