6Aug/140

Using The New Notifications Features of the iMonnit Online Software

This tech-tip is meant to give instructions for creating and editing sensor or gateway notifications in the iMonnit online sensor monitoring software. For product documentation and additional help visit www.monnit.com/support.

A few weeks ago, we updated our iMonnit online software to include some new features. Some of the new features have to do with how notifications are created and managed.

Notifications for a single sensor can be created, deleted or edited by clicking the "Notifications" tab in a sensor's detail view.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Notifications can be created, deleted or edited for any sensor or group of sensors by clicking on "Notifications" in the main menu.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

When creating a notification, you will need to select the type of notification to create.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Sensor Reading Notification - Reading notifications are sensor specific (i.e. water sensor = trigger alert when water present, temp sensor = trigger alert when temp is above 70F, etc.). When creating a sensor reading notification, you will need to choose the sensor type you are creating the alert for. The select box will only show sensor types that are currently being used on your sensor network.

Battery Notification - Allows users to define a battery power percentage level that will trigger an alert from the system, warning them to replace batteries.

Inactivity Notification - Set-up “Inactivity” notifications to alert you when your sensors have stopped communicating with the servers. Failure to set up an “Inactivity” notification will result in no email/SMS text being sent should your sensors stop communicating with the servers.

Advanced Notifications - Allows the user to set notifications based on advanced rules, such as comparing past data points with the current one to determine if a notification should be sent.

Existing Notifications - Use notifications that have already been created on your account with the selected sensor.

Notification Settings

This area allows the user to set notification parameters such as naming the notification, customizing the notification message and setting sensor conditions that will trigger the notification.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

People to Notify

The list on the left shows all available users on the account. You can type into the search box to filter large lists of users. Select the user(s) to receive the notification and click the arrow button to add them to the recipient list. By default, email notifications are activated. Clicking the notification delivery method icon toggles them on and off (green is on, grey is off). If the user should receive text message notifications, click on the phone icon to turn it green.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Sent From

Allows you to assign devices (sensors and gateways) that will cause the notification to be sent. When a notification is sent from the system, it will automatically include the device name and the data that caused the notification to be sent. A single notification can be assigned to multiple sensors or gateways. Sensor reading notifications can only be assigned to sensors of the same type. General notifications such as “battery status”, can be assigned to any or all sensors.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

Devices to Notify

If you have a Monnit Control or Notifier A/V device on your network, you will also see a “Devices to Notify” tab. This will allow the notification to interact with these types of devices. Select a device from the list on the left and click the arrow button to add it to the recipient list. Clicking the control icon toggles their setting.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Note: Control devices have two relays per device that are controlled separately. You can turn a relay on, off or toggle the state. You can also set a duration by clicking on the timer icon. This will perform the selected toggle (on/off/toggle) for a set duration, then change back.

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.

5Aug/140

Vacation, Second Home and Cabin – Remote Monitoring

Vacation Home Monitoring Solutions

As a vacation or second home owner it is important to monitor your property or properties while you are away. Problems that arise from trespassing and water or temperature damage can be costly. Monnit provides low-cost sensors that can detect if doors or windows are opened, motion, temperature, water, humidity and if lights are left on. Get real-time alerts as something is happening and protect your property. If your vacation home is part of an HOA, you can have a contact at the HOA notified as well, so they can check on your home for you.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Water Detection Sensors Monitor water in sump pits. Detect if water reaches a certain level and the pump has not turned on, indicating a pump issue.
Motion Detectors Monitor and detect motion in and around the home.
Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures in and around the home.
Battery Health Sensors Monitor and track the voltage of backup batteries and boat or RV batteries.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Protect Your Vacation Home or Cabin with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

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24Jul/140

Monnit Ethernet Gateway Gets New Enterprise Level Features

Salt Lake City, UT – July 24, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless sensing solutions for commercial, light industrial and consumer applications, today announced the release of a new Ethernet Gateway. The new Ethernet gateway provides a host of enterprise level features and numerous enhancements over previous versions.

“We’re very excited about the new markets this opens up for Monnit’s OEM and integrator partners. The new functionality of the Ethernet gateway will help them and us expand our enterprise customer base by giving customers access to interface options needed for integrating Monnit’s wireless sensors into established infrastructure systems, such as building managements systems.” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corporation.

Of most importance is the ability for users to access and send wireless sensor data directly from the Ethernet gateway to their own software systems.

