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Enabling better global research outcomes in soil, plant & environmental monitoring.


The SNiP-AWS5 is a 'Sensor Node Integrated Package' for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time ambient temperature, humidity sensor, atmospheric pressure, wind direction and wind speed for continuous environmental monitoring.

SNiP-AWS5 Package:

The base SNiP-AWS5 package integrates 1x MFR-NODE and 1x AWS500 to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements.

The AWS500 measures air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed, with high precision, fast response time and configurable wind speed and direction sampling periods.

This SNiP also includes:

  • a sensor mounting bracket;
  • 1x 6.5Ah rechargeable li-ion battery;
  • 1x 10W Solar Panel; and
  • 1x SPLM7 mounting system for node and solar panel.


See Further Specifications on the MFR-NODE
See Further Specifications on the AWS500 Automatic Weather Station

The modular nature of ICT International SNiPs allows for SNiP-AWS5 to be extended with added sensors to measure rainfall and solar radiation. These or other further parameters can be added to the SNiP, without requiring loggers to match each distinct sensor, substantially reducing the cost of getting a fuller picture on the application.


The Multifunction Research Node has been designed to provide flexible communication, sensor and power options.

The MFR-NODE supports SDI-12 and 4 x dry contact digital inputs as well as optionally 2x differential / 4x single ended analogue inputs. The MFR-NODE supports sensors with higher power requirements; a solar panel can charge either the internal lithium-ion battery or both the node and sensor can be powered by an external 12V system (e.g. battery or mains source). Optional CAT-M1 provide an option for remote installation and in areas outside the range existing LoRaWAN networks. The optional multiconstellation GNSS ensures you won’t lose track of your device. The MFR-NODE has an onboard 8GB SD Card to provide data logging capabilities and full data redundancy in the event of temporary loss of communications or dropped packets – ideal for research applications.

  • LoRaWAN™ low-power long-range connectivity
  • 8GB SD Card for data storage
  • Supporting SDI-12, 2 x 32-bit dry-contact counting digital inputs.
  • Optional 24-bit ADC for 2x differential / 4x single ended sensor.
  • Optional CAT-M1
  • Solar rechargeable Lithium-ion or external 12V power options
  • Optional Multi-constellation GNSS
  • External solar/battery input: 12-32V DC.


AWS500 Automatic Weather Station Sensor Specifications

Measuring Range Resolution Accuracy Measuring Principle
Temperature -40°C to +60°C 0.1°C ± 0.3°C Platinum Resistance
Relative Humidity 0% to 100% Rh 0.1% Rh ± 2% Rh Capacitance
Pressure 10 to 1300 hPa 0.1 hPa ± 1 hPa Silicon Piezoresistive
Wind Direction 0 to 360° ± 3° Ultrasonic
Wind Speed 0 to 60 m/s 0.1 m/s ±0.3m/s or ±3% Ultrasonic
Reliability Mean Time between failures (MTBF), design value 85000h
Power Supply 9 to 30Volts DC
Output SDI-12
Operating Voltage 9V to 30VDC
Operating Temperature -40°C to +60°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 100% Rh