What is Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™?
Smarter Technologies’ proprietary network, Orion, The Real-time Data Network™, is an end-to-end, low frequency, long range radio solution. The network is a unique low power ultra-narrow band 433 MHz UHF radio system. Orion complements (but is a significant advance upon) existing smart meter systems and asset trackers that rely on GSM, LoRaWAN or Zigbee HAN.
Independent of a customer's own broadband services
Avoid GSM data costs
Looking for a wireless, cost-effective, secure and real-time solution to monitor, track, control and communicate with assets?
Smarter Technologies' privately-owned Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™, is the world's first fully end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) low-power network solution. This unique and proven system was developed alongside our long-standing involvement in the tracking and recovery of high-value assets, such as cash in transit.
Offering monitoring, tracking and two-way communication, Orion is perfect for managing high volumes of data transmission in real-time.
Trusted by leading Public and Private Sector Customers
What makes Orion Different?
Beacon recovery mode
Real-time Data Transmission
1 - 5 km range
10-Year + Battery life
Greater range and better penetration in buildings and underground spaces
Low power consumption
Sensor batteries can last for years
Lower traffic congestion Signals less prone to interference
Efficient duty cycle
Negligible packet loss
More reliable transmission of near real-time data
Substantially lower installation costs than hardwired systems
Orion is easily reconfigured, scaled, or iterated as requirements evolve or new capabilities emerge
How does orion compare to other networks?
The alternatives to orion
How does orion work?
Orion is a plug-and-play solution. Simply power a device and it joins the low-power, long-range digital data network consisting of Orion gateways and tags. Gateways listen, and your tags and sensors report on the location and status of almost any assets—every two minutes when static, every 30 seconds when in motion.
Orion gateways can be mobile or static, and mains, battery or solar powered. Sensors can be retrofitted or integrated into other equipment.
Scale your network without limitations
Orion offers a huge range of application possibilities—almost any asset or application that could benefit from real-time data transmission. The plug-and-play networks can be used with any tags, sensors and applications.
3 Reasons to choose orion
Developers typically report that Orion outperforms all other solutions they have tried in their scenarios.
Low-cost gateways ensure that coverage need never be an issue.
The same radio has burst mode, high-data rate (patent-pending) and analogue mode.
Example use case: Telecom tower tracking
Battery theft is a real problem for telecom sites around the world. Along with the costs of replacing cell tower batteries, operators are also faced with resource-intensive process of having to quickly find sites where batteries have been stolen.
- Cell towers are often found in remote locations
- It’s relatively easy to break into these sites
- The cost of theft runs into the thousands
- Communication service disruptions
- Unhappy customers
Orion tags can be used to monitor battery theft of cell towers across the world.
- 24/7, 365 cell battery tower tracking
- Real-time location data for stolen battery recovery
- Easy to use and install
- Instant tampering alerts
- Track temperature, charging voltage, functionality, and more
- Extend battery lifetimes and warrantees
All data is transferred in real time to a customised remote battery management platform that can be accessed on any connected device.
With almost unlimited applications, Orion, The Real-time Data Network™ will transform your business, making your activities effective and efficient in an increasingly demanding global market.
Contact us today to see how Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™ can benefit your business.
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