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Engineering Development Services

Libelium platform features a horizontal approach to the IoT adding interoperability at any point of the whole value chain: from sensors to data management on the cloud. Even although Libelium products are extremely modular, some IoT projects need special adaptations:

Sensor integration.

Integrate new sensors to cover specific applications.

Device integration

Add third party devices to our Gateway and connect them to the Cloud easily.

New radio communication modules integration

Integrate new radio technologies such as the last LPWAN and NB-IoT families.

Custom firmware design

Request a complete custom base, a final program for a first demo or the design of specific source code for the sensor nodes.

View some real Case Studies from our customers

DECAGON HIGH QUALITY SENSORS INTEGRATION
Application:
Smart Agriculture
Localization:
Singapore, Jordania and Spain.

DECAGON HIGH QUALITY SENSORS INTEGRATION

With the aim to provide a higher level of accuracy in smart agriculture, farming and green spaces applications, Libelium developed several new smart nodes to integrate some of the most accurate sensors of the well-known sensor manufacturer Decagon. With this project, developed with the 5TE, 10HS and GS3 Decagon sensors, Libelium solution enhances the quality and the quantity of the crop production and is able to monitor the health of parks and green spaces with higher accuracy.

The creation of several new agricultural Smart nodes, based on Libelium technological platform, made possible not only the integration of new Decagon sensors but also keeping the communication versatility and user-friendly programming of Libelium’s Waspmote platform.

With this new solution, based on Waspmote platform, the new nodes are able to handle Libelium’s radio modules and send the collected information to a Libelium Meshlium IoT Gateway, allowing Libelium costumers to monitor and synchronize the collected data with several Cloud platform in a very accurate and robust manner.

More information reading the following use case:

Sustainable Farming and the IoT: Cocoa Research Station in Indonesia

“We are excited to have partnered with Libelium to develop our Smart Garden solution. We expect to develop other monitoring systems in several gardens and public parks along Spain, specially in southern regions such as Alicante, Murcia or Andalusia”.

Miguel David Botia
IoT project Manager of Intelkia

“The system optimizes water consumption because it irrigates with the proper amount according to weather conditions and the plants’ needs”

Cristina Vila
General Manager of Water Cycle in the city


Key elements of the integration:
  • Decagon 5TE, 10 HS and GS3 high precision agriculture sensors
  • SQ-110 Solar radiation sensor
  • Meshlium IoT gateway
  • Waspmote PRO
  • Ad-Hoc sensor board
  • Radios: XBee 802.15.4, 868 and LoRa 868 Radio modules
CONTROLLING SHIPPING TRAFFIC
Application:
Ship traffic monitoring
Localization:
Netherland

CONTROLLING SHIPPING TRAFFIC

This project was undertaken with the aim to create a tool to control the shipping traffic in small inland harbor and canals in The Netherlands, due to the high density of boats. The system was thought to be able to control the amount of boats that sails in an area and to automate the opening and closing system of the bridges.

The project was addressed by the creation of a custom node to be integrated in Libelium platform featuring high accurate proximity sensors and keeping the approach of a low-consumption, price affordable and communication versatility that Libelium offers.

The Engineering team designed an ad-Hoc sensor board to serve as interface between the new accurate proximity LIDIAR Lite pulse-light sensor and Waspmote, developing at the same time a new version of Waspmote API and different functional and user-friendly examples.

Aside from the needed tools to integrate the proximity sensor, the new system included the needed software to communicate the data gathered to a Meshlium IoT gateway using XBee 868 radio module.

Once the information arrived at Meshlium, it was processed and parsed into its own database to be synchronized with the Microsoft Azure SQL based Vicrea Cloud Platform.

More information about this project: Shipping traffic in the Netherlands use case

“Libelium helped us in an innovative and professional way to help our project to become a success”


“The solution incorporates cost-effective elements and eco-friendly parts. We use solar panels for our power supply and send data wirelessly”

Erkan Efek
Business consultant & Architect GIS of Vicrea


Key elements of the integration:
  • XBee 868 radio module
  • Waspmote Pro
  • Ad-Hoc interface board
  • LIDIAR Lite pulse sense accurate proximity sensor
SMART AMAZONAS
Application:
Smart Agriculture
Localization:
Brasil

SMART AMAZONAS

The project overall goal was to deploy a Smart Agriculture pilot system with the aim of monitoring parameters related with the vegetation health, enhancing the flora and fauna diversity and providing tools to face climatic change in tropical areas.

This issue was addressed by the deployment of 36 Smart Agriculture Plug&Sense! along the rain-forest, establishing a mesh network between them and Meshlium, the Libelium IoT gateway, which will communicate the collected and processed information to a remote location to manage data.

