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MonnitSense Newsletter - March 2014
Featured Wireless Product

Battery Health Sensors

Monnit Battery Health Sensors

The Monnit 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.

Features of the wireless
battery health sensor:

    • Interfaces with batteries
       up to 48 VDC
    • 0.025 VDC Voltage Resolution
    • Operating temperature range of -20°C to 60°C
       (10°C to 50°C recommended)
    • At 1 hour heartbeat sensor will last over 1 year

These sensors are perfect for remotely monitoring battery levels in construction equipment, cars, boats and RVs.

Learn More About The Monnit Wireless Battery Health Sensor »

In this issue

Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

Serial MODBUS Gateway Updates

Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway Version 3.0 is now available. The Serial MODBUS Gateway combines Monnit's Access Point Node (APN) with Serial RS-232C and RS-485 interfacing hardware.

Updates for Version 3.0 over previous versions are:

1. Simplified process for adding wireless devices to the gateway list.
2. Simplified Coil and Register mapping for easier setup and use.
3. Added remote upgrade capability to support future features and sensors.
4. Updated software examples and documentation.

Serial MODBUS Gateway Features:

Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway     • Works with Monnit 900, 868
      and 433MHz Sensors
    • Communicates with MODBUS
      RTU / ASCII Serial Protocols.
    • Supports RS-232C / RS-485
    • Integrates into your existing
      backend monitoring systems.
    • NEMA 4X / IP66 Rated
    • RP SMA Antenna Connector
      (Antenna Included).

Click Here to Learn More About The Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway »

Web Special
Monnit Web Special

Glimpse of the future

Crystal Ball

Let's take a look in our crystal ball to see what the future holds at Monnit?

We are proud of the relationship we have developed with our customers and partners. These relationships allow us to continually improve our products and services based on our customer's needs. Through our customer interactions, we have identified the need for a wireless Ultrasonic Distance Measuring sensors. This new sensor would be able to use ultrasonic signals to determine the distance between the sensor and anything in the signal path. If you would like to learn more about the development efforts of our team on this new product or to be notified when it becomes available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Sump Pump Monitoring

Monitoring Sump Pumps and Pits for Proper Operation.

Basement water problems can be caused by a multitude of issues ranging from high ground-water tables to thawing snow leaking through windows or the foundation. When these problems arise, it is common to have a sump pump and pit installed in a home or facility to remove water as it accumulates. However, pump motors can burn out and pump triggers can stick. How do you know if there is an issue with your
pump before it's to late?

Monnit provides a cost effective way to monitor the water level in a sump pit as well as sump pump operation. By using Monnit wireless sensor at the sump pit, you can be notified immediately via email or text message if water levels are too high in the sump pit, and when the pump motor turns on or off.

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 Detect and notify if water in sump pit is above a set level.
Voltage Detection Sensors Monitor when pump motors turn on or off.

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.

« Learn More About Monnit Wireless Sensor Solutions for Sump-Pump Monitoring

Enjoy peace of mind and stop worrying about potential water damage.

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OEM Sensors !

Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Optimize Wireless Sensors Performance by Resetting Network

Getting the best range from your sensors can require a bit of trial and error. In this Tip, we discuss resetting your sensor network to assure your system is operating on the most optimal RF frequency in your region, giving you the most range possible. Once you have completed this process, you may also want to look at the following FAQs:

    • Optimizing Your Wireless Sensor Network
    • How To Orient Antennas for Optimal Range

Prior to Monnit shipping your wireless network, your sensors are tested in our lab. This means we form and operate the network in-house. Upon set-up, the sensors and gateway lock onto the most clear RF channel for our facility and begin communicating. The next time the sensor network is plugged in (presumably when you are installing the sensors), your network is still locked onto the same channel that was optimal in our test facilities. However, that may not be the optimal channel for YOU in YOUR location. Thus, we recommend you reset the network prior to deploying the sensors. This will help you achieve the best range for your sensor deployment.

For Gateways Using iMonnit Online Software

    • Login to your iMonnit account at www.imonnit.com
    • Click on "Manage" on the main navigation.
    • Click the "Edit" button (pencil icon) for the gateway that you want to optimize.

Manage Sensor Network

    • Click the "Reform" link.
    • Click "Save" to exit the edit screen.
    • Insert batteries into the sensors, or wait for the sensors to check in again.

Reform Network Through iMonnit

For USB Gateways Using iMonnit Express Software

    • Start the iMonnit gateway software.
    • Insert the USB dongle and wait for the network to go active.
    • From the "Actions" menu select "Reform Network".
    • Insert batteries into the sensors, or wait for the sensors to check in again.

USB Gateway - Reform Network

Your sensor network will now operate on the most optimal RF channel available in your area.

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

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