How to start using the 30MHz platform

Welcome to the 30MHz platform!  This guide will help you start using the platform with success. We will take you through to the basics of the platform. 

This article contains: 

1. Activate your account and log into the 30MHz platform
2. Install your 30MHz sensors
3. Create your first dashboard
4. Weather Data & GDH
5. Communicate about your data 
6. Manage your account 
7. How 30MHz is organized 

1. Activate your account and log into the 30MHz platform

To use the 30MHz platform, you first need to activate your account and log into the 30MHz platform

Of course, before we can make use of the platform, we do need to have some data. Data can come from 30MHz sensors, 3rd party sensors, or API integrations (e.g. Climate Computer data). Start with the installation when you have 30MHz sensors. 

2. Install your 30MHz sensors

One way of collecting data is to use 30MHz sensors. 30MHz sensors measure their environment every minute and send the data through a wireless network to the 30MHz gateway. The 30MHz gateway is connected to the ethernet of the location or with a 3G network. Repeaters can be placed to expand the network that the gateway has created. Take the following steps to install your 30MHz hardware.  

Best practices: 

  • While installing the sensors, check the Sensors page to see if the sensors are online. If the sensor is online, realtime data will be shown as status on the Sensors page. 
  • On the Sensors page, you are able to see the Online % of the sensor calculated from the last hour. You should optimize your network range if a sensor online percentage is underneath 98%. Is your online percentage above 98%? Amazing! You are ready to measure. 

3. Create your first dashboard

Now we have some data in the platform, we can start visualizing this into dashboards. The dashboards are visible for every user that is part of a user in the organisation. Use different types of widgets to get the most out of your data. 



  • It is possible to change the order of the widgets within the dashboards. Just grab and drag a widget to the preferred spot. 
  • Click on the widget to get a bigger overview from the data. Here you can explore and analyze deeper into your data. 

4. Weather Data & GDH

The 30MHZ platform also has Weather Data and Growing Degree Units for you to use.

Weather data

We work together with Meteomatics to provide you with a virtual weather station per location. If you provide the coördinates of a location, we will give the weather data for the next 10 days.

When added, the weather data will appear on the Sensors page as another sensor. You can find it by searching for Meteomatics in the search bar, or by selecting Weather Data as the sensor type on the left side of the screen. Weather data includes parameters such as wind speed, relative humidity, temperature, air pressure and more!

For more information about the weather data, you can read this article.

Growing Degree Unit Widget

Growing degree units already is a proven concept. What is new, however, is that you can now view this metric in real-time on the 30MHz platform. Even if you are in the middle of a crop walk. And you can combine this information with the insights of all your other crop level data.

Growing Degree Units are calculated based on temperature and used to predict the development of plants or insects. This way you can estimate when your crop will be in bloom or assess how pests or your IPM is developing. You basically optimize the timing of your crops or biological pest control.

You can add a Growing Degree Unit Widget to your dashboard the same way as other widgets.

For more information about the Growing Degree Unit Widget and how to use it, you can read this article.

5. Communicate about your data 

Add value to your data by adding your knowledge with placing comments. Or request knowledge from your colleague by adding him/her to the conversation by using @Mentions


Do you want to bring a user outside of your organisation to the conversation? Or are you working with a project group and want to bring sensors from multiple organisations together? Just create a group! Share your sensors, add users, and start the conversation within the group. 

6. Manage your account 

There are two things to manage within your organisation: data and users with their roles/permissions. An owner can manage this. An owner? Yes! There are 3 different types of roles that you can have as a user: owners, editors, and followers. 

Manage your data with tags and other filter options

At every search field within the platform, you can use sensor filters to search efficiently. Use tags, sensor name, and sensor type to filter the right sensor. The different sensor types are visible at the sensor page at the left sidebar. A sensor type is the kind of sensor, e.g. Temperature and Humidity, CO2, or PAR. 

Create tags to group sensors within the organisation. Many of our customers use them to group sensors by department or location. 

7. How 30MHz is organized 

As a user, you can be invited to an organisation (or multiple organisations) and to a group (or multiple groups). Organisations can have multiple locations but have at least one location. The data will be collected per location, but visible and visualized through dashboards within the organisation. This means that the data is visible for all the users in the organisation. 

Groups is a private environment for users within the group. This can be created outside an organisation. Groups can be created with users and data from different organisations. 



Now you know the basics of the 30MHz platform. Good luck!