MFR-NODE: Multifunction Research Node
The MFR-NODE has been designed to provide flexible communication, sensor and power options.
The MFR-NODE supports SDI-12 and up to four 32-bit dry-contact counting digital inputs and two differential / four single-ended analogue inputs, with selectable 12V, 5V or 3.3V excitation.
The MFR-NODE supports sensors with higher power requirements; a solar panel can charge either the internal lithium-ion battery or both the node and sensor can be powered by an external DC power system (e.g. battery or mains source).
Cat-M1 provides the option for remote installation and for areas outside the range of existing LoRaWAN networks.
The MFR-NODE has an onboard SD-Card to provide data logging capabilities and full data redundancy in the event of temporary loss of communications or dropped packets – ideal for research applications.
Data is stored in CSV format for ease of use.
LoRaWAN provides capability for full remote configuration through downlinks, including enabling/disabling confirmed messaging and changing the report interval.
- LoRaWAN™ low-power long-range connectivity;
- SD Card for data storage;
- 4 x 32-bit dry-contact counting digital inputs;
- 24-bit ADC for 2x differential / 4x single ended sensor, selectable 3.3V, 5V or 12V excitation;
- Solar ble 6.5Ah or 13Ah Lithium-ion or external DC power options;
- Optional Multi-Constellation GNSS.