New quick-install Smart Cities #IoT sensor network from Libelium

Posted on 23rd October 2012 in Internet of Things

Libelium, the Spain-based wireless sensor networks platform provider, has introduced a new line of wireless sensor devices that enables installation of scalable, modular wireless sensor networks in hours rather than days.

The system is called Waspmote Plug & Sense!™

It is pre-configured for monitoring uses such as Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Agriculture, Air Quality, Smart Security, Ambient Control and, Radiation Control.

The sensors send information to Meshlium, the sensor gateway that uploads data to the Cloud. That makes the data accessible from anywhere and easy to integrate into third-party applications.

Plug & Sense! sensor nodes offer a variety of radio frequencies and global certifications so they can be deployed anywhere in the world.

The system has a number of easy-to-use features:

  • Each mote has six connectors to which sensor probes can be attached directly, so the system is scalable.
  • it may be solar powered
  • the sensor nodes can be programmed wirelessly using an over-the-air programming (OTAP) feature.
  • sensors can be replaced or added without having to uninstall the mote itself, keeping maintenance costs to a minimum.
According to Libelium CTO David Gascon, “In the context of Smart Cities, the Waspmote Plug & Sense! platform makes adding a new sensor so easy that municipalities will not need to reinstall the network… We have reduced the complexity of installation with a solution that provides low-cost maintenance and a high degree of scalability, ensuring the shortest time to market for system integrators and end users.”

The Waspmote Plug & Sense! wireless sensor platform is now available online http://www.libelium.com/plug_&_sense.

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