- Auto-recovery of the mesh network
The U-Flag are able to detect low coverage and try to reconnect to a network of another U-Box with a better quality signal. This prevents loss of connection between the sensors and the platform.
For network settings with a single concentration, the U-Flag will not change their configuration and the U-Box will gather the data in its internal database and send it to the platform once the connection is restored.
- Programming from the air
Air programming tools avoid having to uninstall the devices to update firmware, significantly reducing field-based maintenance tasks and costs.
- Real-time information
Apart from forwarding data from the sensors, the U-Flag periodically generate technical data frames which are interpreted by the platform and help to determine in real time the status of the device, detect incidents and diagnose problems.
Features / Functions
Ideally the U-Flag should be installed on street lamps, spotlights on walls or other street furniture that have access to a 24-hour or night-time power supply.
During hours without an external power supply, power is obtained from an internal battery which is fully charged in 4 hours and provides 4 days of autonomy. If the characteristics of the installation point allow it, the U-Sun solar panel can be used as a power source.
The Urbiotica sensor network does not generate or transmit personal information.The data measured and transmitted are observations of physical parameters that are encrypted for greater security.
It has successfully passed the IP54 waterproof, IK08 mechanical resistance and accelerated ageing tests. It guarantees its useful life of 12 years even in very harsh conditions.
Its casing measures 7 cm by 16 cm with a height of 22 cm. It weighs around 1 kg.
The U-Flag can receive data from installed sensors and routers at a distance of up to 200 metres depending on the type of device. A specific study of the area is carried out in each installation to define the maximum distances between devices and their orientation.
The U-Flag is a repeater element which extends the WSN network through which all the data captured by the sensors flows until reaching a U-Box, which then forwards it to the U-Admin platform.