Specification of software

  • multilanguage – commands in multiple language
  • working regime – that SMS Scales reply on any or just specific phone numbers
  • adding users by SMS
  • adding users by call
  • balance check by SMS
  • device always available or in "sleep" mode
  • adding basic parameters by SMS
  • notifications – SMS Scales answers to beekeeper commands
  • taring and weighing – by SMS or hand display
  • adding extensions – that SMS Scales measure only honey yield
  • NET info – that beekeeper receives SMS for reaching wanted weight
  • battery status - receives SMS for low battery
  • protecting apiary from theft with appropriate sensors
  • temperature and humidity measurement  with appropriate sensors
  • sudden weight loss warning
  • GSM positioing service – gives position of SMS Scales on Gogle maps or Google Earth
  • e-mail, FTP – receiving informations by e-mail or FTP
  • lever - for better insight in morning foraging
  • SMS Scales protection – safe way to protect you SMS Scales from theft
  • the possibility of reading data in the apiary using bluetooth

Concept

Every successful product, beside a good and rationally devised hardware approach, demands the same amount of knowledge when it comes to devising software i.e. firmware which will govern the hardware. Software and hardware are the two sides of the coin which in a symbiotic way draw from one another the maximum and in that way exist, because hardware without software or the other way round means nothing.

In that sense, we paid close attention that the software is both as simple as possible with easy to understand functions and complex enough to deal with any situation which may occur either from mishandling by the user or as a consequence of imperfect technology.

The functions provided to the user are simple to set up ad use. The complete set up is done via SMS message which makes the programming easier.

Even though we consider the software to be well worked out, it is for the users to say the final judgment.