I shouldn’t make fun, and this is a serious press release, but somehow it tickled my funnybone enough to run it…and not as a Friday Afternoon Funny, either.
Miles and Miles of Piles and Piles
The BioMESH System uses an ITI developed software application to monitor temperature probes that are inserted into piles of composting material in various locations throughout a facility. The temperature probes integrate temperature sensors with radio modules in sealed, weather proof, caustic proof housings. The radio modules utilize a patented wireless MESH communications protocol to support connectivity to the temperature sensors. The probes operate on battery power and feature a scheduled “sleep” mode to provide extended battery life. Since each BioMESH probe has the ability to act as both a temperature sensor transmitter and as a repeater for temperature signals from other probes, the probes all act together to help get signals through to the monitoring application. The patented MESH software is licensed from Nokota and is built into radio modules manufactured by RF Monolithics. MESH networking is a major improvement over older point-to-point radio technology which always require line of sight for maximum performance and is unable to provide complete coverage within large composting facilities.
The BioMESH housing is a unique design made from heavy duty PVC and Stainless Steel components. The result is a sealed, weather proof, caustic proof device which is resistant to UV penetration yet does not interfere with radio signals. Its design allows the MESH radios to communicate omnidirectionally with good performance. The ruggedized industrial housing also protects the connectivity to the sensors in the stainless steel probe, as well as securing the long life battery which powers both the sensors and the radio. Some of the ITI temperature probes are manufactured by ReoTemp Instruments, Inc.
Industrial Telemetry, Inc., a Delaware corporation based in Collinsville, OK, is an emerging designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of a variety of wireless MESH networked applications to the industrial marketplace. For more information on ITI visit www.industrialt.com or contact Louis F. De Silvio at (918) 371-7200.