iProtoxi has developed the ‘Aistin’ suite of IoT devices that have a multi-year field life, eliminating the need for personnel to perform on-site data analysis in difficult and hazardous environments. Sensor data gathered by these devices is relayed from the devices to the Cloud via an LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular IoT network using Nordic’s nRF9160 low power SiP with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GNSS, without recourse to a separate gateway.
The ‘Aistin Level’ device integrates object distance, ambient temperature, and orientation sensors to accurately measure any surface level and its important properties. Applications for Aistin Level include air, water, oil, and gas distribution, waste and septic tank management, or level control in tanks, containers, and silos. The ‘Aistin Motion’ device measures motion and vibration, enabling the user to accurately monitor. Use cases for Aistin Motion include detecting changes in device vibrations for electricity networks, operation time and predictive maintenance for cranes, pumped volume for sewage pumps, and the engine condition of various motors.
In addition to providing the cellular IoT connectivity, the nRF9160 performs the core application processing on the Aistin devices and enables device management as well as over-the-air device firmware update (OTA-DFU) functionality using the proprietary ‘IoThund Cloud’ web and mobile apps. Users can select their preferred Cloud server provider, for example AWS, Azure, or Linux.