WideSky Hub Example

An architecture that uses WideSky Hubs to wirelessly connect sensors and actuators

Overview

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.

Benefits

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

Architecture Details

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.

Example

WideSky Hub Example

License Details

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

License Summary

For this example the following licenses are required:

Part Number Description Number
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