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General schema of an AirQ-based system

AirQ Networks products allows you to make up a complete monitoring/automation system in a very simple way.

Place hardware, just a little of configuration, and system is ready to use!

AirQ Networks systems are based on two main families of devices:

  • Sensors. Sensors are devices used to detect a value (ex. temperature, humidity etc...).
  • Control boards. Devices used to read inputs and activate relays.

AirQ Networks provides a control unit which obtains data from sensors and control boards.

Sensors and control boards communicate with central-unit by wireless connection.

Control unit provides Pingu web console: this software is the main application that you can use for:

  • configure system;
  • see real time status of the boards;
  • see collected data;
  • download data;
  • define special behaviors;
  • activate commands;

You can access to Pingu with PC, Notebook, Smartphones etc...

Pingu access is available by default in local network. You can configure your network devices to guarantee access from Internet.

AirQ Networks has own Server that stores all data coming from control unit. Server provides the Igloo application that you can use for:

  • access to collected data from Internet;
  • use SMS service;
  • use email service;
  • get monthly report of collected data.






Examples

You can use AirQ Networks device for many kind of applications. In this section there are some examples of applications using AirQ Networks products.

Wine production

Wine production example based on AirQ Networks devices

A winery produces wine using two fermentation tanks.

During the production, the addition grape must in the tank causes a temperature rise. The allowed temperature of each tank is between 13°C and 14°C. Out this interval, you must lower the temperature.

You can use AirQ Networks device to manage this production cycle.

You need of:

  • a control unit;
  • two temperature sensors;
  • one control board;

Sensors detect temperature for each tank; control board is used to open cold valves.

System behavior is defined by use of Pingu rules. You have to define:

  • For Tank 1, if temperature of sensor 1 is lower than 13°C, close valve 1 through relay 1 of control board to increase temperature;
  • For Tank 1, if temperature of sensor 1 is higher than 14°C, open valve 1 through relay 1 of control board to decrease temperature;
  • For Tank 2, if temperature of sensor 2 is lower than 13°C, close valve 2 through relay 2 of control board to increase temperature;
  • For Tank 2, if temperature of sensor 2 is higher than 14°C, open valve 2 through relay 2 of control board to decrease temperature.

From Pingu interface you can see history of the sensors and the control board.











Cold chain

Simple cold chain example based on AirQ Networks devices

A company selling frozen fish wants to control the temperature of the goods present in its own refrigerator and during transport to customers.

If temperature of the refrigerator is higher than -18°C, it should trigger an alarm and send an SMS.

You need of:

  • a central unit;
  • a temperature sensor;
  • a control board;
  • a temperature sensor with data logging capabilities.

The temperature sensor is inserted into the refrigerator to detect temperatures; the relay 1 of the control board is linked to a siren in the base. The datalogger sensor is putted in a vab.

System behavior is defined by use of Pingu rules. You have to define:

  • If temperature of sensor 1 is higher than -18°C, activate relay 1 of the control board (for the siren activation) and send and SMS to administrator phone number.

When the van is making deliveries, data logger is out of the central unit wi-fi range, so collect data. When the van returns to the base, data-logger send all collected data to the central unit.

For SMS service, you need of an Igloo account.











Engine generator managing

Engine generator management example based on AirQ Networks devices

You can use AirQ Networks products to manage an engine generator. You want to see engine status, start and stop it.

You need of:

  • A central unit;
  • A control board.

You can use control board inputs to show engine status (ex. oil level low, electrical network off etc...) and use control board relays to start and stop the engine. Clicking on relay buttons from Pingu interface you can activate/deactivate relays.

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