Bring back the birdsong
Now wide scale pest control is easier and more affordable
One network, a thousand opportunities
Monitor and control any rural device you can think of
Reach remote areas at low power
Celium communicates over 50 km using minimal power

Are you a council, landowner, rural business or conservationist interested in optimising the way you manage the environment?

Encounter Solutions delivers affordable wireless sensor networks and applications specifically designed to monitor and control devices and assets within rural and remote landscapes.

CELIUM WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Use this affordable technology to connect to your landscape and get the insight you need to manage it better. Celium can work with a myriad of assets and devices.

PEST CONTROL

WILDLIFE MONITORING

CLIMATE STATIONS

BEEHIVES


RECOGNITION

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Encounter Solutions is proud to have been chosen as a finalist of the 2016 NZ Hi-Tech awards for its innovative Celium agritech product. Watch the short video to learn about Celium and how it is going to dramatically reduce the cost of monitoring bait stations and traps in remote locations.


COLLABORATORS

WHY CELIUM IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR RURAL AND REMOTE LANDSCAPES

Radio signals suffer less loss and wrap around hills and obstacles better at lower frequencies. Celium is optimised to operate at 160-MHz in New Zealand and in the Multi-Use Radio Service channels (151 – 154-MHz) in the US. Alternative low power coded wideband or spread spectrum based networks generally operate in higher spectrum ranges such as the unlicensed ISM band of 868-MHz or the 2.4-GHz band.

Additionally, Celium uses market leading, narrowband technology to deliver highly efficient, low data rate communications. This provides several advantages over coded wideband based systems. This combination of narrowband technology and a lower operating frequency means Celium can deliver superior range over systems operating at higher frequencies for the equivalent power consumption. Especially in undulating topography, through dense vegetation and in wet weather conditions.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT

Celium is playing a critical role in recreating a bird paradise in the Hawke’s Bay region, New Zealand.

“In most cases, the cost of labour for pest trapping is 40-70% of the total cost of an operation. Wireless technology will reduce this labour cost by up to 50-80% depending on the control scenario.”

Campbell Leckie - Land Services Manager, Hawkes Bay Regional Council
“Farmers don’t have a lot of time to continually check bait stations and traps so using this technology is going to make a big difference. We’re going to see a bird paradise.”

Bruce Wills - Director, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, former Federated Farmers President