SDI-12 Sensor Translator ManufacturersAlthough SDI-12 is a cryptic hardware and software protocol, it is still a widely used standard interface between environmental sensors and data loggers. Sensor vendors have had the difficult and costly burden of creating their own SDI-12 solutions from scratch. Because of the many eccentricities of the SDI-12 protocol, it is a difficult task to create a truly compliant SDI-12 sensor interface. SDI-12 sensor translator powers the sensor, and samples it with a high resolution ADC when it receives a measurement command from an SDI compliant data logger. The SDI-12 Sensor Translator handles all of the communication, and power down features of the SDI-12 protocol.
- Vegetronix - Vegetronix specializes in low cost soil moisture sensor probes, grow lights, data logers, and SDI-12 protocol translators, and irrigation systems and solutions. Their moisture sensor probes are sensitive and accurate enough to be used in research grade instrumentation, but because of their extreme low cost they can be deployed on a massive scale in irrigation systems.