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MultiTech Ships Revolutionary IoT Platform

Intelligent and Programmable IoT Gateway MultiConnect® Conduit™; the First IoT Online Application Store DeviceHQ™; Long Range LoRaWAN Ready Modules MultiConnect® mDot™ and Gateway Accessory Cards, MultiConnect® mCard™ – Now Available Press Release

May 04, 2015

 

Boston, MA – May 4, 2015Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices today announced the availability of its IoT platform, including MultiConnect Conduit; DeviceHQ; MultiConnect mDots and MultiConnect mCards.

“MultiTech’s evolution into the IoT space presents a huge market opportunity and is a significant differentiator for the company,” said MultiTech CEO Stefan Lindvall.  “The release of these revolutionary products will generate new demand, accelerate growth, and expand MultiTech’s share of the M2M market.”

MultiConnect Conduit is the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable communications gateway and is ideal for numerous market segments including, Agricultural, Industrial, Smart Cities, and Medical.   Quick to deploy and easy to use, the Conduit gateway has the ability to manage thousands of MultiConnect mDot™ long range RF modules and other sensors and transmit their data over any cellular network to a customer's preferred data management platform.  mDots are inexpensive radios using the new Semtech LoRaWAN™, low power, wide area RF modulation.  mDots bring intelligence and reduced complexity to the very edge of the network by running ARM® mbed™ platform on a low power ARM® Cortex®-M series processor.

“The mDot is the first ARM mbed-enabled sub-GHz ISM module product that is certified and fully deployable,” said Zach Shelby, vice president of marketing for ARM’s IoT business. “The addition of this long range, low power RF module will allow the ARM mbed ecosystem to decrease the cost and development time for developers that are building connected applications for smart cities.”

Both IBM’s Node-RED, a graphical, drag and drop interface and mLinux™ Open Embedded/Yocto 1.6 are supported to provide IT professionals, integrators and developers alike, their choice of development environments. Opening the complex world of IoT application development to a wider user group to monitor and control assets, utilize the distributed intelligence available in the Conduit gateway to provide analytics on incoming data and provide more actionable outgoing data.

The Conduit features two accessory cards slots that enable users to plug in MultiConnect® mCard™ accessory cards supporting their preferred wired or wireless interface to connect a wide range of assets locally to the gateway. Available options include a LoRaWAN mCard capable of supporting thousands of MultiConnect mDot long range LoRaWAN modules connected to remote sensors or appliances. Backhaul options include Ethernet or carrier approved and certified 4G-LTE, 3G and 2G options.

"These exciting new products from MultiTech effectively demonstrate how small amounts of data can be economically collected over a wide area to form the basis for new IoT solutions, as valuable additions to existing network infrastructures," said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of specialist M2M/IoT market analyst Beecham Research.

DeviceHQ is the M2M industry’s first IoT online application store to enable customers to easily deploy and scale pre-developed applications on to their Conduit gateway and connect, monitor and control numerous asset types. DeviceHQ allows customers to literally create and manage applications for in-field products through easy to use, drag-and-drop tools. 

MultiConnect Conduit gateways and MultiConnect mCard accessory cards are now shipping.  Certified engineering samples are available for the MultiConnect mDot with general availability expected within 6-8 weeks.