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Industrial IoT: Canary

Canary - Model SC6520

Remote Monitoring Unit for Hazardous Locations

Key Features

  • Wireless Remote Monitoring Unit
  • Exceptional Sensitivity and Range
  • 10-12 Year Internal Battery Operation
  • Digital and Analog I/O, 4-20 mA Sensors
  • Industry Protocols such as Hart and Modbus
  • Wide Operating Temperature Range (-25 to +75 C)
  • Time Stamped Data
  • Threshold Alarming Functions


Typical Applications

  • Oil and Gas Sensors
  • Cathodic Protection Monitoring
  • Pipeline and Distribution Equipment
  • Water Management
  • Asset Tracking

The SC6520 has a similar feature set to the SC6320 but is designed for operation in Class 1 Div 2 Hazardous Environments.


The SC6520 targets low-rate wireless data applications requiring exceptional sensitivity and long battery life. It provides wireless connectivity for sensors, I/O, and other instrumentation. The embedded battery and wireless interface provides users with a stand-alone device that greatly simplifies installation and helps minimize infrastructure costs. Depending on configuration and reporting interval, installations with a battery life of several (10-12) years can be achieved.


Canary products incorporate an RPMA radios. RPMA is a groundbreaking wireless technology built from the ground up, specifically targeting sensors and other low data rate devices. It’s an end-to-end solution that provides an optimal mix of coverage, capacity, low-power consumption, and cost. It fills a significant gap in between currently available short range mesh radios and cellular M2M modems.


RPMA is a half-duplex system that operates in a star configuration. It is deployed using industry standard and time-tested modeling tools, similar to those used in the mobile telephony industry. The system delivers the lowest cost of ownership in the industry and is simple to deploy, operate, and maintain.


  • 1x RS-232/RS-485 Serial Communication Port
  • 2x Digital Input (5 to 24 VDC) Channels
  • 1x Relay Drivers (12 to 24 VDC)
  • 2x Analog Voltage (±20 V) Inputs
  • 2x Analog Current (4-20 mA) Inputs
  • 1x Hart (on 4-20 mA input)
  • Optional External 12VDC Supply Input


Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor Deployment

  • Polycarbonate Enclosure NEMA 4X Rated (IP66)
  • -25C to +7 5C Operating Temp
  • Suitable for mounting on poles or flat surfaces


Low Deployment and Maintenance Costs

  • 10-12 Year Battery Life


Wireless Connectivity

  • RPMA Network in Star Configuration
  • Over 160dB of Link Budget
  • GPS Synchronization and Time Stamping


Other Features

  • Configurable monitoring / sampling intervals
  • Data threshold alarming
  • Easy to Install, Configure and Use