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MonnitSense Newsletter - May 2012
Featured Wireless Sensor

Monnit Wireless
Humidity Sensors

Monnit WIT Humidity Sensors

Monnit wireless humidity sensors allow you to monitor the relative humidity of air within a room or enclosure. 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. User customization allows you to set the frequency of readings and the ability to set thresholds for alerts.

Monnit Humidity Sensor Features
    • Scientific grade sensor
    • +/- 2% accuracy ( 10% - 90% RH ) - High Accuracy
    • +/- 2% accuracy ( 50% - 90% RH ) - Standard

Learn More About High Accuracy Humidity Sensors »
Learn More About Humidity Sensors »

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In this issue

Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

New Advanced Wireless Sensor Notifications

iMonnit Screen

We have made some recent enhancements to the sensor notifications process in the iMonnit online Wireless Sensor Monitoring Software.

The new enhancements allow for easy set up of notifications across an entire wireless sensor network, instead of creating notifications for independent sensors. The new notification features allow you to set notifications based on sensor type, sensor inactivity, sensor battery status and advanced features such as when a sensor comes back online or returns to normal operation after entering an aware state.

To learn more about using the new notifications settings, please view the tech tip below or visit our wise guys support area on the Monnit website.


Web Special
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Glimpse of the future

Crystal Ball

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

Monnit's development team is hard at work developing a new wireless pulse counter. The pulse counter will be available in single input and four input versions. Our wireless pulse counters will allow you to connect a triggering device such as a switch, plate or IR unit and will return the number of activations within a user set time frame. These sensors are a great addition to the Monnit product lineup and should be available in June. If you would like to learn more about these new sensors or be notified when they become available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Machine to Machine (M2M) Solutions

Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications.

Wireless networks have made it far easier for M2M communication to take place and have lessened the amount of power and time necessary for information to be communicated between machines. Monnit wireless solutions allow for an array of new business opportunities and connections between machines and people.

Monnit provides low-cost wireless sensors that can improve production and efficiency in various areas. For example, adding Monnit wireless sensors to a production machine, makes it smart enough to let maintenance know when it needs maintenance and what needs to be repaired. This type of information helps streamline production and keeps machines working at highest efficiency. Using Monnit wireless sensors to monitor facility systems can provide cost savings in areas like heating and ventilation, area access, light and power management.

Reduce Costs and Maintain Efficiency with Monnit Wireless Sensor Solutions.

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Setting Up Notifications in iMonnit Online Software.

We have made some recent enhancements to the sensor notification setup process within the iMonnit online software. The following tech tip will help you understand the changes and learn how to setup notifications for your wireless sensors.

Note: If you recently had "inactivity alerts" set for sensors on your network, the new changes require that you set a user to receive all inactivity notifications.

Automated notifications can be set up to alert you via SMS text or email if a wireless sensor meets a set threshold or condition. To create a new notification or view/edit/delete an existing notification, click on the "Notifications" link in the main menu area of the site.
Notification Menu Bar

The Notification List Window:
The "Notification List Window" allows you to see all existing notifications for your account.

Notification List Window

    - Clicking on "Create new notification" or the "Plus Icon" will create a new notification.
    - Clicking on the "Envelope Icon" to the left of a notification enables or disables the notification.
    - Clicking on the alert name allows you to view, edit or delete the notification.
    - Clicking on the "Pencil Icon" to the right of a notification allows you to edit the notification.

Creating a New Notification:
After clicking on "Create new notification" or the "Plus Icon" in the notification list window, you will need to determine the type of notification you would like to create.
Create New Notification

    - Name the notification by typing in the "Title" box.
    - Choose the class of notification:
          • Application (assigns notification to sensor types (ie. temperature, humidity etc.).
          • Inactivity (creates a notification to let you know when sensors do not check in).
          • Low Battery (creates a notification to alert when a sensors battery needs to be replaced).
          • Advanced (notifications such as sensors coming back online or returning from aware states).
    - Click the "Create" button to create the notification.

People to Notify:
After clicking on the "Create" or "Edit" buttons you come the notification settings window. The first section allows you to choose who should be contacted with the current notification.

People to notify

    - Start typing a contacts name in the box and the system will automatically bring up account users.
    - Select the user from the pop-up list.
    - Choose the type of notification (Email or SMS Text) from the drop-down list next to the user.
    - Click "Add Recipient" or the "Add Icon" to add the user to the notification.

Notification Parameters:
The notification parameters section allows you to set the specific information that will cause the notification to be sent.

Notification Parameters

    - Fill in the appropriate information for the type of notification you are creating.
          • "Notification Text" is the message that will be sent via email or SMS.
          • "Notify when..." allows you to set the parameters that will trigger the notification.
          • "Alert Between" allows you to make the notification active during set times.
          • "Notify again after" sets the time frame between notifications being sent.
          • "Notification is active" allows you to enable or disable the notification.

Assigned Devices:
The assigned devices section allows you to set which devices on the account should use the notification being created.

Assigned Devices

    - Click on "Assign notification to device(s)".
    - Click the checkbox in front of all sensors to assign to the notification.
    - Click "Save All".

Save the Notification:
    - Click on the "Save" Button at the bottom of the window to save your notification settings.

For more information on using notifications see our release notes on the new notification settings or visit the support section of our website.

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