Technically, the problem was solved by developing sketches (codes that will run in the Plug&Sense! CPU) to manage the nodes to be able each one to read the humidity, the temperature, the solar radiation and the leaf wetness sensors. Besides, each node was able to process the data and not only send the collected information to a gateway, but also store it in the micro-SD card ensuring the data in case of connectivity problems in the network.

“Compared to the old ways of monitoring the rain-forest, the capability to receive wireless and real-time data allow us to act in the very right moment and avoid environmental damages”



Main elements involved in the project
  • Plug&Sense! Smart Agriculture
  • Digital Humidity and Temperature
  • Solar Radiation
  • Weather station
  • Leaf wetness sensor
  • DigiMesh 900MHz radio module
  • Meshlium IoT gateway
SAILING TRACKER
Application:
Sailing Tracking, Logistics
Localization:
Germany

SAILING TRACKER

This project was developed to monitor racing ships during competitions. It was required to measure navigation parameters maintaining the adequate acquisition times and data consistency. It was also important to communicate the collected information not only to a remote localization but also to the crew members using long-range wireless communication.

The new system developed for this project was addressed by the creation of a custom Sailor related node, with the function of a sailor tracker. It was drawn from Libelium Waspmote technology integrating into the platform the components and sensors specifically chosen for a sailing scenario.

Libelium Engineering team designed a new ad-Hoc sensor board with its own CPU able to handle, collect and process the data from a GPS module and from a specific designed Inertial Measurement Unit that monitored the speed and inclination of the boat. The information collected could also be stored and communicated to the main CPU when it was required.

Beside communicating and collecting data from the ad-Hoc sensor board, the node was able to manage the BLE module, responsible of synchronizing the data locally with the crew members of the boat, as well as handling the Ethernet interface used for sending the data to a remote location (base station) using a bullet antenna.

“The integration of Libelium platform in this project has allowed us to put an innovative product into the sailing market with many demanding customers and has put our company in a leading position”



Key elements of the integration:
  • MPU-9150 IMU
  • JN3 Jupiter GPS module
  • Bullet antenna
  • Ethernet module
  • Ad-Hoc sailing sensor board
  • Power supply ad-Hoc board
  • Waspmote PRO
WIRELESS M-BUS MODULE INTEGRATION
Application:
Smart Cities, Water & Energy metering
Localization:
Spain, Castellon

WIRELESS M-BUS MODULE INTEGRATION

The project was undertaken to allow monitoring the water consumption behavior of a city by deploying wireless sensor networks based on Libelium technology.

The solution provided mainly consists on the creation of a new version of Libelium Smart node, which will act as interface between city buildings water meters and a mobile network. The final objective was to develop a system able to access information about overall city water consumption from any remote location.

From a technical point of view, the solution was approached by the development of all the needed hardware and software to integrate Wireless M-BUs protocol into Libelium’s Waspmote platform to monitor the WMBus specific electricity and water meters readings.

Once the new meter protocol was able to be handled by Waspmote, the rest of the project was based on programming the sketches (code templates) that coordinately manages both wireless and meter communication protocols, giving access to the metering data from a remote location.

“Thanks to the integration of the WMBUS module in Libelium’s platform, we have been able to develop and deploy WMBUS gateways, offering an innovative billing service to our costumers who can identify water wasting practices, increasing their efficiency and saving up to 50% of the water consumption”



Key elements of the integration:
  • WMBus communication module
  • Waspmote PRO
HIGH PRECISION SMART ENVIRONMENT NODES
Application:
Smart Environment
Localization:
Malaga, Spain

HIGH PRECISION SMART ENVIRONMENT NODES

This project, developed in Málaga (Spain), started with the objective of monitoring environment parameters for a city pollution control application, to achieve a better precision from the standard environment product line of Libelium portfolio.

This issue was addressed by the creation of a new Smart Environment node based on Libelium Waspmote platform. The key was to retain Waspmote radio modularity, user-friendly handling and low-consumption basis even using more accurate and less flexible data acquisition system.

The development associated to the project could be summarized with the creation of the hardware and software (API) to integrate the three gases AFE from Alpha Sense. So, the new environment platform allows to read, with high accuracy, the ambient concentration of CO, O3 and NO2, adding atmospheric pressure sensor, humidity and temperature sensor. Easy-to-understand examples were also provided to clearly illustrate the new node functioning and to help developers to build their own applications.

“Working with Libelium has enabled us to develop a flexible, strong, autonomous, calibrated and real time sensing solution”



Key elements of the integration:
  • Alphasense 3-Way AFE
  • Alphasense CO Sensor
  • Alphasense NO2 Sensor
  • Alphasense O3 Sensor
  • Sensirion Temperature and Humidity sensor
  • Bosch BMP180 pressure sensor
  • GPRS Radio module
  • Waspmote Plug&Sense!
MONITORING TURBIDITY IN SMART WATER
Application:
Smart Water
Localization:
South Korea

MONITORING TURBIDITY IN SMART WATER

The main objective of this project, developed in South Korea, was to develop a new water-sensing technology capable of monitoring, with high accuracy, parameters non-included in the Libelium's catalog but keeping the company's approach to flexible, low-consumption and price-affordable solutions.

