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SignalFire and Machfu launch network-to-cloud solution

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US firm SignalFire Wireless Telemetry and industrial internet of things (IIoT) specialist Machfu have launched a new integrated network-to-cloud solution for industrial applications.

The companies have integrated SignalFire’s 900MHz wireless sensor network with Machfu’s IIoT Gateway. Users can now run the SignalFire Edge Application on Machfu’s Edge Gateway to wirelessly bring all sensor measurements from a SignalFire sensor network into their cloud application.

The IIoT Gateway incorporates edge intelligence, multi-protocol translation capabilities, and multi-dimensional security features, and can automatically communicate with the SignalFire Gateway to discover wireless nodes in a network, collect measurements from sensors, and transmit them over cellular, Wifi, or Ethernet connections.

The companies say that the integration will bring a number of benefits, including MQTT/SparkPlugB support to integrate with a variety of leading SCADA monitoring applications, SignalFire Toolkit remote connectivity to monitor and troubleshoot the SignalFire nodes, remote connectivity to HART instruments using software like PactWare, and the flexibility of on-premise or cloud connectivity.

‘Using the Machfu IIoT Gateway, SignalFire customers can bring data from sensors and controllers automatically into their SCADA monitoring software dashboards for anywhere/anytime viewing and analysis, receive alerts about data outages, and remotely diagnose problems in the field. The built-in SignalFire application uses the versatile MACHREACTOR engine through a simple UI interface to auto-detect nodes in a SignalFire network, collect and aggregate data from these tags to enable analysis, and enable remote monitoring by SCADA backend systems. Users can swiftly detect anomalies and facilitate rapid remediation in the field,’ says John Geiger, VP, business development of Machfu.

Sandro Esposito, SignalFire VP sales & marketing, adds: ‘Integrating the SignalFire application with the Machfu IIoT Gateway significantly reduces setup time with a single-touch auto-discovery feature for the SignalFire network so users can focus on using the data and not how to get it.’

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