Izitron, a start-up based in the South of France, has designed a board with temperature, pressure, humidity and light sensors and a XBee header to provide a way to monitoring environmental variables for weather monitoring, agriculture, industrial applications, and more.
- Temperature – Microchip MCP9700-E/T0; accuracy: ±4°C Accuracy from 0°C to +70°C | -4°C/+6°C Accuracy from -40°C to +150°C; temperature range: -40 to 125 °C
- Pressure – Infineon KP236N6165; accuracy: 2%; pressure range: 60 kPa to 165 kPa; temperature range: -40 to 125 °C
- Humidity – Honeywell HIH-5030-001; accuracy: ±3% RH; range: 0 to 100% RH; temperature range: -40 to 85 °C
- Light – AMS TSL14S-LF; reponsivity: 16 mV/ (uW/cm2); temperature range: 0 to 70 °C
- Header for XBee RF module
- Power Supply
- 5V via micro USB
- 5 to 12V via Wago terminal block
- 2x batteries
- No power management chip
- Power on/off button
- Power consumption – Up to 4 years battery life (2x 3.5V/2.4A) when transmitting once per minute
- Dimensions – 61 x 33 mm
Beside one or more I-SEN1 boards, you’ll also need an XBee RF module for each board, and a XBee USB adapter and an extra XBee RF module to connect to your computer or gateway board. Software setup is using Digi’s XCTU application for Windows, MacOS or Linux, as well as three XML files for configuration: one for the gateway, and either “battery” or “cable” XML files for the boards since on battery mode the boards will communicate directly with the gateway (star topology), and use mesh networking in case the boards are powered via their terminal block. You’ll also need to create your own app using XBee API, and the Java based an open source sample, demoed in the video below, will be provided to backers.
The company aims to raise at least 24,600 Euros via Kickstarter in order to go ahead with manufacturing. You can pledge 22 Euros ($24.50) for one Izitron I-SEN1 board (Early Bird) rewards, and after 500 boards the price goes up to 31 Euros ($34.60 Euros). They also offer different packs with several boards, up to 10 boards for 285 Euros. As previously mentioned XBee RF boards are not included, so you’d need to purchase them separately. Shipping varies from 5 to 15 Euros, and delivery is scheduled for August 2015.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
5 Replies to “Izitron I-SEN1 Environmental Sensors Board Works with XBee Modules”
That startup is not really a french one, but made from Romania. BTW, theses sensors are pretty inacurate for that kind of device.
I could see the people had East European names, but the company address reported on their website is based close to Nice.
On what facts do you claim that the Startup IZITRON is “made from Roumania”?
IZITRON has been created in France and we perform our activity in France. I-SEN1 is designed & made in France. Yes we are romanians (and proud to be) who studied, live for over 7 years in France, worked and pay taxes in France.
The sensors we choose for I-SEN1 are perfectly adapted and reliable for this kind of device and applications related. All the components were selected from high quality suppliers with high experience in sensors development (Honeywell, Microchip, Infineon, AMS).
Before claiming something, come with strong arguments!
61 x 33 cm ? is this a typo or is this really that huge?
Good catch. It should read mm instead of cm of course.