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Learn more about wireless telemetry products from manufacturers like SignalFire Wireless, ECOM, and more. The equipment is used in long-distance, outdoor wireless communication applications such as those found in oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, water systems, and the public infrastructure.

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  • signal fire gateway stick

    Gateway Stick

    The Gateway Stick is a rugged and integrated device. It combines a 500mW radio with a high-gain antenna and electronics in a single, easily mounted package. It combats a common problem with radio frequency networks. These networks monitor and also control remote devices over tens or hundreds of square miles. Gateways traditionally have different location requirements for their electronics module and antenna. This also makes it necessary to place them separately.

    Gateway Stick is a revolutionary solution that combines them into one easy-to-install component. Its unique design integrates high-gain, omni-directional antenna and gateway electronics in one place. It is also designed with tough materials made to withstand rugged, outdoor environments.

    Features

    • Optional Ethernet Modbus TCP interface
    • Optional Gateway Output Module
    • RS485 Modbus RTU interface
    • RS232 configuration and debug port
    • Optional remote shutdown programmable control logic, no additional PLC required
    • Stores the most recent readings of all nodes in the network in Modbus format
    • Times out readings from off-line sensors
    • Manages outbound communications
    • Reduces power consumption
    • Mounts with clamps, brackets, or standard electrical/plumbing fittings
    • 500mW radio with high gain antenna
    • Automatically configures as a star or mesh network
    • Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2), Temp Code T5, Groups C&D.  Conforms to ISA 12.12.01 and UL 916, Certified to CSA C22.2 No. 142 and CSA C22.2 No. 213

    Click here to view more SignalFire products that BBP offers, and you can learn more here.

  • Tilt Scout

    Tilt Scout

    The Tilt Scout is a wireless, solid state inclinometer and measures an angle from horizontal. You have the option to measure with two modes: Hatch detection and Pump Jack detection. The Hatch detection mode enables monitoring of the opening condition (closed, cracked open, opened) of a hatch for environmental/safety concerns. The Pump Jack detection mode detects and reports if it is operating or moving. Where there is a need to detect an angle from horizontal, the Tilt Scout can be applied.

    A 3 Axis Accelerometer constantly monitors the angle and reports it’s status.  When there is a change of state, the 3 Axis Accelerometer will report it.

    The Tilt Scout can be described as rugged and designed for outdoor environments. It also features a long battery life (greater than 5 years) and has up to a 1/2 miles range.

    Operating Temp: -40 to +176°F (-40°C to 80°C)

    Humidity: NEMA 4X Enclosure

    Resolution: <0.1 degree

    Power: Internal battery pack. Field replaceable.

    Battery Life: Greater than 5 years

    Data Interface: Wireless – available as Modbus registers at Gateway

    Reporting: Will report every 10 minutes or immediately after a state change

    Radio Specifications:
     Power: 40 mW
    • Receive Sensitivity: -109 dB
    • Encryption: AES 128 bit
    • Frequency: 902–928 MHz, FHSS, license-free ISM Band Compliant with FCC Part 15

    Range: Up to 1/2 mile

    Intrinsically Safe: Hazardous Location Certified – Class 1 Division 1 is Temp Code T3, Groups C&D. Conforms to UL Std. 913, Certified to Can/CSA Std C22.2 No. 157

    Internal Diagnostics: Battery voltage, signal strength, error conditions

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  • Process Automation Tab-Ex®

    Tab-Ex®

    World´s first Zone 1/21 & DIV 1 tablet computer based on Samsung GALAXY Tab Active. ECOM´s hazardous area tablet, the Tab-Ex®, brings new customer-focused solutions and improved ease of use to mobile workers. Workers in the fields of Oil & Gas, Refining, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, and other industries with hazardous areas especially. ECOM is launching an entire family of compatible tablets, peripherals, and accessories. These are ideal for use in Zone 1 Division 1, Zone 2 Division 2 and non-hazardous environments worldwide.

