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Monnit M2M gateways operate with 2G and 3G cellular networks

Author: Steve Rogerson
January 28, 2015
 
Salt Lake City based Monnit has released international M2M cellular gateways for wireless sensors. The gateways have 3G (GSM and UMTS) or 2G (GSM and GPRS) cellular technologies allowing for operation on most of the world’s cellular networks.
 
They are designed to communicate with the iMonnit online monitoring and notification system via cellular transmission, making them suitable for remote locations or where existing internet connections are not available. They are also available with battery backup, allowing for up to 24 hours of continuous operation in the event of a power outage.
 
Available wireless sensor frequencies are 900, 868 and 433MHz. Features include LED status indicators, remote software upgrade capability, 50,000 sensor message memory and AC power supply.
 
They can support up to 100 of the company’s wireless sensors, which are capable of detecting and monitoring functions that are critical to business operations, including temperature, humidity, water, light, access and movement. The gateways transmit data between local sensor networks and iMonnit, the online data monitoring system, which aggregates sensor information and sends notifications via text or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.