Introducing the Strand
We are excited to announce the launch of the Strand, our next generation Narrowband IIoT Connectivity series of products bringing secure, cloud-managed IIoT to distributed environments. The Strand wirelessly connects to any Thread broadband connectivity device, with the Thread serving a dual purpose as both a sensor connectivity device and wireless gateway for the Strand series of products. With cohesive narrowband and broadband connectivity solutions now available to our customers, more comprehensive monitoring solutions can be deployed in a cost-effective manner.
The Strand has many unique features among narrowband connectivity products, including intelligent wireless traffic routing, which optimizes wireless connections as networks expand or contract, or as site conditions change. In the event wireless uplink is unavailable, the Strand offers reliable on-device memory for storing sensor data. Automatic retry logic syncs stored data to the cloud and eliminates site visits to manually retrieve data–as many ultra-low-power connectivity devices require today. It’s cost-saving design also includes support for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates to also drastically reduce lifetime system management costs.