Telit's GPRS module to Assist Yuktix Technologies in Collecting Meteorological Information

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Telit, a provider of integrated products and services for end-to-end IoT deployments, announces that its cellular module technology has been selected by Yuktix Technologies for deployment in its micro-climatic data collection weather stations.

By embedding the Telit GL865 GPRS module, Yuktix Technologies will be facilitated with connected-device functionality in their weather stations and data acquisition devices. Telit’s module is based on the latest Intel single-chip, incorporating 65nm process complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Operating on 1.8V general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs), GL865 minimizes power consumption thus making it suitable for use in solar or battery powered devices like the Yuktix weather stations.

The Yuktix Automatic Weather station is a complete package of hardware comprising data acquisition unit and sensors, cloud server, Web-app and Android application. It has been designed for use as an air quality or water quality-measuring device with the addition of sensors. Meeting the standards set by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and the World Meteorological Organization, the weather station collects meteorological information such as temperature, humidity, rain, wind speed and samples environment data after every 15 second, taking an average and sending it to server after every 3 minutes in order to report even the smallest change in the weather. 

“We selected the Telit GL865 because of its excellent performance under test conditions. The module demonstrated the most optimized results in its class and availability; and the Python engine provided us with a good way to process asynchronous events via SMS. It is very competitive in technical and commercial terms; and tests showed that it was able to establish a more stable cellular connection than competitor products,” says Rajeev Jha, founder, Yuktix.