Senceive Extends its Sensor Interface Range with a Wire-Free, Solar-Powered Solution for In-Place-Inclinometers

12th September 2019 – London-based engineering company and the leading provider of wireless monitoring solutions, Senceive Ltd, has announced an addition to its sensor interface range with a wire free, solar powered, easy to deploy gateway solution for In-Place-Inclinometers (IPI), which are used to detect lateral geotechnical and structural displacement profiles; providing easy connectivity to  precise and reliable remote monitoring for earthworks.

Working alongside the geotechnical monitoring instrument supplier, Soil Instruments, the IPI gateway interface, or host, has been created to facilitate wire and mains power free connectivity to IPIs and other remote sensors with higher power requirements. This allows easy deployment of their Smart IPIs for vertical borehole applications in difficult to access locations with no mains power and can be left for days/months/years sending data through the GSM network. Soil Instruments IPI’s are light weight and have a modular design that provides the flexibility to suit multiple applications including; embankments, cuttings, excavations, tunnels and more.

Installed into a borehole or inside a concrete or metal void former with standard inclinometer casing, it simply plugs into the Senceive solar powered gateway interface at the top of the borehole, measures lateral movements on an adjustable but frequent basis and the data is transmitted  through the cellular network to be viewed securely anywhere around the globe, remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With no maintenance or external mains power required it eliminates the need for on-site visits whilst still allowing for configuration and reporting rates to be changed remotely on any tablet, smart phone or computer.

Senceive’s latest IPI interface offering can also be integrated into its other existing Intelligent Monitoring Solutions (IMS), which provides a comprehensive solution to earthworks monitoring gathering data from a variety of wireless sensors to create a complete picture of the natural structure, without external power or communications infrastructure.

Commenting on the exciting new innovation, Senceive CEO, Graham Smith, said: “The past year has been incredibly significant for Senceive as the business continues to grow at 80% p/a across the world and developing new products and solutions is critical in remaining the global market leader in wireless RCM solutions. Our latest IPI interface solution has been developed to provide a powerful but cost-effective way to remotely monitor subsurface movements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using existing market-available IPI sensors. The launch of this product shows our commitment and dedication to helping partners and clients develop easy to deploy wire and mains power free solutions for their own branded sensors.

Smith continues: “As a business we are continuing to adapt our technology to be the very best in the industry. Over 40% of Senceive’s team is dedicated to Research and Development to ensure we are continuously delivering value with our leading-edge wireless monitoring systems. We have several further significant product launches in the next 3- 6 months, that will reinforce our position as the pre-eminent company for innovations that support our civil engineer clients make better decisions on their geo-technical and structural assets.”

To see how the IPI works, you can find an animated explainer video here.

About Senceive
Founded in 2005, Senceive is a spin-out from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at UCL. Its wireless monitoring solutions are widely used across the rail and construction industries to provide powerful monitoring solutions for applications such as earthworks, bridges, walls, tunnels, buildings and structures. The company’s innovative long-life, practical wireless solutions are robust and easy to deploy, ensuring Senceive offerings remain above the crowd and enabling clients to make better short and long-term decisions about their assets. Senceive is based out of offices in Fulham, South West London and currently employs 50 people.