Comcast’s MachineQ Releases LoRaWAN Certified Multi-Sensor Device

MachineQ, a Comcast Company, has announced the release of its LoRaWAN® certified MQflex multisensor device.

The enterprise-grade MQflex, among other LoRaWAN certified devices, will be on display at the LoRaWAN® World Expo hosted by the LoRa Alliance® in Paris, France, from July 6-7. According to the LoRa Alliance, LoRaWAN has the largest number of certified LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) sensors on the market – with a 34% increase in 2021 – and several of these devices will be showcased at the expo to show the achievement.

The MQflex is built with modularity and growth in mind, allowing businesses to leverage the device for a wide variety of use cases while speeding up their time to market. With sensors capable of measuring temperature, humidity, water leakage, push button activity, door/window activity, pressure, acceleration and more, the MQflex enables multiple usage scenarios, all from a single, long-lasting battery.

For example, the MQflex extends the capabilities of MachineQ for asset management — the end-to-end real-time location tracking system (RTLS) the company unveiled last month — by enabling enterprises to easily add MQflex-enabled capabilities to their asset tracking implementation. Developed in-house by MachineQ’s LoRaWAN experts, the MQflex is designed for operational resilience; the device is UL listed and uses FDA-approved plastics. The MQflex can be used continuously for up to five years on a single, replaceable battery, supports FUOTA (firmware over the air updates) and is configurable via downlink. In addition, the MQflex is LoRaWAN certified, giving end users the confidence that the device complies with the LoRaWAN specification.

Given the device’s flexible mounting options, wide temperature range (-40ºC to +60ºC) and multi-sensor capabilities, MQflex delivers value to companies across multiple industries, including food service, hospitality, life sciences and healthcare. Currently, the MQflex is deployed at a major retail brand to monitor the temperature of freezers and refrigerators in their stores across the country; at a global quick-service restaurant chain for temperature monitoring of their refrigerators and freezers; in a large sports arena to help monitor the 5G infrastructure that runs outdoors and is protected in a tamper and weatherproof box; and at a major biopharmaceutical company for monitoring water leaks in high-end labs.


Gaurav Naik, Head of Engineering at MachineQ
The appliance is cost-effective, flexible, and proven at scale for enterprise-level deployments. Customers can use the MQflex to capture sensor data for a new IoT deployment or extend existing IoT solutions with additional capabilities for which the device is designed.

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