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OleumTech sensor nodes take Sigfox network to hazardous environments

Steve Rogerson
February 13, 2018

Californian M2M company OleumTech has launched a line of certified Class I, Division 1 (Zone 0) wireless sensor nodes for use on Sigfox’s worldwide LPWA network.
The Sigfox-enabled CID1 devices will allow users to benefit from out-of-the-box LPWA wireless connectivity, leveraging the company’s patented self-contained, battery-powered wireless transmitter technology with an intrinsically safe design made for operating in hazardous environments.
“OleumTech continues to release innovative products and platforms, enabling customers to take advantage of the industrial internet of things, and re-imagine their operations,” said Brent McAdams, senior vice president of OleumTech. “Our Sigfox-enabled CID1 offering reinforces this commitment. The ultimate benefit of our CID1 (Zone 0) Sigfox-enabled transmitters is that they can be deployed in hazardous environments where there is always explosive liquids, vapours or gases present and customers can have confidence that, through our intrinsically safe design, we will not generate enough energy to even cause a spark, providing the safest operating environment for both personnel and equipment.”
Battery life is up to eight years in most Sigfox applications. An LCD version provides local indication. Range is up to 30km.
“We recognise the significant effort and investment required to obtain regulatory approvals for the Class 1, Division 1 (Zone 0) certifications,” said Raouti Chehih, chief adoption officer at Sigfox “With this global offering, the OleumTech product line fills a much-needed gap in our Sigfox ecosystem enabling customers operating in hazardous environments to benefit from our global connectivity.”
OleumTech manufactures and distributes industrial wireless automation systems across various sectors including energy and water. Having already launched a general-purpose line of Sigfox-enabled nodes, its products have transformed how companies gather data in the field. They are providing visibility to disparate assets, especially in remote, hazardous locations, enabling real-time optimised decisions regarding resource deployment and regulatory compliance.
With a global installed base of more than 350,000 devices, its products provide critical data for measurement variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level and alarms.