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Ecomatik IoP Measurement Systems

Intelligent algorithms and machines, talking trees, smart home, smart city, smart agriculture and the Internet of Things - modern communication technology, data processing and automation permeate all areas of human activity.

Our plant sensor technology, in combination with the latest technology for energy-saving, long-range data transmission (via low power Long Range Wide Area Network, LoRaWAN) creates a new type of interface, connecting you to the Internet of Plants (IoP), opening the door to an entire world of new possibilities and applications.

With the Ecomatik IoP products, information on a wide variety of plant vitality parameters and plant growth conditions can be continuously recorded and fed into further, subsequent information processing. The basis for a clear online data visualization for more efficient monitoring of vitality and growth behavior, simply from your desk or on the go on your mobile device, as well as further automation and optimization of your work-flow and production processes.

IoP-S (LoRa node with 2 analog inputs)
A small but fine LoRa node with two analog inputs for measuring, e.g. two dendrometers or one LAT-B3 leaf and air temperature sensor.

IoP-M (LoRa node + Multi-Interface)
Small, energy-saving and with a large number of connection options, the IoP-M node, is a LoRa node with RS485 interface combined with our Multi-Interface. Together the IoP-M is a real all-rounder:
If both devices are combined to form a Multi-IoP node, almost all Ecomatik sensors, but also many sensors from other manufacturers, can be integrated and result in a lean and cost-efficient solution for transmitting the most relevant plant data and environmental parameters via LoRa.

One of the many different sensor equipment options of a Multi-IoP node would be:
1x soil moisture and soil temperature sensor
1x trunk dendrometer
1x fruit dendrometer
1x LAT-B3 leaf temperature sensor
1x Air humidity, air temperature and air pressure sensor

You are very welcome to receive more individual configuration options on request.

Our IoP-S and IoP-M nodes are integrated via a LoRaWAN gateway, which establishes the connection to the Internet and the LoRa server on which the measurement data is stored. If you do not yet have an existing LoRa network with gateway and no LoRa server, we will be happy to find a suitable solution for your application. These range from a simple solution with your own gateway and the use of one of the many free LoRa servers (e.g. The Things Network) and online data visualization (e.g. Things Speak) to a customer-specific solution with your own LoRa server, database and data visualization.

It's Ecomatik.
We make your plants talk!

Advantages of our IoP Systems

  • Small, robust, weatherproof
  • High transmission ranges of more than 10 km possible (i.a. depending on the environment and the gateway used).
  • Low power consumption, battery-operated with internal, replaceable 8400 mAh battery, very long battery life (depending on the connected sensors and transmission interval)

 

Speziell IoP-M

  • Compatible with a wide range of sensors with analog or digital outputs (SDI-12, I2C)
  • User-friendly: Sensor combination of the respective Multi-IoP node is customizable. Nodes are delivered fully pre-configured for the connected sensors.
  • Customizable programming of the measuring functions possible: e.g. calculation of different parameters from raw vlaues of connected sensors, averaging of several connected individual sensors, etc.
  • Precise and high-resolution analogue measurements

Limits of our Multi-IoP Systems

  • 4 analog input channels only
  • Without an external battery, not suitable for energy-intensive sensors (systems with external energy supply on request)

Technical data

Device name

IoP-S:
LoRa node with two analog inputs

IoP-M:
LoRa Node + Multi-Interface = Multi-IoP with 4 analog precision measurement channels and different digital input channels

Application

Battery-powered sensor measurements with remote data transmission under outdoor conditionsBattery-powered sensor measurements with remote data transmission under outdoor conditions

Compatible Sensors

Sensors with analog output signal, e.g.:
- Dendrometer (all models)
- Temperature probes (T series)
- Leaf temperature sensor (LAT-B3)

Sensors with digital output signal (I2C):
- only SHT31 T/RH air sensor.

Sensors with analog output signal, e.g.:
- Dendrometer (all models)
- Temperature probes (T series)
- Leaf temperature sensor (LAT-B3)

Sensors with digital output signal (SDI-12 & I2C), e.g.:
- SMT100 soil moisture and temperature sensor
- T/RH air sensor
- light (PAR, pyranometer)
- and more...

Special Features

small, robust in a weatherproof housing, inexpensive, easy to use, long battery life

small, robust in a weatherproof housing, inexpensive, easy to use, long battery life

Number of analog Input Channels and digital interfacing options

2 analog input channels, 1x I2C (for SHT31 only)

4 analog input channels, 1x UART (3.3V), 1x I2C (3.3V), 1x SDI-12, 1x RS485 (ASCII)

Measurement & Transmission Interval

Adjustable, depending on the connected sensor types. Suitable for most applications are intervals of 10 to 30 minutes.

Adjustable, depending on the connected sensor types. Suitable for most applications are intervals of 10 to 30 minutes.

