We use Bluetooth sensors that send data to our SensorCognition™ Edge device. Bluetooth has a typical range of 50m to 100m but this can be less indoors where there are obstacles such as doors, walls and even people.
We have two ways we extend the sensing range site wide:
Using Bluetooth Mesh
Our SensorMesh™ uses standard Bluetooth mesh to relay sensor data from one or more sensors to the SensorCognition™ Edge device:
The acquisition date/time is preserved with the data so that the delay in the mesh isn’t a factor in the machine learning.
Using LoRa Wireless
Our SensorLoRa™ uses LoRa long range wireless to send sensor data up to 15Km:
Again, the acquisition date/time is preserved with the data so that the delay in the mesh isn’t a factor in the machine learning.
Custom architectures are also possible with multiple Edge devices communicating with one another via Ethernet.