Waspmote vs SquidBee
This document explains the differences between the Waspmote and SquidBee sensor platforms.
- SquidBee advantages:
- low cost
- open source (based on the Arduino platform)
- large community
- easy to use
- SquidBee disadvantages:
- no energy saving mode available
- not ready for commercial purposes (not certified)
- Waspmote advantages:
- Minimum Consumption: 0,7uA (Hibernate mode)
- Maximum Range: 2.4GHz - 7km, 900MHz - 24km, 868MHz - 40km
- Sensor Boards: Gases (CO, CO2, CH4..), temperature, liquid level, weight, pressure, humidity, luminosity, ...
- Open Source: Open source API, open source compiler
- Worldwide Market ready: CE (Europe), FCC (EEUU), IC (Canada)
Is the SquidBee platform going to de discontinued?
No. In fact we have created a cheaper kit SquidBee from scratch. It is based on the "do it yourself" philosophy. The idea is that students can learn how to assemble the electronic device as well as programming it. If you prefer, a "ready to use" device can be also ordered as single SquidBee mote or such as a SquidBee Dev Kit.
What platform is advised for commercial and industrial purposes?
The Waspmote platform has been properly certified and tested and is the one Libelium recommends for commercial and industrial projects.
More information about both projects:
SquidBee : http://www.squidbee.org