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Sensors and Remote Pump Controls

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Type

Sensors

Communications

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Powered

Irrigation and Control

Environmental Monitoring

Our Sensors are

  • Highly accurate with mm precision 
  • Remotely configurable alerts (SMS, email)
  • Remotely configurable sampling rate
  • Designed to meet outdoor applications with a durable IP67/68 waterproof floating housing and sensor
  • Ultra-low power – more than 5 years for most storage applications based on 4 reading a day 

Our Sensors include

  • Level and volume alerts via email or SMS
  • Versatile platform allowing other sensors to connect or API to other platform
  • 12 months warranty

Not Included

  • Platform and data changes
  • Installation (can be provided for an additional cost. Contact us for pricing)
  • Delivery – generally less than $50 per item.

Our Pump Control and Monitoring systems are

  • Suitable for diesel and electric pumps
  • Remote control and monitoring
  • Monitor diesel level in tanks, record usage and receive alerts when low
  • Link tank level sites to pump sites for automated refilling (hardwired or wireless)
  • Solutions for large or small pump installations
  • Standalone watchdog options with remote monitoring of pressure, flow, run state, and alert on fault and shutdown
  • Integration with variable speed drives on electric pumps such as ABB and Zenner
  • Connection to diesel engine control panels such as Kensho for remote viewing, control (i.e start and stop functions and remote throttle control to adjust RPM), and alert notifications
  • Remote emergency stop function
  • Connection to a wide range of complimentary sensors such as flow, pressure, water level, rain gauges, and more
  • Expandable with cost effective plug in I/O modules for additional monitoring and control functions if required
  • Monitor the run state of the pump and receive alert on shutdown – via SMS, email, or both
  • Record historical data for immediate and future reference
VOLUME FORECASTING
After years of development, volume forecasting is now available and unique to the Yabby range. 
  • Volume forecasting will provide you with 
  • greater confidence to plan for the upcoming season 
  • critical information to determine water licencing and seasonal trading arrangements for the season
  • infrastructure investment confidence
  • stocking rates

Evaporation

Infiltration

Predictive rainfall model

Inflow catchment area

Volumetric runoff coefficient

data.theyabby.com.au platform

Our sensors are remotely monitored with the theyabby.io platform. Interrogate volume and level trends, set SMS, email alerts, change sampling intervals, turn pumps on and off and make better informed decisions about your water requirements with weekly and monthly volume forecasting (out to 3 months)

Volume forecasting

The Yabby range of sensors are the only products on the market that can forecast future (3 months) storage volumes. We also offer the only floating level and volume sensor ensuing you measure all the water available.
Water is your farm’s most valuable resource. Accurate monitoring and forecasting reduces your risk and gives you better control over this valuable commodity.

Easy installation and connection

We offer self install systems saving you costs or we can also install. You can select from 3 options

DAM YABBY  – Floating battery powered cable and sensor systems

TANK YABBY – Fixed battery powered cable and sensor systems

ULTRASONIC YABBY – Ultrasonic battery powered level sensor

Traditional storage level sensors require construction of monitoring stations on the bank and a walkway or cabling to the deepest part of the dam. These systems are prone to failure due to cable damage, solar panel or battery failure, storm impacts (lightning, hail and high winds) or animal and operational impacts. The floating Yabby can be placed at the deepest part of the dam regardless of where that may be and is not constrained by cabling or farm infrastructure.

Your time-series data is relayed to the cloud and reported back instantaneously transforming your data into beautifully presented, actionable information.

Cost effectiveness

The Yabby range of sensors and platform are low cost, compact and technologically advanced.

Site data can be accessed through our custom Yabby platform.

Our sensors can connect through all communication protocol options and the choice depends on many factors such as the scale of your operations and remoteness of your property. Our standard offering due to reliability, coverage and low cost is Telstra’s NB-IoT (Narrow Band IoT). Coverage maps for NB-IoT can be found here.

However, the cost of using other connection options are similar. We can provide the following options if you prefer – Satellite IoT, LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) and on-farm WiFi systems.

More information about connectivity options can be found in the KPMG report ‘Agri 4.0 – Connectivity at our fingertips’.

Sensors and connectivity is technically complex. Professor David Lamb from University of New England recently reported that producers find it challenging to run their own networks and more than 75% of farmers with (internal) on-farm networks rate them as moderately to extremely challenging to maintain and the majority of those producers rely upon a others such as an external consultant to keep the systems running. Moreover, many producers find external connectivity daunting with 61% not even sure where to start.

If you would prefer Yabby  can design and install a turnkey solution.

A recent book on the development of IoT noted  that there is a lack of a common connectivity standard for wide area wireless IoT connectivity, the book concluded that NB-IoT should win out as it is a standard using licensed spectrum backed by network operators who have deployed a national interoperable network in Australia. LoRa in comparison is based on private deployments which are inherently patchy in terms of coverage in rural and remote areas. 

Although we offer all modes of connectivity we have conscientiously developed NBIoT (CAT M1) battery powered sensors as one of our key offering. Studies from densely populated countries who advocate LoRaWAN are not as relevant to regional Australia and they often do not comprehend the connectivity issues due to the tyranny of distance  and the infrastructure requirements to achieve ‘regional coverage’. 

Benefits of NB IoT/CAT M1

  • Low cost (on par with LoRaWAN when considering gateway infrastructure),  

  • Greatest range (100km) and coverage (4 Million sq km compared to Telstra mobile coverage of 2.5 million sq km ), underpinned and support by Telstra’s infrastructure

  • Lowest latency times 

  • Best download capabilities 

  • Long life battery (generally 10 years or more)

  • Best quality of service

Sensors are directly connected to Telstra towers and not though a gateway or third party application. This means that if the sensor fails it does not impact on the system, however if the gateway fails all sensors connected fail.

What is the best option

Another key finding in the book was that ‘those who buy IoT rarely want just devices, instead they want complete solutions’ . The benefit of working with complete solution providers is that all connectivity technologies should be considered and the best options selected for your property. There is no reason why your property can not have a hybrid of connectivity as all data is transmitted to the same platform. Selection criteria will depend on location, size and remoteness of your property, number of sensors required now and in the future, requirements of the sensor (basic levels, controls etc), sample interval required,  latency (timing of signal from sensor to control) and cost amongst other things.