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Deploying Silvanet devices

After setting up the planned locations of all components in the Site Management app, assigned users can begin the deployment of the Silvanet devices in the forest. The Silvanet Deployment app installed on a Smartphone is used to deploy the Silvanet devices.

We recommend deploying Silvanet devices in the following order:

  1. Deploy the Border Gateway.

  2. Deploy the Mesh Gateways.

  3. Deploy the sensors.


Besides routine precautions when entering a forest, make sure your smartphone's battery is fully charged. We recommend bringing a powerbank.


When installing the devices, always work in teams of at least two people when walking through the forest to locate the planned GPS coordinates of the devices and while using ladders to install devices on trees. Ensure the ladder is safely leaned against the tree and is stable. Have a helper securely hold the ladder.


All devices (sensors and gateways) must be installed at a correct height, which is at least 3 m above the forest floor. They also need to face in a southerly direction for maximum irradiation on the solar panels.

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