Is the Pollen Sensor Wireless?

While we recommend a data cable going directly from the device to a router, for some customers that has not been practical. They were able to get their airborne particulate data by connecting their pollen monitor to a wireless bridge.

We won’t recommend or endorse a wireless bridge that may be required for your application, but here is one that at least indicates the kind of device you’ll need to source. Try this one for long-range needs.

If you want to try making an LTE/mobile bridge connection, a device like this or this may work. Like the prior suggestions, these remain untested in our application and you’ll need to look to your own technicians for support connecting to the internet.

There are many variables so a specific answer cannot be provided regarding data exchange, but 25-48kbps (about 3 gigabit/month) is a working ballpark range to consider as you look to connecting a pollen sensor to a network.

Power-over-ethernet (PoE) is NOT supported.

Essentially these turn the pollen sensor into a wireless device, so you’ll need to have a wireless router for it to talk to. Also note that you’ll need to plug this device or one like it into a household power supply, and don’t forget to get a product rated for exposure to the outdoors if that applies!