› Easy and fast deployment
› Minimum maintenance costs
› Services and network scalability
› Compatible with any Cloud platform
Waspmote Plug & Sense! encapsulated line offers to users:
- Robust waterproof IP65 enclosure.
- 10 models integrating more than 90 sensors.
- Add or change a sensor probe in seconds.
- Solar powered with internal and external panel.
- Radios: ZigBee, 802.15.4, LoRaWAN, LoRa, Sigfox, RF 868MHz, RF 900MHz, WiFi, 3G/GPRS and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
- Over the air programming (OTAP).
- Special brackets ready for street lights installation.
- Graphical and intuitive programming interface.
› Sensor Probes
Change sensor probes in just seconds
Sensor probes can be attached easily by just screwing them into the bottom sockets. This allows you to add new sensing capabilities to existing networks in just minutes.
In the same way, sensor probes may be easily replaced in order to ensure the lowest maintenance cost of the sensor network.
› Solar Powered
External and internal Solar Panel
Battery can be recharged using the internal or external solar panel options.
The external solar panel is mounted on a 45º holder which ensures the maximum performance of each outdoor installation.
For the internal option, the solar panel is embedded on the front of the enclosure, perfect for use where space is a major challenge.
The rechargeable battery has a load of 6600mAh what ensures non stop working time during the weeks where the sunlight is lower.
A non rechargeable battery option of extreme load (26Ah) is also possible for projects where solar panel can not be used.
Waspmote Plug & Sense! counts with holders specially designed for outdoor installations in street-lights and building fronts.
Metal cable ties are provided to easily adjust the node to street light posts.
Installation can be done in minutes as you only need to tie the cables on the enclosure holders and then to the post. Once the node is secured just press the ON button and the node will start automatically to send the data gathered from the sensors to the Gateway.
› Radio Technologies
High Sensitivity and Trasmission Power
There are multiple radio options in order to communicate the sensor nodes with the Gateway. ZigBee and 802.15.4 are used commonly in order to create tree and start topologies. WiFi can be used to connect with any WiFi AP while the 3G/GPRS radio can be used in order to send the sensor data directly to the Cloud without using an intermediate Gateway. LoRaWAN, LoRa and Sigfox modules are special for IoT applications and get very long range links.
The complete list of the available radios is:
- ZigBee (2.4GHz)
- 802.15.4 (2.4GHz)
- WiFi (2.4GHz)
- RF (868MHz)
- RF (900MHz)
- LoRaWAN (868, 900-915 and 433MHz)
- LoRa (868 and 900/915MHz)
- Sigfox (868MHz)
- 3G/GPRS 2 versions: Europe (tri-band), America/Australia (quad-band)
- Bluetooth Low Energy (2.4GHz)
› Geolocation Tracking + Sensing
Realtime Tracking Applications
The GPRS+GPS module allow to easily perform realtime tracking applications.
The idea is simple: read the GPS coordinates (longitude and latitude) and send them by using a HTTP request to a web server along with extra information from the sensors included in the node. Then use a browser to load the PHP webpage which uses Googlemaps to show the location in realtime.
You can find more information and complete examples in the GPRS+GPS guide.
› External SIM Socket
Choose your own Mobile Cell Operator
Plug & Sense! has available now an External SIM socket which allows developers to easily add and change a carrier SIM card in order to connect the devices to any GSM / GPRS / 3G / UMTS / WCDMA / HSPA network (in the options which support mobile phone cell connectivity).
› Program in minutes
In order to program the nodes an intuitive graphic interface has been developed. Developers just need to fill a web form in order to obtain the complete source code for the sensor nodes. This means the complete program for a specific application can be generated just in minutes.
Check the Code Generator to see how easy it is.
› Data to the Cloud
The sensor data gathered by the Waspmote Plug & Sense! nodes is sent to the Cloud by Meshlium, the Gateway router specially designed to connect Waspmote sensor networks to the Internet via Ethernet, WiFi and 3G interfaces.