The modular design of the electronics include separate boards for the brain, the GSM radio, the power management circuit, and the daughter board connections.
Daughter sensor boards communicate by SPI or I2C with the Brain, allowing a multitude of high-resolution digital data to be collected.
Standard SMS protocols for communication
Open APIs for data visualization and aggregation
Schedule communication for power conservation…
…or allow 2-way communication between sensors and users
Hydrological monitoring of rainfall and soil moisture
Crop monitoring of biomass and growth
Power management for long (>6 months) deployment
Hardware and deployment costs are low