Data communications in remote locations are always a challenge. Never more so when the data is crucial for the ongoing monitoring of critical infrastructure.
To overcome this challenge the Hayden Data sensor network utilises a meshed network developed by our technology partner, ThingSquare. As with all meshed networks, this provides us with a higher level of redundancy than the traditional hub spoke network often deployed for the collection of sensor data and the ability to work in areas with considerable gaps between telecommunications infrastructure. In extreme cases, satellite communications can be utilised for the transport of data.
The next challenge to overcome was the need to send a large accumulation of data including photographs. This was not achievable with the traditional messaging style communications.
Further development by our engineers and our partners enabled us to develop a protocol that supported the bandwidth we required and the ability to support hundreds of sensor enclosures per gateway device. With our Generation One devices we are able to achieve up to deploy up to 500 units per gateway.
Each unit has a maximum range of 500m (1600 ft) due to the need to manage range of power consumption to ensure the maximum uptime of each unit per power cycle. In a normal deployment for energy customers this would be per pole or every second pole. Overall delivering a range of 250Km (155 miles) per gateway. This would depend on the redundancy requirements. If a higher level of redundancy required more gateways to be deployed, then the range per gateway would be reduced accordingly.
Backhaul connectivity for our gateway devices currently supports ethernet, 3g and 4g.
The use of Wi-Fi and Satellite can be achieved with external routers that support those services with our Generation 2 devices being road mapped to support 5g, Wi-Fi, and Satellite natively.