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ACTE announce SIGFOX module for advanced Internet of Things solutions 

 The new compact SIGFOX module, RC1682 SIG has been certified to assure optimal connectivity performance on the SIGFOX network. The combination of Radiocrafts’

SIGFOX-certified module with SIGFOX’s network offers low-cost, low-power and out-of-the-box wireless connectivity for a wide array of IoT applications.

Currently operating in the U.S, 10 European countries including the U.K and registering 5 million devices, SIGFOX’s network is the only IoT-dedicated connectivity solution commercially available that guarantees a high level of service and reliability.

Its easily integrated solution enables years-to-decades of battery life for connected devices in all business and industry sectors. Based on ultra-narrowband (UNB) technology, the new Radiocrafts module ensures full compatibility with the SIGFOX network, and has achieved best-in-class designation for receiver sensitivity and range.
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The RC1682 module with embedded SIGFOX protocol, operates on 868MHz and provides a robust data link which is easy to use and add to any sensor monitoring or control application. The ultra-narrowband modules provide very high spectral efficiency, with temperature stabilized crystal oscillators to ensure reliable operation over the full industrial temperature range, -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.

The new module series is intended for one-way and two-way IoT applications where devices can be spread over a large geographical area for monitoring and control. SIGFOX will work with Radiocrafts’ clients to certify their end devices. The SIGFOX approach is a compliment to existing ISM band module offerings for low power wireless solutions, with the benefit of using an existing infrastructure with wide area coverage.

Ultra-Narrow Band is a preferred radio technology for global Internet of Things, as it offers cost-effective and energy-efficient connectivity as well as robust coexistence and long range connectivity. SIGFOX works closely with module manufacturers through their SIGFOX Ready™ program to certify devices and make it easy for customers to adopt the SIGFOX network. The rollout of SIGFOX relies on the availability of world-class wireless ICs, and the Radiocrafts’ RC1682 delivers the industry-leading RF performance, low power consumption and low-cost operation that customers require.

The compact modules, which measure 12.7 x 25.4mm, come in a surface-mount, tape and reel packaging. Samples and Demo Kits are available now from ACTE and are available to U.K based Systems Integrator customers. Please contact ACTE U.K on +44 1256 845888 or email dt@acte-uk.com for more details.

Radiocrafts is a leading RF module design and manufacturing company. Radiocrafts’ standard RF modules provide compact, easy-to-use, low cost, low power and high performance RF solutions for a large number of wireless applications using license-free ISM bands. Using modules OEM manufacturers without RF design knowledge can easily add wireless technology into their design, reducing time-to-market, cost of design, test and compliance approvals. Radiocrafts also offers custom and application specific product development, supporting customers from initial project ideas to volume product delivery.

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ACTE U.K is a specialist wireless electronic components distributor and a division of the €250M turnover Lagercrantz Group. Offering “best of breed” modular and sub systems covering GSM, GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth and WLAN technologies, ACTE have specialist staff with many years knowledge in the wireless sector and are backed up by the world class facilities of the Lagercrantz Group.

For more information, please contact ACTE U.K on +44 1256 845888