    Much easier use with Tab-Ex®

    Lightweight and compact, the Tab-Ex® is suitable for multiple mobile worker roles performing a range of applications. Applications including Asset Surveys, Material Tracking, Operator Rounds, Inspection and Maintenance. The 8“ screen enables standard desktop applications to become mobile in hazardous areas. This allows workers to view and interact with SCADA/DCS systems, enterprise systems (SAP, Maximo), and computer aided design systems.

    Built-in cameras (optional) and full range of wireless capability allowing equipment defects to be captured as inspection and maintenance work is executed, and instantly visible to those who need to diagnose the issue and determine the follow-on actions.

    The Tab-Ex is also compatible with a chest strap that allows you to use the tablet hands-free – to learn more, click here.

    Additional Tab-Ex® features are available here.

  • 945U-E Long-Range Ethernet Modem

    The ELPRO 945U-E Long-Range Ethernet Modem is a robust, license-free wireless transceiver capable of long range and high bandwidth communications. Operating at 900MHz and up to 630mW, the 802.11 standards-based ELPRO 945U-E is optimized for throughputs of up to 54Mbps which provides robust and secure two-way wireless communications in challenging outdoor environments typical of industrial monitoring and control applications.

    Capable of operating in Access Point/Client configuration, functioning as a network Bridge/Router, or serving as a Serial Server (RS232/485), the ELPRO 945U-E offers node to node deterministic mesh network repeatability for further range and multiple channel spacing options to increase network scalability. Integrated Modbus server capability allows seamless I/O expansion through the use of ELPRO 115S Expansion modules.

  • ModQ Sentry

    ModQ Sentry

    The ModQ Sentry is a C1D2 Non-Incendive Modbus Flow Totalizer. It features a local display with flow rate, totalizer and modbus settings. It can integrate with industry standard turbine meters. It also features local pushbuttons for configuration. Additional features include: Externally and/or battery powered with auto switch over, Real-Time-Clock with battery backup, 1” female NPT standard swivel coupling with 2 pin connector inductive type turbine meters, Configurable contract hour with real-time clock & battery backup, 32 day built-in local data historian/backup storage, Settable K Factor from local interface, Weathertight rugged enclosure for outdoor operation, Easy to install and maintain, and Configurable volume and time units.

  • solar powered repeater node

    Solar Powered Repeater Node

    The Solar Powered Repeater Node permits extension of the SignalFire Wireless Mesh Network where power is not available. Complete stand-alone system for easy installation. The Solar Powered Wireless Node is used to extend the range of a SignalFire Network using long-range radio, this self-contained solar power system solution is available from BBP.

    Features of the Solar Powered Repeater

    • Automatically configures as part of the SignalFire mesh network
    • Forwards messages from all SignalFire nodes
    • 500mW radio with high gain antenna
    • Optional N-Connector for remote mounted antenna
    • Range up to 3 miles
    • Internal rechargeable battery pack with integrated high-efficiency solar charger
    • Solar panel and all mounting hardware/brackets included
    • Rugged design for demanding outdoor industrial environments
    • Simple to install and maintain

    Technical Specifications

    Operating Temp: -40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)
    Humidity: 0% – 100% condensing
    Power: Integrated solar system with 9Ah battery
    Radio Power: 500mW
    Receiver Sensitivity: -105dBm
    Antenna: Omnidirectional, +5dBi gain
    Security: AES 128bit Encryption
    Radio Frequency: 902-928 ISM FHSS, FCC part 15 Compliant
    Range: 3 miles
    Internal Diagnostics: Battery voltage, signal strength
    Enclosure: Aluminum, NEMA 4x
    Weight: 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

    To learn more, click here.

    To download a datasheet, click here.

    If you want to view more about the Solar Powered Repeater Node and other products from SignalFire that BBP offers, click here.

