BehrTech releases MYTHINGS smart sensor for environmental monitoring in industrial IoT applications

BehrTech, a disruptive enabler of next-gen wireless connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), launched on Tuesday MYTHINGS Smart Sensor, a wireless, multi-purpose sensor uses Telegram Splitting technology for long-range, robust, and power-efficient communication in industrial IoT networks.

The MYTHINGS Smart Sensor measures acceleration, temperature, humidity, vibration, pressure, and shock. Unlike other smart sensors that are intended for stationary use only, the MYTHINGS Smart Sensor supports mobile data communication up to 120km/hr whether its attached to a moving object or transmitting data to a moving base station. 

The MYTHINGS Smart Sensor offers flexible deployment options. It can be affixed to an existing asset/system for transmission of condition and process data or installed as a stand-alone environmental sensor to record preferred ambient parameters. The housing provides different mounting options including clips, straps and ring eyelets.

The compact, portable design makes the MYTHINGS Smart Sensor ideal for a range of industrial and commercial IoT applications, whether mobile or stationary. It provides built-in sensing capabilities for acceleration, temperature, humidity and pressure measurements. Unused sensing functions can be switched off to minimize power consumption. 

The Smart Sensor also offers an open serial interface for connecting to existing equipment to send custom payload from other sources over the MYTHINGS network. This facilitates easy deployment in a brownfield environment and provides users with flexibility in defining their application data.

After it is registered at a MYTHINGS base station and powered on with the on/off button, the Smart Sensor will automatically send messages at a pre-defined message frequency. There is also an option to transmit data manually using the trigger button on the sensor.

BehrTech provides OEM partners with access to the MYTHINGS Smart Sensor reference design including schematics, layouts, firmware, and relevant documentation.

The compact, portable design makes the MYTHINGS Smart Sensor ideal for a wide variety of environmental monitoring and other IIoT applications, such as production quality and control, equipment health monitoring, off-road fleet management, cold chain monitoring and energy management. The integrated GPS unit also facilitates asset tracking and can be used to establish a real-world wireless coverage map.

“As with all MYTHINGS products, our goal is to deliver highly integrable and interoperable wireless connectivity,” said Wolfgang Thieme, chief product officer, BehrTech. “The MYTHINGS Smart Sensor is built with an open serial interface so our customers can connect to their existing equipment for simplified deployment in brownfield environments and more flexibility in defining application data.”

The MYTHINGS Smart Sensor will be available next month through BehrTech partners, including Applied IoT, PixelMechanics and CGF.

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