Is it possible to increase range?


#1

Hi,

I’m interested in your water sensor for a possible outdoor project and would like to know if it’s possible to increase the wireless range? Additionally, I’m looking forwards to your Lora support.

Thank you,

Mike


#2

Hi, at what distance you want to send the data? We did tests which proved that distance over 500 meters is possible in open area. By another configuration of radio (slower speed) it would be possible to get even more.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=6zdQQdwV3GQ


#3

Hi,

I’m looking at putting a Multitech gateway outdoors in an urban area. 6 miles would be awesome. What do you think?

Thank you,

Mike

ps,

The sensors would be placed indoors in buildings.


#4

I forgot to inquire about FCC certification…are your Big Clown sensors FCC certified?

Thank you,

Mike


#5

The BC radio sensors are FCC, CE and IC certified. Please search for FCC on the ST page http://www.st.com/en/wireless-connectivity/spsgrf.html

The 6km would not be possible with on-board 868 MHz radio. That would need some other radio. I’m not familiar with Multitech gateway so I cannot help you with that.

We plan to release LoRa modules later this year, maybe that could solve your 6km+ problem.

Martin


#6

I will look foreword to the Lora support.

Thank you,

Mike