Libelium has presented the new version of Waspmote Plug&Sense!Smart Parking, the solution for Smart Cities that allows citizens to detect availableparking spots.The device is easier and cheaper to deploy as it is mounted on the road surface.
Unlike most market versions, it does not need to dig a hole in the ground for installationreducing installation time from 30 to 5 minutes and allowing to be replaced by another unitin case of maintenance in just 10 minutes.The device has a smaller size -reduced over 50%-, higher accuracy and reliability,and faster time of detection. Besides, temperature does not affect the behavior ofreadings.
New sensor system is fully compatible with LPWAN radio technologies -LoRaWAN andSigfox- to enable long range and low power consumption. It can be connected with bothradios for the European 868 MHz band and for the 900-930 MHz band (US/Canada). Oneunique feature of the system is that it allows to use both radio technologies at the sametime or change from one to another easily from the Cloud.
With the new sensor system, one base station can give service to thousands of devicesaround a range of several kilometers in urban environment. This fact provides lower costsof installation since the number of base stations can be dramatically reduced. Besides,the new sensor model has been optimized for really low-power operation, so the batterylifetime is extended up to 10 years easily.
The new parking node has been certified with the CE/FCC/IC marks and provides arobust software which works out-of-the-box. Developers do not need to programmethe nodes but specify the values of key parameters in the firmware such as working cycleor night mode to be ready to work. Remote management and bidirectionalcommunication allows to change several parameters of the nodes from the Cloud. Thismeans that thousands of nodes can be reprogrammed just setting the right values fromour web browser in the management platform.
With Smart Parking, Libelium global Smart Cities solution covers gas and noise pollution
levels, water quality control and waste management.