2: It’s affordable
Even though it uses satellites, HiberHilo is affordable. We purposefully designed the system to be cost-effective.
It doesn’t use a lot of power.
HiberHilo’s default settings are optimised for power efficiency. The system doesn’t beam up data 24/7. Instead, it captures data on your well every 15 minutes, then transmits that data to the satellite once an hour. The rest of the time, the system is dormant (we like to call it “hibernating”).
It captures only the most important data.
HiberHilo doesn’t measure every possible thing happening with your well, which would cost a lot of money. Instead, the system only captures a small amount of data, like the wellhead pressure and temperature, and ignores other factors.
Most satellite connections have a sensor-to-gateway connection limit of about 250 metres, if we’re being generous. Which is pretty impractical, if you’ve got a well that’s 252 metres away from the gateway, and need to hook up another expensive gateway just to get the data you need. HiberHilo gives you a range of 10 kilometres from the gateway, and you can connect as many as 500 sensors to a single gateway. It’s designed to be practical.
Unlike other options on the market, HiberHilo is a subscription-based solution. Which means you pay a monthly price for the service and we lease the equipment out to you, instead of you buying everything up front. This helps spread the costs a bit, but it also means you don’t have to buy equipment that just depreciates in value over the years. All classified as operating expenditure, no CAPEX. So go ahead, give yourself a high five for the balanced P&L sheet. Well done.