Myriota has successfully deployed several low cost satellite water tank monitors.
In a significant milestone for the company, Myriota has integrated its low cost satellite transmitters to a pressure sensor, enabling water tank levels to be monitored from any location on earth without requiring expensive gateways or ground based communications infrastructure. These deployments are bringing the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution to remote areas.
Myriota’s low cost, direct to orbit, water tank monitors are being deployed under a project co-funded by the Australian and New Zealand CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI) and the Australian Livestock Spatial Innovation Program (ALSIP).
The first units were deployed at the University of New England, Armidale with further units being installed throughout Australia in the coming days.
Myriota Principle Engineer: Cloud Architecture, Andrew Beck, said the installation took about 5 minutes per tank and was very simple.
“We have deliberately designed this product to be as simple and robust as possible”, Mr Beck said.
“Anyone who can use a set of pliers and zip ties will be able to install these devices. The communications technology is advanced but it needs to be very easy to use for the farmer.”
In addition to the installation of the physical hardware, Myriota has developed a web based app to enable trial participants to view their water tank levels via computer or smart device. The app, which was developed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, will enable farmers to monitor their tank levels, and set alerts according to their requirements.
Myriota will be deploying further devices throughout Australia in the coming days.