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By Rich Handley

Cortet By CEL Launches Zigbee Extender for Wireless Sensor Network, M2M and Internet of Things Applications

Cortet by CEL has announced the availability of its Cortet Z10 Range Extender (CGW-Z-010) for use in various wireless sensor network (WSN), machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Z10 Range Extender has been optimized for RF performance, the company reports.

The device is designed to extend the range and capacity of a ZigBee network within large facilities or those with a poor RF environment. It is capable of distances greater than 325 feet in interior environments, according to the company, and its built-in software makes it easy for users to set up the extender and commission it into a ZigBee network.

The Z10 Range Extender is an HA 1.2-compliant repeater and range extender for a ZigBee network. It requires a ZigBee coordinator, such as the Cortet E100 Gateway. The Z10 Range Extender is also REACH- and ROHS-certified and has been tested to work well with a wide range of industrial lighting controllers, luminaires, lamps and other accessories from such companies as Leviton, ILLUMRA and Magnitude.

"The Z10 acts as a relay for ZigBee messages between ZigBee devices that are otherwise out of range," said Erik Davidson, Cortet's director of marketing and product management, in a prepared statement. "For example, a Cortet Z10 Range Extender can be used to relay messages between ZigBee end nodes and an otherwise out-of-range ZigBee coordinator, such as a Cortet E100 Gateway. The Cortet Z10 Range Extender can also be used to increase the total number of ZigBee devices that a ZigBee coordinator can communicate with."

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