The NORVI M12-C Series battery-powered IoT node is an ideal solution for remote environmental monitoring in locations without grid power. Designed for standalone installations, it leverages the STM32L1 microcontroller. It supports various low-power communication options such as GSM/LTE, NB-IoT, LoRa, and Zigbee 3.0, ensuring efficient data transmission while maximizing battery life.

Scenario

In a remote forest area, an environmental research team must monitor various environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, and soil moisture. The absence of grid power poses a significant challenge.

Solution

Deployment: The NORVI M12-C Series devices are deployed at multiple monitoring points across the forest.

Power Supply: Each device is powered by four inbuilt AA batteries, which also provide up to 12V output to power external sensors.

Sensors: Various environmental sensors are connected to the devices, using flexible I/O combinations to measure temperature, humidity, and soil moisture levels.

Data Transmission: Using the supported low-power communication options (e.g., LoRa for long-range communication), the devices transmit collected data to a central server for analysis. The communication method is chosen based on the specific needs and range requirements of the deployment area.

Durability: The IP67-rated enclosure ensures that the devices can withstand harsh outdoor conditions, including rain, dust, and extreme temperatures.

Benefits

Energy Efficiency: Low-power communication options and efficient power management extend battery life, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

Reliable Data Collection: Continuous and reliable data collection from remote locations aids in comprehensive environmental monitoring and research.

Scalability: The solution can be easily scaled by adding more devices to cover larger areas or monitor additional parameters.

Cost-Effective: Eliminates the need for extensive infrastructure setup and grid power, making it a cost-effective solution for remote monitoring applications.

This application showcases the versatility and robustness of the NORVI M12-C Series in addressing the challenges of remote environmental monitoring, providing a reliable and efficient solution for data collection in off-grid locations.