Environmental Monitoring in the city of Trento
This experiments aims at monitoring some relevant environmental parameters (temperature, humidity, noise level, lightning, pressure) in different locations of the city of Trento in order to compare variations of conditions inside the same city (from hill, to suburbs and the center) enabling analysis (such as baselining and trending) of these parameters in different city areas.
This experiment is the first test of the usage of SIRIS/LoRa infrastructure of Low Power and Long Range Networks. LoRa networking technology is an enablers for new IoT services in a Smart City context. For specific use cases of a Smart City, LoRa has specific advantages in comparison with alternative communication technologies (like mobile or WiFi), such as longer range and deep indoor coverage, optimization for low power consumption and long lifetime for battery-powered devices, independence from service operators (since it can be autonomously deployed with minimal requirements and low costs of infrastructure), especially suited for public services in a Smart City context when operating on unlicensed frequencies.
SIRIS/loRa network can support different Smart City services such as environment monitoring, smart parking, traffic sensors and control, infrastructure (water, gas, etc) metering and monitoring, waste management.
Based on the infrastructure deployed in the Trento with SIRIS/LoRa, a first environmental monitoring service has been developed and deployed for this municipality.
SIRIS/LoRa network is composed by a set of environmental monitoring stations deployed in different locations of Trento municipality that communicate, via LoRa Network technology, with a set of distributed IoT Gateways capable to collect and process data sensed by sensing stations.
Data collected and managed by IoT Gateways is conveyed via Internet connectivity towards an IoT Broker (SIRIS/Raptorbox) where data is consolidated, public visualizations made available and collected data made available as Open Data for third parties analysis via public APIs.
Both sensing stations and IoT gateways are low cost devices built using open hardware and open software solutions. This ease future extension/replication of current network deployment and the possibility to extend experimentation to additional relevant Smart City use cases.
An online monitoring dashboard is also made publicly available at the following URL:
This is a web page where collected data is presented in real-time on a map and on some related data graphs.