iMETOS LoRAIN

Who knows how variable weather will impact your farm? Metos Knows.

iMETOS LoRAIN

The most essential sensor set for your fields. Affordable, compact & simple precision farming equipment built for the Canadian climate.

iMETOS LoRAIN makes use of modern communication infrastructures for optimal work planning and disease management decisions on your farm. Your LoRAIN device comes pre-configured and tested to connect to a low-cost LoRaWAN or NBIoT network so you get quick access to highly reliable localized forecasts, in-field precipitation, relative humidity, leaf wetness and temperature data. Use this data to monitor ideal spray weather, drive your work plans and fine-tune water management. With iMETOS LoRAIN monitoring your fields remotely, key information is easily accessible through your mobile and desktop devices when you need it most.

Add other METOS Canada packages, sensors and equipment to expand knowledge of potential disease risks, soil conditions and more.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Plan your irrigation by monitoring crop evapotranspiration results for more effective irrigation planning, which saves water, money and time.
  • Access to crop/disease models helps to improve plant protection and prevent crop losses.
  • Predictive data allows you to plan your spray program based on disease models, and also check the quality of your spray work online.
  • Monitoring climatic conditions is important to help prevent animal health issues that can occur in barns without standard climate conditions.
  • Save time and increase your operation’s efficiency by incorporating work planning on the farm. Plan your work week based on a localized weather forecast for your operation.
PRODUCT VARIATIONS
LoRAIN – Rain only LoRAIN LoRAIN Soil
Rain Gauge
Air Temperature x
Air Humidity x
Soil Moisture x x
Watermark x x
Dew point* x
VPD* x
Delta T* x
*virtual sensors

EASY TO SET UP & CONNECT

iMETOS® LoRAIN can be installed in minutes and easily connected to an existing NB IoT or LoRa network. For remote locations without a commercially operated NB IoT or LoRa network available, iMETOS Canada partners will support you with a farm-based NB IoT or LoRa network that lets you install all needed NB IoT or LoRa sensors.

This simple risk model is used to evaluate, if C. beticola could be expected at all. If the incubation period could be fulfilled within the last 2 weeks, a value of 1 of incubation is shown, if not, the value is 0. Besides this model also a model for sporulation is shown. For sporulation, optimal conditions of 48 hours of high relative humidity with an average temperature of 30°C are used. For the interpretation of data: The risk is 0 if the incubation period has been longer than 2 weeks. If this is not the case, the model output will be 1. If there is a sporulation model result of higher than 10% calculated within the last week, the risk will be shown to be 2 and if the sporulation result is higher than 30% the risk output will be 3.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
Housing UV resistant polycarbonate plastic (Protection class IP65)
Dimensions 22.5 cm L x 17 cm W x 18 cm H
Weight 1.10 kg
Connectivity LoRaWAN: EU863-870, US902-928, AU915-928, AS923 NB IoT: Category: Cat-M1/NB1; Frequency Band: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B9, B10, B12, B12, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B27, B28, B66
Measuring interval LoRaWAN: 5 minutes NB IoT: 15 minutes
Logging interval LoRaWAN: 15 minutes NB IoT: 15 minutes
Transmission interval LoRaWAN: 15 minutes NB IoT: 60 minutes
Battery 6V charging battery with solar panel
Solar panel Dimensions: 13.5 x 13.5 cm, 2 Watt solar panel
OPTIONAL SENSORS  
Rain Gauge Sensitivity: 1 tip per 0.2 mm
Air Temperature Operating temperature range: -40 °C to +125 °C Thermometer error -10 °C to +85 °C: +/- 0.3 °C
Relative Humidity Precision 0 – 80 %: +/- 2 % Precision 80 – 100 %: +/- 3 %

 

Measurement, logging and transmission intervals can be set differently to fit the client’s needs.

Measurement interval: occurrence, when the station measures the attached sensors Logging interval: occurrence, when the station calculates the minimum, maximum and average values of all measurements which happened in this logging interval Transmission interval: occurrence, when the station transmits the stored data from the logging interval to the FieldClimate.

Logging and transmission intervals for LoRaWAN communication-based products are the same.