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Seneye help Sea Life sanctuary monitor their aquatics systems and water, using RangeXD's WiBE

Having evaluated alternative options, only RangeXD’s WiBE delivered the broadband performance we required, in this challenging location

BATH & NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM, 17th February 2015: On a dark day in December 2013, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary was the victim of a huge tidal surge that swept along the East Coast of the United Kingdom. Sea water rushed into Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, destroying habitats and stopping life support systems for more than 2,500 creatures. At the height of surge tides the sanctuary was left submerged under almost one metre of water.

The aquatic residents were saved by Sea Life staff and volunteers who worked through the following days sending livestock to temporary accommodation across England. Once empty the task of rebuilding started and the centre stayed closed for ten months as every display was stripped out and completely refurbished. This £3,000,000 project has culminated in a brand new Sea Life Sanctuary, which opened its doors on October 16th 2014. Sea Life is part of the growing Merlin entertainments group which has 100 attractions in 22 countries.

During renovations Sea Life became aware that there was an opportunity for improved monitoring of the aquatic systems and water. Seneye a small but fast growing UK start up came to the attention of the Sea Life team whose products are widely used in the domestic aquarium market. Seneye produce a small optical USB sensor that allow temperature, ammonia, pH, light and water level to be data logged. These small Seneye devices connect to the Seneye cloud where users can see history and alert can be sent worldwide. It allows 24 / 7 monitoring and alarms for all aquarists which gives them a real peace of mind.

“Getting stability in a new aquarium is paramount to the health of its inhabitants and no easy task. This can prove a real headache when you have 25 new aquariums and filters to setup!” said Matt Stevenson Managing Director at Seneye. Matt added “Our unique system allows for accurate data logging and real time alerts if potential issues arise.”

Specifying that any IT system should be totally standalone and not connected to the Sea Life network also meant a challenge for Seneye’s Head of Engineering; John Wright. “The challenge of connecting the sensor systems to the internet was not going to be easy; the centre is located at a beach front location with poor phone signal strength. Having evaluated alternative options, only RangeXD’s WiBE delivered the broadband performance we required, in this challenging location.”

Dr. Andrew Fox, the Chief Executive Officer of RangeXD Ltd said, “We are delighted that Seneye selected WiBE for such a key element of their unique monitoring solution. The revolutionary, patented antenna technology used in WiBE, was specifically designed by us, to improve performance in locations with poor signal strength, such as Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.”

The Seneye system, incorporating WiBE, is now installed fully working and providing real time information to the staff even when they are off site.

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About RangeXD

RangeXD design and manufacture an innovative portfolio of mobile broadband products, which both extend network coverage and increase data speeds. The initial portfolio of four products, WiBE, WiBE Extreme, WiBE Enterprise and WiBE Marine, incorporates revolutionary, patented antenna technology that boosts performance without the need for special alignment to the mobile network.

Although RangeXD is a new company, our parent company has been trading for over 10 years. BBC Click first reviewed WiBE’s revolutionary antenna technology in August 2010.

For more information on RangeXD:

twitter: @RangeXD

RangeXD Contact:
Peter Ford
phone: +44 (0) 1454 806 568

About Seneye

Seneye design and manufacture unique low cost water sensing equipment that uses their patented optical technology. The revolutionary Seneye water monitoring device helps you understand what is happening inside your aquarium or pond.

The Seneye cloud website continuously tracks the changes in deadly water parameters in unprecedented detail; alerting you to the problems before they upset the fish.

Thousands of people are already using the award winning Seneye home, pond or reef to protect their prized fish and coral.

For more information on Seneye:

twitter: @seneye_aquatics

Seneye Contact:
Matt Stevenson
phone: +44 (0) 1223 91 1075