You’ve looked at various IoT products but they don’t quite fit your unique sensor application needs. Our IoT Platform is extensible to fit your current needs, and can evolve as your needs change. Do you need data from a unique set of sensors, meters, and devices? We’re built to meet the unique sensor data requirements that you define. The pre-built IoT Edge hardware is solution ready and tightly integrated with the IoT Cloud Core software. We will accelerate your time to market with real-time cloud services and remove the pain of developing your own IoT solution.
The IoT Platform supports real-time monitoring in buildings of any type, construction sites, or at any location you desire to collect real-time sensor data. Thanks to our automatically configured wireless mesh network, no monitoring site is too big or too small for our IoT Platform. We specialize in connecting to existing infrastructure with retrofit installations, so take advantage of what you already have.
Our system can interface with a BMS several different ways. One option involves using our sensor bridges, such as our BACnet bridge, to collect data from the existing BMS. Alternatively, our system can provide data to a BMS for data collection. This allows for a cost-effective method of adding functionality to an existing BMS.
Yes, our IoT Platform completely supports bidirectional communication, allowing you to not only configure what data you collect, but also how you interact with your devices and surroundings. Currently, control signals are supported using our Timer Control bridge and our Modbus sensor bridge. Controls using BACnet will be available soon!
Our IoT Edge hardware is tightly integrated with our IoT Cloud Core making installation simple and easy. You don’t need to be a specially-trained service technician. The entire IoT Platform has been designed for ease of use and self-installation. Once you see how easy it is, you won’t want us to slow you down.
All you have to do is power the Node and plug in your desired Sensor Bridges or Sensors and you’re all set. If you’re using a Sensor Bridge that connects to an external device, you’ll just need to connect the wires between the external device and our Sensor Bridge.
Senseware’s IoT Platform is priced according to usage, such as the number of data streams you wish to monitor. Contact one of our sales reps today at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you more tailored pricing.
Our platform is self-optimizing in that the wireless mesh network automatically configures itself. If there is ever a disruption in the pathway from a Node to the Gateway, the system will automatically find an alternative route to the Gateway. In the event that a Node cannot connect to another Node or the Gateway, it will store data locally until a connection is re-established.
Senseware’s mesh network is secured wirelessly using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), an encryption specification established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This security standard, used worldwide, has been adopted by the U.S. government for use in protecting classified information up to the Secret level. Going even further, Senseware’s communication from Gateway to server and server to browser is protected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer), and sensor data is encrypted at rest while it is stored in the cloud. No matter what the application, Senseware’s considerations for client security allow you, and only you, to collect any data and connect to any device, easily, quickly, cost-effectively, and most importantly, securely.
We consider ourselves open protocol. We are a data company, and access to the data via web API. In addition, we are open (agnostic) at the sensor level, meaning we can work with various industry protocols (analog or digital).
It’s neither, although it uses the same 2.4 Ghz frequency band as Wi-Fi. For increased security, we have developed our own unique architecture based on 802.15.4, the same protocol that ZigBee is built on.
Our Gateways and Nodes have optional backup batteries and internal memory storage so that if you lose power, or if your internet goes down, your data will be uploaded the moment power/internet returns.
You can get data as frequently or infrequently as you’d like. Default settings currently allow for a selection between polling every 10 seconds and every hour. But, if you need greater control, or a more frequent (i.e. every second) or less frequent (i.e. every 12 hours) polling time, let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Yes, both lower limits and upper limits can be set for either Warning or Critical Warning alerts in our Dashboard. You can also customize how many data samples trigger an alert and the frequency of alerts.
You can choose how often your data is sampled. Our default settings allow you to instantaneously sample at the time of data collection from the Node, or sample every 10 milliseconds, 100 milliseconds, 1 second, 60 seconds, and 5 minutes. If you need finer control over sampling let us know and we’ll take care of it for you.
Plastic or metal, we can handle it. We recommend using plastic enclosures in order to maintain good wireless quality. The Nodes can handle being placed in metal enclosures as well, but it will diminish wireless quality.
Yes, it can. In fact, we recommend connecting our Gateway to the Internet via cellular modem/router as it is often a much simpler installation process and does not require any IT knowledge or support. This allows you to bypass IT infrastructure. We can provide the cellular modem & data service through our partnership with Verizon, or you can use your own- it’s up to you!
Each Node supports up to three Sensor Bridges that are plugged in using a micro connector. Several of our Sensor Bridges, such as Pulse, 4-20mA, 0-5V, and Thermistor, support four connections apiece. Our Modbus Sensor Bridge supports as many devices as your network supports.
In line of sight environments, the range is up to 1,000 feet. You can expect a range between 150-300 feet in office buildings depending on the layout, and 100 feet in parking garages and other structures with an abundance of concrete.
No pairing is needed! To be more specific, no actual configuration of the Nodes or Gateway is needed on-site during installation. It is done automatically. All you need to do is power the hardware and they will auto-configure the wireless mesh network.
Currently, we support equipment with Modbus, Pulse, 4-20mA, 0-5V, 0-10V, Contact Closure, and BACnet outputs. We also support light, temperature & humidity, Motion/Occupancy, thermistors, CO2, Particulate Matter, and Volatile Organic Compound sensors. Send us an email if there is another type of sensor that you would like us to support!
We can currently work with any sensor that has a pulse output, whether it is gas, water or power. For water and gas, we can support other sensors (ultrasound, etc.). If they have voltage or 4-20mA output, we can support them today.
Since we don’t make the sensors ourselves, as long as the sensors you wish to interact with are accurate without calibration, there is no need to have them recalibrated. If you ever feel like your data isn’t up to snuff, we’ll be more than happy to take a look and send you replacement sensors/sensor bridges as necessary.