The Symbisa module is an always-connected device that carries sensors capable of detecting and collecting environmental information including GPS location, orientation, temperature, light and humidity.
An Excel add-in enables users to bring real-world data streams directly into any desktop or mobile device that runs Excel for Office 365. Each Symbisa sensor is associated with a custom function in Excel, as are pre-configured events, meaning sensor data flows directly into Excel worksheet cells. Users can also push data from Excel up to a unit’s e-ink display. The device allows anyone with basic spreadsheet to interpret sensor data, develop dashboards and trigger events – without coding, engineering capabilities, or a WiFi or network link-up.
Hanhaa’s secure global mobile network charges by how often data is captured rather than the amount of data. Users can send messages or barcodes direct from Excel to be displayed on the e-ink display on the module, ready for a person or machine to read and action in the field.
The Symbisa board measures 130mm (W) x 100mm (H) and 10.5mm (D), weighs 160g and has quad band GSM radio for comms. Units also carry an e-ink display for text and/or barcode messaging, a battery sufficient for over 2 weeks’ standalone use, and a USB 2.0 connector for re-charging or hard-wired configuration.