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.