     

     

  • Condor Series 415U-2 Long-Range Wireless I/O and Gateway

    The Condor Series I/O Gateway variant improves on the 415U-2 product line by significantly increasing the data throughput to an industry-leading 140kbps at 25kHz channel in licensed applications (with compression). The Condor Series products come in two easy-to-select frequency bands: 340MHz – 400MHz and 400MHz – 480Mhz, up to 10W transmit power, an improved configuration software for seamless network setups, and advanced cybersecurity features that meet the most stringent standards.

    The ELPRO 415U-2 wireless networking I/O and gateway is a multiple I/O node that extends communications to sensors and actuators in local, remote, or difficult to reach locations. Designed with a long range, license or license-free wireless transceiver, the 415U-2 can provide IP-based networking across sprawling industrial environments typical of industrial applications.

    The 415U-2 introduces ELPRO’s newest combined I/O and modem platform that sets the stage for future product developments. This unique capability allows customers to inexpensively gather I/O data from remote locations without the need of a full RTU/PLC. When a remote site does have an RTU, the customer can use a 415U-E Ethernet radio and implement in the same network as the 415U-2 I/O radios to accomplish a seamless solution for connectivity of devices.

    Learn more about products from ELPRO available from BBP.

  • Signal Fire Sentinel

    Sentinel

    The SignalFire Sentinel wireless node connects to sensors and creates a wireless link between the sensor and a Gateway. This wireless node is intrinsically safe (Class 1, Division 1) and can interface to sensors via a variety of interfaces – Analog (4-20mA/1-5V), Modbus, HART, and Digital Input. The Sentinel has a range of 1/2 mile and is part of the SignalFire mesh network bring wireless connectivity to the oil field. The Sentinel wireless node will power the sensor, take the data, and send the data (via the SignalFire wireless mesh network) to the Gateway where the data is available via a Modbus RTU or TCP interface. This product line is powered by internal lithium batteries. C1D1 solar power option is available for sensors requiring long warm-up times or if an always-on sensor is desired. Sensor data along with diagnostic information is available at the Gateway. Learn more about process automation products available from BBP.

     

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    Pad-Ex®

    Pad-Ex® 01 HR DZ2 redefines what a mobile Full Win tablet PC shall be. Given its level of ruggedness, Pad-Ex® 01 HR DZ2 meets all the environmental requirements. It also supports the 5th generation Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 processor.  The Pad-Ex also provides battery life that lasts up to 7 hours and Windows® 10 / Pro support.

    Combining robust features and a large screen size, superior performance is ideal for field operatives of all sectors. These features complement or even substitute Desktop PC, laptop or wall mounted display.

    There are also accessories for the Pad-Ex that protects the tablet and allows it to be more durable.

    Rugged revolution thin, light and strong.

    Supporting such an ultra compact form factor, Pad-Ex® 01 DZ2 manages to fully meet IP65, 4 feet drop and MIL-STD 81 OG for vibration. With its additional display protection, it offers complete protection against the harsh environment field workers face. It also minimizes burden on their bodies during long hours of work.

    Pad-Ex® 01 DZ2 ensures access is fast and seamless with its 4G / LTE wireless connectivity – enabling users to quickly access the information needed to perform the task at hand. For sites without WiFi or 4G access in the field, Pad-Ex® 01 DZ2 provides up to 256GB of SSD memory to meet your on-board data storage needs. This is backed by an i5, or optional i7 processor to ensure your applications run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

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  • a2 long range node signal fire

    A2 Long Range Node Series

    The SignalFire Remote Sensing System™ is a flexible, adaptive radio networking system that seamlessly integrates analog and digital sensors. A2 Long Range Node Series is self installing and self configuring. It also features up to a 3-mile range. All the installer has to do is set the check-in frequency using a simple rotary switch, record the radio address, and connect the sensor. This system compares very favorably, from a cost perspective, with installed conduit at distances of 100 feet or more.

    It is sensor independent and simple to install and maintain.  It offers a battery life up to 10 years, but depends on the type of sensor and reporting frequency.  This series automatically configures as a star or mesh network and has a rugged design that works best in outdoor environments.  It also includes an option for a solar power package.

    Operating Temp: -40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)

    Humidity: 0% – 100% condensing

    Power: 3 X D Lithium battery pack. Field replaceable. Solar and DC input power options available.

    Sensor Power: 12.5 or 18V Jumper selectable for 4-20mA current loop, 1-5V, or HART sensors.

    • Analog and HART sensor power is provided from the system, no need for external sensor power.
    • Modbus requires external sensor power

    Battery Life: 1–10 years depending on the type of sensor and reporting frequency.

    Data Interface: Wireless – available as Modbus registers at Gateway.

    Data Update Rates: User configurable from 5 sec to 2 hours.

    Supported Sensor Interfaces:

    • Analog (4-20mA/1-5V)
    • Digital input
    • HART
    • RS485 Modbus RTU
    • K-Type Thermocouple

    Radio Power: 500 mW

    Antenna Type: External Weather Resistant, Omnidirectional.  Optional N-Connector for remote mounted antenna.

    Receive Sensitivity: -105 dB

    Frequency: 902-928 MHz License Free ISM Band Compliant with FCC Part 15.

    Range: Up to 3 Miles (Line of Sight)

    Networks: Up to 65,520 separate networks.

    Enclosure: Aluminum, NEMA 4X Rated

    Internal Diagnostics: Battery voltage, signal strength, error conditions.

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    Sentinel Bracket Kits

    The SignalFire bracket mounting kits provide everything necessary to mount a Sentinel-HART with a Sentinel-Solar to a sensor.

    Kits are available for the following devices: Vega Single Chamber Radar, Yokogawa EJA Series.

     

  • signal fire pressure scout

    Pressure Scout

    The Pressure Scout is a Class 1 Division 1 Intrinsically safe system. This system powers integrated pressure sensor and radio for years with an internal battery. It features a rugged design for outdoor environments with an up to 1/2 mile range.

    Additional features include: ½” NPT Process connection standard, extremely low power and long battery life (up to 10 years or more), compact and simple to install and maintain, available in standard pressure ranges and pushbutton or remote zeroing. The data interface is wireless, and you can have up to 65,520 separate networks.

    The Pressure Scout also offers an optional field calibration display. Simply open the Scout cover and plug this display into the configuration port. The display will show the current pressure reading in PSI, Modbus Slave ID, battery voltage and more.

    Operating Temp: -40 to +176°F (-40°C to 80°C)

    Humidity: 0% – 100% condensing

    Enclosure: NEMA 3X rated for outdoor use

    Power: “D” Cell Lithium battery pack. Field replaceable. Class 1 Division 1 certified.

    Battery Life: 1–10+ years depending on reporting frequency. Battery Life Examples: 5-second pressure sample interval with a 1-minute reporting interval = 5 years.  2-minute sample and reporting interval = 10+ years

    Data Interface: Wireless – available as Modbus registers at Gateway

    Report by Exception: Configurable alarm pressure thresholds, pressure sample rate 5 seconds minimum.

    Data Update Rates: User-selectable. 5 seconds to 1 hour, typical.

    Radio Power: 40 mW

    Receive Sensitivity: -109 dB

    Radio Frequency: 902–928 MHz, FHSS, licensefree ISM Band Compliant with FCC Part 15 and Industry Canada

    Range: Up to 1/2 mile

    Networks: Up to 65,520 separate networks

    Intrinsically Safe: Class 1 Division 1, Temp Code T3, Groups C&D. Conforms to UL Std. 913, Certified to Can/CSA Std C22.2 No. 157

    Internal Diagnostics: Battery voltage, signal strength, error conditions

    Download the manual to learn more about its features. You can also view more products from Signal Fire available from BBP here.

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