Modular Device

Environmental Sensor

X-CITE has developed a series of air quality sensors to support our smart-building and smart-cities infrastructural use cases.

Use Cases

  • Measuring humidity, temperature, light, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), barometric pressure or any other pluggable sensors for several use cases.
  • Smart Mining
  • Weather monitoring, shock moment detection (incidents, explosions, …)
  • Smart Industry 4.0
  • Detecting fire, gas leaks etc.
  • Weather monitoring, shock moment detection (incidents, explosions, …)
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Weather monitoring, measuring soil moisture levels etc.
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    Connectivity

    Our smart environment-quality boards may send the information to a central platform over a LoRa network or via cellular networks (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and narrowband).

    Functionalities

    The captors may calculate online air humidity, temperature, CO2 level, CO level, NO2 level.

    By default, our air sensors are configured to work together with our X-BRAiN platform. In case the values exceed pre-defined limits, automated responses can be broadcast through the network.

    Power

    Our air sensors work effectively with remarkably low power consumption and can run several years on a single battery. In case of frequent data transmission or usage of non-narrowband cellular network, air sensors are supplied with a rechargeable battery chargeable via standard USB power supplies.

    Hardware Specifications

    • LTE Connectivity modules: 4G LTE Cat. 1, LTE Cat M1/Cat NB2/EGPRS. Supports LTE FDD, WCDMA, GSM and EGPRS bands for LTE based connectivity
    • Long Range 2.4 GHz or 868 MHz transceiver for LoRa based connectivity modules
    • GNSS connectivity module
    • Main modules: ESP32 MCU module or alternatively the Coral SoM based MCU module via GPIO for more powerful applications such as Camera images analyses
    • Indoor enclosure or outdoor enclosure with radiation shield. Robust and waterproof IPX67/68 design
    • 800mAh rechargeable battery
    • High sensitivity environmental sensors: humidity, temperature, light, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), barometric pressure or any other pluggable sensors
    • Built-in high sensitivity Cellular antennas
    • Built-in Inertial Measurement Unit
    • Configuration and Firmware update via OTA
    • Multiple power solutions providing flexible power management controls for low-power applications
    • NIDD readiness in case of NB2/M1 connectivity
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