Wireless network technology developer, Cambium Networks, has launched cnReach, billed as a narrowband radio for highly reliable and secure transmissions across long distances. The company says that, in conjunction with its other wireless networking products, cnReach enables it to offer technology for end-to-end communications across an IoT network that can be managed and monitored as one integrated system.
Cambium, a 2011 spin-off from Motorola Solutions, already supplies WiFi products and proprietary wireless technology for broadband communications. Its new cnReach product operates at licensed and unlicensed frequencies in the 700MHz and 900MHz bands and the company says support for frequencies in the 100, 200 and 400MHz ranges is planned.
Roy Wittert, Cambium Networks’ regional sales director – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, told IoTAustralia the company hoped to gain Australia and New Zealand type approval for the 900MHz version during October.
Its cnMaestro cloud-based or on-site platform network management product is able to monitor and manage the components of all its wireless networking technologies. Cambium also offers a no-charge planning tool, LINKPlanner, “enabling network designers to predict both capacity and availability of networks crossing all of Cambium’s technologies.”
According to Cambium Networks’ president and CEO, Atul Bhatnagar, Cambium’s portfolio of wireless products enables its customers to aggregate and distil data from the edge of the network, provide analysis and control, and then transport accumulated large volume of processed information to private and cloud-based data centres.
“We offer a complete solution with the cnReach platform to transport data from the node to the NOC, and cnMaestro manages the entire network in a single pane of glass,” Bhatnagar said.
APIs for external application monitoring
Cambium says cnReach supports “Highly reliable communications with access point synchronisation and adaptive modulation; single and dual radio configurations for highly-efficient relay and store-and-forward applications; and extensive I/O capabilities easing the transition from serial to all-IP networks with multiple serial ports, Ethernet ports and analogue/digital I/O built-in.”
An open northbound, RESTful API allows customers to access real-time and historical infrastructure and backhaul statistics from the edge of the field area network to the operation centre, enabling external applications to monitor end-to-end device health, radio efficiency, and network traffic.
An alarm reporting Webhooks API feeds asynchronous alarms and periodic statistics into complex event processing and data engines, supporting the integration into corporate network management and notification services.
Also, cnReach supports secure communications with AES 128/256-bit encryption with password authentication.