MicroPower 2.0 Solar Wireless Surveillance

By Ethan Ace, Published May 13, 2013, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

When we first looked at MicroPower's solar surveillance system in 2010, key limitations existed, making widespread use challenging. However, late last year, a second generation was released to overcome limitations found in field deployments. In this note, we look at what changes have been made, which limitations still exist, and the future prospects for MicroPower's Helios compared to rival wireless solar surveillance offerings.

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Comments (2)

Just called their sales line and the message said, "we ceased operations".

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Yes, they weren't generating enough from solar to keep the "lights on".

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