Rigado Announces Customizable IoT Gateway for Flexible, Future-Proof Connectivity
December 15, 2016 – Portland, OR – Rigado announced today the Rigado IoT Gateway, a configurable, white label solution that works seamlessly with industry standard protocols as well as Rigado’s certified wireless modules. As part of the Rigado family of wireless solutions for IoT, the plug-and-play Rigado IoT Gateway provides companies with a flexible gateway solution customized to meet their specific needs today, as well as future-proof connectivity options for the future.
“Gateways play a crucial role in connecting both low-power wireless and WiFi-enabled devices to cloud and data services for IoT”, said Kevin Tate, CMO of Rigado. “Our experience building integrated IoT solutions has taught us that companies prefer their gateways to be designed to meet their specific performance needs and cost targets, especially for large scale deployments. We’re excited to offer them a new option to customize and order their own gateway to meet their current and future connectivity needs.”
Created in response to this customer demand for a customizable IoT solution, the Rigado IoT Gateway offers a range of connectivity and configuration options:
• Connectivity – Customers can choose a Rigado IoT Gateway built with their specific combination of WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n), Thread or proprietary 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, and 10/100 Ethernet with PoE.
• Components – Companies can put exactly what they need inside the device, without paying for extras that they don’t need and won’t use. Configurable options include additional DDR, flash memory, a USB 2.0 port, an expansion bus for additional interfaces and much more.
• Branded exterior – Even the exterior casing of the Rigado IoT Gateway can be customized as Rigado offers the ability to manufacture the gateway with a branded color and company logo.
The combination of Bluetooth, Thread & WiFi connectivity options is specifically designed for multi-protocol environments – such as smart home and building automation – where low-power wireless devices often need to connect seamlessly to WiFi devices and cloud-based IoT services. In addition to the included device management and firmware updating applications from Rigado, this Linux-based IoT Gateway can also run third-party and custom edge-applications, thanks to its expandable memory and storage. Additionally, customers may call upon Rigado professional services for custom design, development and integration.
Availability and Pricing
Offering customizable, certified connectivity, the Rigado IoT Gateway will be available in February 2017 in a variety of configurations ranging from around $100 to $250. The Rigado IoT Gateway will be showcased at CES in booth 40960 at the Sands Convention Center, Halls A-D. Full specifications of the Rigado IoT Gateway are available at https://www.rigado.com/products/iot-gateways/.
Rigado delivers smart wireless solutions for a connected world. They offer certified low-energy wireless modules and tools to accelerate development for Bluetooth Low Energy & Thread, as well as their DeviceOps platform for secure over-the-air updating. Rigado's engineering team has partnered with consumer, commercial and industrial clients to launch over 100 IoT products. With offices in Portland and Salem, OR, Rigado can be reached at www.rigado.com.