FreeWave Technologies recently released its ZumLink Z9-PC 900-MHz radio, which is aimed at embedded applications. It’s designed to function in rugged environments for a variety of applications across Industrial IoT (IIoT) markets, including defense, precision agriculture, oil and gas, unmanned systems, smart cities, and utilities. Future iterations of the Z9-PC will feature full programmability with third-party applications, which could be a differentiator for wireless within the IIoT. This will allow designers to access and utilize data and provide command and control in the field.
Features of the Z9-PC include:
- five RF link rates, from 115.2 kbits/s to 4 Mbits/s
- 128-bit and 256-bit AES counter mode encryption
- multiple link rates, channel size,s and modulations
- frequency hopping and single channel
The ZumLink Z9-PC is available now. Pricing varies, depending upon quantity.