Introducing The SignalFire Ranger 

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The SignalFire Ranger is an IoT (internet of things) cellular transmitter using the latest LTE CAT M1 technology for sensors and fully integrated with SignalFire’s cloud monitoring and alarming services. 

The Ranger comes complete with the mobile device ready SignalFire cloud interface to monitor, trend and get alarms either by text or email message. In addition, the cloud platform provides for remote configuration and troubleshooting of the Ranger node and its attached sensor(s). It is also possible to turn on/off the relay output from the cloud interface to remotely control pumps, motors, valves. Main features and benefits of the Ranger include:

  • Brings industrial measurements from a wide range of sensors to your fingertips. 
  • Wireless connectivity to tanks in isolated areas. 
  • Connects over cellular network to deliver data & lets to your mobile device. 
  • Remotely configure, troubleshoot, update Ranger & sensor via the cloud. 

Effortlessly connect to your tanks in isolated areas that contain critical material for your production process. Learn more about how can remotely measure, configure, troubleshoot and update your sensor from SignalFire's cloud interface in this video: 


Ranger User Interface 

The Ranger  “Tile” style interface. These tiles re-arrange themselves when re-sizing the window of a browser and automatically lined up on a phone type interface. The tile concept provides for better viewing and consolidates the settings relevant to that given tile. This more user friendly look and feel also provides for greater flexibility in the future when adding more I/O, Modbus, HART, etc. We are also exploring a future concept of selecting the tiles you want to see in one given window, that is, make a dashboard of the tiles that you care about. 

The RANGER also has a new feature for its pulse type input.  We can now configure the RANGER as a flow totalizer and setup the SignalFire Cloud interface to show the average flow rate and total flow.  This new feature does require to upgrade the firmware of the RANGER in order to setup units and K Factor within the RANGER.  The upcoming release of the RANGER toolkit will allow you to upgrade to the newer firmware with the added functionality using a micro-USB cable.   Should you need this new firmware without going to the location of the RANGER, we can also push the firmware of LTE CAT 1 network. Simply send us a request if you need the Flow Totalizer feature activated remotely and we will push it down your node.   The Cloud interface will eventually also notify you of new firmware that can be pushed down to your RANGER.

Cellular Products Frequently Asked Questions

09oo  What's The Difference Between The Ranger & Other SignalFire Products?

The Ranger utilizes LTE M1 cellular technology to send/receive messages directly to the internet. No Gateway is required. Other SignalFire products utilize 900MHz radios for local sensor data aggregation.

09oo  What Does Cellular Connectivity Mean?

This means that the Ranger communicates directly with the cellular network to the internet. No additional field equipment is necessary.

09oo  How Do I Set-up & Configure The Ranger?

Simply log into the SignalFire Cloud and enter the devices IMEI number (serial number) to link a device with your account. All configuration changes can then be made directly from the website.

09oo What Are The Rangers Inputs?

The Ranger has one analog input (4-20mA/1-5V) which provides power to the attached sensor. There are two discrete inputs that report input state (open/closed), total counts and input frequency.

09oo  What Is The Rangers Output?

The Ranger has a single latching relay which allows on/off control of attached devices.

09oo  Which Cell Tower Will This Connect to?

The Ranger utilizes LTE-M1 technology which has been rolled out in the US by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. The Ranger will support all carriers, but will be certified for Verizon at launch.

09oo  How Do You Receive Alerts?

Alerts and delivered via text message email and are fully configurable using the SignalFire Cloud.

09oo  How Do I View My Data?

The SignalFire Cloud uses HTML5 to provide access to your data from any web browser including on mobile devices.

09oo  How Long Does The Battery Last?

Battery life depends on several factors including the reporting interval and the attached sensor(s). As an example, a Ranger attached to a 4-20mA pressure transmitter, with a reporting interval of once every 5-minutes would have a battery life of more than 3 years.

09oo  Can The Ranger Be Connected Using Solar Power?

Yes, the Ranger can be powered using a SignalFire solar power system.




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