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    New Extended repeater Range Probes for iManifold and iConnect

    We have had requests in the commercial and large residential system market for additional wireless range, and now we have it. New IMPROVED extended range, high-power wireless 912M repeater probes for the iManifold and iConnect system.

    All 912M repeater/temperature probes now ship with high-power ZigBee radios at no additional cost! Transmit up to 3.75 times the range of your existing probes with a 912M long-range bridge. Using new high-powered radios, the data from an existing mesh network can be transmitted easily over 1500 (We were able to achieve between 1/4 and 1/3 mile) line of sight or several stories though typical commercial building materials like steel concrete and glass. By using two of the new long range repeaters, information can be sent back fourth easily in large residential homes, tough construction like plaster and wire lath, multi-story commercial buildings, and through built-up and metal roof decking. Our beta testers of this technology are amazed at the power of the extended range probes!

    The probes are completely backward compatible to all iManifold and iConnect systems and only require a free firmware update to take advantage of this powerful technology. The app update is already out. The kit requires two 912M probes as data flow is bidirectional requiring one probe at each end of the network for maximum distance. If only one is used and the iConnect or iManifold are out of range, the probes will shut down in 15 minutes, as they will not know they are connected to the network. Additional probes can be added to further extend the range, but for most customers, two is all that will ever be needed.

    You can identify the new probes, as they will be stickered "extended range" on the boxes.

    These probes are not permitted to ship to the UK or Europe, as the output power exceeds to allowable by law.

    If you are doing commercial, industrial or mega residential this will change the game
    JLB,

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    Couldn't you start putting the high power radio in all the probes? Or does it come at a cost of batteries?

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    And if we order them from suppliers is there any way to know if we will be getting the original ones or the new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kra2y View Post
    And if we order them from suppliers is there any way to know if we will be getting the original ones or the new ones?
    You can identify them by the "extended range" sticker on the box. You would have to ask the supplier if ordering them online. We will start shipping them this week. There is no change in part number.

    As far as all the probes, one step at a time. There is a lot of NRE (Non-recurring engineering) costs with the changes. It is not a simple drop in. There are hardware, firmware and app changes. The repeater was a logical first step in providing a cost effective solution.
    JLB,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim bergmann View Post
    You can identify them by the "extended range" sticker on the box. You would have to ask the supplier if ordering them online. We will start shipping them this week. There is no change in part number.

    As far as all the probes, one step at a time. There is a lot of NRE (Non-recurring engineering) costs with the changes. It is not a simple drop in. There are hardware, firmware and app changes. The repeater was a logical first step in providing a cost effective solution.
    Sounds like the repeaters will be awesome. Glad I didn't order any yet.

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    when will the intra-cranial implant be available?
    if corny was a part on a washing machine,,, he'd be the agitator

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    my boss thinks its possible to repeal the laws of physics

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    For those of us with 912's already, any chance of upgrading?

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    Never used but no box?
    Quote Originally Posted by atnc View Post
    For those of us with 912's already, any chance of upgrading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atnc View Post
    For those of us with 912's already, any chance of upgrading?
    There is no drop in part to upgrade. They are completely different hardware and software. There were a lot of technical issues to resolve when going to the higher power radio in the probe. The new probes are backwards compatible only in communication.

    That is the hard part with product changes, but it is also the reason we made the solution backwards compatible and not a "new high power system" at a premium price. Believe it or not, that was not an easy task on its own. This is just part of the continuous improvement of the product and really the first hardware change.
    JLB,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kra2y View Post
    And if we order them from suppliers is there any way to know if we will be getting the original ones or the new ones?
    Our 912M inventory is 100% Extended Range probes.
    http://www.trutechtools.com/iManifoldBaseProbe


    Bill Spohn
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    What the heck. It's only money.😂

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    That's some wicked range

    Quote Originally Posted by jim bergmann View Post

    These probes are not permitted to ship to the UK or Europe, as the output power exceeds to allowable by law.
    Geeze
    Do we need a lead lined jockstrap before we fire these up

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