Waspmote is an open source wireless sensor platform specially focused on the implementation of low consumption modes which allows the sensor nodes ("motes") to be completely autonomous, that is battery powered. Lifetime of Waspmote sensor nodes may go from 1 to 5 years depending on the duty cycle and the radio used.
The new 3G/GPRS module for Waspmote allows sensor networks and M2M devices to connect to the Cloud by using high speed WCDMA cellular networks in the same way as Smartphones do. This makes possible sensor nodes send not only discrete sensor information such as temperature or humidity (which can be encoded using just a single number) but also complex streams of information such as photos and videos. This new feature allows developers the creation of new Smart Security applications.
You will need batteries to use Waspmote as an autonomous device.
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Waspmote Technical Guides
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50 Applications with Waspmote
FAQ: Waspmote Vs. Arduino
Note: This 3G module does not have a GPS receiver.
If you are interested in Internet of Things (IoT) or M2M projects check our open source sensor platform Waspmote which counts with more than 100 sensors available to use 'off the shelf', a complete API with hundreds of ready to use codes and a low consumption mode of just 0.7µA to ensure years of battery life.
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