SmartBin announced its newest intelligent waste monitoring solution, the Metro series with Internet of Things (IoT) network connectivity and options for ultrasonic and infrared fill-level detection.
SmartBin’s Metro series has been developed especially for metropolitan uses including a range of Smart City applications for both underground and surface containers, such as general waste and recycling, clothing, waste oil, yellow greases and organic waste.
The Metro series connects to the world’s largest IoT networks based on either LoRa or SIGFOX standards. Because connectivity to IoT networks is more cost effective and less power intensive, the Metro series has a battery life of greater than 10 years.
The Metro series includes both a new infrared version and an ultrasonic version. The infrared version monitors the top level of a waste bin and can alert owners when the bin needs to be emptied. The ultrasonic sensor periodically measures the fill level of almost any liquid or material in multiple container types.
The Metro series of sensors is the hardware element of SmartBin’s intelligent waste monitoring solution. Using fill level and other data received from the remote sensors, SmartBin Live creates cost-efficient collection routes, detailed performance reports and a full container portfolio-monitoring function to truly optimize the most complex of collection operations.