Tektelic Sparrow Enterprise Asset Tracker
The Tektelic Sparrow Enterprise Asset Tracker is an ideal solution for locating, tracking and managing assets in difficult RF environments such as hospitals and medical facilities. This device combines the long-range, low-power advantage of LoRaWAN with the universal availability and reliability of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
The unit is equipped with an accelerometer to enable event-based startup, minimizing battery usage. The BLE Asset Tracker is seamlessly integrated with Tektelic’s end-to-end IoT solution.
Tektelic Sparrow Enterprise Asset Tracker Features.
- 15 years of battery life (2x transmissions per day)
- Bluetooth Low Energy functionality
- Data transmission via LoRaWAN and BLE
- Optional temperature and humidity sensor
- All worldwide ISM tires
- Small Form Factor for various deployments
- Easily integrated into LoRaWAN networks
- Internal antenna
More about LoraWAN
The LoRaWAN network architecture is implemented in a star-of-stars topology in which gateways forward messages between end devices and a central network server. The gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections and act as a transparent bridge, simply converting RF packets to IP packets and vice versa.
The wireless communication uses the Long Range characteristics of the LoRa physical layer, allowing a single-hop connection between the end device and one or more gateways. Also, all devices are capable of bi directional communication and there is support for Multi cast addressing groups to make efficient use of spectrum during tasks such as Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) upgrades or other mass distribution messages.