Synapse Wireless, Arrow Electronics, and Exosite, recently announced the Arrow M2M Access kits which have been designed to enable users to focus on developing applications without having to worry about network complexities. The new machine-to-machine (M2M) solution will provide cloud-based, wireless monitoring as well as extended control to the user while using commercially available components.
In a release, David West, VP of supplier marketing and asset management at Arrow Electronics, said that, "Arrow's comprehensive M2M ecosystem brings suppliers together to create an integrated solution to help our customers accelerate their time-to-market from a convenient and trusted source.”
The SNAP mesh network can seamlessly form and connect with the Exosite Cloud through the SNAP gateway. Once this is done, the customer is carried through a detailed step-by-step process which makes it easy for them to create a working solution in less than 60 minutes. The M2M Access Platform allows the remote controlling of LEDs and monitoring of temperature over the Internet through an intuitive web browser. Alternatively, the customer can record remote temperature readings even through a cable-less, Modbus device.
Mike Aanenson, GM of Exosite, said that, "Putting a single device into the field and getting data from it sounds easy enough. Now try adding 1,000 or even 100,000. Together with Synapse and Arrow, we offer a scalable M2M solution designed to meet or surpass the projected market need for billions of intelligent systems over the next few years."
The recent times have seen a surge in demand for M2M applications. These applications however, require unique business models and are best achieved via collaborative initiatives between leading experts on technology solutions. Arrow Electronics will provide customers with three complete starter kits which include two kits for remote control through the 2.4GHz and 918Hz wireless bands while one kit is for wireless cable replacement.
With an introductory price of $399, the EK0910EX kit leverages the 918MHz band, and has been designed to provide customers with remote control and monitoring of lights and temperature through a SNAP mesh network, SNAP Connect E10 Gateway and Exosite Cloud services. Similarly priced is the EK2410EX kit which uses the 2.4GHz band and enables users to remotely control and monitor lights and temperature through a SNAP mesh network, SNAP Connect E10 Gateway, and Exosite Cloud services. Retailing at $549, the EX2420EX kit ensures wireless connectivity to a Modbus device supporting serial data cable replacement via SNAP Link RS485, SNAP Connect E10 Gateway, and Exosite Cloud services.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman