* This is a Tibbo BASIC/C-programmable device and its function depends on the loaded app.
We offer many ready-to-use apps, among them a serial-over-IP (SoI) app, Modbus Gateway app, and Sensor Hub app.
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Sensor Monitoring Solution

FUTURE AVAILABILITY. RELEASE DATE TO BE DEFINED.

Tibbo Sensor Monitoring Solution allows you to monitor the state of multiple digital and analog sensors, as well as digital and analog lines through a Sensor Hub device, also known as a Sensor Monitoring Appliance. Built on our Tibbo Project System (TPS) platform, Sensor Hubs are infinitely flexible. The majority of the Sensor Hub's capabilities come from installed Tibbit blocks. Need an extra input or want to connect an additional sensor? Add the right Tibbit! Have no use for something? There is no need to keep it in the Hub. You can choose from several standard Sensor Hub configuration, or create your own Hub layout using our Online Configurator.

Sensor Hubs run a dedicated open-source firmware application. This application allows you to define the configuration of your Sensor Hub, i.e., describe what Tibbit modules are installed in what sockets of the Hub. You can also auto-detect or specify the number and types of sensors connected to the Hub. After the configuration is complete, you can monitor the state of sensors and inputs using any standard SNMP client. The Sensor Hub app is also compatible with our AggreGate server and can send alerts via email and SMS.

Tibbo Sensor Monitoring Solution is ideally suited for use in data centers, production and storage facilities, greenhouses, and many other types of businesses and environments.

Sensors and Inputs

Tibbo Cable
Probes

Cable Probes, also knows as I2C Sensors are miniature environment sensors designed for use with our Tibbo Project System (TPS) devices.

The Sensor Hub supports three types of Cable Probes: ambient temperature sensor (CP#01), ambient temperature and humidity sensor (CP#02), and ambient light sensor (CP#03).

Each probe comes with a 100cm (39") cable. Cable Probes are very useful when you need to monitor the environment in the immediate Hub's vicinity.

Standard 1-wire and Single-Wire Sensors

Tibbo supports both 1-wire devices and their close relatives — sensors that run on a so-called Single Wire Protocol (SWP).

One Sensor Hub can offer several 1-wire/single-wire channels. Multiple 1-wire sensors can be connected to one channel. Only one sensor per channel is possible for single-wire devices.

The wire connecting 1-wire and single-wire devices to the Sensor Hub can be up to 10 meters (32 feet) long.

Tibbo Bus
Probes

Bus Probes are a family of environment sensors with an RS485 interface and Modbus protocol.

All Bus Probe types are supported: ambient temperature (BP#01) and ambient temperature/humidity (BP#02) sensor, ambient light sensor (BP#03), acceleration and tilt angle sensor (BP#04), and flooding sensor (BP#05).

Bus Probes are handy when you need to position your sensors at a considerable distance from the Sensor Hub.

Digital
Inputs

Sensor Hubs can work with simple digital inputs as well. Depending on the Tibbit modules installed, you can have TTL-compatible inputs or optically isolated inputs.

Digital inputs can be used to monitor ingress (door and window opening sensors), as well as outputs of simple on/off sensors.

Analog
Inputs

Sensor Hubs can also have analog inputs. We offer both voltage and current (4-20mA) ADC Tibbits.

Analog inputs can be used for measuring the output signals of analog sensors. You can also use them for monitoring the voltage level of batteries and power supplies.

LoRa Probes
(Future Availability)

We are working on a family of battery-operated LoRa Probes that will allow you to sense the environment several kilometers (miles) away from the Hub.

LoRa Probes will be perfect for applications that span vast areas, such as very large warehouses, greenhouses, and farm fields.

Setup Using Advanced Web Interface

The Sensor Hub application features a sophisticated, modern web interface. Define the Hub layout, register ("learn") sensors, define margins, alarms, and actions, set SMS templates, and more.

Monitor via an SNMP Client or AggreGate

The Sensor Hub application implements the SNMP protocol and is compatible with standard SNMP clients. The app also works with AggreGate — Tibbo's own cloud monitoring solution.

Tibbo Sensor Hubs — Features

  • Built on the Tibbo Project System (TPS) platform:
  • 100/10Mb Ethernet port.
  • Optional Wi-Fi port*; support for WEP/WPA/WPA2 security.
  • Selection of static IP or IP configuration via DHCP.
  • Supported sensors (up to 64 sensors per device):
    • Tibbo Bus Probes (RS485 Modbus Sensors)*:
      • Ambient temperature sensor (BP#01);
      • Ambient temperature and humidity sensor (BP#02);
      • Ambient light sensor (BP#03);
      • Acceleration and tilt angle sensor (BP#04);
      • Flooding sensor (BP#05).
    • Other ModBus and Modbus RTU sensors over RS232, RS485, and TCP/IP*;
    • Tibbo Cable Probes (I2C Sensors)*:
      • Ambient temperature sensor (CP#01);
      • Ambient temperature and humidity sensor (CP#02);
      • Ambient light sensor (CP#03).
    • Industry-standard 1-wire and single-wire sensors*:
      • Temperature sensors;
      • Humidity Sensors;
    • Voltage and current (4-20mA) analog inputs*;
    • Direct digital and optoisolated inputs*.
  • Control of loads via solid-state and mechanical relays*.
  • Configuration:
    • Configuration of basic network settings via DS Manager utility;
    • Full configuration via web interface. The user can configure:
      • Sensor Hub layout (what Tibbits are plugged into what slots);
      • Externally connected Bus Probes, Cable Probes, and 1-wire/single-wire sensors;
      • Green (good), Yellow (pre-alert), and Red (alert) zones for sensor values with selectable actions for such zones;
      • Host access list (what IP hosts have access to the device);
      • SMTP server settings;
      • SMS messages and settings.
  • Monitoring:
    • Via SNMP protocol (versions V1, and V2c);
    • AggreGate Server;
    • Export of sensor values as XML or JSON file via HTTP protocol.
  • Notifications:
    • Via email (SMTP);
    • Via SMS messages* (requires a valid SIM card);
    • Via relay outputs*.
  • Status indication:
    • Using LEDs;
    • On an LCD (when present).
  • 12V or 24V power*; Optional PoE power*.
  • Open-source firmware (Tibbo C application).

* This feature requires additional Tibbits to be installed in the Sensor Hub (TPS device).

Open-source Sensor Hub Application

The Sensor Hub firmware is open-source! It is written in Tibbo C, using a development software called Tibbo IDE (TIDE). It is but one of the applications we published with full source codes.

Feel free to modify or borrow from the Sensor Hub app in any way you please. Anything is possible — from a simple logo replacement to a deeper rework of features. Chop the code up, slice it and dice it, put it back together, or turn it into something else entirely. Have no time or desire to write your own code? Contract Tibbo to do this for you!

To visit the Sensor Hub project page click here.