New Monnit Ethernet gateways include all of the previous product features along with these new enhancements:

  • New external interface support for:
    • SNMP V1 - Poll and Trap
    • MODBUS TCP
    • Real Time TCP
  • The ability to use multiple interfaces simultaneously.
  • Easy customization for Enterprise customers and partners.
  • Integrated web server for custom configuration direct from a PC.
  • Can interface with Monnit Express local PC software (no external Internet required).
  • Optimized data communication management for networks containing large numbers of wireless sensors.

All Ethernet gateways ordered from July 21, 2014 and on, will ship with the new product. Current customers can update their existing Ethernet gateways through the "Manage" section of their iMonnit online account (Basic or Premiere).

For more information on the Monnit Ethernet Gateway visit http://www.monnit.com/products/Gateways/Ethernet-Gateway.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low-cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, light industrial and consumer markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

PR and News Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555
mattm@monnit.com

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9Jul/140

Remote Boat Monitoring

Boat Monitoring SolutionsThere are numerous things you want to know about your boat when you are not there. Boat bilge pump failure can be catastrophic when it comes to your boat or watercraft staying afloat. Maybe you want to go out on the boat this weekend, do you know if the battery is still holding a charge? Monnit wireless sensors can let you know the moment an issue arises.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Water Detection Sensors Monitor water in the bilge. Detect if water reaches a certain level and the pump has not turned on, indicating a pump issue.
Battery Health Sensors Monitor and track the voltage of boat batteries.
Motion Detection Sensors Monitor and detect motion in and around boat.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Protect Your Boat and Wallet with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

Learn More About Solutions for Boat Monitoring »

8Jul/140

Using Monnit Battery Health Sensors

This tech-tip is meant to give to give some suggestions for installing and using the Monnit Wireless Battery Health Sensors. For product documentation and additional help visitwww.monnit.com/support.

Monnit Wireless Battery Health Sensors are analog voltage meters designed to measure battery voltage at specified intervals and wirelessly send the voltage readings to iMonnit, the online sensor monitoring system. Monnit battery health sensors can measure battery voltage up to 48 VDC.

Perfect for monitoring;
• Car batteries
• Boat batteries
• RV batteries
• Motorcycle batteries
• Lawn mower batteries
• Solar battery banks
• And many other battery applications...

The following steps will demonstrate the correct way to connect the wireless battery health sensor to a battery you wish to monitor.

When hooking up a wireless battery health sensor please follow these instructions;

• Ensure that battery being connected is rated at 48 VDC or less.
• Remove sensors battery(ies) prior to connecting to monitored battery.
• Connect the sensors red wire to the "positive" side of the battery.
• Connect the sensors black wire to the "negative" side of the battery.

Connecting battery health Sensor to your battery

Once the sensor has been successfully connected to the battery, you can insert the sensor battery(ies) to power up the device. Check that the sensors information is being received in the iMonnit software.

Monnit Battery Health Sensor Data in iMonnit Software

If sensor data is not being received, make sure that the MonnitLink gateway is powered on and that your sensor is within wireless range of the gateway.

Learn more about Monnit wireless battery health sensors »

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.

24Jun/140

Visit Monnit at Sensors Expo 2014

Sensors ExpoBe sure to visit Monnit in Booth# 528 at Sensors Expo & Conference June 25-26, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Monnit provides an extensive line of wireless sensors, gateways and software for commercial, industrial and OEM applications.

Show Floor Hours:

Wednesday - June 25, 10:00 - 5:00
Thursday     - June 26, 10:00 - 3:00

Executives will be on hand to answer questions and show you how easy it is to get started with a complete wireless sensor solution. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us at the show click here.

For more information on the show or to register, please visit www.sensorsmag.com/sensors-expo.

19Jun/140

All Monnit Wireless Humidity Sensors are Now High Accuracy

In an effort to consolidate their wireless humidity sensor offering, Monnit has discontinued lower accuracy sensors, making high accuracy humidity sensors the standard available product. All of Monnit’s wireless humidity sensors offer the same scientific grade quality and accuracy of the previous high accuracy humidity sensors at a new, lower price.

Monnit wireless humidity sensors allow you to monitor relative humidity of air within a room or enclosure. They are ideal for monitoring humidity within greenhouses, industrial spaces, museums, saunas and humidors. They can also be used for residential applications such as controlling mold, mildew or dust mites.

