KIWI AGRICULTURE SENSOR

LoRaWAN® Battery-Powered Sensor for Smart Agriculture

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Battery Life

Up to 10 Years

Ingress Protection

IP67

Battery

C Cell LTC

RF Power

Up to 23 dBm

Antenna

Internal or Optional External

The KIWI Agriculture Sensor is is the ideal solution to streamline and simplify the collection of key soil and environmental metrics for crops, residential and commercial lawns and gardens and golf courses.The device provides a straightforward and easy to deploy solution for soil moisture and temperature, air temperature and humidity, and outdoor light monitoring. Enjoy increased crop yields and decreased operating expenses with the deployment of this versatile device. The KIWI utilizes a ruggedized IP-67 enclosure for use in the most challenging outdoor environmental conditions. An integrated C-Cell LTC battery provides substantial battery life up to 10 years with a battery status indicator for easy reference.

Full Spec Sheet

TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Soil Moisture and Temperature
  • Ambient Humidity and Temperature
  • Mounting Orientation Status
  • Movement or Orientation Change Detection
  • Light Detection and Measurement
  • 10 Year Battery Life
  • IP67 Design
  • Internal or Optional External Antenna
  • C Cell LTC Battery
  • Battery Status Indicator
  • All Global ISM Bands
  • Elevated Mounting Option with External Probes
Operational Temperature
-40°C to +65°C
Degree of Protection
IP67
LoRa Device
Class A (B)
Antenna
Internal or Optional External
RF Sensitivity
-137dBm (SF12, 125kHz)
RF Power
Up to 23 dBm (200mW)
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Where should I mount the device for optimal results?

Device has multiple mounting options that are deployment dependant. One on hand, you can deploy the Sensor directly into the ground with direct soil mount probes – chose CLOVER. If direct deployment does not fit the particular use case, it can also come as an Elevated mount Agriculture Sensor – KIWI, that can be mounted to a tree or fence, with external probes that are placed in the ground below.

Why are there multiple mounting variants?

We understand that Sensors do not have the same “cookie cutter” deployment requirements, so we give our customers an opportunity to customize their sensor based on their requirements to optimize their Smart Agriculture IoT solution.

How do I add my sensor to a Network Server?

Provisioning a sensor on a Network Server will vary based on your Network Server provider. An example of how to perform this on the TEKTELIC Network Server is available in your sensors user manual. Most network server providers will require you to enter the DevEUI, AppEUI and AppKey of your device on their service.

Why is my sensor sending more packets than the Network Server receives?

This occurs when the channel plan does not reflect the number of channels accepted by the gateway. By default, all sensors come up in 64 channel mode which results in lost packets if a gateway with less than 64 channels is used. If you have an 8 channel gateway for example, ensure this is configured in the device settings in the Network Server. In the TEKTELIC NS under the “advanced network settings” tab change the configuration of the “default channel mask” to reflect the number of channels used by the gateway used.

Why does my LoRa LED blink periodically?

The LoRa LED indicates LoRa traffic being sent or received by the device. A short blink indicates the sensor has just transmitted, while a longer blink indicates the sensor has received a message.