GPRS/SMS Beehive scale XLOG bee
GPRS/SMS Beehive scale XLOG bee
GPRS/SMS Beehive scale
XLOG bee ensures increase of honey production, time and money savings because of fewer visits to the apiary. XLOG bee also ensures increase of yield because of moving the hives to better locations. Thanks to these activities, beekeepers can improve their management, have the possibility to cover bigger geographic areas, can increase the number of beehives, better plan their activities and prevent damage due to timely alarm notifications.
The production of high quality honey depends on many environmental parameters, both inside and outside the hives. That is why monitoring of these parameters is of crucial importance for every professional or hobbyist beekeeper. Routine management of bee colonies requires on-site inspection of each hive. For a beekeeper with a few hives placed near his house, this effort is not a problem. However it becomes a major cost factor to a beekeeper who manages bigger number of beehives (especially if these are distributed over large geographic areas), or even practices migratory beekeeping.
XLOG bee is a SMS/GPRS remote monitoring system that enables data collection from beehives in chosen intervals. Data readings are stored in internal memory and sent via SMS/e-mail message directly to beekeeper's mobile phone or via TCP/IP protocol over GPRS data transfer to the server (optionally). In addition to regular measuring reports, special alarm messages are sent immediately in case of alarm situation (beehive theft, sudden increase or decrease in hives weight, overload of the beehive, low battery etc.) to the beekeeper's mobile phone, e-mail address and to the server.
MICRO EL XLOG bee telemetry system provides remotely real time access and a 2-way communication between beekeeper and his hives via SMS/GPRS communication. XLOG bee is the latest addition to the MICRO EL SMS/GPRS product family. XLOG bee is low cost, waterproof, battery powered hive monitoring system that consists of XHS200 electronic scale, XLOG SMS/GPRS data logger electronic device and different kinds of sensors, that measure parameters inside and outside the beehive. Ultra low power consumption technology brings revolution in beehives remote monitoring. Once installed, the device can be active for years, with no need for maintenance or changing the batteries. Just Imagine! No more bringing heavy accumulators on the site! No more recharging them in the garage. No more worries!
XLOG bee system is carefully designed to archive ultimate simplicity of use for beekeeper. The only thing the owner really must do, is to set the mobile number and/or email address on which he wants to get reports from XLOG bee system. Users who choose to take advantage of web based XLOG bee software can really enjoy relaxing and intuitive user interface on their desktop computers (or smartphones).
- revolutionary technology enables autonomy for more than 10 years with one built-in battery
- ultra compact stainless steel construction
- electronic board is embeded in robust and waterproof IP67 polycarbonate enclosure
- cables protection from rodents - flexible stainless steel conduit and fittings
- highest quality components
- plentiful equipment even in the standard model
- possibility of connecting up to 4 scales on one device
- wide measurement range up to 200kg, 10g resolution
- operating temperature from -25 ° C to +50 ° C (most used lead-acid batteries can’t operate on temperatures below zero)
- high reliability that is resulting from long-term experience with GSM remote control technology
- easy software update on site with the upgrade stick
- no need for installation or wiring, beehive scale just needs to be placed under the beehive
- getting started with sending SMS message “ START “
- measures 410mmx360mmx80mm; weight 5,4kg
- 2 years warranty
XLOG bee Data Logging:
- weight of the beehives (up to 4 scales) (standard configuration)
- relative air humidity (standard configuration)
- outside temperature (standard configuration)
- nest temperature
- atmospheric pressure
- wind speed
- intruder alarm notification
- built-in battery voltage monitoring
- external 12V battery voltage monitoring
BATTERY LIFE UP TO 10 YEARS!
XLOG bee is an stand alone battery powered system that offers flexibility to be installed in any place regardless of the availability of the power supply installation. Thanks to advanced microprocessor technology applied, XLOG is consuming incredibly low power – only 26uA – while sleeping! That allows the device to have up to 10 years autonomy with single built-in lithium battery (this calculation is made for measuring on 1 scale, 1 temperature sensor, 1 humidity sensor (standard equipment) every hour, 1 SMS/GPRS report per day). Thanks to the revolutionary technology of low power consuming feature, once installed, the device can be active for years, with no need for maintenance or changing the batteries. Just imagine! No more bringing heavy accumulators on site and recharging them later in the garage. What a hassle!
INSTALATION FREE, MAINTENANCE FREE
XLOG bee monitoring system is an stand alone system that supports all hives on the market. XLOG bee is completely prepared in the factory, ready for PLUG & PLAY on the site. No special technical skill is needed. Even a beekeeper unfamiliar with modern gadgets can easily start working with it. The hive is simply placed on the XLOG bee's scale without need for any special installation.
XLOG bee system is carefully designed to achieve ultimate simplicity of use for beekeeper. All user settings are already set to manufacturer default values. After the hive is placed on the scale, the only thing the owner really must do is to send a SMS message with content “START” to the SIM number of his scale - the first report from his apiary is already arriving! Of course, users might want to set other parameters according to their needs (e.g. measuring and reporting frequency).
HARSH ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM
XLOG is built-in in a fully waterproof and very robust enclosure, industrial design protection class IP-67. The enclosure is made of UV-stabilized polycarbonate, resistant to all weather conditions and prolonged exposure to sunlight and atmospheric conditions. All connection cables are made through watertight glands. All connected sensors are also waterproof at IP-66 or IP-67 class. XLOG device is embedded within the scale module XHS200, which is made of high quality stainless steel. The scale module XHS200 has low profile, thus it can be easily hidden into the hive floor.
