› Netsens is leader in wireless technology for environmental monitoring
Since its establishment Netsens has continuously invested in the development and engineering of advanced wireless solutions for environmental monitoring.
Netsens’ goal is to develop reliable and robust systems, where technology is a resource for simplifying installation and maintenance, and not a constraint for our Customers.
Main areas of Netsens R&D activities:
- Wide area wireless communication
- Local area wireless communication.
› Wide area wireless communication
Unlike most of its competitors, Netsens adopts custom technologies for data communication between remote sites and central servers. Its long experience in this area, along with the remarkable technology results achieved allows highly reliable solutions to be offered, thus representing one of the major assets of the Company.
All GPRS/EDGE communication module equipped systems can be permanently connected with the central server thus enabling all data to be collected in real-time and an excellent bi-directional data flow, which allows setup and configuration commands to be sent from main server to each station. Such systems take advantage of very low GPRS packet pricing policies available in most Countries, and ensure operational benefits thanks to remote maintenance services.
The very low power consumption of GPRS connectivity achieved by our systems allows the implementation of reliable photovoltaic panels – where needed – in order to obtain the highest installation flexibility.
All Netsens products, from the simplest weather stations up to the more complex industrial equipments, are based on the same core technology, which has been well tested during years of continuous operation.
› Wireless sensor networks for medium and short range communication
Netsens develops and produces custom wireless units for data collection and communication. These units are based on Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology, are battery operated and allow data to be acquired from sensors distributed on the field.
Netsens is a pioneer in this field: since 2004 it has developed custom WSN platforms, based on proprietary and innovative hardware and software solutions. Our products are intended for “real life” intensive operations, not just for experimental or academic trial sites.
The Company has achieved major technical developments and results, which represent a point of strength for its products, and enables them to be positioned at the international leading edge for best performance/cost trade-off.
- The benefits of an efficient RF link budget
The very long range wireless communication allows for an ease and trouble-less on field installation an provides high link reliability over the time. The miniaturization of the wireless units minimizes the environmental impact not interfering even with the highly mechanized operations needed in agricultural production.
- Optimization of on-board energy resources
Very low power energy consumption allows an extended system operation life and reduces maintenance and related costs.
- Sensor interchangeability and on field unit repositioning
Wireless units can easily be moved in the field to meet specific User needs, so allowing for continuous system expansion.
Sensors can also be added or moved among units, in order to obtain an optimal selection of sampling points.