NB-IoT module for hazardous environments in production

March 05, 2018 // By Ally Winning
Swiss company, u-blox has announced that its ATEX certified SARA-N2 NB-IoT module series is now in production.

NB-IoT is becoming established as an important protocol for enabling the Internet of Things as the low power requirements can result in battery lifetimes of over a decade. In addition to low power consumption, the protocol has excellent signal penetration, both indoors and underground, as well as wide-reaching coverage.

The SARA-N211 solution targets the European market, supporting bands 8 and 20. The ATEX-certified SARA-N211 extends the use of NB-IoT into hazardous areas, and the pre-certification quickens time-to-market and saves resources.