Savanah (GA, USA), February 2016. Biogents introduced the newly developed BG-Counter at the yearly meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association, AMCA. The device is used in combination with the BG-Sentinel from Biogents, a trap widely used by professionals for the monitoring and surveillance of mosquitoes.
The BG-Counter automatically differentiates mosquitoes from insects of other forms and sizes entering the trap, it counts them, and wirelessly transmits the results to a cloud server for further processing.
Mosquito control specialists and researchers will therefore now be able to follow and compare the dynamics of mosquito populations, they can see if control campaigns were successful and can compare the effect of different methods during scientific studies, in real time.
The next step in the development of the BG-Counter is to expand its capabilities to identify and differentiate mosquito genera and species of special importance, and to facilitate its integration into larger sensor and data analysis networks, i.e. the REMOSIS project.
Click here to download the poster on the BG-Counter that was presented at the conference: Geier et al. (2016) A smart Internet of Things (loT) device for monitoring mosquito trap counts in the field while drinking coffee at your desk. Poster p-32 at the AMCA 82nd Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, USA.