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The Advanced Remote Data-Acquisition unit (arQ) is a low power device that can store, record, acquire, and process data gathered from various sensors, including but not limited to air pressure, air temperature, air humidity, wind speed and direction, rain amount, rain duration, rain intensity among others.  The device gathers data automatically without human intervention while data transmission is done through the use of GSM/GPRS and/or Satellite. With proper configuration, the said device can also be used in other applications depending on the type of sensor to be integrated. It can also be used to control other remote electronic devices or systems. The arQ is used for all derivative stations deployed by DOST-ASTI.

Its features include:
  • GSM/GPRS based data transfer
  • Fully configurable to accept different sensor types
  • On-board volatile memory capable of storing approximately one (1) year amount of data
  • Lightweight and compact
  • USB connection for serial interface to PC
  • IP67 rated for outdoor use
  • Very low power consumption
  • Redundant power scheme, equipped with primary and secondary power system
  • Built-in two (2) independent high-capacity rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery
  • Optimized for external solar power supply, equipped with MPPT charge controller
  • Over-the-air programming capable for remote firmware upgrades



About Us

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541