Firmware boosts IoT battery life to over 12 years
Version 10.22 boosts battery life by 20 percent, allowing the ALTA sensors to last 12.5 years on two standard alkaline AA batteries when transmitting data every 10 minutes according to both laba dn field tests.
“Monnit engineering is pleased with the outcome of our recent efforts for advanced functionality on the ALTA platform,” said Kelly Lewis, Technology Architect at Monnit. “Monnit’s customer base continually emphasizes how important reliability is when deploying thousands upon thousands of sensors. Maintaining batteries for remote deployments can severely impact a system’s ROI. Businesses need to carefully consider this variable when choosing a remote monitoring solution.”
“A leading concern for facility and property managers is battery life. They don’t want to worry about frequent battery maintenance for a solution that is inherently designed to minimize maintenance overall,” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit.
ALTA products offer four times the wireless range (1,200+ feet, non-line-of-site) and much stronger battery life than traditional sensors and includes banking level security for data transmissions, onboard memory for data logging (if a sensor is out-of-range), and over-the-air updates allowing for remote maintenance and feature enhancements.
All of Monnit’s wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text, voice call and email alerting. These are supplied to OEMs and resellers through the IoTvantage partner program, which allows for volume discounts and private branding of both the wireless hardware and online monitoring software.