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MonnitSense Newsletter - July 2015
Featured Wireless Product

New Industrial Cellular Gateways

Monnit Industrial Cellular Gateway

Industrial Cellular Gateway (CGW) is an advanced, all wireless "Internet of Things" (IoT) gateway that enables fast time-to-market solutions for a wide range of IoT applications. The Industrial CGW allows your Monnit Wireless Sensors to communicate with the iMonnitâ„¢ Online Wireless Sensor Monitoring and Notification System via cellular transmission. This is the perfect solution for remote industrial locations where there is no existing internet connection and environmental conditions may be harsh.

Industrial Cellular Gateway Features:

    • Industrial, dust and weatherproof enclosure
    • Available Cellular Technologies:
        - Dual Band CDMA
        - 3G UMTS
        - 2G GSM/GPRS
    • 50,000 sensor message memory
    • Remote software upgrade capability
    • Local status LEDs with status indicators
    • Mounting flanges for easy securement
    • FCC and IC certified

Learn More About Monnit Industrial Cellular Gateways»

In this issue

Submit a photo of your sensors in action, for a chance to win $150 credit to the Monnit web Store!
Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

Internet of Things' First Open Software Platform for Integrating Low Cost Sensors and Gateways

Monnit Mine

Monnit is pleased to announce the release of Mine, an open software platform that provides the ability to integrate Monnit wireless sensors and gateways with your own software system. Monnit wireless gateways can be unlocked, allowing them to be directed to a custom host or IP address, where an installation of Monnit Mine works as a translation application between Monnit wireless sensors networks and existing or custom software applications.

Monnit Mine Features:

    • API in multiple languages for easy integration (.Net / Java)
    • Can be setup and receiving data in just a few minutes
    • Fully functional sample application with source included
    • Designed to work with Monnit's diverse set of more than 48 different
      wireless sensor types, wireless control and robust, reliable wireless
    • Can implement broad range of sensors and gateways into existing
      monitoring solution instead of having to implement one sensor at a time
    • Brings true low cost hardware to existing monitoring infrastructure
    • Worldwide hardware offering with single software implementation

Learn More About Monnit Mine »

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?

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 working on a new high speed LTE Cellular Gateway that will take full advantage of the latest cellular technology. If you would like to learn more or be notified when this new cellular gateway becomes available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Boat Monitoring Solutions

Service Verification
Tracking and Monitoring

Making sure that scheduled maintenance within your facility is happening when it should can be a large task. Missing scheduled maintenance can lead to issues with the performance and reliability of facility systems.

Monnit provides a solution to easily monitor and track when service is being performed all at "the push of a button".

Button Press Sensors Sends verification to the system creating a time stamped record and confirmation that service has been performed.

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 Facility by Ensuring That Service Happens When it Should!

Learn More About Solutions for Service Verification »

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

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 visit www.monnit.com/support.

Monnit Commercial ControlMonnit 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

Once the control unit has been added to your network and before connecting the relay wires to any equipment, power on the control unit. Check that the bottom two LED indicators are illuminated green. In the iMonnit online software, verify that data is being received by viewing the history tab in iMonnit.

Monnit Control Data in iMonnit

Connecting the Relays

The relay acts as a switch on the line for your power source. The relays are by default NORMALLY OPEN, so there is no connection. (Indicator lights for the relays will be off to indicate this). Return to the edit page if you want the default state to be NORMALLY CLOSED. The relay is just allowing the current to pass through, so it will be installed inline on the power wire. It is not connected to power and ground.

Connecting the Relays

Naming and Pairing Control Relays with Wireless Sensors

Each of the unit's two relays can be paired with any Monnit wireless sensor (currently over 40 types) to activate the relay when the sensor detects user defined conditions (using the "Aware" state). To pair a relay with a wireless sensor, enter the sensor's ID from it's bottom label.

The control device will listen for messages from the iMonnit software, if a sensor reading meets the "Aware" state conditions, the control relay will automatically switch to the non-default state. When the sensor reports a reading outside of the "Aware" state conditions, the relay will switch back to it's default state.

Naming and Pairing Control Relays with Wireless Sensors

On Demand Relay Control

To test the functionality of the relays when connected to equipment, go into the iMonnit portal, click on the control unit information bar from the overview page, then click the "Control" tab:

On Demand Relay Control

Use the drop down to elect to turn the relay ON (close it), OFF (open it) or toggle the state. Once a selection is made, another field will appear allowing you to set a duration of time in seconds that the relay should be activated as commanded, after which it will switch back. If you want to simply switch the relay without a set time to switch back, leave the field empty. Once the Send Control command is sent, it will take the combined time of the gateway heartbeat and the poll interval to affect the relay. To speed up the process, force the gateway to communicate with the server and/or lower the poll rate (in the Edit tab).

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

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