When you hear “Arduino” you think of Hobby Projects. But Last few years have shown that they are becoming a serious player in the Industrial Field, especially with their Pro Lineup.
Arduino has just announced the launch of 2 new out of the box, ready to use, Industrial grade LoRaWAN® Gateways for Indoor & Outdoor Use in partnership with RAKwireless™. They are:
WisGate Edge Lite 2 - For Indoor Deployment
WisGate Edge Pro - For Outdoor Deployment
Arduino has been steadily growing its LoRa® ecosystem, and this gateway completes its end to end offering. Wrapping both RAKwireless’s expertise and Arduino’s IoT Cloud User experience into a high-quality solution like this is the right move by Arduino to Plant its foot firmly into the industrial domain.
5 reasons to choose Arduino’s Gateways:
Industrial Grade Reliability & Security
Intuitive Setup due to Friendly UI/UX
Extensive Technical Documentation
Fully Customizable Open-Source OS
Easy to Install as it comes with enclosures & accessories
Features Common to WisGate Edge Lite 2 & Edge Pro:
Secure Ethernet, Wi-Fi or LTE
Rapid Setup & Diagnostics
SD Card Slot enables Backup & Data Logging
Customizable WisGateOS - Based on OpenWRT
Power over Ethernet
Compatible with Cloud Offerings
Other than the above common features of the 2 versions, the 2 different models add unique features that make them ideal for different applications. Let's look at them one at a time.
Features Specific to WisGate Edge Lite 2:
Secure Enclosure designed for efficient cooling for indoor conditions
Optional DIN Rail Mounting for easy deployment in factories and industrial setting
Ideal for Multi-story Buildings, like smart apartments & factories.
Features Specific to WisGate Edge Pro:
Two Fiberglass 5dBi gain Antennas enabling outdoor maximum range
Kit includes On-pole & DIN-rail installation
Supports 16 LoRa® channels as it has 2x LoRaWAN® Concentrators
Ideal for Outdoor Deployment, like Construction sites, Weather Monitoring & Farms
In Depth Documentation & Datasheets:
For WisGate Edge Lite 2: https://docs.arduino.cc/hardware/wisgate-edge-lite-2
For WisGate Edge Pro: https://docs.arduino.cc/hardware/wisgate-edge-pro
Want to buy? The Gateways will be available to purchase from the Arduino Store within a few weeks. Check out this link: https://www.arduino.cc/pro/hardware/product/lora-gateways