The provided solution relied on the design of a new Smart Water solution. On this sense, the node was not only able to measure all the included water parameters, but also a new turbidity sensor, still using the rest of Plug&Sense! technology including IP65 casing and compatibility with Waspmote radio modules and IDE.

With that purpose, it was developed both the needed hardware and software allowing Waspmote to communicate with this new sensor. On this way, it was integrated the NTU turbidity sensor into the Waspmote Plug&Sense! platform, assuring its compliance with the ISO 7027 standard and ensuring long-useful life and providing tools to recalibrate the probe in order to maintain an adequate level of accuracy over time.

“Thanks to the real time measures provided by Libelium sensor nodes we could detect changes in the water optimal conditions now in minutes, ensuring the quickest reaction and minimizing the damage”



Key elements of the integration:
  • IR optical sensor with optical fibre
  • RS485 Modbus
  • Waspmote PRO
  • Smart Water Sensor Board
  • Waspmote Plug&Sense!
  • Zigbee radio module
XBEE XSC INTEGRATION
Application:
WPAN Radio module integration
Localization:
Chile

XBEE XSC INTEGRATION

The main objective of the project was to offer the software and hardware tools to integrate the WLAN XSC Xbee module into the Waspmote platform.

This application was addressed by the integration of a specifically chosen radio module that would act as the radio media that establish a wireless sensor network within the GSM American frequency band (900 MHz) in a long-range manner.

With this aim, it was developed a new ad-Hoc version of the Waspmote API, integrating the XBee XSC radio module from DIGI into the Waspmote and Meshlium platforms. It included several out-of-the-box examples to illustrate its functioning and to help developers to build IoT application based on this new configuration.

“This integration has done our technology compatible with Libelium technology, adding in this way sensors to our platform and consequently offering an innovative solution to our current and new customers”



Key elements of the integration:
  • XBee XSC radio module
  • Waspmote PRO
URBAN LIVING NEW ZEALAND
Application:
Smart Cities
Localization:
New Zealand

URBAN LIVING NEW ZEALAND

The project was developed in New Zealand with the aim to establish a smart living application to collect real-time information on a range of smart cities related parameters, such as pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow, air quality, noise or luminosity, providing open access information about the city.

There were located several nodes around the city, based on Libelium Smart Cities Plug& Sense! technology, collecting information from the sensor probes, and sending the data through a mobile network to a Gateway that will process, parse and give access to it in an user-friendly manner.

From a technical point of view, this issue was solved with two different IoT systems.

The first system included smart cities nodes fitted with dust, temperature, luminosity and noise sensor probes and 3G radio modules which run an ad-Hoc code reading. The nodes sended the information through that mobile protocol and were sleeping to maintain a continuous and autonomous functioning with the only electrical supply source of a solar panel.

This information was received by the Meshlium gateway that process and parse it into its internal database so the data can be visualized from Libelium’s Meshlium visualizer and also from external Cloud platforms.

The second system, in charge of monitoring pedestrians and vehicles' flow, was implemented using Meshlium Scanner 3G-AP, to detect the available Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals to estimate the current traffic, and to give access to the collected information using the mentioned platforms.

“Thanks to Libelium we have been able to focus on the application development instead of the issues related to hardware, creating new value for local businesses and their customers”



Main elements involved in the project
  • Plug & Sense! Smart Cities 3G
  • Dust (PM10) probe
  • Temperature probe
  • Luminosity (LDR) Probe
  • Microphone (dBSPLA) probe
  • Magnets for contactless reset
  • Meshlium Mesh-3G
  • Meshlium Scanner
GLORIES SQUARE-SMART HISTORIC CENTRE
Application:
Smart Cities
Localization:
Barcelona, Spain

GLORIES SQUARE-SMART HISTORIC CENTRE

The aim of this Smart City project was to design a wireless sensor network to monitor how some sporadic works was affecting the historic and iconic Glories Square in Barcelona.

The solution proposed was based on the deployment of several Libelium nodes around the square, which measured city related parameters and communicated them to a remote location by a mobile network. The system was price-affordable and energy autonomous using solar panels.

From a technical point of view, this issue was solved by developing sketches to manage the noise and dust sensors, and to handle the micro-SD card and both 3G and WiFi modules. On this way, the system was able to upload the collected data to a remote server periodically and also to keep it in an up-to-date register.

“Libelium Waspmote Plug & Sense Sensor platform has allowed us to control and act when needed, maintaining the level of quality and reducing the risk of damage due to the works”



Main elements involved in the project
  • Plug&Sense! Smart Cities.
  • GP2Y1010AU0F Dust sensor.
  • Microphone POM-2735P-R Noise sensor