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
The ability to remotely monitor river and stream levels is crucial for effective water management and reducing the impact of flooding and environmental hazards. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, continuous monitoring of river or creek levels in multiple locations has become more accessible and efficient.
With real-time data transmitted wirelessly, stakeholders can make informed decisions to safeguard communities, infrastructure, and the environment. This blog post delves into the components and sensors required to monitor river or creek levels, focusing on ultrasonic sensors.
Transportation has become critical for reducing carbon emissions as businesses become increasingly committed to sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. By promoting active travel options like walking and cycling, companies can reduce their carbon footprint and promote healthier lifestyles among employees. However, data collection and data-driven decisions can be challenging without the right tools. That’s where MTG’s new product comes in. Read more
Location marketing tends to focus on employment opportunities, local scenery, commute times, broadband speeds and public service performance – however, there is a growing interest and awareness of the importance of air quality and pollution on health. With the emergence of air quality monitoring systems and IoT technologies, the availability of data relating to air quality and pollutants is ever-increasing.
We regularly speak to customers who have a requirement to measure turbidity levels in water supplies, rivers and other bodies of water. IoT is a powerful and cost-effective way to measure turbidity and transmit the results for analysis, visualisation and reporting.
Turbidity is the loss of transparency, cloudiness or haziness of fluid due to the presence of particles that are invisible to the human eye. These suspended solids cause the water to appear murkier, as the turbidity increases. Smart water solutions and IoT have specialist sensors that can measure turbidity levels.
It is widely recognised that poor air quality and high levels of particulates can significantly impact an individual’s health. The WHO estimates that 7 million people die each year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed the association between short-term exposure to particulates and increased cardiovascular and respiratory mortality. The significant health risk posed by pollution is a crucial driver behind IoT air quality monitoring, electric vehicles and renewables.
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.
Manx Technology Group has developed a school CO2 monitoring platform that combines battery-powered wireless sensors with an easy-to-use online dashboard. High levels of CO2 in the classroom can significantly impair decision making and cognitive performance.
The ongoing climate threat has strengthened the need to measure river flow rates. River flow (also known as streamflow) can be monitored using Velocity and Level sensors. Internet of Things (IoT) technology has made remote monitoring of river levels possible – providing real-time insights and alerts, even in the most remote environments. Read more
Manx Technology Group (MTG) and Rural Business Consultancy (RBC) will be undertaking technology trials in the Isle of Man, exploring the use of Smart Farm technologies with farms and food producers. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the initial trials will be focused on soil nutrient analysis (NPK), livestock monitoring, drone crop analysis, and asset tracking. Read more