What is the cloudGate device ?

The cloudGate device is an integrated data collection and control device. It is also an Internet gateway.

The cloudGate family includes

cloudGate - cellular ( cloudGate unit fitted with cellular ( mobile ) SIM card. It is an Internet gateway
cloudGate - Wi-Fi ( cloudGate unit fitted with long range Wi-Fi module )
cloudGate - radio ( options include LORA1 , 151 MHz and 433 MHz radio options )

Standard cloudGate unit is supplied with integrated solar panel and accepts inputs from a range of sensors for environmental and agricultural monitoring. For example, soil moisture monitoring sensors, weather sensors, water level sensors , pumps, flow devices and many other devices. The cloudGate gateway device uploads data to our servers at typically 15 minute intervals and provides near real time data in chart format and downloadable csv file format. The data can be pushed via FTP transfer to any clients server if required. Data can be viewed on any Internet connected device such as smart phones, tablets and PCs.

The options for inputs and outputs generally have the following :-
SDI-12 inputs for instruments such as weather stations and soil moisture monitoring probes
2 * counter inputs for devices such as rain gauges and pulse type flow devices
2 * analogue inputs for sensors with voltage ( 0 - 1 V ) and current ( 4 - 20 mA ) outputs.
4 * latching solenoid outputs for controlling pumps via an interposing relay and irrigation valves.(optional)

Operation         nominal 12-16 VDC
Power              2 mA
Solar panel       5 watt
Internal 4 AH Lithium battery 

Remote configuration and diagnostics.
Provides near real time data
Provides immediate real time alarm SMS messaging service direct from field
Operating Bandwidths (Australia, NZ and Pacific zone )
B 1   2100 MHz
B 3   1800 MHz
B 5     850 MHz
B 8     900 MHz
B 28   700 MHz    Cat 1 - low frequency extended data transmission ranges. Ideal for remote rural areas.

Band 28 is a lower frequency transmission band and provides extended long distance data transf
er across the 4Gx mobile phone network. The lower frequency provides better signal penetration and hence ideal for use in remote rural areas where existing mobile phone coverage does not exist or unreliable. The cloudGate unit currently supports Cat 1 protocols and IoT ready.

Australian providers of the Band 28 IoT services include Telstra and Optus.

Lora radio module currently under field testing. May 2019
cloudGate ( Internet gateway ) field unit showing waterproof sensor connection location.
cloudGate unit with solar panel. This unit is a free standing , solar powered Internet gateway . Very low operating power.  Remotely configurable and expandable
Examples of cloudGate user display

When the field units are fitted with appropriate weather sensors the charts can display potential evapotranspiration, growing degree days and chill hours.
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