The VersaSense family of wireless sensing and actuation products are available globally through Digi-Key Electronics, the fifth largest and one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. Digi-Key is headquartered in Thief River Fall, Minnesota, and ships products to more than 170 countries worldwide.
The relationship with Digi-Key also provides engineers and early adopters worldwide with access to evaluation and development kits that allow them to become acquainted with the products making up the plug-and-play IoT fabric from VersaSense. https://www.digikey.com/en/supplier-centers/v/versasense
For IIoT applications requiring highly reliable mesh-based networking capabilities with IP compatibility, VersaSense is working with technology partner Linear Technology, now part of Analog Devices, to deliver solutions based on their SmartMesh IP chips, based on the 6LowPAN and 802.15.4e standards. The technology originated with Dust Networks, a pioneer in the filed of wireless sensor networking acquired by Linear Technology in 2011.
A SmartMesh IP network consists of a highly scalable self-forming multi-hop mesh of wireless nodes, which collect and relay data, and a network gateway that monitors and manages network performance and security, and exchanges data with a host application. The SmartMesh IP products enable low power consumption and >99.999% data reliability even in harsh, dynamically changing RF environments. www.linear.com/products/SmartMesh_IP
For IIoT applications requiring longer range sensing capabilities VersaSense is working with the LoRa Alliance to deliver solutions based on the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN™, as the open, global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT connectivity.
LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless, battery operated things in a regional, national or global network. LoRa targets key requirements of Internet of Things such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services.
A LoRa network architecture is typically laid out in a star-of-stars topology in which gateways are transparent bridges relaying messages between end-devices and a central network server in the backend. Gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections while end-devices use single-hop wireless communication to one or many gateways. www.lora-alliance.org