SensorData LoRaWAN

BATTERY-POWERED LoRaWAN DATALOGGER

The SensorData LoRaWAN is a battery-powered data communicator that interfaces to a range of sensors, temperature probe, GPS, pulse counting inputs, and outputs, and uploads data via the LoRaWAN network. 

Key features:

  • 2 x digital inputs with pulse counting ability
  • 1 x analogue input with auto-ranging up to 30V
  • SDI-12 for agricultural sensors, soil moisture, temperature, EC
  • I2C interface allows for integration of sensors, including temperature and humidity
  • IP67 rated housing, UV stable, rugged
  • ultra low power, flexible battery options
  • external antenna for maximum range
  • GPS (optional)

The device uses LoRaWAN technology to provide data at a low cost. The SensorData LoRaWAN is available in 868MHz and 915MHz versions to cater for the various LoRaWAN regions around the world.

Some example applications for the SensorData:

  • SDI-12 sensor interface
  • Cold chain temperature monitoring
  • Soil moisture, temperature, EC
  • Pulse counting for meters (water, electricity…)
  • Tipping rain gauge
  • Water levels in dams / tanks
  • Gate open / close notification
  • Asset location + sensor data
  • A wide range of I2C sensors
  • Remote alarm
  • Leak detection
  • mini weather station

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The option of using extended temperature range batteries allows the SensorData to be used in extreme climates that other devices simply cannot operate in.

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Upload sensor data for extended periods

Ultra-low power and flexible battery options make for long battery life of many years depending on sensors and usage.

AgTech

Ideal for monitoring sensors used in Agriculture.

Low cost connectivity

LoRaWAN connectivity offers low cost connections on an expanding global network, or simply install your own gateway.

 

Hardware Features

Low-profile IP67 rugged housing

The IP67 rated housing is made of sturdy ABS/Polycarbonate plastic to survive bumps and knocks and to survive many years in the sun and weather.

It is low-profile and caters for a number of cable glands to allow for waterproof cable entry to the housing.

The housing screws together for easy assembly, and has convenient mounting tabs.

Dimensions: 155 mm x 130 mm x 40 mm
Weight: 250 grams without batteries

Batteries

Flexible battery options

 

Operating Temperature

-30°C to +65°C 1

For operation in extreme temperatures, the device must be fitted with lithium batteries.

High sensitivity GPS

UBLOX SAM-M8Q GPS module

Supports concurrent GPS and GLONASS
72 channel high sensitivity receiver
-167dBm industry leading tracking performance
Optimal hot-start performance

LoRaWAN Communications

The SensorData LoRaWAN uses a high power radio transmitter / receiver that operates on LoRaWAN networks, and is available in variants for the various LoRaWAN frequencies around the world.

Certifications

In progress

External RF Antenna

An external antenna for LoRaWAN communications ensures optimal antenna placement and performance

Configuration Cable

The SensorData caters for a USB configuration adapter and cable, which is used to program firmware updates and configuration information on the device. The most common configuration parameters are also able to be updated OTA via LoRaWAN downlink messages.

The SensorData can be updated using the USB configuration cable.

Firmware Smarts

OTA Configuration

The SensorData can be remotely configured and some of the key operational parameters updated via the LoRaWAN downlink messages (your data plan needs to support downlink messages).

Support Documentation

Download Resource documents for the OYSTER
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Software & Data Management

Data from LoRaWAN devices is sent to LoRaWAN gateways, which in turn will report the data via their LoRaWAN cloud infrastructure to the back-end server platform for processing and reporting. The LoRaWAN network server is not provided by Digital Matter.

There are several LoRaWAN network service providers for customers to choose from. Each of them have their own management interface and formats for providing data to a software platform.

Please contact Digital Matter if you require information on the integration of the SensorData LoRaWAN data payloads.

User Interface:

This can be Digital Matter’s Telematics.Guru platform which has built-in support for Digital Matter devices and protocols, or to your own server platform. 

 

 

Flexible Long-Life Battery Options

The SensorData has flexible battery options. The different battery chemistries allow it to operate in extreme temperatures.

SDI-12 for AgTech

The SDI-12 interface allows the SensorData to interface to all sorts of agricultural sensors including soil moisture, temperature, EC, and others.

I2C for Sensors

The I2C interface allows the SensorData to interface to a wide range of devices and sensors.

GPS (optional)

The inclusion of a GPS as an option allows the SensorData to periodically update it exact location. This is very handy if you are moving equipment or sensors around.