If there is a season in the year (e.g. during winter) when there is no need for monitoring beehives, it can be put into hibernation mode for a certain period. In this period, the device will not collect data, neither send SMS's to the owner, but it will measure elapsed time. After the expiration of chosen time it will normally continue with activity under earlier settings. In this mode, power consumption of the built-in battery is negligible small, therefore there is no need to disconnect battery, even if the device is not intended for use for a longer period of time.
RELIABLE AND ACCURATE
18 years of MICRO EL's experience with SMS/GPRS remote control technology has been embedded into designing and creating the XLOG bee system. More than 4.000 GSM monitoring devices have been manufactured in the last decade, out of which more than 60% have been exported to Western European countries. XLOG SMS/GPRS device, which is the base of XLOG bee system, has already been used for years in remote monitoring of water consumption in the industry, and water supply system, on more than 700 locations. The philosophy that MICRO EL has been using in designing the XLOG bee system is to bring a reliable, resistant, easy to use, professional system for beehives SMS/GPRS remote management on the market. Thanks to built-in industrial GSM module XLOG bee system has reliable SMS/GPRS communication without interference and with a stability that provides perfectly accurate data.
XLOG bee works wherever SMS/GPRS signal is available. Built-in GSM high-performance antenna ensures strong signal reception. On locations with very weak GSM signal, external antenna can be fitted to SMA connector, for better reception.
Every XLOG bee system has its Security Code that is provided only for the customer. Changing mobile numbers or emails to which reports or emails are being sent is allowed only with the security code authentication. Any stolen device is useless to a thief and therefore uninteresting.
SUPPORTED PROTECTION SYSTEM FROM ANIMALS
In addition to the standard equipment necessary in every apiary, XLOG bee system can be upgraded with an extension box that enables connecting additional sensors to the system. The system can be intelligently designed to protect apiary in 2 levels; the first level of protection (outside circle) could indicate an accidental human or an animal pass. SMS or email alarm will be sent to the beekeeper, but animal will probably be immediately scared from the noise and flash light of the siren. If an intruder dares to break the second level (the inner circle) of protection, a SMS will be send to beekeeper again, siren will start continuously to make noise probably scaring the hungry bear. Anyway, beekeeper will be timely informed of the unauthorized intrusion and he will be able to take the best measures according to the circumstances.
XLOG bee system is open to future improvements and updates with new models in order to reach needs of most beekeepers. Be open to contact us with your suggestions and wishes. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.
NON INTRUSIVE TECHNOLOGY
XLOG SMS/GPRS device is transmitting only a few seconds per message (usually one per day), so the impact on bees is negligible. XLOG bee uses about 1000 times less energy than scales that are connected to external accumulators, so therefore electromagnetic radiation is 1000 times weaker.
Benefits for beekeepers...
- less visits to the apiary save time and transport cost
- increased productivity with same resources
- increased yield thanks to timely notification of increase weight at specific microlocation (enables moving the hive)
- possibility to cover bigger geographic area, to increase number of beehives and to grow business
- improved management and planning of activities
- preventing damage due to timely alarm notification
- easy maintenance - no more carrying heavy accumulators
Beehives SMS/GPRS remote monitoring system enables a beekeeper to get up to date information about beehives. Based on these parameters from the hives, a beekeeper can intervene promptly and efficiently, he can even know precisely when honey must be harvested. He can plan activities such as migrating to better pasture, feeding, extraction etc... Furthermore, analyzing parameters through the season enables foresight management of the hives.
Beekepers who know the benefits of honey yield remote notification already make high profits from the technology. XLOG bee device with one, or better with two scales (due to possible anomalies in one hive, e.g. bee swarm etc.) is placed on each apiary. By carefully monitoring the results received by SMS messages, beekeeper knows when and where best yield is achieved, reacting promtly and placing most of his beehives to the winning location. The results are astonishing, often returning investment in a matter of days!
XLOG bee management software
XLOG bee system can be used with XLOG bee software. XLOG bee software is customized for beekeepers who need to monitor large number of beehives and have need for complex monitoring and analysis, as well as for beekeepers who need to monitor only one or several beehives.
XLOG bee software offers complete solution for Beehives data acquisition and monitoring system. The system allows more sophisticated methods of monitoring, thereby raising its quality. It also enables faster and easier detection of irregularities, clearer organization of data, lower labor costs, etc.
XLOG bee software collects data from beehives, which are processed and displayed to users on their notebooks, computers or smartphones in the form of tables, graphs and reports. Users can analyze actual beehive parameters, or analyze historical trends, make comparisons between beehives, or between different locations that he monitors.
XLOG bee software is web based application, meaning it offers easy access from any notebook or smart phone in the world, without need for special hardware or software installations. XLOG bee software is very practical and comprehensive tool enabling beekeeper to get detailed information of parameters for each beehive he has in possesion, all in one database. It allows him to manage all the activities from one centralized place and thus improve the processes, save the costs, and prevent the damage.
- scale (0-200kg)
- nest temperature sensor
- external LCD display
- extension box with additional extension ports
- rainfall sensor
- wind speed sensor
- alarm detector
- temperature sensor