IOT Smart City Sensors

The arcHUB is a product of the Active Reactor Company Pty Ltd located in Melbourne, Australia.  The arcHUB comprises a range of Smart City devices which measure and communicate asset utilisation and environmental data that can be utilised to enhance decision making in the urban and regional contexts

The arcHUB range is designed to be sufficiently low in cost, self-powering, easy to install and have networking connectivity so that the devices can be located in multiple locations to gather and disseminate the measured data.

The arc HUB is very cost effective for high-density data capture including air quality, temperature, light levels, water levels, movement and other physical quantities using Client approved sensors. The arcHUB can handle multiple quantities simultaneously and transmit the data at intervals as required by the Client

Solar Powered Wireless IOT Sensor Networks

The arcHUB body is made from tough plastic, it is rated IP65 and is fixed to a pole (or any structure).

The unit is self-powered by using solar cells, rechargeable batteries and battery management hardware to maximise battery charging, output and life.

The unit is easy to install by a non skilled tradesperson. It does not require an electrician for its installation.

IOT Solutions For City & Regional Applications

detect and measure a variety of parameters

The arc HUB can measure, via a variety of internal and external sensors, the following parameters:

Air Quality Sensor and Monitoring

Air Quality that indicate particle quantities and smoke effects to help protect the health, wellbeing and safety of exposed community areas and their occupants

Outdoor Light Level Sensor

Light levels that can detect under performance of LED streetlights due to non compliance with manufacturers’ claims, LED failures or the need to clean the light. Day time light levels can also be measured

Motion Detector Movement Sensor

Movement of people that can be used to better plan the maintenance and location of public assets such as park barbeques or to detect unauthorised activity


Local Temperature, Humidity & Barometric Pressure in the vicinity of the arcHUB

Water Level Sensor

Water levels in drains and water retention tanks to better protect residents and businesses against impending flooding

Wind Sensor

Wind sensor to measure local wind strength

Shock Impact Sensor

Shock sensor to asses usage of amenities such as basketball boards

Noise Level Sensor

Noise sensor that can be left in place as part of or separate to a main arcHUB unit with air quality capabilities

In addition client-approved sensors relating to wind speed, carbon monoxide, and noise are being investigated for their potential integration into the arc HUB system.

Wireless Sensor Networks

completely wireless data transmission

The arcHUB has on board hardware and software to support narrow band wireless communications using cellular mobile technology. Subscription based convenient access is provided via a customer’s mobile device, App or program means using an Applications Programming Interface (API). Data can be extracted from the web portal and put into specific internal systems or databases with no restrictions on data accessibility.

The arcHUB specialised IOT (internet of things) operating system and customised software has flexible communications capability, is cost efficient, is easy to program and use, has low power consumption, and can concurrently manage multiple devices. The arcHUB addresses the challenges of the conventional approach to sensors that is based on operating systems requiring specialist programming skills, high unit costs, high power consumption and sophisticated middle ware requirements.

Sensors for Air Quality, Noise, Weather & People Detection

a variety of internal and external sensors

The arcHUB itself has light detection and temperature measuring sensors built in. A fully integrated air quality sensor is also available in the arcHUB housing.

Peripheral arcHUB sensors encapsulated into communications devices are available that enable:

People traffic detection, Water level detection, Asset usage detection

In addition client approved sensors for measuring various gases (carbon monoxide) and noise are being developed for their inclusion into the arcHUB range of smart devices.

Sensors can communicate with a nearby arcHUB via 915 MHz short range ISM band transceivers or can independently communicate data via narrow band wireless communications using cellular mobile technology depending on the specific customer needs. Alternatively, the data can be communicated to the customer’s specific communications network.