First Field Device to Pass the Sparkplug Compatibility Program

First Field Device to Pass the Sparkplug Compatibility Program

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry’s RANGER Transmitter is the World’s First Field Device to Pass the Sparkplug Compatibility Program

MARLBOROUGH, MA –March xx, 2023…SignalFire Wireless Telemetry, a leading manufacturer of industrial wireless telemetry products, is proud to announce that their RANGER transmitter is the world’s first field device to be certified by the Eclipse Foundation, Inc. as officially “Sparkplug Compatible.” This is important to companies around the globe who are using MQTT and Sparkplug to build out their Industrial Automation Systems, who can now seamlessly integrate their IIoT devices without extensive testing.

“When we design wireless solutions, we always have in mind, long battery life, robust connectivity and simplicity in integrating data. SparkPlug was a no brainer when we created the RANGER platform as it compresses the data and standardizes the payload of the data moved back and forth with MQTT protocol”, says Sandro Esposito VP Sales & Marketing for SignalFire.

SignalFire joined the Eclipse Sparkplug Working Group in 2021, recognizing early on MQTT was quickly becoming the ‘de facto’ standard for messaging transport in the industrial sector, and that Sparkplug would be an easy-to-use, open-source protocol for MQTT with plug-and-play simplicity. To be included in the Sparkplug Compatibility Program, products need to pass an open-source series of tests that validate conformance to the specification. These tests are based on the Sparkplug Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK).

“Having the RANGER be the first hardware device to pass the Sparkplug Compatibility Program is important as this new program will ensure the interoperability of the RANGER with all other Sparkplug compliant platforms allowing for seamless integration, reduced data usage, and longer battery life,” says Josh Schadel, General Manager of SignalFire. “Using an open communication standard is important to SignalFire to allow flexibility for the RANGER to connect to a wide range of IIoT systems.”

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