Recognizing the need for easy-to-setup sensors and an easy-to-use weather platform, we’ve developed several easy-to-use dashboards that are based on wireless sensors networks.

The example below is from a cranberry farm that has a main station monitoring temperature and rainfall and another in-field sensor that measures temperature.

Cranberry temperature monitoring

The inset map shows the locations of the sensors. “RG” (Rain Gauge) is where out-of-field temperature and rain is monitored. “Temp Sensor” is the in-field temperature (shown in picture). The red marker is the location of the LoRaWAN gateway.

Temperature and rainfall monitoring station

Until now, this operation has been using wired temperature probes to detect in-field temperatures for frost mitigation. Sensors get installed near the middle of each field using hundreds of metres of expensive wire – wire that gets caught in machinery, chewed by rodents, and is subject to signal loss. Wireless sensors are so much easier, more versatile, and economical.