4-Channel Standalone Datalogger & Wireless Sensor Node

Features

  • Works out of the box; no configuration required

  • Plug and play with DurUntash Lab sensors

  • Allows for connecting up to four DurUntash Lab sensors

  • Automatic detection of sensors connected to its ports

  • Dedicated visualization and configuration software for computer-based data logging and monitoring

  • Large data storage capacity  (1,000,000+ records)

  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery; compatible with standard solar chargers and USB power banks

  • Simple communication protocol to interface with third party hardware

  • Rugged wall/pole mount polycarbonate weatherproof enclosure (in black and light gray colors)

  • Long range (LoRa) radio wireless connectivity

  • Can be used to create wireless sensor network in a few hours

  • Firmware can be updated; add more features as becoming available

  • Unique digital device ID

SHINAK 4P-LRD

SHINAK 4P-LRD is a 4-channel readout device for DUL sensors including the APAS T1 soil water content sensor. The SHINAK functions as a standalone datalogger and supports four DUL sensors of any kind. It also works as a wireless sensor node in a wireless sensor network (star topology) and can send data miles away to a gateway. The SHINAK 4P can be used in combination with our SHUSHAN CVI software for easy configuration and computer-based visualization and logging of data. The SHINAK can automatically detect DUL sensors connected to its ports and can be operated out of the box with its default configurations. 

Note: The older SHINAK 4P-USB, SHINAK 4P-B and SHINAK 4P-LR models are no longer available (retired). 

DurUntash Lab 4-channel datalogger, LoRa wireless, moisture monitoring, indoor, outdoor, irrigation
DurUntash Lab 4-channel datalogger, LoRa wireless, moisture monitoring, indoor, outdoor, irrigation
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Set Up a Wireless Sensor Network in Minutes

The SHINAK 4P is equipped with a long range (LoRa) radio that allows them to send sensor data miles away to a gateway. You could use several SHINAK 4P wireless nodes in combination with our ISHTAR 1P-LR single-channel wireless sensor nodes to create a wireless sensor network (star topology) with a radius of ~2 km (1.2 mi) line of sight with default radio settings. Data transmitted by the wireless sensor nodes is received by the ISHKUR G-WF LoRa gateway, which can be directly connected to your computer using a USB cable or communicate over WiFi. We have designed the nodes and gateway in a way that you could prepare and configure the whole network in a few hours, and anybody can do it! 

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Plug and Play with DurUntash Sensors

The SHINAK 4P is compatible with all DurUntash sensors. Just plug your sensors into the datalogger and it will take care of the rest! The SHINAK automatically detects DurUntash Lab sensors connected to its ports and can be operated out of the box with its default settings. The SHINAK datalogger has an updatable firmware meaning that future sensor models will also be supported with a simple firmware update using the SHUSHAN CVI-Wireless application for Windows.

APAS T1 soil moisture and temperature sensor
HITA E0 EC, TDS and Temperature sensor
INSHU LWS leaf wetness sensor

Rechargeable Battery

The SHINAK 4P is equipped with a rechargeable Li-ion battery that can power the unit for about 12 months (time varies depending on the logging interval,  type and number of sensors) of continuous use with a single charge. Battery voltage is monitored and logged by the data logger as a separate parameter. Any standard charger providing 100 mA @ 5.0 V with micro USB cable type B can be used to recharge the battery. Standard solar chargers with micro USB cable can be plugged into the SHINAK 4P and charge the battery whenever there is a light source. Solar chargers provide much more juice than the data logger consumes at its peak of power usage, so the logger can survive months of low light conditions or cloudy days very easily. Alternatively, any regular or solar powered USB banks can recharge the battery while being used.  

Simple Protocol for Communication with Computer or Raspberry Pi

In applications where data needs to be used by a third party software or hardware, the user can communicate with the SHINAK 4P using simple command lines. Popular single-board computers and microcontroller boards such as the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and Arduino among others, can easily obtain measurements from the SHINAK 4P via its USB port. 

Easy Pole or Wall Mount

The SHINAK 4P comes with all the required hardware accessories that allow it be used in a tabletop configuration or two different wall-mount configurations. Additional hardware (pole mounting brackets) is available upon order to mount the datalogger securely to a pole.

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Dedicated Monitoring and Configuration Software

To give the user the best experience, we have developed a graphical user interface called SHUSHAN CVI to work with the SHINAK 4P. Here are some of the features of the SHUSHAN CVI:

Logging and Monitoring of Soil Moisture, EC & Temperature

The SHUSHAN CVI works together with our SHINAK 4P and DurUntash Lab sensors (e.g. APAS T1 soil water moisture sensor, or HITA E0 electrical conductivity probe) to log and visualize  measurements in real-time. Recorded data are available in text format and can be easily exported to a spreadsheet like Excel.

Configuration Utility

The SHUSHAN CVI can be used to  upload new settings and calibration coefficients into the data logger, and DurUntash Lab sensors.

Software Calibration and Temperature Compensation

 

By default, the SHINAK 4P automatically applies calibration coefficients to sensor readings to compensate for temperature change and to account for the soil type. As an option, the SHUSHAN CVI can be used to apply extra layers of calibration and compensation to measurements in real-time. 

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Applications

Moisture and temperature are recognized as important variables that influence plant productivity in both agricultural and natural ecosystems. Continuous monitoring of soil/substrate moisture is very important in different areas of science and engineering such as hydrology, soil science, geotechnical, ecology, meteorology, agronomy and controlled environment agriculture. Accurate soil moisture measurements are necessary tools in precision irrigation and water management. Substrate temperature is also a useful parameter in monitoring crop growth and can also be used for correcting moisture measurements. Soil moisture measurements can be used by farmers and researchers to determine water deficit and to specify the amount of water needed by plants.

California Proposition 65 Warning

This product may contain chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please go to the proposition 65 warnings website for more information.