Monnit Wireless Humidity Sensors
-  Scientific grade sensor.
-  +/- 1.8% accuracy (between 10% - 90% RH).
-  0 to 100% RH operating range.

Focused on simplicity, Monnit wireless sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few short minutes. Monnit currently provides over 40 unique wireless sensor types for measuring temperature, humidity, door and window (open/close), motion, water, activity, dry contact and a variety of other conditions that are critical to businesses.

All Monnit wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring which aggregates sensor information and sends notifications via text or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.

Monnit also provides wireless sensors to OEM’s and Reseller’s through OEMSensors.com, which allows for white labeling (private branding) of both the wireless sensor hardware and the online monitoring software.

For more information visit www.monnit.com.

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5Jun/140

Using Monnit Control

This tech-tip is meant to give to give some suggestions for installing and using the new Monnit wireless control. For product documentation and additional help visitwww.monnit.com/support.

Monnit Wireless Control allows a user to control either two separate 10-amp or two separate 30-amp relays, all through the iMonnit online sensors portal. Each of the unit's two relays (controls) can be toggled on/off by a paired wireless sensor (currently over 40 types) on the same network, or directly by the user through the iMonnit.com web portal.

Adding Monnit Control to Your Sensor Network

The control unit is added to the network like a sensor is. Do not power it on until it has been assigned to a network. From the iMonnit portal enter the ID and the Code.

• Choose "Manage" from the main navigation.
• Select the network you would like to add the control unit to.
• Find the bottom of the section "Sensor List / Assign Sensor".
• Enter the ID and Security Code from the back label of the control unit.
• Press the "Assign Sensor" button.
Adding Monnit Control to Your Sensor Network

4Jun/140

Wireless Laboratory Monitoring

Laboratory MonitoringKeeping track of laboratory equipment and samples can be a chore. Monitoring for unauthorized access ensures that valuable equipment stays put, and that testing procedures aren't compromised. Maintaining optimal temperature in coolers ensures that samples are stored within regulated parameters. If the temperature falls above or below the optimal range, costly spoilage can occur. Monnit has saved laboratories and pharmacies hundreds of thousands of dollars in spoilage when using our low-cost, wireless monitoring solutions.Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures in sample coolers and receive notifications if below or above a set threshold.
Open / Closed Sensors Detect unauthorized access to lab and/or specific cabinets and areas.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Protect Your Laboratory with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

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20May/140

Monnit Releases Wireless Sensors’ Control Device

Monnit Wireless Control
Salt Lake City, UT – May 20, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless monitoring and sensing solutions for commercial and industrial clients announced today the release of a much anticipated wireless control device. Perfect for retrofit applications, the Monnit Control device offers an easy and inexpensive way to add wireless control to a variety of commercial, industrial and consumer self-monitoring applications.

“The release of wireless control to our best-of-breed, self monitoring solutions is the first in a line of new products which round out the Monnit offering to address the gamut of needs for commercial and industrial monitoring. Monitoring is critical to business today and control is the obvious follow on to a need determined by a reliable, low cost monitoring solution.” said Brad Walters, CEO Monnit. “Intelligent control helps manage business processes, conserve energy and optimize operational efficiencies.”

The Monnit wireless control device provides two separate 10-amp or 30-amp relays (controls) that can be toggled on/off, at will, by either; a paired wireless sensor on the same network or directly by the user through the iMonnit.com web portal.

Each of the units two relays can be paired with any Monnit wireless sensor (currently over 40 types) to automatically activate the relay when the sensor detects user defined conditions. The user can set the default state of each relay to “on” or “off”, then set conditions that will cause the relay to switch. The control device will listen for messages from either the software or directly from the paired sensor (if in range) and check against the set conditions. If a sensor reading meets the set conditions, the control relay will automatically switch to the non-default state. When the sensor reports a reading that falls back outside the set conditions, the relay switches back to it’s default state. For example, if a water sensor detects water at a certain level in a sump pit, the relay will switch ON, activating the pump. When water is no longer detected, the relay will switch OFF, deactivating the pump motor.

In addition, the relays can also be directly switched on or off through the iMonnit software which is accessible from any web enabled device such as smart phones. These changes can also be defined as temporary, based on a set duration (example: turn the relay on for 10 minutes then switch off).

The new wireless control device is available from Monnit at www.monnit.com as well as available in a completely brandable version available through www.oemsensors.com. For more information visit http://www.monnit.com/Products/Accessories/Commercial-Control/.

About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

PR Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555