WideSky Hub Example
It is often cost-prohibitive to retrofit existing buildings with cabled sensors to realise the benefits of the data they can produce. This solution leverages the WideSky Hub that can wirelessly connect to sensors at a single building or site to gain easy access to data.
This architecture has the following key benefits:
- Easily connect to sensors in existing buildings
- Use one or more WideSky Hubs as needed
- Use one or more WideSky Border Routers as required
WideSky Hubs are used to connect to sensors within a single building or precinct. Their role is to:
- Collect and store data and push to WideSky cloud.
- Control actuators from commands sent from the cloud.
On each mesh, a WideSky Border router translates the Thread network to the Internet. One or more WideSky Border Routers can be used for additional mesh resiliency and redundancy.
WideSky Cloud: WideSky Cloud requires a license for all cumulative points.
WideSky Hub: The following hardware is required:
- A WideSky Hub for each:
- Sensor or actuator location
- Extending the size of the wireless mesh (if required)
- At least one WideSky Border Router for each wireless Thread mesh
- A WideSky Hub has an outdoor range of at least 200 meters line-of-sight with the supplied omnidirectional whip antenna.
- To minimise mesh latency, it's recommended that a WideSky Hub is no more than 6 hops away from a Border Router.
- When used indoors, 2 x WideSky Hubs will generally mesh reliably 2 floors away in a commercial building. For example, a Hub on floor 1 will mesh with a hub on floor 3 when aligned horizontally. This allows a single Border Router to service up to 25 floors of a commercial building. This can be extended with multiple border routers.
For this example the following licenses are required:
|WS-C-INS||WideSky Cloud Instance Provisioning||1|
|WS-C-STD-1500||WideSky Cloud Standard. License for 1,500 points.||1|
|WS-H-T-2C||WideSky Hub - Thread 2C||4|
|WS-H-BR||WideSky Border Router||2|
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