Crossbow Technology, a leading supplier of wireless sensor technology, announced the release of an Environmental Sensor Bus development platform. The plug-and-play architecture hooks to a wide range of sensors with ease analogous to USB, says the company.
The ESB capability allows users to quickly and effortlessly customize the rugged system by integrating smart and custom sensors for their own applications whether it be groundwater contamination or wildfire monitoring.
“Scientists at UMass Boston Center for Coastal Environmental Sensing Networks (CESN) have been researching the development of ’smart’ sensor networks for observing interactions of coastal systems around Boston Harbor. According to Francesco Peri, Managing Director of CESN, “the eKo real-time system is an ideal platform to bridge the land-water sensor network barrier and is helping us to detect hot spots and hot moments.”
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