Solarium – A New Approach to Data Logging

Solarium is a tool for scientists, researchers, industry, and more to streamline remote sensing and monitoring missions.

Solarium contains a Linux payload computer, integrated cellular modem, integrated point-to-point radio modem, and can run off of solar power or a wall outlet.

Solarium provides electrical power and a number of common peripheral interfaces such as RS232, Ethernet, and CAN for the user to hook up their sensor or monitoring technology.

Solarium’s rugged, weatherproof enclosure has a header to plug in a custom daughter card with circuitry specifically designed to fit the user’s needs.

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Key hardware features:

– Payload computer based on Raspberry Pi Compute 3+
– Can be powered by solar panel or wall outlet. Integrated battery pack allows for continued operations during night hours or loss of facility power.
– Integrated cellular modem supporting Verizon service.
– Integrated point-to-point radio modem for unlicensed ISM 915 Mhz band.
– Peripheral interfaces include RS232, Ethernet, CAN, USB.
– User controllable power supply rails available for 12V, 8V, 5V, 3.3V.
– Built-in telemetry for temperature, voltage, current monitoring.

Key software features:

– Open-source software library for Raspberry Pi Compute 3+ to aide user-interaction with the Solarium node hardware platform.
– User-friendly web application to monitor Solarium node telemetry for all your deployments.
– User-friendly web application to manage larger data collections for all your deployments.
– Hosted OpenVPN server to facilitate ssh access to deployed Raspberry Pi Compute 3+ units.
– User can configure telemetry alerts to send text or email