PortAventura is one of the most exciting theme parks of the world, including two of the most impressive roller coasters you can find in Europe. Libelium wanted to use this hard scenario in order to test the accelerometer included in our sensor platform Waspmote, as one of the important applications which our clients perform is related to the location and motion sensing of mobile vehicles such as cars, trains and even airplanes. In this case we wanted to measure the inertial force a person suffers when riding a roller coaster. Read more.
More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets. Read More.
The new RFID/NFC module for the Waspmote sensor platform completes the active tag technology driven byZigBee with passive tag identification enabling the creation of complex location based services with just one device. Read more.
Given recent public alarm at the safety of our food sources, this accuracy of monitoring our food supply during the transport and distribution increases consumer confidence and protects community health and the food industry's integrity. To prevent food insecurity, we require reliable food systems at each stage of the food cycle: from foodproduction and harvesting, during transport anddistribution, at the shops we buy at and in the social settings wherever we consume food, and in themanagement of the resulting bio-waste outputs. Libelium's Waspmote sensors can be used to monitor and control the whole food cycle. Read more.
PRETESIC project has been developed by the Institute of Computer Technology (ITI) in collaboration with thePolytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Telefonica Cathedra, and it has been deployed in the city of Valencia (Spain). This system is able to monitor water quality by measuring different environmental parameters and its main advantage is to minimize the time required to deploy a wireless sensor network in a particular area. Read more.
QUIROTEC system has been developed by Wireless Galicia, a Spanish company focused on wireless communication systems, and this project has been deployed in the National Park of Atlantic Islands of Galicia. This system is able to monitor several parameters (Temperature, Luminosity, Humidity and Ultrasounds) to study the habitat of bats and to determine whether bats are present within a specific area. Read more.
Management of cargo freight such as sea containers is an essential element of world economic systems. The transport and delivery of goods from continent to continent and between locations on-land enable business growth and facilitate population access to necessary goods and consumer items. However, mismanagement and accidents with transport containers cause significant impact to the economy, individual businesses, workers, communities and the environment. Libelium's Waspmote sensors can be used to monitor and control logistics operations. Read more.
The Vehicle Traffic Monitoring Platform from Libelium allows system integrators to create real time systems for monitoring vehicular and pedestrian traffic in cities by using the new Bluetooth - ZigBee double radio feature available in the Waspmote sensor board. Read more.
The new Bluetooth radio module has been specifically designed in order to scan up to 250 devices in a single inquiry. The main purpose is to be able to detect as many Bluetooth users as possible in the surrounding area. Applications include vehicle and pedestrian traffic monitoring in order to create intelligent transport systems.Read more.
The new expansion board allows to connect two radios at the same time in the Waspmote sensor platform. This means a lot of different combinations are now possible using any of the six radios available for Waspmote: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Bluetooth, RFID, Wifi and GPRS. Read more.
Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks, announces the completion of its Smart Cities platform. The new sensor board measures noise pollution, dust quantities (PM-10), structural health (cracks detection and propagation) and garbage levels in bins in order to improve the waste management. This board may be combined in a network with previously available sensor boards for gas monitoring, radiation detection and Smart Parking. System integrators can now create a comprehensive range of services based on the Smart Cities platform. Read more.
New Smart Parking technology from Libelium enables cities to make efficient use of their parking resources by providing accurate information on available parking spaces. The new platform allows consultancies and system integrators to deploy the solution in their local area. Read more.
The new Smart Metering Sensor Board for Libelium's Waspmote platform enables very high reliability monitoring of 6 parameters for electricity & water supply, logistics and industrial automation.The new board extends the current features by supporting the measurement of the following key parameters:
Applications include managing the usage of electricity and water, supply chain management and manufacturing.
Ultraviolet Radiation is involved in many biochemical processes, in the case of human beings in the production of vitamin D and melanin, but overexposure may result in highly harmful effects, such as erythema, sunburn and even skin cancer. For this reason Libelium has recently integrated an Ultraviolet sensor in the Waspmote platform to control the UV Index which may be harmfull for humans.
The new Waspmote Agriculture Sensor Board enables up to 14 environmental parameters to be monitored in a wireless sensor network. This sophisticated monitoring brings extreme precision to crop growing in vineyards and greenhouses by enabling irrigation and climate control to be matched to local conditions.
During the research of the Waspmote sensor platform, several tests were made using different kinds of transceivers according to the frequency bands (2.4GHz, 868MHz and 900MHz) and the transmission power (1mw, 100mW, 315mW).
The tests performed in the Monegros Desert (Spain) had the purpose of seing the capabilities and limits of the 802.15.4/ZigBee radios integrated in Waspmote.
Among the 6 different links (356m, 639m, 1239m, 3810m, 6363m,12136m) were chosen Line of Sight (LOS) and Non Line of Sight (NLOS) configurations which were tested always using omnidirectional antennas (2dBi, 5dBi). Read more.
Libelium has officially launched today the Waspmote platform. The research efforts have focused on providing a minimum consumption (0.7uA in the Hibernate mode), and at the same time, maximum performance and capabilities. It comes with three sensor boards which let deploy any kind of aplication using their integrated sensors: CO, CO2, O2, CH4, luminosity, temperature, water level, pressure,...
Since we are often unable to connect our SquidBee to a main power supply, we needed to find the best way of powering it while minimizing maintenance operations, such as battery changes. Sun provides a clean, cheap, infinite power source, so we have developed a board to take advantage of this by attaching a solar cell to our mote.
Maybe one of the most important feature of the motes in a wireless sensor network is the time a mote is able to be working without charging its battery. In this article we are going to develope a code on SquiBee using the sleep features and cyclic waking up. With this working mode we are gonig to save a big amount of energy.
We have developed a SONAR mote for detecting presence and measuring distances up to 6.45m. It is constructed from an integrated ultrasound sensor placed into a SquidBee mote which wirelessly outputs range values whenever there is any moving object within the monitored area.