NB-IoT & LTE-M

Mobile IoT (M-IoT) Applications for the NB-IoT and LTE-M evolution of beacons

BeWhere is introducing the next generation beacons that will no longer use Bluetooth to communicate with a gateway, but connect directly to dedicated cellular networks (LTE-M, NB-IoT).

These next generation beacons will provide the same asset tracking capabilities for customers as well as enhanced environmental monitoring without  the dependency on smartphones, BLE/Wi-Fi gateways or telematic devices.

BeWhere M-IoT applications, NB-IoT and LTE-M devices will enable the deployment of Smart Cities, Intelligent Transportation and Supply Chain Management Solutions.

Read below to find out more about the BeWhere M-IoT offering, and how to order your starter kit.

Low-Cost

Designed specifically for low-bandwidth IoT applications—easy to deploy and at a fraction of the cost of full-feature cellular.

Ultra-Low Power

Up to 10 years of battery life based on data requirements.

Check our solar-powered M-IoT for more!

Extensive Network

Support a vast number of devices!

Flexible Software

Standalone web and mobile apps or  API to easily integrate with other software.

BeWhere M-IoT Products

BeWhere Mobile IoT products draw very low power and therefore ensure a long battery life to track, monitor, and manage a wide variety of mobile and fixed assets in different environmental conditions. As they use Low Power Area Networks (LTE-M/NB-IoT), connectivity costs are also much lower than devices using 3G/4G/LTE networks.

1) Asset Tracking: "off-the-shelf" LPWAN Trackers

Battery-Powered M-IoT ("BeTen")

Rechargeable Battery Powered M-IoT ("BeSol")

M-IoT Water Pressure Sensor Solution

M-IoT Water Pressure Sensor

Above and underground applications (battery powered): High-frequency (every 15 minutes) monitoring of water pressure in underground distribution pipes/fresh water mains.

The customized design was built to achieved the following:

  • Real-time 15 minute standard updates;
  • Increased reporting (and alerts) based on upper and lower pressure threshold being crossed;
  • Achieve minimum of 2 years battery life with easily replaceable battery packs;
  • Work in below ground vaults in harsh conditions;
  • Provide accurate PSI water pressure measurements.

M-IoT Weather Station with Leaf Wetness Sensor

M-IoT Weather Station with Leaf Wetness (external solar)

Frequent monitoring of Leaf Wetness, Temperature, Air Pressure, Humidity, Light level and Location.

Solution includes:

  • Leaf Wetness Sensor
  • Radiation Shield for accurate temperature and light readings
  • M-IoT solar rechargeable device with on-board sensors (“BeSol”)

Leaf Wetness Sensor: The LWS, can detect small amounts of water or ice on the sensor surface for leaf wetness applications. Because the LWS measures the dielectric constant of the sensor’s upper surface, it can detect the presence of water or ice anywhere on the sensor’s surface.

The LWS is designed to be deployed either in the canopy or on a weather station mast. Two holes in the non-sensing portion of the sensor body are provided for attaching the sensor to a pole or branch via twist ties or with 4-40 bolts.

M-IoT Weather Station with Soil Moisture Sensor

Weather Station with Soil Moisture (external solar)

Close to surface applications (solar rechargeable): Frequent monitoring of Soil Moisture, Temperature, Air Pressure, Humidity, Light level and Location.

Solution includes:

  • Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Radiation Shield for accurate temperature and light readings
  • M-IoT solar rechargeable device with on-board sensors (“BeSol”)

Moisture Sensor: BeWhere’s soil moisture sensor allows you to measure relative volumetric water content in the soil VWC (%) . It’s far more superior to resistive soil moisture sensors. Sensor design makes is waterproof and weatherproof. It can be buried in soil for an extended period of time without adverse effects on accuracy. Current calibrations are most accurate within approximately 5-35% Most soils will stay within this range most of the time and will saturate somewhere in between 30-45% VWC.

M-IoT "BeTen" with Soil Moisture Sensor

M-IoT BeTen Soil Moisture

Deep ground applications (battery powered): Low-frequency monitoring (2-3 times per day) of Soil Moisture, Temperature, Air Pressure, Humidity, Light level and Location.

Moisture Sensor: BeWhere’s soil moisture sensor allows you to measure relative volumetric water content in the soil VWC (%) . It’s far more superior to resistive soil moisture sensors. Sensor design makes is waterproof and weatherproof. It can be buried in soil for an extended period of time without adverse effects on accuracy. Current calibrations are most accurate within approximately 5-35% Most soils will stay within this range most of the time and will saturate somewhere in between 30-45% VWC.

M-IoT "BeTen" with Water Detection Sensor

M-IoT Water Sensor

Indoor applications (battery powered): Low-frequency (once a day/week/month) monitoring of flood.

BeWhere Water Sensor detects standing water that reaches the sensor probe, for example in the case of a flooding. The sensor sends an update when water contacts the probes, and when water is no longer in contact with the sensor. Given the low frequency of readings, the device can last years without needing battery replacement.

3) Asset Tracking & Environmental Monitoring: Combining our M-IoT Trackers with our Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons

BeSol BLU Gateway

BeWhere leverages its existing proprietary Bluetooth beacons as wireless sensors for monitoring location, temperature zones, light exposure and impact for goods in transit communicating through the company’s industry leading “BeSol” device. The BeSol BLE device and wireless Bluetooth beacons target Transportation and Logistics industry applications.

About M-IoT

What are LTE-M and NB-IoT?

In a nutshell, Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) and Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) offer low bandwidth data connections at a low cost, and are appropriate for various applications such as Intelligent Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture, etc.

For example, Environmental Sensor Monitoring will send frequent updates from a fixed location, allowing the device to capture various sensor data (temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, motion, impact, etc.) while optimizing battery use, making it last up to 10 years (or more if solar-powered).

Click here to get more details  about the global variant of our MIoT device

BeWhere LTE-M/ NB-IoT Network Architecture

BeWhere M-IoT: Smart Cities

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