Maximise the Runtime of your Devices

The runtime of industrial battery-powered devices is an aspect that plays a relevant role in terms of efficiency and sustainability. If the devices are located in places that are difficult to access, such as in a canal, a device-lifelong runtime is an enormous increase in efficiency - not only for the devices, but also for the employees who maintain and support the systems.

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Technological development offers enormous potential – for mobile communications, among other things. If this is used, comprehensive improvements can be achieved. Efficient use of energy is more important today than ever before. The improved device runtime is a necessary step.

Lifelong device runtime with LTE-M

2G/3G was then – the new star in the mobile communications sky is LTE-M. If this mobile radio technology is used for data transmission, it leads to a massive reduction in energy consumption and an enormous increase in device runtime.

How is that possible? Due to the power-saving LTE-M technology, battery replacement in industrial IoT devices is no longer necessary – it lasts a complete device life!

This leads to further enormous savings opportunities and a more efficient, sustainable use of important resources. As it is no longer necessary to replace the battery, the number of trips to the measuring point is reduced. The devices enable energy-saving operation and can therefore be used for longer. This protects the environment.

Doubled runtime thanks to software update

Technology must be constantly developed and improved. At the same time, energy saving is one of the most important topics in 2022. A software update that maximises the energy efficiency of the devices is the solution.

On the one hand, the massive improvement is due to the use of the new LTE-M mobile technology. In addition, all applications that use Bluetooth (for example, the myDatalogGauge or myDatasensH2S) have massive savings potential thanks to various technical tricks.

Facts & Figures: Effects of the update

The software update affects the myDatalogGauge and myDatasensH2S devices as follows:

For all new myDatasensH2S 3G, the term is doubled to 5 years. With the myDatasensH2S LTE-M variant, the runtime increased to the entire life of the device.

For all new myDatalogGauge 3G, the runtime is extended to 8 years in normal operation. With the myDatalogGauge LTE-M variant, the runtime in normal operation increases beyond the 8 years. Normal operation means that the sensor is connected to the gateway via Bluetooth and measured values are regularly recorded and transmitted.

Devices that are already in use will also benefit from the update – over-the-air. The actual runtime extension depends on the battery’s state of charge at the time of the software update.

You want to benefit from energy efficiency? Get in touch with us. Our technicians will be happy to support you!


BLE – little energy, great benefit

BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) or Bluetooth Smart is the particularly energy-saving variant of the Bluetooth radio technology family. Especially in the field of Internet of Things, energy-saving transmission technology plays a major role. Many of the products and devices are powered by battery or rechargeable battery. The supply with a power supply unit can often already be excluded due to the application. Think, for example, of a smart gadget such as a heart rate monitor or even a gas meter that is placed directly in the duct. The fields of application are broad.

NB-IoT from space - Satellite

NB-IoT in space

Only 10% of the world is accessible via terrestrial networks. Yet there is potential for environmental monitoring stations in the world’s oceans and deserts.

So is NB-IoT in space just a good hook for a story or more? Well, at least it’s good for a few new buzzwords and hashtags. But let’s take a look at what this is all about.


NTN…Non Terrestrial Network

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