Fujitsu Launches a Endurance Line of Wirepas Massive Network Nodes

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 09, 2021

News

Fujitsu Launches a Endurance Line of Wirepas Massive Network Nodes

Fujitsu Components America released a new robust, long-battery life family of mesh network and multi-sensor units featuring built-in Wirepas Massive network connectivity.

The nodes facilitate dense, large-scale network installations designed to address a range of industrial monitoring IoT applications in offices, factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, and more.

Based on the Nordic nRF52832 and an embedded FWM7BLZ20W Fujitsu Wirepas wireless module, the new FWM8BLZ08-x series endurance line consists of:

•   FWM8BLZ08A Mesh Anchor unit for location/asset tracking reference point
•   FWM8BLZ08T Mesh Tag unit with an acceleration sensor for location/asset tracking
•   FWM8BLZ08Y Mesh sensor unit with embedded temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, illuminance, sound level, and acceleration sensors
•   FWM8BLZ08C Mesh CO2 sensor unit also includes on-board temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, illuminance, sound level, and acceleration sensors

The CO2 sensor unit is powered by USB-C while all the other units have the option to be powered by four AA batteries or USB-C. Each is IP-65 rated against water and dust making them suitable for use in wet or humid/damp indoor environments. The battery powered Anchor unit provides up to a 5-year battery life.

Utilizing the Fujitsu Mesh Anchors, Mesh Tags, and Mesh Sensors, the Wirepas Positioning Engine (WPE) provides suitable location awareness of stationary items and moving assets, making them ideal for IoT applications.

The units’ contemporary housing measures a compact 74.2 x 74.2 x 28.0mm and includes a detachable bracket for suitable installation and maintenance. They are FCC/ISED, CE, and Radio Act Japan certified and have an operating temperature range of -20 to +60deg C (CO2 sensor version starting from -10degC). 

Orders for Fujitsu’s FWM8BLZ08-x Wirepas Massive sensor and network units will be accepted at the beginning of July. 

For more information, please see: https://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/devices/components/

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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