Transmission characteristics

LoRaWAN v1.0.3 Class A

Available frequency bands (please specify when ordering):
CN470/EU433/KR920/US915/EU868/AS923/AU915/IN865

LoRaWAN v1.0.3 Class A

Available frequency bands (please specify when ordering):
CN470/EU433/KR920/US915/EU868/AS923/AU915/IN865

Analog Measurement Resolution
(noise-free, for ratiometric measurements)

11 Bit (real noise-free resolution, in ratiometric measurements)

Dendrometer, models with measurement range of
- 11 mm (e.g. DD-L1): 5 μm
- 25 mm (e.g. DD-L2): 12 μm
- 50 mm (e.g. DD-L3): 25 μm
- 120 mm (e.g. DF4): 73 μm
 
NOTE: Together with dendrometer models with a large measuring range (> 25 mm), the IoP-S node is not recommended for recording small daily diameter changes and daily fruit growth, due to it's lower analog measurement resolution. For that, use IoP-M with higher measurement resolution.)

 
Temperature sensors
- T-Series, LAT-B3: 0.1 °C (for measured temperatures of < 50°C)

16 Bit (real noise-free resolution, in ratiometric measurements)

Dendrometer, models with measurement range of
- 11 mm (e.g. DD-L1): 0.2 μm
- 25 mm (e.g. DD-L2): 0.4 μm
- 50 mm (e.g. DD-L3): 0.8 μm
- 120 mm (e.g. DF4): 2.3 μm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Temperature sensors
- T-Series, LAT-B3: 0.003 °C (for measured temperatures of < 50°C)

Accuracy

±5 mV ±0.2% of reading

±0.1mV ±0.1% of reading

Provided Sensor Supply-voltage for analog and digital Sensors

3.3 V (switched, not regulated)

3.3 V or 5 V (switched, regulated)

Power & Battery Life

8500mAh Li-SOCI2 battery

Battery life: typically > 1 year, depending on the measurement and transmission interval, connected sensors and radio signal strength at the gateway

8500mAh Li-SOCI2 battery

Battery life: typically > 1 year, depending on the measurement and transmission interval, connected sensors and radio signal strength at the gateway

Configuration interface

Programmable via AT commands in a serial terminal using a TTL serial adapter to connect node to PC with Windows or macOS operating system and via downlink. (If required nodes will be supplied pre-programmed)

Programmable via AT commands in a serial terminal using a TTL serial adapter to connect node to PC with Windows or macOS operating system and via downlink. (If required nodes will be supplied pre-programmed)

Operating conditions & Protection class

normal outdoor conditions, IP67, temperature -20 to 70 ° C, 0 to 100% relative humidity

normal outdoor conditions, IP67, temperature -20 to 70 ° C, 0 to 100% relative humidity

Size & Weight

6x10x5 cm (only node housing), 320 g (only LoRa IoP node, without connected sensors)

6x10x5 cm (only node housing), 320 g (only LoRa IoP nodes with multi-interface, without connected sensors)

Manual

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Accessories & Compatible Products:

Compatible Sensors:

Sensors with analog output signal, e.g.:

  • - Dendrometer (all models)
  • - Temperature probes (T series)
  • - Leaf temperature sensor (LAT-B3)

Sensors with digital output signal (SDI-12 & I2C), e.g.:

  • - SMT100 soil moisture and temperature sensor
  • - T/RH air sensor
  • - light (PAR, pyranometer)

Contact

You need a quotation, have questions about a product, or need extensive technical advice in the context of your project planning. Starting with an initial determination of your needs, through the detailed planning of the required measurement equipment and data transmission technology, up to professional implementation on site, we are at your disposal at any time with advice and action.

General information on order processing

Thank you for your interest in our products and services! Here you will find important information about the ordering process:

To our international customers: Please note, we ship worldwide! If we do not currently have a listed distributor in your country (a list can be found here) , please feel free to contact us directly.

Assessment of your needs

With your consideration and input, we determine which of our products best meet your needs. We are also happy to design fully-integrated measuring stations (plant, climate, soil sensors), including an independent power supply and mobile data transmission, depending on your requirements.

Do you require our assistance before placing an order?

We are happy to help! So that we can provide you with correct and helpful advice, please fill out the online form below with your contact details and other information about your application and send it our way. We will then immediately review your details and contact you.

Are you already familiar with our products and know exactly what you need?

Perfect, then just write us an email! In your order, please state the diameter of your measuring objects in addition to the required cable lengths.

Your contact details and Assessment of your needs

Like so many things, everything started with an idea ...

In the case of the plant scientist and founder of ECOMATIK, Dr. Liu, it was the idea that modern measurement technology should enable crucial plant physiological parameters to be measured directly, precisely and with high temporal resolution on the plant itself. It was obvious to him that there is an information potential of immense value in the detailed understanding of immediate reactions of plants to their environment...