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GeoCloud Wireless Networks

GeoCloud networks are composed of battery-powered, wireless sensors and  interface nodes. These components self-configure into networks to relay measurements an internet gateway.  Datasheet

GeoCloud Wireless Mesh Network
GeoCloud wireless sensors install quickly and automatically form a reliable mesh network.
GeoCloud Wireless Sensor Network
Mesh networks can span long distances.

Wireless Sensors

GeoCloud wireless sensors and interface nodes provide high precision, low noise measurements, and long battery life.

Powered by Senceive’s FlatMesh technology, GeoCloud sensors feature advanced dynamic routing algorithms, extremely efficient power management, and high quality hardware.

GeoCloud sensors include tiltmeters, mini-tiltmeters, and laser extensometers. GeoCloud interfaces are available for vibrating wire, millivolt, and RTD sensors.

Traditional vs Wireless Sensors

Traditional sensors require cables to carry power and measurement signals. Cables are costly to install, vulnerable to damage from construction activities, and subject to noise that degrades the measurement.

GeoCloud wireless sensors eliminate these issues. On-board circuits remove noise and digitize measurements. Internal batteries supply power and simplify installation. And the robust flatmesh network ensures reliable transmission of measurements.

Sensors to GeoCloud

The FlatMesh network consists of a number of nodes and an internet gateway. Nodes are GeoCloud wireless sensors and interfaces.

Nodes obtain measurements, embed them in packets addressed to the gateway, and transmit them to neighboring nodes. The nearest neighbors forward the packets to the gateway or to their own nearest neighbors if the gateway is out of range.

Milliseconds later, the packets arrive at the gateway, which forwards them to GeoCloud servers via a cellular connection to the internet.

GeoCloud integrates data from a wide range of sensors, including AMTS, vibration monitors, and any sensors that can be connected to data loggers.

GeoCloud operates 24 hours a day, processing measurements, checking for alarms, and generating graphs, reports, and alerts. Users can access the GeoCloud using browsers on their PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Advantages

Precise: On-board circuits provide low noise, high precision, digitized measurements.

Robust: GeoCloud nodes are rated IP68 at 1m for 24 hours and operate at temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. Battery life for most nodes is 12 to 15 years with data transmissions every 20 seconds.

Reliable: The mesh network shortens the range needed for transmissions, with each node transmitting to its nearest neighbor. If the nearest neighbor fails, the next nearest neighbor forwards the data.

Extendable: The network can be extended over longer distances and wider areas simply by adding more nodes. No reprogramming of the network topology is needed.

Quick and Convenient: GeoCloud sensors eliminate issues related to power, communication, and cables. A wide range of mounting brackets is available for quick and convenient installation anywhere.

GeoCloud Sensors and Nodes

Tiltmeters

Tiltmeters monitor small changes in inclination and structural rotation. GeoCloud tiltmeters are wireless sensors that transmit measurements to an internet gateway. Read more

Laser Distance Meters

Laser distance meters can be used to monitor deformation, settlement, heave, and convergence.  Read more

Vibrating Wire Nodes

GeoCloud VW Nodes are available in 1-sensor or 4-sensor versions and work with all types of VW sensors, including VW crackmeters. Read more

Crackmeter Node

Crackmeters monitor movement at joints and cracks. GeoCloud sensors, nodes, and loggers work with cloud services from Geo-Instruments. Read more

Millivolt & RTD Nodes

The Millivolt node works with resistive bridge sensors. The RTD node provides precision temperature monitoring of temperature sensors. Read more

Gateways

The Cellular gateway connects GeoCloud sensors and nodes to the internet. The USB Gateway provides local connections to a PC or tablet. Read more