AquaMon Systems by Cermetek are extremely versatile. They support a wide range of agricultural needs including irrigation control, precision agriculture, freeze warnings, and tail water control.
AquaMon systems include Sensors, Nodes, and the Remote Sensor Viewing Platform (RSVP) server based software application.
AquaMon provides the flexibility to use sensors provided by Cermetek such as the LeafMon Crop Water Stress Monitor as well as sensors provided by other vendors. Nodes include the hardware and embedded code to read sensor data and move it to the web server.
The RSVP software processes the uploaded sensor data, makes that data available to the grower, and gives the grower the ability to remotely activate irrigation valves and pumps. Growers can view the RSVP display with any browser equipped laptop, tablet or smartphone; no special software application is required.
The table below illustrates how different configurations of AquaMon support a wide variety of agricultural needs.
This is just a sample of AquaMon’s flexibility.
If you need to monitor or control something not described here, contact Cermetek and we will help identify the sensors and/or actuators needed to support it, and integrate them with the AquaMon hardware sensor interface and configure the RSVP software to support the sensor.
|Soil Moisture Monitoring
||AquaMon Single node system or AquaMon wireless sensor node with Hub and Soil moisture probes
||Irrometer, Decagon, and Sentek soil moisture sensors have been successfully used with AquaMon
||AquaMon Single Node System plus weather station
||Monitoring ET requires an optional solar radiation sensor
|Water Level Monitor
||AquaMon Single node system or AquaMon wireless sensor node with Hub and water depth probe
||Allows monitoring of water storage systems and irrigation canals
|Monitor Irrigation line pressure
||AquaMon Single node system or AquaMon wireless sensor node with Hub and pressure sensor or pressure switch
||The Pressure sensor reads the water pressure in the irrigation line; the pressure switch confirms that the irrigation line has pressure
|Irrigation Pump or Valve Activation
||AquaMon Single node system or AquaMon wireless sensor node with Hub; drive solenoid installation
||Remotely control irrigation system by activating pumps and valves from RSVP, web software
|Surface irrigation Monitor and Alert Technology (SIMAT)
||AquaMon Hub and multiple SIMAT irrigation run-off sensor nodes
||Automatic notification when surface irrigation water reaches the field's edge
|Crop Water Stress
||AquaMon Single Node System plus LeafMon Crop Water Stress sensor
||LeafMon utilizes multiple environmental sensors to determine the plant's Crop Water Stress Index (CWSI)
||Universal LeafMon Sensor with SDI-12 Interface
||Connects to any data reader supporting SDI-12
LeafMon Crop Water Stress Management Tool:
The Cermetek LeafMon sensor suite provides the grower with a physical measurement of water stress in a vine, tree or plant.
The water stress information allows the knowledgeable grower to execute his precision irrigation plans including strategic deficit irrigation.
LeafMon calculates a Crop Water Stress Index (CWSI) value from environmental measurements from a group of sensors embedded in the LeafMon.
Crop Water Stress Index values range from 0 to 1 with zero reflecting a plant with its stomata fully open and a one showing a plant with the stomata fully closed.
Cermetek offers two models of LeafMon Crop Water Stress sensors:
The standard LeafMon connects to an AquaMon Single Node System.
The single node system reads the data from the environmental sensors and transmits it to the web server where the RSVP software calculates the CWSI.
The LeafMon-S is a universal version of the LeafMon Crop Water Stress Sensor.
It utilizes an industry standard SDI-12 communications link to provide the CWSI to any SDI-12 equipped data reader.
The LeafMon-S calculates the current CWSI value with each request from the connected Data Reader.
Surface Irrigation Monitor and Alert Technology
The AquaMon Surface Irrigation and Alert Technology (SIMAT) system improves the efficiency and reduces the environmental impact of surface irrigation. SIMAT employs a temporary wireless sensor network to monitor water flow in the field. The wireless network includes a hub and multiple wireless sensor nodes installed within 2 miles of the hub. The sensor nodes report the presence of water at the hub. The hub transmits the sensor data to Cermetek’s RSVP* web software. RSVP allows workers to monitor water levels at critical locations with any browser equipped tablet, laptop, or smart phone. When the water reaches a preset critical level, RSVP sends a Text or Email to notify the grower to shut off the water source.
Surface Irrigation Monitor Specifications
- The Hub connects to the Internet through a GSM or CDMA Cellular connection
- A proprietary Cermetek radio with a range of up to 2 miles links Sensor Nodes to the Hub
- The Hub supports up to 255 sensor nodes. Typical systems require just 3 to 4 nodes
- A 12 Volt, Lead-Acid Battery powers the Hub
- AC Adapters and Solar Chargers are available
- Sensor Nodes are powered by 4 AA batteries that typically last the entire irrigation season
Benefits of Surface Irrigation Monitor
- Tighter control of water reduces water use and tail-water discharge
- Ability to view data on a web browser eliminates trips to the field, reducing labor costs
- use one system in many fields
- Grower controls placement of sensors and defines alert notifications
Remote Sensor Viewing Platform (RSVP)
The Cermetek RSVP software resides on our secure web server.
RSVP performs a variety of functions including; processing the data uploaded from AquaMon nodes and hubs, providing the grower’s interface to the AquaMon systems in the field by displaying the collected sensor data and controlling connected valves and pumps.
The flexibility built into RSVP allows the grower to customize alert limits, alarms, and displays to meet his specific requirements.
RSVP insures the grower has access to the most current field data.
The grower can view the data at any time from any browser equipped laptop, tablet or smartphone. RSVP even archives the data so that the grower can review past data at any time. The grower can also elect a dashboard display format showing current conditions.
RSVP also empowers the grower to remotely control pumps or valves.
Colored buttons on the RSVP display show the state of the controlled equipment. By clicking on a button the grower turns the connected device on or off.
Cermetek built great versatility into the RSVP code allowing the grower to modify many functions.
The grower can change the type of data display or change the display colors using a simple style page. RSVP can also be configured to accommodate many different types of sensors. The grower can set the alarm limits to any critical sensor value and program the content, destination and type of alert message RSVP generates from reaching the preset limits.
RSVP protects the grower’s data with Username and Password access control. The grower can then limit access to his data to key employees and farm advisors.
- A true cloud computing application accessible from any Internet enabled smart phone, tablet, or laptop,
- Hosted on a secure web server with 24/7 availability,
- Automatically processes sensor data uploaded from AquaMon units in the field,
- Allows the grower to customize the data display with a simple style page,
- Gives the grower control over remote functions, alarm conditions, and event notifications,
- Insures the grower retains ownership of the sensor data,
- Allows growers to define sensors and control lines by means of a simple system setup page,
- Accessible at anytime from anywhere.