Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser.

MonnitSense Newsletter - February 2015
Featured Product

Monnit Water Detection Sensors

Monnit Water Detect Plus Sensors The Monnit Wireless Water Detect Sensors use a spot detection probe to detect the immediate presence or non-presence of water or other conductive liquids. The spot detection probe is also available with an optional "Detect Plus" device that can be positioned and mounted a set distance above the ground eliminating false alarms.

Monnit Water Rope Detection Sensors The Monnit Wireless Water Rope Sensor detects conductive liquids anywhere along the length of the detection rope by using two wires covered with conductive polymer. When water or any other liquid contacts the rope, the sensor will immediately turn on and transmit the data to the wireless gateway and iMonnit Online Sensor Monitoring and Notification System, allowing the user to immediately receive an alert by text, email or voice call. The sensor rope dries quickly allowing the sensor to reset for its next use. The sensor comes with 10 feet of detection rope and can be expanded up to 100 feet by simply clicking additional 10 foot sections of water detection rope together.

Features of Monnit Wireless Water Detection Sensors:

    • Senses immediate presence of water
    • Ultra-low power and small size
    • Free and premium online monitoring with alerts via SMS text,
      email or voice call

Learn More About Monnit Wireless Water Detection Sensors »
Learn More About Monnit Wireless Water Rope Sensors »

In this issue

Web Special
Monnit Web Special
Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

Temperature Buffer for Temperature Sensor Probes

Monnit Introduces New Temperature Buffer Monnit is excited to introduce a new product for buffering temperature fluctuations for sensor readings within cooler and freezers. In typical cold storage applications, there are momentary fluctuations in temperatures that may be caused by standard operations such as defrost cycles, opening of doors, and fans circulating air. The temperature buffer uses 3mm glass beads to slow the response time of the temperature sensor allowing more accurate temperature data to be captured and prevent false alerts from being sent. This is a highly recommended accessory for every cold storage application and can be used with any Monnit wireless temperature sensor with probe.

Learn More About This Product »

Monnit Recent News
Visit us at Channel Partners 2016
What People are Saying

"Trying to find the right solution for our customers was hard enough, but the fact that you let me brand it and sell it as my own is a game changer! Our customers really love this system! It sets us well above the competition!"

– Tom R., California

Glimpse of the future

Monnit USB Pro Coming Soon

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

Monnit's development team is always hard at work developing new wireless sensing products and enhancing our existing products based on customer feedback. We are nearing completion of our new USB Pro Gateway which should be available in the coming month. The USB Pro will have on-board memory, allowing it to continue storing sensor data if online connectivity or software is disrupted, and will automatically send the data when the connection is restored. The USB Pro gateway also has a simplified setup procedure as it uses standard drivers readily available across Windows operating systems. Because of the on-board memory, the software does not need to constantly poll the gateway which makes it easier to develop applications for the device, especially embedded applications. If you would like to learn more about the new USB Pro Gateway or be notified when it becomes available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

back to top

Application of the Month

Sump Pump Monitoring

Monitoring Sump Pumps and Pits for Proper Operation

Basement and crawl space 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 building 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 too 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.

back to top

Join our New Webinar Series

Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Using a Monnit Wireless Serial Data Bridge

This tech-tip is meant to give to give some suggestions for using Monnit wireless serial data bridges. For product documentation and additional help visit www.monnit.com/support.

How the Wireless Serial Data Bridge Works

Monnit's Wireless Serial Data Bridge is a bidirectional serial to radio device capable of transmitting serial data over its wireless communication link and delivering wireless data, received in the radio, out of its serial port. The Monnit wireless serial data bridge can be connected to any device equipped with a serial data port to capture the data and transmit it to the iMonnit online sensor monitoring and Notification System. The data is stored in the online system and can be reviewed and exported as a data sheet or graph. User customization allows you to set notifications and alerts from the system based on data received from the device. The serial data bridge is also fully configurable via the iMonnit online software.

Data from the serial data bridge can also be sent to third party software via configuration of an API data export through the iMonnit online software.

Note: The interface type must be selected at time of purchase. Data bridges are available for RS232 or RS485 serial interfaces and require a MonnitLink wireless gateway for communication with software.

How the Wireless Serial Data Bridge Works

Wireless Serial Data Bridge Installation

To install a wireless serial data bridge, you will need to connect the orange wire to the transmit side of the device you are connecting and the green wire to the receive side. If you are using one-way communication and do not need to receive back to the device, you will not need to connect the green wire. You will also need to provide external power to the serial data bridge by connecting the red wire to a 5 VDC power source and connecting the black wire into the devices ground. The white wire has been trimmed back as it is not used or connected within the serial data bridge.
Wireless Serial Data Bridge Installation

If you are interested in using the API to send data to your own software application, visit the iMonnit API instructions to learn more.

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

back to top

Become a Monnit Reseller or OEM

All trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2016 Monnit Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Monnit Corporation / Phone: 801-561-5555 / www.monnit.com

Monnit Corporation