Featuring a bi-directional RF communication architecture with 1 W transmit power in the 900 MHz ISM band, the SureCross Performance wireless I/O gateways and nodes from Banner Engineering provide an increased range between devices of up to 9 km. They deliver a reliable industrial wireless solution in all environments, including remote or difficult-to-access areas. The family delivers the same power management, deterministic network and integrated Site Survey features originally designed for the SureCross product line. In addition, different models within this product family include universal analog inputs, providing users with increased input selection options in a single device. Operators have the ability to select either 4 to 20 mA or 0 to 10V inputs in the field. Additional node and gateway models provide up to 12 discrete inputs or outputs. The family also includes new temperature node options, offering up to four factory-calibrated temperature inputs for thermocouples or RTD inputs. With the company’s FlexPower technology, the SureCross Performance radio and external 3rd party sensors can be powered by solar panels, battery modules or 10 to 30 VDC, eliminating the need for wired power. The family simplifies the specification and installation process for operators, offering flexible mounting and power options. Some models offer an enhanced “E” housing style to provide an integrated battery and wiring terminal in one unit. The Performance devices can also be configured to operate with the company’s existing product line of 150 mW radios, enhancing the I/O capacity of any SureCross Wireless Network. Application examples include reporting of machine status in a large manufacturing facility, monitoring of landfill ground well levels and controlling pumps, remote monitoring of towers or tank farms across multiple locations, controlling of equipment over long distances without installing high gain antennas, and indoor applications without line of sight between radios.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz