Polysense introduces the WxS 8700 product series to expand its LoRa Sensor end node offerings to meet the needs of the growing gas monitoring applications market.


The WxS 8700 product series provides IoT service providers, system integrators and enterprise customers with flexible turnkey gas monitoring solutions, supporting 18 types of flammable, explosive, poisonous, pollutant and odorous gases.


Santa Clara, Calif., January 9th, 2018 -- Polysense Technologies Inc., (Polysense) an innovation leader in enterprise  IoT solutions for fiber and wireless sensing, today introduced WxS 8700,  its second LoRa sensor end node product family, focusing on the market for dangerous gas monitoring.
Gas, dust, and particulate matters are today present everywhere in our daily lives – in our breathing atmosphere, in our homes, in our working environment, in our vehicles; there is no escape from such seemingly invisible stuff.  Some of them are unharmful, even necessary, such as O2.
However, many are dangerous – flammable causing fire, explosive causing fatal accidents or poisonous causing cancers. Major elements of environmental pollutions or living environment with bad odor are generated in many industrial processes, from vehicles, or just gas leaks. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly critical to be able to detect and monitor the presence and density of such type of gases, dust and particulate matters, for the safety of society and the health of human beings, thereby assuring the density level does not rise or cross the dangerous threshold levels or report timely to avoid major accidents by advanced warnings.

“As LPWAN technology is becoming increasingly mature with wide deployment and greater network coverage, IoT sensor nodes are increasingly playing more important role in end user application,” said Dr. Yuan Fei Chen, professor at The Institute of Computing Technology (OCT), Chinese Academy of Science,  and CEO of Zhongke Smartcity, https://www.zcyun.cn. “Industrial campus environment is harsh, complex and mission critical, Polysense WxS 8700 will be valuable in such scenarios.”

Supporting turnkey monitoring solutions for 18 types of dangerous gases, the WxS 8700 enables a wide range of gas monitoring IoT applications, including but not limited to:
◎Industrial campus safety - many industrial operations, as part of the chemical process, generate certain types of gases which may be harmful to workers, pollute the air, or even cause fire or explosion under certain conditions (temperature and pressure)
◎Crowded spaces -  such as subways, shopping centers, CBDs,  are potentially dangerous for accidental gas leaks, fire, or terrorism attacks
◎Air quality (AQI) - now a major measurement of quality of life in any city. A holistic view of the air quality consists of a number of measurements, including CO, O3, NO2, and PM 1/2.5/10
◎Home safety - how often do you go back home multiple times to double check that the appliances in kitchen is turned off when you leave home to work or go on a vacation. You are concerned about gas leaks and fire

“With the successful launch and subsequent customer adoption of Polysense WxS 8800 LoRa Universal Sensor node, our customers requested a LoRa sensor end node for dangerous gas monitoring,” said Rick Li, Founder and CEO, Polysense. “The WxS 8700 is developed to meet that specific demand, enabling our customers to detect and monitor the most common types of gases that are flammable, explosive, and poisonous or with bad odor.”

“The Polysense WxS 8700 is a great addition to our own line of LoRa based IoT sensor nodes and products, offering a flexible  plug and play gas sensing solution for an array of dangerous gases," said  Mr. Tony Bowden, CTO at Pansofik, (https://www.pansofik.com/) , a leading IoT consulting firm based in New York. “We are excited to see innovative solutions such as WxS 8700 coming to market for critical safety monitoring applications that help us meet the varied and unpredictable demands of our customers.”

Key Features of the WxS 8700 LoRa-enabled universal sensor node series:
Fully integrated IOT end point sensing unit
18 types of gases supported (flammable, explosive, poisonous or with bad odor), electrochemical and catalytic sensing


◎Analog and digital interface for external sensor connectivity and pulse counting (MPI)
◎Selectable RS232/RS485 interface for external sensor connectivity
◎Analog and 16 level PWM digital output for actuator control
◎3v/5v/9v/12v power output to external devices
◎IP 67 enclosure rating
◎Integrated internal antenna
◎1 or 2 ‘AA’ Li-Ion Battery; 5 – 10 years of battery operational life
◎Optional DC 5V power source
◎Optional external SMA/IPEX antenna
◎LoRaWAN 1.1 compliant
◎Up to 5km reach in NLOS and up to 18km LOS environments
◎Edge computing and cloud sensor data processing and analytic
Combined with WxS 8800 LoRa universal sensor product family ( http://www.prweb.com/releases/polysene/lora/prweb14420035.htm  ), Polysense WxS 8800 and WxS 8700 now offers the industry’s broadest and most flexible LoRa sensor end node product portfolio, supporting over 30 types of sensing capabilities.





Polysense enters into strategic technology cooperation agreement with SinoCBD Data Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.  (SinoCBD) on smart manufacturing and big data analytics for LPWAN IoT market


Combining the product and market leading strength of Polysense and SinoCBD, parties will jointly cooperate to develop next generation LPWAN products and solutions


Santa Clara, Calif., January 3rd, 2018 -- Polysense Technologies Inc., (Polysense) an innovation leader in enterprise  IoT solutions for fiber and wireless sensing, today announced that it had entered a strategic technology agreement with SinoCBD Data Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


The smart manufacturing and its big data analytic are integral components of Industry 4.0 initiative for any relevant corporations.  Successful businesses depend on the mission critical operations of many coordinated machineries, such as motor, bearing, gears, belt, in the processes. In turn, machine condition monitoring for preventive and predictive maintenance (PPM), in addition to dedicated system engineering personnel, is increasingly playing important roles. In particular, with the upcoming LPWAN IoT technologies, an entire plant with multiple assembly lines or manufacturing processes can be fully covered with a single LoRa gateway and thousands of sensors that monitor the machineries in real time, including parameters such as vibration and displacement. With the vast amount of machinery and operational data collected, data analytic such as FFT spectrum analysis can be performed for edge computing or cloud computing to further extract business values.

 

 “With the successful launch and subsequent customer adoption of Polysense WxS 8800 LoRa Universal Sensor node, our customers requested broader big data analysis to deepen the IoT value chain in smart manufacturing applications such as asset protection and tracking, and machine condition monitoring for mission critical industrial operation,” said Rick Li, Founder and CEO, Polysense. “SinoCBD  is a world leader in industrial big data that we can leverage. We are thrilled to cooperate with SinoCBD and bring advanced products to commercial market for our customers.”


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This technology cooperation span multiple areas, including but not limited to:

Ultra-Low Power mechanisms

Edge computing algorithms on sensor end nodes

Machine Condition Monitoring for preventive maintenance

Machine learning algorithms in the cloud

Establishment of joint research programs

Opening of a joint research lab

Hosting of joint online technology seminars

Data visualization


“We have accumulated a rich portfolio of IPs and Technologies, especially in smart manufacturing area" said Mr. Gang Chen, Founder and CEO, SinoCBD. “We are happy to see this cooperation that would cultivate research into fruitful commercial products for real world applications.”


As part of the agreement, the parties also plan to collaborate in offering end-end IoT solutions to multiple large industrial customers, such as ship building and car manufacturing, and leveraging Polysense’s iView cloud platform for industry specific data mining and analysis.



About Polysense

Located in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Beijing, Luo Yang and Shanghai, China, Polysense (http://www.polysense.net/en/index.php), develops products and solutions for Industrial IoT and smart buildings, including distributed fiber sensing, LPWAN LoRa and NB-IoT based wireless IoT sensors, Passive Optical Network (PONs) and cloud based data management and analytics platform (iView).

About SinoCBD

SinoCBD Data Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“SinoCBD”, http://www.sinocbd.com) dedicates to the research and development of industrial big-data sector with the concept of “Precision but Simplicity”. To provide firm customer-orientated big-data total solutions to industrial enterprises and to satisfy their needs, is the core value planting in the perpetual innovation of the product.

SinoCBD consistently develops the capability of product design and integration to support business value-creation with a highly-efficient and user-friendly big-data platform.






Polysense and AEIDO Group jointly expand into structure health monitoring (SHM) market


Polysense Technologies, Inc. and AEIDO Group today have jointly announced the strategic partnership to enter into the fast growing Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) market with the LPWAN based IoT technology, specifically, using LoRa based IoT product and solution from Polysense and leveraging the market strength and technical expertise in SHM from AEIDO Group.


The announcement follows the recent presentation and report at Sensor Midwest in Chicago IL, http://www.sensorsmidwest.com/, titled “Tilt, Vibration and Crack Monitoring for Building Life Cycle Health with Cloud Data Analytic.” The presentation and report detailed the successful commercial deployment of its SHM solution for a few dozens of aging building structures which are designated as unsafe and must be monitored in real time in the city of Shaoxing, China (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaoxing). In the Yangzi Delta region alone, it is estimated that there are over 400,000 buildings which will require SHM solutions in the coming years.

“We are very excited to partner with AEIDO Group to provide a turkey SHM solution," says Alex Wu, President of Polysense Technologies, Greater China, “we will continue to develop additional sensing capability such as foundation settlement to enhance the SHM solution.”


The SHM solution consists of various LoRa sensor end nodes, LoRa outdoor Gateway, and cloud based data management platform (Polysense iView). This allows the end users (local government agencies) to monitor the inclination, crack growth, and vibration hourly, with 0.1 degree inclination accuracy and 0.1mm crack accuracy using accelerometer and displacement sensor. With the wide area coverage of LoRa technology, the solution can be rolled our quickly and cost effectively. Further, the solution is wireless and battery powered, easy to install, in comparison with wired sensors.


Mr. You Dong, Chairman and CEO of AEIDO Group, commented, “The Polysense SHM turkey solution is both flexible to deploy and feature rich, enabling us to meet the requirement of our end customers. We plan to expand nationwide in 2018 in China, and also are exploring the market feasibility in USA as well as United States also has an aging infrastructure.”


There are millions of unsafe structures in USA and in China, due to structures' age, building code weakness, unsound structure design, geological and environmental conditions such as hurricane/flooding, or simply defective materials, including residential and commercial buildings, historical buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, and platforms. This, on one hand, often poses a dangerous situation for the residents and users of these structures, and on the other hand, also represents a significant market for LPWAN IoT.


Availability
Polysense's LoRa WxS 8800 product line is in mass production and immediately available for ordering. 
Please contact Polysense for further ordering and pricing information


About Polysense
Located in Santa Clara, California, heart of the Silicon Valley, also with offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China, Polysense develops products and solutions for Industrial IoT and smart homes, including distributed fiber sensing, LPWAN LoRa and NB-IoT based wireless IoT sensors, Passive Optical Network (PONs) and cloud based data management and analytic platform.


About AEIDO Group
Headquartered in Beijing, China, with 18 wholly owned subsidiaries (one of which is a publically listed company) and offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fujian, AEIDO Group is a leading corporation in the area of building structure design, investment and development, earthquake reinforcement, safety inspection, and monitoring, service operation and certification, and elevator services since 1999.





Polysense Introduces First Universal Sensing Node Product Line Based on Semtechs LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

        Beijing, China – June 28th, 2017– Polysense Technologies, Inc. today announced the launch of the first worldwide LoRa IoT kit program for enterprise research labs, universities and academic institutions. The “University IoT Program for LoRa® Connectivity and universal sensing” will provide students and researcher with the necessary tools and education programs to learn and apply new connectivity and sensor technologies. The program focuses on Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) using LoRaWAN™.  LPWAN is a wireless network designed for long range communications using low power consumption, long range, and low bit rate to connect a wide variety of "things".
        The announcement follows the recent success of its first co-hosted event, which took place at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The one-day event brought together students, faculty, and industry to identify a problem and build a solution utilizing sensors and LoRaWAN WxS 8800 sensor nodes, LoRa Gateway, and iView, from Polysense. 
        According to Research and Markets, the Low Power Wide Area Network market is growing at a CAGR of 90.03% during the forecast period 2016-2022. “The size of the LPWAN market and the opportunity it affords for the next generation is significant,” said Alex Wu, President of Polysense China. “By providing education and cutting edge IoT products and solutions, we provide an enormous opportunity for students and researchers and further promote new IoT ideas and applications. We are excited by the enthusiasm, creativity and designs from students, faculty, and researchers
        “Given the infancy of the large-scale IoT revolution, many schools and academic institutions have yet to effectively incorporate these new ideas into their curriculums,” said Dr. Ping Yang, Professor at China National Institute of Metrology and executive director of China Acoustic Metrology Association. “Therefore, the opportunity to work alongside an IoT-based company, such as Polysense, is a great chance to obtain hands-on experience with emerging LoRaWAN technologies. We believe LPWAN technologies such as LoRa, combined with universal sensing, will have evolutional impact to measurement, metrology, and real time monitoring. We look forward to further cooperation in the area of big data analytics and data mining. ”
◎ Opportunity to work with a leader in LoRaWAN technology
◎ Integrated end-end, standards based, product kits with turnkey software for further customization
◎ Significantly discounted products for evaluation and research
◎ Visibility of the Universities program with press releases, case studies and workshops
        Each kit comes with turnkey software, 5 or 10 WxS 8800 sensor nodes of selectable sensor configurations, Multi-Purpose Interface (MPI) for external sensor connectivity, 1 LoRa indoor or outdoor Gateway, and 1 user license of Polysense iView open cloud data management platform, enabling study, experiment and research for an array of IoT applications:
◎ Structure health monitoring (SHM) for buildings, bridges, tunnels, railways, oil platforms, with •high precision sensing of vibration, inclination, displacement, crack growth monitoring
◎ Precision agriculture applications such as vineyards, golf courses, tea plantation, with temperature, humidity, light and pressure above ground and soil moisture sensing under the soil (Volume Water Content, salinity, pH)
◎ Machine condition and preventive maintenance for Industrial 4.0
◎ Asset tracking, with GPS/Beidou location service and accelerometer for asset security protection
◎ Perimeter security of industrial campus or important facility, with PIR motion sensing, acoustic sensing, poisonous and explosive gas detection (such as power and chemical plants)
◎ Fire detection and monitoring for forest, parks, industrial campus (such as power and chemical plants), historical site, tunnel
◎ Smart city applications such as street noise measurement, environmental quality measurement, street light control, parking lot management, city infrastructure security

Availability
Polysense's University IoT Kit Program is in mass production and immediately available for ordering. 
Please contact Polysense for further ordering and pricing information





Polysense Introduces First Universal Sensing Node Product Line Based on Semtechs LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

The WxS 8800 product series provides IoT service providers, system integrators and enterprise customers with a universal sensing solution for a wide range of industrial IoT applications.

