The weight scales use a mesh networking with range of 100 meters between the individual nodes. It uses an 868 MHz bandwidth to communicate. Power consumption was reduced to minimum level while maintaining high frequency of sent data (every 5 minutes). A low capacity lithium battery and a miniature solar panel are enough to keep nodes active.
Data are collected by central node, which is connected to the Internet through GSM or directly through Ethernet (Wi-Fi or cable) if it is possible. The central node is powered by lead battery – 12V, 7.2Ah, as long as it is using GSM connection. It is possible to avoid changing batteries using the miniature solar panel.
Central node send the data to our cloud where they are accessible to user through a user-friendly web interface (could display on mobile phone, tablet or PC). On the similar principle, we are able to process the data from various sensors. We can use our experiences with the bee hives weight scales in other industrial automation situations.
|Solution element||Product ID||Product name||Note|
|Control SW||—||IQ Home Cloud||Proprietary Cloud solution...|
|Control Unit||IQH.00.00.XX||Universal IQRF-Ethernet Gateway||—|
|Node + Router||IQH.00.00.XY||IQ Home Temperature & Humidity Sensor (SN-THS01)||—|