Sustainability demo showcases IoT-based low-cost water quality monitoring
The demonstration is based on the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper project in The United States, an initiative dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River Basin. Ericsson and Altair are showing how the Internet of Things can provide systems that make the world more sustainable.
"With so much attention focused on the next gadget, Ericsson and Altair want to shine the spotlight on one of the foundations of human existence, water. IoT has tremendous potential in helping to preserve water quality and warn against contamination," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Altair in a statement. "IoT for sustainability is truly important, and we are proud to be playing a role in bringing it to the world through our PSM-enabled chipset."
Altair’s CAT-1 FourGee-1160 chipset extends the battery life of idle devices, when compared to other LTE modules. An LTE-only option offers low current to improve device battery drain, crucial with an application like river monitoring. This characteristic, plus Altair’s competitive pricing, helps bring IoT applications to reality.