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Telemetry repeater extends range of wireless instrumentation

03 January 2012

Mantracourt has introduced a wireless active repeater module that allows wireless instrumentation transmission to span around obstacles such as buildings or walls as well as increasing range. The repeater acts as a transparent link between Mantracourt’s T24 acquisition modules and a base station or a handheld display. The Active Repeater was originally developed to achieve greater coverage for wireless load cell technology in the construction sector.

The repeater builds on the success of Mantracourt's T24 wireless telemetry range, a flexible low power radio system designed to enable the transmission of high accuracy measurement data from load cells, inclinometers, accelerometers, displacement and pressure sensors.

The T24 system has a range of up to 200m without the use of a repeater. Using the active repeater will allow messages to be repeated once, which can effectively double the radio range. It is powered either by a pair of alkaline ‘D’ cells or via an external power supply (5-18V) and can be configured for extended battery life. The repeater is also enclosed in an IP65 rated NEMA4 enclosure, to ensure protection in hostile environments.

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