The Sencrop weather stations use technology from a company called SigFox to transmit their data. The information collected by the sensors is sent via radio waves using the antenna on the station’s electronic box. The antennae of the SigFox network receive the signals. The encrypted data are then transferred to SigFox’s servers and stored in their internal storage space. The Sencrop servers recover these data, decrypt them and make them easy to access via the application, which searches for the information the user needs (history, cumulative data etc.) in the Sencrop database.
To transport the data, SigFox uses what is known as ‘ultra narrow band’ radio technology, which guarantees extensive coverage. This specificity means they can cover the vast majority of the national territory. We can evaluate the quality of the signal more locally on your plots. Please feel free to check using your application (Menu > Help).
The SigFox network is ‘low-bandwidth’ (0G), using little energy to transmit the data. As the power required is minimal, the weather stations run on batteries for many years, with a low level of maintenance. The data are updated every 15 minutes, allowing optimal tracking of the weather conditions.
Take a look at SigFox’s coverage and get more information at: https://www.sigfox.fr/en/coverage