Communication within the H2O-Smartrek™ system is orchestrated by the long-range gateway.
All information and measurements gathered by the different sensors are transmitted to the gateway. It then prioritizes the speed and order in which to send the information via the wireless network.
In networking terms, the gateway represents the network's parent node and is a primary element. It is generally installed in the main part of the sugarhouse. The gateway will then receive radio transmissions from nearby sensors and transmit them to your tablet via Bluetooth.
This system is completely autonomous and does not require an internet connexion, nor a Wi-Fi or cellular network at the sugarhouse.