ATEX Certified Cellular Module for Gas Metering Applications

SARA-G3 SeriesPietro Fiorentini, a leading company producing components, systems and services for the regulation and metering of natural gas, has announced the launch of the RSE gas meter family, in collaboration with u‑blox. The devices are used for gas metering in residential and industrial areas, where power efficiency, as well as product robustness and reliability are crucial. The u‑blox cellular module, SARA‑G350, is certified according to ATEX, an EU Directive defining the technical requirements and conformity assessment procedures to be applied to equipment deployed in potentially explosive environments.

The SARA‑G3 series of GSM/GPRS modules features extremely low power consumption and a miniature LGA form factor. SARA‑G350 is the quad‑band version for global connectivity, while the ATEX certified variant is the ideal solution for the development of smart devices deployed in potentially explosive environments. u‑blox also complies with ATEX regulations by manufacturing in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites.

Professional grade SARA‑G350 ATEX follows the u‑blox ‘nested design’ philosophy: to maintain form factor and software portability. This enables customers to easily upgrade their products with each new generation of u‑blox wireless modules, without having to change the PCB designs. The easy migration between u‑blox products contributes to a maximized investment, simplified logistics and drastically reduced time‑to‑market.

Pietro Fiorentini and u‑blox plan further collaboration with the advent of new mobile technologies, such as Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT).

Publisher: everything RF
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