Atom Design and Innovation (Pty) Ltd was established in 2021. It is based in South Africa with an office in Paarl. The team consists of highly skilled and experienced engineers in the IOT industry. This company was established to design, manufacture and service existing IOT devices. The mission of this company is to build community networks by utilising the Helium network and combining this with existing devices via the LoRa network.
Most of our existing devices are shipped and used within South Africa. We have also shipped devices to Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. We have an excellent understanding of the needs for the African market.
Our main product areas are in IoT modules, LoRa gateways and node devices. We have over 30 IoT related products currently in active production. We are busy prototyping our own Full Hotspot and our device will be called the Proton Hotspot Miner. The main features of the Proton can be viewed below. The Proton Hotspot Miner is a brand new, high-performance, ready-to-use LoRaWAN indoor gateway powered by the Helium LongFi™ Network. Helium provides miles of wireless network coverage and data transmission capacity for LoRaWAN devices.
The key features of the Proton gateway will be discussed in detail.
In the future we will also be investigating a solar solution for the Proton Hotspot Miner to target rural areas who can benefit from IoT devices. In some cases, mining will not be possible, due to power and/or access to internet constraints. In these cases, we will be able to provide these communities with a hotspot, purely to capture and transfer data from IoT devices. See below an example of our first prototype being used at a school in Paarl to provide a safety network by combining the hotspot with panic buttons to notify first responders.
The forecast for production is as follow:
October 2021 – 10 x Proton Hotspot Miner
November 2021 – 20 x Proton Hotspot Miner
December 2021 – 50 x Proton Hotspot Miner
January 2022 – 100 x Proton Hotspot Miner
February 2022 – 500 x Proton Hotspot Miner
The MOQ supply of Hotspots will be revised during this process as we finalise the design, procurement of components and suppliers.
|2||USB (host)||2 x USB 2.0 ports|
|1||USB (OTG)||Single USB 2.0 on-the-go port|
|1||HDMI||Single HDMI interfaces, at resolutions up to 4K|
|1||Camera||Single MIPI CSI-2 camera interfaces|
|1||Ethernet||One Ethernet interface|
|Processor||Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz|
|Memory||2GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM|
|Storage||32GB eMMC Flash memory|
|Video||H.265 (HEVC) (up to 4Kp60 decode), H.264 (up to 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)|
|Graphics||OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.0|
|WiFi||2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, BLE|
|LoRaWAN||LoRaWAN gateway based on LoRa Concentrator Semtech SX1302|
|RTC||Real-time clock with backup battery|
|Plugin||Plugin interface surfacing GPIOs and serial communication (I2C, SPI)|
|WM1302 (LoRa Gateway)||Certified with CE, FCC, and TELEC|
|Raspberry PI CM4||TBD|
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