The diagram outlines the core system functions that consists of:
The data monitoring system consists of a programmable micro controller housed inside a IP68 box that is capable to interact with- and interpret the data read from any amount of sensors attached to it.
The system is installed on-premis near the objects that must be monitored.
It reads a configuration file (created by the technician via the web portal) that is automatically downloaded onto the system when it starts the first time.
The data monitoring system interprets the configuration file and instructs the sensors when and how to read data and saves it briefly in memory.
It uploads the data in memory to a central database at configurable intervals using GPRS or Wi-Fi technology.
The system requires 7-30 Volt for optimal opertation.
Communication Gateway is software that runs on a server hosted by IotX and accepts the requests (GPRS or Wi-Fi) sent from the data monitoring system.
The Gateway uses REST and JSON technology to keep it as light weight and data efficient as possible.
The Gateway stores the raw data into a database and verifies that the data sent to it can only be from sensors that belongs to the solution.
The web portal is a website that is accessed by both the farmer and the feed company via a username and password.
The web portal presents the data in various formats such as charts, tables and reports.
The farmer uses the web portal to view the data captured by the sensors and compares the information with his own records.
Forecasting capability to predict when feed will run out to assist with route planning and decision making.
The web portal sends out emails based on predefined alerts created by both the farmer and/or feed company.
The following benefits can be outline for the Farmer:
The following benefits can be outline for the Feed Supplier: