Thinking about the future of our project, for when it becomes a finished product to be sold, and our customers start to request support at home or green buildings, we have been planning to incorporate a remote telecommunications system that will allow us to start and/or finish each process from a control center application, that also will be capable of reporting in real time the health and different operation conditions of the reactor. In a way, it will simplify and streamline its operation, effectively making it an IoT device and on the other hand, allowing us to gather statistics about usage, efficiency, and yield
We are going to be using a Particle Electron (3G) to have access to our prototype on the Internet:
Among other functions of the Particle Electron (3G) we have access to:
The Electron makes it easy to connect your product to a cellular network. It's FCC/CE/IC/PTCRB certified to comply with any cellular standard.
Fully integrated hardware, cellular network to the cloud
The Electron Series has the hardware, SIM card, global network and cloud services to provide for a smooth experience. Fully integrated and activated, the Electron is pre-certified and efficiently built to reduce data costs.
Global SIM and Data Plan
IoT products are no longer limited to a smart home or office. With the Electron, your products can work with 100+ countries' cellular networks.
Easy Setup and Comprehensive Development Tools
Start configuring your Electron in minutes. With our mobile app Tinker and customer portal, you can walk through the setup process effortlessly. Our tools provide help if you need it, from troubleshooting guides to experts in our community.
A full toolkit of Cloud applications
The Particle Cloud's a suite of tools allows you to manage all of your SIMs in one place. Easily configure your 2G and 3G applications on the cloud.
- Write and manage Firmware on a set of several development environment options
- Experiment and troubleshoot with our mobile apps
- Manage your devices, their SIMs, and the cellular data they consume through the Console
- U-Blox SARA U260/U270 (3G) or G350 (2G)
- Telefonica global SIM card
- Particle IoT data plan - Plans vary based on usage and location. See here for specifics.
- STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller
- 1MB Flash
- 128K RAM
- 30 mixed-input GPIOs with advanced peripherals
- 36 pins total: 28 GPIOs (D0-D13, A0-A13), plus TX/RX, 2 GNDs, VIN, VBAT, WKP, 3V3, RST
- Power management circuit included on-board
- Board dimensions: 2.0" x 0.8" x 0.3" (0.5" including headers)
- Open source hardware
- FCC, IC and CE pre-certified, See here for product by product certifications.
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