Types of Sensor Devices

We work with a range of sensors that send data via Bluetooth including:

The iB01H hall effect sensor is useful because it detects a nearby magnet. The magnet can be stuck on things that open/close such as gates, doors, flaps and machinery.

The iBS02IR detects proximity without any magnet and without physical contact. This makes it useful in close counting or proximity scenarios.

In addition we have some sensors that are open to accepting custom input:

Bluetooth sensors work up to about 50m from the Edge device. Learn about extending the range of sensing.

The Edge device isn’t limited to using sensor data. It can also take in real time data from other systems to provide more context for the machine learning.

Sensor beacons are available on our web store.

Extending the Range of Sensing

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.