Monnit ALTA Wireless Systems

MidAtlantic Farm Sensors has elected to exclusively provide Monnit ALTA systems to our farming partners.  We believe that this system is the most cost effective professional system currently available on the market.  The transmission distance is unmatched by any other system.  The annual costs are extremely low compared to similar systems which often charge monthly fees for each sensor.  Monnit is committed to continue to innovate new sensors, and all of the hardware is assembled here in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah).  
The Monnit ALTA Wireless Sensor Systems are well suited to almost any size farm. Each system consists of the following:    
  • Ethernet or Cellular Gateway
  • Wireless Sensors with
    • 1+ Mile transmission distance and
    • 5+ year battery life.
  • iMonnit Premier Cloud Solution - A cloud based dashboard.
  • Easy to use App for iPhone or Android phones. 
Gateway
The gateway collects the data from the wireless sensors, and pushes the data to the iMonnit Cloud Solution. The Monnit gateways require AC power. If there is a home or office on the farm with an WiFi router, then the Ethernet gateway would be a good choice.  While it is ideal to have the gateway near a window, the wireless sensors are strong enough to transmit through several walls.  If an internet connection is not available on the farm, a cellular gateway can be used to connect to the iMonnit cloud solution. Gateway pricing would be as follows:
 
  • Ethernet Gateway    $200   (Direct wired to router, AC outlet required)
      Ideal for many farms with onsite office or home
  • LTE / 4G Cellular Gateway  $200  (with $10/month cellular costs)
       Ideal if you don't live on the farm or don't have internet connection
  • Fully Weatherproof LTE/4G  Cellular Gateway   $380
      $10 /month cost
      Backup battery if power goes down
      Install inside of greenhouse or hoop house with AC power
 
We can help you select the right gateway for your farm.                                                     
Wireless Sensors
Each wireless sensor has over a ~1+ mile line of sight transmission distance.  Monnit has over 40 different sensors, including:
 
  • Air/Water Temperature
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Temperature with Digital Display (great for coolers)
  • Soil Temperature
  • Light
  • CO2 
  • Water Detection for Tanks
  • Propane Level 
  • Door Open/Close
There are a wide range of sensor types, battery options and enclosures. Sensors typically cost approximately $100 - $200 each.  Fully weather proof sensors are available for use in a field.  We will help you select the most appropriate sensors for your farm.  Send us an email, and we will get back to you to discuss your farm.
iMonnit Premiere Cloud Solution
 
Monnit has a very easy to use dashboard you can access on a tablet or phone.  You can set alerts and alarms which you receive via text message and email.  You have complete control over how the alarm settings work and you can program multiple phone numbers into the dashboard to receive alerts.  The alerts for each sensor are set separately so that you can really customize the system to your specific needs, including seasonal changes. 
 
The iMonnit Premiere Cloud Solution is very economical, and based on the number of sensors on the farm: 
  • Less than 6 sensors    $39/year
  • 6 to 12 Sensors            $59/year
  • 13-25 sensors              $99/year
Unlike other systems, there is no charge for each separate sensor. If you select a cellular gateway, there is a $10/month fee for the cellular connection.   
 
MidAtlantic Farm Sensors will set up your software account and initial alerts, then test the system before we ship the equipment to you. The system will operate immediately out of the box on the very first day you get it.   Over time it will be easy for you to learn to further customize your settings.
 
If you ever need help trouble shooting a software problem, we can log into your account and help identify the issue.  We want to be sure you are getting the most out of your sensor system. 
 

Basic Farm System(~$500)

A typical starter system for a farm might include the following:

  • An Ethernet Gateway 

  • Temperature and Humidity Sensor for Walk-in Cooler 

  • Temperature Sensor for Greenhouse/Hoophouse 

  • Access Plan for Dashboard Software 

  • Software App for your Phone 

 

Total costs of approximately ~$500 for system setup and equipment, plus annual costs of $39 for dashboard access.  Additional charges for shipping and taxes will apply.  Cellular gateways require additional costs.  

 

Additional sensors can be added for approximately $100-$200 each, depending on type of sensor.

 

Please contact us for a free evaluation of how sensors could protect your farm.

Prices on webpage are frequently updated, but may not represent the most current prices.

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Richmond Virginia

 

Phone: 804 920  5091

Information (at) Midatlanticfarmsensors.com

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