SmartSolo Scientific designs and builds standard Water Guard 100 and customized flood warning systems. This includes a data logger, various water an weather sensors and 4G module. The data loggers at the heart of our flood warning systems have been proven over decades in the harshest, most remote conditions. You can add our systems to an existing network of stations, or we can customize a flood warning system for your unique application.
Our Water Guard 100 systems match all standard protocols. Our data loggers, proven in thousands of applications worldwide, provide multiple types of inputs (pulse, analog, SDI-12, and others), which allow you to use almost any type of water-level sensor (including pressure transducers, shaft encoders, bubblers, and ultrasonic distance sensors). The onboard algorithms are able to calculate hourly and daily minimums, maximums, averages, totals, flow, or any other statistical value. These values can be stored onboard the system, providing you with a backup of the data. A solar panel provides continuous charge to the battery for your extended, unattended monitoring needs.
If you need additional sensors to measure soil moisture, water quality, or meteorological conditions, it is easy to integrate them. We can upgrade older systems—even those from other manufacturers—with the latest data logger and transmitter, often allowing you to use the same sensors and standpipe or enclosure.
Water Guard 100 System
The added performance of Water Guard 100 systems makes them a logical choice for new systems. The main advantage is the ability to have larger networks and greatly reduced data loss.
Our Water Guard 100 systems consist of a data logger integrated with additional sensors and communications peripherals. This provides the following inherent advantages:
Retries of missed packets
Re-programming from the base station
Historical data collection (no holes in the data)
Interactive control capability
Voice modem call-out of alarms
If you are able to measure additional parameters at your Water Guard 100, it may be easier for you to collaborate with another organization. Collaboration may help keep your costs down.
Customized Flood Warning Network Using EnviroLink Software
A flood warning network that uses EnviroLink software takes advantage of 4G communications and the latest in network management software. EnviroLink is a client/server software program used for managing large networks of monitoring stations. A EnviroLink-based system is a viable solution for flood warning applications for two reasons:
1. The speed at which EnviroLink can poll multiple stations
2. The speed and versatility with which EnviroLink can make the data available to multiple interested parties
When a "send data" command is broadcast to a group of remote stations, the stations transmit predefined data to the EnviroLink server in their own time window. Transmission windows can be as short as 100 ms, allowing multiple sites to be polled per second. As the data is collected, EnviroLink clients access it from LANs or via the Internet, making the data available to multiple users or agencies in near real time.
Other Resources and Options
To meet your application's specific needs, you can combine other resources and communications options with flood warning systems. It is common for local governments to combine resources to obtain the best possible system. In other situations, federal agencies are involved, which increases system coverage and robustness, and even helps with the budget. For example, GOES satellite transmitters can be added to stations to provide automated data archival through the National Weather Service (NOAA/NESDIS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Multiple-purpose data-collection systems bring to bear the resources and expertise of environmental data experts.