Teledatics Prepares to Launch Its HaloMax Wi-Fi HaLow and LoraMax LoRa Comms Modules and More

The company promises a range of formats, from surface-mount modules up to a Raspberry Pi add-on board.

Smart communications specialist Teledatics is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Wi-Fi HaLow- and LoRa-based long-range low-power wireless boards and modules — dubbed the HaloMax and LoraMax respectively.

"Our upcoming Crowd Supply campaign isn't just about launching new products," the company claims of its upcoming launch, "it's about redefining wireless communication limits. Leveraging Wi-Fi HaLow and LoRa technologies, Teledatics new HaloMax and LoraMax products deliver extreme-range, extreme low-power wireless communication."

The HaloMax, as the name implies, is based on Wi-Fi HaLow — a sub-gigahertz offshoot of the ubiquitous Wi-Fi communications standard, which delivers considerably extended range at the expense of overall throughput. The LoraMax, meanwhile, opts for LoRa, a rival sub-gigahertz wireless standard that can deliver considerably longer connections but with a corresponding drop in available throughput.

Both the HaloMax and LoraMax will be available in multiple forms, Teledatics has confirmed: modules, designed for surface-mount installation and with a u.FL IPEX connector for an external antenna; M.2 2230-format add-in boards, with a carrier board for ease of development; a second carrier board designed for use with a Raspberry Pi 3, 4, or 5 single-board computer — and offering PCI Express connectivity on the latter; and a HaloMax-only compact board designed specifically for use in drone telemetry projects.

Teledatics has also announced a selection of open-hardware add-ons boards for the M.2 carrier board, including a Wi-Fi gateway board, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) board with RTK support, an environmental sensor board with carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, temperature, and humidity sensors, a wired Ethernet board, and a battery board with integrated solar charging support.

More information on the HaloMax and LoraMax designs are available on the Teledatics' Crowd Supply page, where interested parties can sign up to be notified when the crowdfunding campaign goes live.

Gareth Halfacree
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