MultiTech LoRaWAN IoT for agriculture



here the multitec and who are you my name is Paul Jagger I'm from okay and what is multi take multitec is a internet-of-things company we manufacture well we started with analog cell phones analog phones and then we've migrated up to so imbed enabled a lower i wan i OT solution for smart agriculture yes what we have here is our endpoints that are m dots are x doubts on a development kit we have our conduits that gather the information from all the endpoints and then we have an ip67 conduit so you can stick it outside on top of the building so laura goes very far no Laura yes Ranger that semtex volts is 15 kilometers 15 kilometers line-of-sight absolutely 8 6 8 megahertz is one of the test that they've done 868 megahertz it's the is M frequency band for Europe 915 for the US like I know that you're in the same that would be an excellent question and then you can ask why China doesn't agree on that same band also China is a 700 megahertz they are the best better started using the best one everybody has the best pan for their region it was actually separated by the location of the world is it one of the bands that has a longer range or lower frequency the better the distance but you also need a data throughput on that some Africans you have higher the frequency the higher the data throughput so Wi-Fi Bluetooth 2.4 gig you're going to get a higher throughput versus 900 s battery life battery life if you think about it your cell phone is going to have a couple of days Wi-Fi maybe a week or two the lower the frequency the better the long distance it's also dependent on the processing power so much data are you throwing through the device maybe it depends on the application if you have let's say if you had an X dot you're you sleep mode and you only transmitted a piece of data once a day you might get used out of the device it also depends on the battery it depends on how what technology you're using to charge it so you have a pattern here doing something with plants water bed root zone is using our arc and device artwork so this is like a earth and as a plant and it's monitoring how much water is in the container they have a unique sensor that they've written an algorithm for that sees how much water is in there and then they send that off to the conduit for the Gateway and then they take that information and send it off to their proprietary website nice what's going on with Laura and the Industries is it's a new big thing that's going to happen it's actually already happening sir laura is huge inside Europe yes they've got public Laura networks already deployed they have operators for those public networks so you can put your device out there and then have access sorry we are ears it's been a couple years years just but it's already a massive over there yeah you are you targeting to Europe and USA are absolutely target Europe USA though if you look at the law respect the law respect is going to have what country code what frequency band and the communication strategy associated with them what are they all is this one this is a micro development kit so you would stick our MDOT on the device and then you can just plug that straight into the USB for was the chip on here the chip is a JTAG programmer and a USB hub so out of that USB hub you have two serial ports one for debug and one for a standard you our communication strategy and what is this one that's called dot in the box what we've done is we've taken the the dot m dot we've integrated that in here we've added several sensors accelerometer temperature pressure ambient light sensor and then we put the display on here so that you can actually see if you're communicating to the convoy that way you can do our remote site management of saying oh I I'm this close I can reduce my power I can have this sort of a data rate or if I'm 10 miles away ten kilometers away I can still see it but I met a lower data throughput on the device what's the maximum data of ended the bandwidth depends on the spreading factor we it it's all about the payload at the lowest data rate it's going to be a payload of 11 bytes at the higher throughput it's a payload of 242 bytes in Europe they have an SS FSK capability and that throughput goes much higher much higher than megabits per second or something no Laura is a long-range low power low data rate technology it's designed for sensor type applications however customers our customers like this one blue board this is a real product this is a real product actually this was at the Republican National Convention so these guys have actually taken large files and then transmitted I think he to go behind here so oh there's a board right here okay bye smart that's the development board with an MDOT on it it's getting the newer communication and sending the serial data to their proprietary board on this e-ink platform this bluing platform with a front light looks like there's no fight this is joy okay their proprietary design for it's like an eating-house that each but it's not and the company name is blue board is what I call them blue board again they do have an official name so right here that was in the Republican what were the Republicans doing with this well when people were trying to figure out which room they should be in they'd stick this outside the conference room and say this person at this time is in this room the room is occupied in the teeth way there's no need to use Wi-Fi here the advantage on this is the low power consumption once you write the information in there it's basically going to sleep the smart battery on the back of this thing the m-dot is the only thing drying the current on it when once it updates the sign the other device just goes to sleep in fact if the smart battery was only attached to the display it would turn off who's the customer we have lots of customers working with us anything from agriculture to transportation we we do not we don't have a single key customer and then we heard the own embed goose so how do you embed in here mmm is actually what we use to program the devices three devices if you go into M design platforms you'll see three multi tech products the m dot the x dialogue and the dragonfly inside their users the libraries of those are red originals you have to create your own programs Anaconda vise so this way you can have the independence of I'm waking up sensing the device on the analytics don't say that they want a lot of excess leap intelligence at the edge or if it hits an error condition send the information and wait for a response about the embed prime is the embed cloud is being worked with the embed people yes the embed connectivity yes all right and it's a perfect M processors in here or these both are cortex-m pours from St before 11s just this is going to be in stm32 l115 water the differences this is 512 K a flash between a hard like having an this is one sitting on the less as a as a result again yes Sheba so that means it has a everything connected on you can yes the things we agriculture everything all that we've done some testing with people and they've actually deployed the endpoints in the field at our Orange Grove and they've communicated two miles back to the conduit

3 Comments

  1. Nick Golubev said:

    Interviewer is super annoying, id want to punch him; but very good information.

    June 27, 2019
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  2. Raminder Singh said:

    This is a game changer

    June 27, 2019
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  3. PAOLO RICCI said:

    This is gonna kill some of the telecoms operators, unless they accept change and make LoRa THE primary IoT offering instead on Nb-IoT

    June 27, 2019
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