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These are the system and technical specifications of MICO, proprietary electronics developed by Flux to monitor, learn, control and optimize processes. It is patent-pending cost-efficient PCB (printed circuit board); containing a CPU with firmware and platform technology that paves the way for fully automated applications.
Any transducer which converts any physical phenomenon to an electrical property (a sensor) can be connected to any of MICO’s Universal Analog I/O ports. Electrical properties can be electrical currents, electrical potential (V), electrical resistance/conductivity, electrical capacitance etc. The hardware behavior can be changed internally by the MCU or any dedicated programming device or externally by a command applied to any of the its communication channels. MICO’s built with several other physical information outlets, so any other standard and non-standard transducers or devices can be connected to an MICO to inform or enhance a process. These channels include and are not limited to USB ports for connecting of cameras for imaging processing, audio devices or any other USB-enabled transducer or device. Multiple MICOs deployed in the field can be connected in a mesh network to extend communication range and share data.
MICO includes a powerful CPU (running OpenWRT) to perform complicated and resource-consuming tasks such as: smart processing which is used to enhance the MICO sensing capabilities and behavior modes, a cyber security layer to protect the information coming into and from the device from unauthorized entities, a management layer which can be used to centralize behavior control. This CPU stores MICO’s functions, information connected to it. The hardware includes power regulators and management circuitry so any power source can power the unit.
The MICO device includes general purpose input and output ports which can be used to control auxiliary devices. This can include dynamic conditioning, controlling environment regulating apparatuses such as air conditioning, lighting, temperature etc., activating or deactivating man-machine interfaces apparatuses such as audio-visual devices, and more. MICO has been built to be flexible and synchronize any changes to build its behavior and personality.
Note: MICO CPU firmware configuration is open for developers or OEM partners only.
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