Monnit’s Edge Gateways allow your Monnit Wireless Sensors to communicate directly to your chosen MQTT broker. Local configuration management of your wireless sensor network and MQTT broker configurations make it simple to gather data directly to your data store. A perfect solution for commercial locations where there is an active internet connection.
ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway is a new, feature rich gateway from Monnit. With ever-increasing data generated by billions of “things” that are now part of the Internet of Things, decentralizing the processing of that data to close proximity of the “things” allows for spontaneous analytics, instant action based on monitored metrics and the support of enhanced situation-based applications. Able to support custom edge based IoT applications the new ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway is ideal for IoT OEMs and ISVs. Additionally, the Advanced Edge Gateway deploys as an MQTTS client, allowing data to be sent to MQTT brokers hosted on platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Watson, or to a user’s own broker. This device can
support a maximum of 100 sensors on a 10-minute heartbeat. The gateway includes a local web interface for configuration. As with all ALTA gateways, this new gateway supports Monnit’s line of 80+ ALTA long range wireless sensors.
Principles of Operation
Monnit’s ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway is a sensorto- server solution that securely delivers IoT data to any mainstream cloud provider, such as Amazon AWS, or a proprietary MQTTS server. The device addresses requests for economical hardware that allows rapid deployment of Monnit’s low-cost wireless sensors and direct transmission of sensor data to the cloud.
The Edge Gateway features a custom integrated iMonnit Express 4.0 software for simple sensor network configuration, parameterization (i.e., check-ins and measurement thresholds), visualization, and the designation of MQTT brokers. The Ethernet-based gateway is customizable for MQTT topics and message formats; integrated macros permit users to specify their data configuration, e.g., JSON file format. The gateway employs MQTTS to securely collect and transmit data to a designated cloud server(s). The gateway’s integrated macros streamline data management by allowing users to configure data presentation, e.g., JSON or XML.
ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway Features
• Wireless range of 1,200+ feet through 12+ walls *
• Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
• Improved interference immunity
• Encrypt-RF® Security (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
+ AES-128 CBC for sensor data messages)
• Up to 5,000 sensor message memory per sensor
• Local status LEDs with transmission and online status indicators
• AC power supply
* Actual range may vary depending on environment.