        Polysense Technologies Inc., (Polysense) an innovation leader in industrial IoT solutions for fiber and wireless sensing, today introduced a commercially-available LoRa-enabled sensor nodes with support for LPWAN protocol and global ISM bands.
        The Polysense WxS 8800 universal sensor node series incorporates LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) from Semtech Corporation and LoRaWAN protocol from LoRa Alliance. LoRaWAN supports low power, long ranges of 3km to 5km in NLOS (None Line of Sight) urban environments and over 15km reach in LOS (Line of Sight) open space environments.
        With nine integrated internal sensors and connectivity for an external analog and digital sensor, the WxS 8800 enables a wide range of industrial IoT applications, including but not limited to:
◎ Structural health monitoring (SHM) for buildings, bridges, tunnels, railways, oil platforms, with high precision sensing of vibration, inclination, displacement, and crack.
◎ Precision agriculture applications such as vineyards, golf courses, orchards and tea plantations, with temperature, humidity, light and pressure above ground and soil condition sensing under the soil (Volume Water Content, salinity, pH)
◎ Machine condition and preventive maintenance for Industrial 4.0
◎ Asset tracking, with GPS/Beidou location service and accelerometer for asset security protection
◎ Perimeter security of industrial campus or important facility, with PIR motion sensing, acoustic sensing, poisonous and explosive gas detection (such as power and chemical plants)
◎ Fire detection and monitoring for forest, parks, industrial campus (such as power and chemical plants), historical site, and tunnel
◎ Smart city applications such as street noise measurement, environmental quality measurement, street light control, parking lot management and city infrastructure security
        “Polysense identified the customer’ need for a flexible yet cost effective universal sensor node with multiple widely used sensing parameters, and we responded,” said Rick Li, Founder and CEO, Polysense. “Built on our proven fiber sensing technologies and experiences in distributed fiber sensing, the WxS 8800 sensor node series with Semtech’s LoRa Technology offers the industry’s only platform, supporting nine integrated sensors while enabling a host of external sensors, either analog or digital, via our flexible Multi-Purpose Interface (MPI).”
        “Polysense’s technology fills a gap in the current IoT ecosystem, offering a feature rich and ready-to-use multipurpose sensing solution," said Mike Wong, Vice President, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “As the adoption of LoRa Technology rapidly grows, it’s important to have sensor nodes that customers can easily integrate in their IoT applications for multiple industries including Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Supply Chain and Logistics, Metering, and Agriculture.”
        With the new WxS 8800 universal sensor node family, Polysense is now the only vendor with an end-to-end solution for fiber and wireless LPWAN, supporting both linear and star topologies.


Key Features of the WxS 8800 LoRa-enabled universal sensor node series

◎ One of the first commercially-available universal sensor node with LoRa Technology, supporting North America, Europe, and China ISM bands 

◎ Nine internally integrated sensors, including 3 axis accelerometer, high precision vibration , passive infra-red (PIR) motion , temperature, humidity, light, atmospheric pressure, gas, acoustic and GPS/Beidou GNSS location sensors

◎ Patented tilt detection algorithm, enabling precise detection of the tilt-vector of the object in geodetic coordinate system in real-time

◎ 7 pluggable gas sensors for poisonous and explosive gases

◎ Ultra-low power always on acoustic/noise sensor for both perimeter security and smart city applications
◎ Multi-Purpose Interface (MPI), enabling connectivity to external analog and digital sensors such as DS18B20 and PT100 temperature sensor probe, displacement, distance, soil moisture sensors, and providing either direct powering or parasite powering options to external sensors – thus eliminating the need of separate powering need for the external sensors
◎ PWM based actuator control output with up to 16 signal levels
◎ IP67 rated enclosure with dual high capacity air flow protective vents, allowing for fast response of temperature, humidity, light and gas sensing
◎ Flexible battery power or DC power, meeting different need of application requirements and deployment scenarios. Intelligent power monitor and management to maximize the battery life, allowing 5 to 10 years of battery operations with either 1 or 2 ‘AA’ Li-Ion batteries
◎ Flexible internal or external antenna options, meeting different need of application requirements and deployment scenarios
◎ Local data analytic and custom algorithms
◎ Temperature compensation algorithms for displacement and vibration sensing across C and I temperature ranges


        “We are excited by Polysense's WxS 8800 universal sensor node using LoRa Technology," said Mr. You Dong, Chairman and CEO, AEIDO Corporation Limited, the largest structure health monitoring and inspection service provider in China. “With support of both multiple internal sensors and external sensors, Polysense is providing us with an opportunity to deliver exciting new services to the China market for a wide range of real time IoT services. Particularly for structure health monitoring (SHM), many countries around the world have aging infrastructure, such as bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings, applications scenarios are unlimited with significant business opportunity”
Availability
Polysense's WxS 8800 universal sensor node series is in production and immediately available for ordering. 



About Polysense

        Located in Santa Clara, California, heart of the Silicon Valley, also with offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China, Polysense develops products and solutions for Industrial IoT and smart homes, including distributed fiber sensing, LPWAN LoRa and NB-IoT based wireless IoT sensors, Passive Optical Network (PONs) and cloud based data management and analytic platform.