Weather station CaipoBase

CaipoBaseInstallation

CaipoBase is solar powered Internet based weather and soil moisture monitoring device.

3-3Station collects data from directly connected and wireless sensors, and uploads directly to the central web platform every hour or according to user’s choice.  Data can also be downloaded directly to PC via standard USB plug. Internal flash memory allows storing data for up to 2 years depending on number of sensors connected. CaipoBase supports all sensors of Caipos   in different combinations. Any third party sensors with SDI12, analog or serial data interface can be connected to CaipoBase on request.

CaipoBase is developed for fast and easy installation in difficult environments. Main unit is compact and easy to access. System is delivered completely configured. User only needs to insert a SIM card with valid data contract. CaipoBase requires minimum maintenance. It includes cleaning of rain gauge and solar panel.

Station can send data to multiple servers simultaneously. This feature is useful for customers, who want to have data on their own servers and allows very cost effective replication.  All servers are automatically synchronised. In case of outfall of one server,  data can be accessed from other servers  without interruption.

Ultra low power consumption enables autonomous operation including uploading data to web server for more than one month without sun light. Battery continuous to charge in cloudy conditions. For environments with low average sun light Caipos offers extra battery and bigger solar panel.

CaipoBase works as corrdinator for wireless sensor nodes CaipoWave. Station can receive data from 16 wireless sensor nodes. This allows monitoring of soil moisture and soil temperature over 200ha with single GSM contract.

Applications of CaipoBase include weather monitoring, soil moisture monitoring, water level monitoring, rain monitoring and combination of them.

Battery Option 1: 6 V, 4.5 Ah, Valve regulated lead-acid battery
Option 2: 6 V, 12 Valve regulated lead-acid battery
Option 3: 7.2 V, 3 Ah NiHM  battery pack
Solar panel 149 x 199 x 3.2 mm, 1.08 W
Power consumption in sleep mode 50µ
Temperature range -30ºC ÷ +50 ºC
Dimensions of main unit 130x150x120mm
Operation without sun light with communication >1 month
Operation without sun light without communication >3 months
Flash memory 4Mb (up to 2 years of data)
GSM module Telit GL868-Dual or Telit GL865-QUAD
Max. number of directly connected sensors 32
Approximate GSM data transfer volume 1 20 Mb per month with hourly data logging
Interfaces 1 x USB, 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485, 1 x SDI-12, 1 x Rain Gauge, 1 Counter

1 Information is approximate and depends on the number of connected sensors and frequency of communication

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