Cellular communication is a common method of telemetry. WESROC’s cellular devices use the LTE (Long-term Evolution) network, which is the latest cellular network to be deployed. We have devices that function on several different carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Rogers (Canada) Depending on your location and coverage, we can help you choose the one that is right for you.
Low Power Wide Area Networks and LoRa are designed primarily for machine-to-machine communication only. LoRa devices require far less energy to operate than cellular devices, so they cost much less and can be deployed in larger numbers. With larger deployments, customers are able to access a much larger sampling of data which leads to improved business intelligence.
Satellite based monitoring is an option for those in remote areas where cellular coverage and telephone lines are unavailable. A favorite feature with satellite monitoring is GPS tracking. This feature is very helpful when monitoring mobile assets such as anhydrous ammonia tanks that often change location.
Communication through telephone landlines is where the WESROC Monitoring System originated in the 1980s. Although most telephone communication has gone cellular, this technology is still applicable with some of our customers.
All monitoring data comes to WESROC.net via the internet where it is securely dispersed to the appropriate customer portal.