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


The SNiP-SPT is a 'Sensor Node Integrated Package' for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time water levels and temperature measurements for continuous environmental water level monitoring.


The base SNiP-SPT integrates 1x S-NODE and 1x Stevens SmartPT Sensor to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements. The S-NODE can support an added 3x Sensors. The Stevens SmartPT Sensor has been designed to measure water level and temperature.


See Further Specifications on the S-NODE
See Further Specifications on the Stevens SmartPT Sensor

A corrosion-resistant stainless steel housing and potted electronics make Smart PT extremely durable and long lasting for submersible water applications.

Smart PT is available with a vented or absolute pressure sensing module. Both versions come equipped with user specified length of cable. The vent tube provides an atmospheric reference which compensates for variations in barometric pressure. In addition to programmable corrections for local variations in Earth’s gravitational field, Smart PT also compensates automatically for the water temperature-density dependency.

Every Smart PT provides both SDI-12 and RS-485 digital interfaces. Compatible with existing power and data logging instruments, the sensor can easily be deployed for data collection at remote monitoring sites.

Unique Abilities

  • Average and standard deviation outputs on up to 3600 autosampled data points over configurable time window. Data is stored until requested using the M2 command.
  • Crest gauge function automatically captures minimum and maximum level and number of seconds since the event.
  • Smart autosampling can provide smoothing and oversampling.
  • Custom offsets.
  • Environmental corrections for local gravitational field and changes in fluid density due to temperature.


The S-NODE (for Environmental Monitoring) has been designed to support the broad suite of SDI-12 based environmental sensors. The S-NODE can support 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).

A decoder suitable for TTN will be provided based upon sensor configuration.

  • LoRaWAN™ low-power long-range connectivity
  • Supports the full range of SDI-12 commands, and sensors requiring constant excitation.
  • Optional CAT-M1
  • Solar rechargeable Lithium-ion or external 12V power options
  • Optional Multi-constellation GNSS
  • AS923, AU915 and US915 available, with other region plans available upon request.
  • Standard IP65 enclosure, optional IP67


Stevens SmartPT

Smart SDI-12 / RS-485 Pressure, Temperature, and Digital Crest Gauge Sensor.

Stevens’ Smart PT is a ceramic membrane pressure and temperature sensor that delivers accurate results for a wide range of fluid level measurement applications. In addition to simple instantaneous measurements, this smart sensor features the ability to capture peak crest levels, and to automatically sample and report basic statistics on a configurable time interval.


  • < ± 0.1% full scale accuracy
  • Aluminium oxide ceramic membrane
  • Digital output (SDI-12 / RS485)
  • Depth scales available from 2 meters (6.6 feet) up to 200 meters (660 feet)
  • Rugged housing and fully potted electronics – no risk of leaking
  • Compact size
  • Not damaged by freezing water
  • Vented or non-vented cable, user specified length
  • Direct pipe connection option
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightning protection
  • Overpressure tolerant
Supply voltage 6 – 28 VDC (12 VDC typical)
Current consumption Average, SDI-12, one measurement per minute: 0.9 mA
Average, RS-485, one measurement per minute: 1.5 mA
Peak current, during response to host: 30 mA
Output SDI-12 (Version 1.4) and RS-485
Selectable output: Pressure in bar, kPa, psi or water depth in m, cm, ft.
Temperature in °C or °F
Operating temperature -20°C to 80°C (-4°F to 176°F)
Storage temperature -40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)
Pressure accuracy ± 0.1% of full scale
Temperature accuracy ± 0.25°C (0.45°F)
Wiring Red: 6 – 28 Vdc, Black: GROUND, Blue: SDI-12, White: RS-485 A/+, Green: RS-485 B/-
Cable High durability polyurethane (26 AWG)
Pipe threading M14-1
Dimensions 86.4 mm x 22.1 mm (3.4 in x 0.9 in)
Body material 316L Stainless Steel
Weight Probe: 120 g (4.23 oz.)
Cable: 40 g per m (0.43 oz. per ft)