Multihop Radios from Banner Engineering
Banner Engineering Corp.
October 9, 2011
SureCross MultiHop radios with I/O from Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, MN, connect to existing plant-wide control systems to communicate with input and output devices. SureCross MultiHop wireless sensor networks typically use one master radio but may include many repeater and slave radios and automatically form self-healing, auto-routing radio networks with multiple hops to extend the range of a Modbus or other serial network. Radios transmit at 1 W operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. They can achieve a range of >6 miles/hop (with high-gain antenna), with I/O communications performed on a Modbus platform. The radios are suited for remote applications such as lift station control, large-scale irrigation automation, and detention pond management.
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