GSM 3G Sensor Hub for Industrial IoT - North America, Caribbean, Latin America
This sensor hub is a Valarm compatible connector device that sends your Industrial IoT sensor data to Tools.Valarm.net in real-time.
This sensor hub connects to any 3G GSM cellular network in North America (like AT&T or T-Mobile in the states), the Caribbean, or Latin America. The sensor hub hosts up to three Yoctopuce sensors to do remote monitoring of assets, equipment, environmental measurements, and anything else, like:
- Air Quality & Pollution
- Water Resources Management, Fluids, Wells
- Fleet Vehicles, Trucks, and Trailers with Pumps, Vacuums, Tanks, & Other Industrial Equipment
You can add as many additional sensors as you like with Sensor Hub Shields.
Your sensor hubs can be powered any 5V power source. For example, you can use
- A USB Micro cable and a regular plain ol' charger
- A battery pack
- Any other 5V power supply, like one coming from a solar charge controller and solar panels
The radio module supports the two GSM frequency bands 850 MHz and 1900 MHz used in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. For a detailed list of frequency bands supported in each country, please refer to the Wikipedia page on GSM frequency bands.
Note: These other GSM sensor hubs are also available for your business's Industrial IoT needs:
- 3G GSM sensor hubs for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific
- 2G / GPRS / GSM sensor hubs
How do you connect your sensor hubs to Tools.Valarm.net?
This video above shows you how to integrate your Yocto GSM hub with the Valarm Tools Cloud to map, graph, analyze, download, and forward your sensor data in real-time. See this blog post for more info on connecting this hub to the cloud.
This GSM sensor hub is quite useful for mobile Industrial IoT applications when combined with a GPS / GNSS sensor, like vehicles for industrial chemical cleaning companies, or tracking trucks or trailers with additional sensor factors. Learn more in this blog post about antennas for combining GSM sensor hubs with GPS locations for mobile Industrial IoT applications.
Have a look at this write-up for an example of moving Industrial IoT applications. You can use this sensor hub with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for real-time monitoring of tires pressures and temperatures of your fleet vehicles.
The Yocto GSM / GPRS Sensor Hub Connector Device features a built-in clock timer, that makes it possible to put the device into low-power deep sleep and wake-up automatically at predefined time. This makes it possible to reduce power consumption to 15uA while sleeping, which is crucial for applications running on battery or solar panels. The GPRS GSM Sensor Hub only needs a few seconds of wake-up time to upload sensor data to the Valarm Tools Cloud server.
Three Yoctopuce sensors can be connected directly, one of which can be fixed directly on the sensor hub and connected using a Board2Board-127 connector. The sensor hub can power Yoctopuce sensors with up to 2A.
Want to connect more sensors? You can connect as many additional sensors as you like using 1 or more YoctoHub-Shield extensions!
Warning: although the 3 downstream ports hosting Yoctopuce devices use USB micro-B connectors, the sensor hub uses a specific protocol simpler than USB to talk to the devices. Therefore it is not possible to use or even to power a regular (non-Yoctopuce) device using the sensor hub. Also, it is not possible to use a regular USB hub on the downstream ports.
How does your organization use these Industrial IoT applications?
Have a look at our Customer Success Stories page to see stories from various industries like air quality monitoring, water resources management, natural resources, oil & gas, agriculture, governments, chemical cleaning companies, petroleum, water, fluids, and tank monitoring.
How does your company use this Industrial IoT information for mapping, analysis, and alerting on any device with a web browser?
See our interactive, real-time Web Dashboards for remotely monitoring Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensor devices.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at Info@Valarm.net if you've got any questions!