Industrial IoT

Challenges in the Contemporary Industrial IoT Landscape

Industrial enterprises are currently undergoing a significant transition, moving billions of low-power devices from wired to wireless solutions. This shift, aimed at industrial automation, condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance, is expected to significantly enhance productivity, minimize machine downtime, and greatly reduce costs. However, existing wireless standards such as Wi-Fi and Cellular (3G/4G/5G) consume too much power to meet practical and scalable Industrial IoT needs as most IoT devices are battery powered.

Among all the low-power wireless technologies, Bluetooth has been uniquely positioned to become the dominant solution and the default standard for Industrial IoT solutions. This is due to its extremely low power consumption, low cost, open standard, and ubiquity. That said, traditional Bluetooth technology, which has been optimized for consumer applications, has severe limitations when it comes to Industrial IoT because it is short range, one-to-one connection, lack of remote control, and not easy to manage.

Revolutionizing Industrial Connectivity: Cassia's Innovative Bluetooth IoT Solutions

In response to these challenges, Cassia Networks has engineered patented industrial-grade Bluetooth gateways, such as the X2000 and ATX2000, that are specifically designed and optimized for IIoT applications. These gateways:

  1. Significantly extend the range of traditional Bluetooth, reaching up to 1km for Bluetooth 5 and up to 400 meters for Bluetooth 4 in open space, line-of-sight environments.
  2. Support one-to-many connectivity, with up to 40 dedicated bi-directional connections per gateway.
  3. Offer flexible backhaul options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Cellular.
  4. Support edge computing, allowing customers to install their applications directly onto Cassia gateways.
  5. Are robust and designed to withstand harsh industrial environments, featuring an IP66 enclosure, and are suitable even for hazardous areas (as detailed on the ATX2000 product page).

Cassia Networks Total Solution

Additionally, Cassia simplifies the management and deployment of your industrial Bluetooth network with its IoT Access Controller. This software platform provides end-to-end visibility, security, and manageability for all your gateways and devices. It also facilitates Bluetooth roaming and positioning and can be hosted on either cloud-based or local servers, providing flexibility tailored to your specific requirements. Collectively, these technologies from Cassia enable and ensure industrial-grade reliability, security, and scalability for your Industrial IoT networks.

As a result, Cassia’s Bluetooth IoT products and solutions provide an easy-to-use, secure, and reliable method for connecting and managing tens of thousands of low-power devices. These solutions allow for continuous monitoring and control of devices, thereby eliminating the need for personnel to be onsite in harsh industrial environments.

Recently, in response to the growing demand for Wirepas support in Industrial IoT applications, Cassia Networks has developed a new line of IoT gateways. These gateways simultaneously support both Bluetooth and Wirepas protocols, making them ideal for a wide range of industries and applications, including Industrial IoT.

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Multiple Benefits For Industrial Partners

Cassia Networks delivers unparalleled benefits to industrial customers, embodying the essence of enterprise-grade solutions. With reliability at its core, Cassia’s technology ensures uninterrupted operations, paramount in industrial settings where every second of downtime counts. Flexibility is woven into the fabric of their solutions, allowing seamless integration with a myriad of industrial systems and the ability to adapt to the dynamic demands of industrial environments. In terms of security, Cassia’s robust protocols safeguard critical data, preserving the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information. Lastly, scalability is a hallmark of their offerings, enabling businesses to expand their IoT infrastructure as they grow, without the need for costly overhauls or replacements. Cassia Networks stands as a beacon of innovation, offering industrial enterprises the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.


Robust and Reliable


User-friendly and Easy to Manage

Supports Edge Computing

Benefits for End Users

Supports Continuous Monitoring

Enables Simultaneous Device Control and Asset Tracking

Significantly Reduces Machine Downtime

Substantially Cuts Down Cost

Dramatically Improves Productivity

Provides Secure and Reliable Operation

Case Studies


ABB Achieves Significant Improvements for IoT Condition Monitoring and Predictive

Cassia Networks has provided ABB a highly scalable and easy to use wireless solution needed to bring the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor to market. By eliciting customer feedback and responding quickly to market needs, ABB’s Ability™ Smart Sensor has become the condition monitoring solution of choice for IIoT customers worldwide. Read the full case study HERE.

Penn Waste Inc Minimizes Machine Downtime and Improves Efficiency with Cassia’s Bluetooth Gateways and Dodge’s Smart Sensors.

Penn Waste installed approximately sixty-two Dodge smart sensors on the DRS glass breaker machine to adequately cover all necessary bearings and gearboxes. In addition, two Cassia X1000 gateways were deployed in the area to continuously receive data from the sensors and send this data to the cloud. Read the full use study HERE.

SpaceSense Systems Delivers High Resolution Vibration Data for Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring with Cassia Networks.

Many industrial enterprises equipped with hard-to-reach machines such as turbines, cooling towers as well as plant factories with balance of plant (BOP) components often lack a cost-effective predictive maintenance (PdM) solution to effectively monitor the condition of these assets. Choosing a technology-agnostic partner like Cassia Networks was a key requirement for SpaceSense. The company selected Cassia’s X1000 Bluetooth gateway because of the ability to support further onboard processing at the mid-edge and to support 3rd party applications running inside the gateway. Read the full use study HERE.