Wireless CO2 sensor with data visualization on the IQRF Cloud
The integration of the IQRF Technology into the CO2 sensor, connection to the IQRF Cloud through a plug-and-play GSM or ETH gateway from MICRORISC and customization of the IQRF Cloud took thanks to the close cooperation of the IQRF Alliance members only 7 weeks.
An IQRF DCTR-52DA module was easily connected to the CO2 detector with a sim-card holder and the UART was used as the communication interface. Thanks to this there was just a very little modification on the original sensor PCB and basically no modification on the communication protocol needed. The solution was presented on the Amper 2015 trade fair (Brno, CZ).
The main benefits of cooperation in IQRF Alliance are: much faster and cheaper development, high quality of the end solution, no need to develop every part of the whole system, intensive marketing support (newsletters, PR, web site promotion, Electronic Specifier ad, Electronics World news), linking members, communication coordination, project management, bringing customers for the solution.
Why the IQRF technology was used in this project
- Easy integration of the modules into the CO2 sensor
- Ready GWs from MICRORISC
- Ready IQRF Cloud from CIS
- Fast, easy and cost-effective customization of the IQRF Cloud to display the CO2 graphs
- Interoperability with other devices
Protronix is focused on application of single-chip microcontrollers, especially in the area of monitoring and regulating technology. The company produce internal air quality sensors, carbon dioxide sensors, relative humidity sensors, carbon dioxide data-loggers, ammonia data-loggers, control electronics for HVAC units, temperature controllers, sauna temperature controllers, solar heating controllers etc.
"The project helped us to come to the market with a new product with a minimum investment and within extremely short period of time. It was a great cooperation with other members and the team of the IQRF Alliance."Milos Zacek, CEO, Protronix.