Long Range IoT Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor
Introducing Dcube’s Long Range IoT Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor, boasting up to a 2 Mile range using a wireless mesh networking architecture. This long-range IoT wireless soil moisture sensor incorporates a 1 channel 10-bit ADC that samples soil moisture level at user-defined intervals and sends a wireless transmission to remote gateways and modems. After sampling, this device goes to sleep to minimize power consumption and prolong battery life. This IoT Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor has an additional feature of detecting the change in voltage every 7 seconds (user configurable) and sending out Soil Moisture levels if the change in Moisture level is greater than 10% (user-configurable). To minimize power consumption, it sleeps during the time it is not checking for a change in soil moisture level. Both of these features work together, supporting multiple application areas in one package. This Wireless IoT Soil Moisture Sensor output analog voltage. The voltage range is between 0 and 2.7V DC. Where output voltage 0 indicates that the soil is extremely dry and 2.7V indicates that the soil is extremely wet.
This sensor makes it possible to monitor soil moisture in multiple locations either outdoors or in greenhouses to monitor soil saturation conditions. Since this wireless soil moisture sensor is based on an analog to digital converter, you can expect to see about 800 different levels of soil moisture from 0 (dry) around 830 (wet). The included probe is 10cm and the included cable is 3 Meters in length.
Powered by just 4 AA batteries and an operational lifetime of 500,000 wireless transmissions, a 10 years battery life can be expected depending on environmental conditions and the data transmission interval. Optionally, this sensor may be externally powered.
We take IoT security very seriously, which is why we encrypt every IoT sensor, gateway, modem, and device in the Dcube Store Enterprise product line. Encryption is much easier to manage than you might expect, as the encryption does not get in the way of using the device. We include a standard 128-Bit AES Encryption key with every device or we can help you integrate a new encryption key into all of your devices. All hardware devices must use the same encryption key. Once the keys are set, the hardware manages the rest for you, 100% in the background.
Wireless Range and Protocol
Dcube Store long-range wireless IoT sensors use the DigiMesh® protocol from Digi.com. DigiMesh® was designed by THE industrial leader in secure wireless communications for industrial applications. DigiMesh® automatically hops data from gateway to gateway until it arrives at the desired destination. Dcube Store IoT sensors are capable of a 2-Mile line-of-site communication distance with the included antennas and up to 28-mile range when using high-gain antennas.