The droplet is a LoRa-enabled battery-operated environmental sensor, built to address the problem of wanting multiple points of data capture with minimal time for install and wiring. LoRa wireless technology requires less power and is more reliable in communicating information to the receiver than regular WiFi.
Nube iO droplets can be easily installed on any surface to collect multiple data points. The receiver, in turn, aggregates, interprets, and then sends this information over to a local server or the cloud.
LoRa is a low-power, long-range wireless technology designed for the Internet of Things. It is less affected by buildings and other obstructions than regular WiFi, with one gateway generally being able to provide coverage for a 70x70m 3-story building. Below are just some of the features our sensors can monitor, including temperature, humidity, light levels and motion.
Receiver Specifications & Network Overview
Software Upgrades: via networkManagement: web GUI, SSH via LAN or Wifi
Internet connection: LAN, WiFi, 3G or 4GLoRa band: 433/868/915/920 Mhz
Expected range: up to 100 meters, dependant on device type and internal obstructions
Max devices per gateway: Up to 200 devices pushing every minute
Network design: byte-buffer-based, with the receiver encoding and forwarding the message over MQTT to a Linux-based server running the MQTT Broker