There are several different versions of the Wintersense road temperature sensor, with each supporting a different communications network. The instructions below are for the version that supports Wi-Fi.
With our Wi-Fi version you can configure the Wi-Fi network the sensor should connect to, whilst also specifying how often the sensor should sample the road temperature and upload the data it has recorded. The steps involved are detailed below.
The easiest way to configure the sensor before installing it is to use our WinterSetup software. Please click on a link below to download and install the appropriate version for your device.
Simply press the On/Off Button on the side of the sensor. A coloured light will turn on under the Wi-Fi Mode Button when you do so.
The sensor has two modes:
Direct Mode Remote Mode: simply click the Wi-Fi Mode Button. This switch is performed automatically whenever you send configuration settings to the sensor using the WinterSetup application.
Remote Mode Direct Mode: press and hold the Wi-Fi Mode Button for several seconds.
When the sensor is in Direct Mode it produces its own Wi-Fi hotspot, which you can connect to with a smartphone or laptop. Once connected you can use the WinterSetup application to view live data or configure the device for Remote Mode.
Here's how to connect:
In the configuration section of the WinterSetup application you can configure the sensor for Remote Mode.
Here's an example of a completed configuration on the Android version of the WinterSetup software:
With this configuration, as soon as the Switch to Remote Mode button is clicked the sensor will switch to direct mode and look for a Wi-Fi hotspot named: PrettyFlyForAWiFi and authenticate with the password: password1234. It will record the road temperature every 5 minutes (i.e. 300 seconds) and upload its measurements every 30 minutes (i.e. 6 × 300 seconds) to the Server Address. For most deployments Store and Forward and DHCP should be left enabled.
In order for sensor data to reach the wintersense servers the Server Address must be set as follows:
When the sensor is not being deployed it's best to turn it off to conserve battery. Turn it off as follows:
A red light indicates that the sensor is turning off.