New starter kits give customers a chance to trial Pressac’s sensors

October 09, 2019 by John Hatcher
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New starter kits give customers a chance to trial Pressac’s sensors

A range of new starter kits will give customers a chance to try out Pressac’s sensor solutions before committing to large-scale orders.

The Discovery Kits, which have been designed for those interested in trialling Pressac’s wireless, low-energy sensors within their buildings, contain all the basics needed to start collecting and monitoring data.

James Bailey, product manager, said: “We wanted to offer something that gives people quick and easy access to sensor data. It’s an out-of-the-box solution that contains all you need to get started and will save people having to buy all the different elements separately.

“The aim is that you can have something up and running within a few hours and get a feel for the types of data you can record and what you can do with it.”

There are three different types of starter kit, containing Pressac’s most popular sensors - environment, occupancy and energy monitoring. These give companies who have never experimented with sensors before the chance to see the types of data they can capture and the ways they might make use of it. For example, using desk occupancy sensors to see which parts of their building are under-used/over-used or getting instant updates on temperature in a particular room.

James said: “It’s a chance to explore how you might use smart technology to help run your buildings and machinery more efficiently, and see the benefits it could bring, but without having to fork out for lots of expensive equipment in one go.”

Each kit contains:

  • Energy- 4 three-channel current sensors, which measure electrical consumption at a circuit, zone or machine level. They’re energy-harvesting so simply clip around an electrical cable and measure the current travelling through them.
  • Environment- 1 CO2, temperature and humidity sensor and 4 mini temperature and humidity sensors, which are solar-powered and simply stick to the wall.
  • Occupancy- 5 desk occupancy sensors which allow you to measure the occupancy of desks, rooms and spaces, and 2 solar-powered door and window sensors.

Each of the three kits also contains a gateway, which the sensors transmit their data to. This gateway, which connects to the internet via an Ethernet cable, sends the data to the internet where a range of different cloud platforms such as IBM Watson or Microsoft Azure can be used to display and analyse it.

For those who do not wish to sign up to a cloud platform there is also the opportunity to display the data using the Node-RED programming tool which is already installed on the Gateway.

If you’re interested in trialling a Discovery Kit click here.

 

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