All the equipment is up and running at the ASABE Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. We experienced the usual conference equipment and software hiccups, but Andrew, Troy, and François worked it all out. Everything is up and running as planned and the GaugeCam booth is experiencing a continuous flow of interested conference attendees.
GaugeCam’s demonstrates technologies developed to measure water levels in the wild for the BAE lab at North Carolina State University. We show live images arriving at the GaugeCam booth from a solar powered, cell-phone equipped Colorado Video camera of a water scene in a coastal North Carolina marsh. The results are presented in real-time on the internet as a graph of water levels coupled with archived images. There is a second live demo that features images arriving at a server in the booth from a Microseven camera pointed at a water column in the booth and presented, again, as a graph of the water level measurements coupled with an image archive.
GaugeCam’s purpose at this conference is to present technology that retrieves images and sensor data from remote sites, presents both raw and processed data automatically on the web and allows the user to control motors, weirs, lights, and other actuators either manually or based on sensor conditions and user specified logic via the internet. The feedback we receive from conference attendees will help us refine our current commercial offerings, identify consulting opportunities, and possible even identify new product offerings.
Still to come: Troy will present the results of the NCSU research based on data gathered with GaugeCam equipment.