In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has seen an explosion of innovative new applications in various fields, including building automation, environmental monitoring, and security. One of the key components of IoT is sensors, which are used to gather data and provide insights into various processes and environments.
Among the many types of sensors available, LoRaWAN battery-powered PIR (Passive Infrared) sensors have emerged as a popular and versatile option. These sensors can detect occupancy while using low-power, long-range wireless communication technology to transmit data over long distances, making them ideal for IoT applications in remote or hard-to-reach locations. Read more
IoT sensors can be used for remote borehole monitoring of water levels/depth, water temperature, and parameters such as pH and turbidity. Real-time monitoring coupled with LoRaWAN and cloud technology means data can be transmitted 15KM wirelessly or anywhere in the world using low-power satellite technologies.
Soil Moisture, Temperature and Oxygen sensors, coupled with LoRaWAN satellite gateways, mean farmers can monitor soil conditions, even in the most remote regions. IoT technologies allow intelligent monitoring, precision agriculture and smart irrigation applications – without the constraints of power or mobile/internet coverage.
Indoor air quality can be monitored using IoT sensors, so the data is available to view using an online dashboard. Temperature, humidity, CO2 and light levels can all be monitored using smart sensors that are inexpensive, easy to deploy and deliver rich insights to both staff, tenants and landlords.
Manx Technology Group supplies Air Quality Monitoring and IoT technology to Liverpool John Moores University for use as part of the LCR Sustainable Green Travel Corridors Project (also called LCR SUD). LCR SUD is a £16.7m project until 2021 and part of a Liverpool City Region-wide initiative to encourage more cycling and walking. Read more
University College of Man (UCM) and Manx Technology Group (MTG) are collaborating on a range of innovative projects involving Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor solutions. The partnership involves MTG working with UCM to develop, deploy and test IoT solutions on the Isle of Man. Read more
An LPWan (Low Power Wide Area Network) is a type of wireless network , well suited for IoT and sensors, where low-power, long-range data communications is a requirement. Typically LPWan technologies have data-rates of less than 100Kbps so are not comparable to broadband, but are well suited to data transmission from IoT sensors. Read more