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MonnitSense Newsletter - September 2012
New Wireless Product Family Monnit WiFi Sensors

Broadest Line of Wireless Sensors Available!

Monnit provides an extensive line of wireless sensing and monitoring products. Monnit provides cellular and standalone gateway devices and currently over 30 different types of wireless sensors available in commercial and industrial versions. All Monnit wireless sensors come with FREE basic online sensor monitoring and alerting through the iMonnit Online Monitoring System which provides access to all of your sensor data and can alert you via SMS text or email if a user defined condition is met or exceeded.

Monnit Wireless Products
    • Cellular, Ethernet, USB and Serial MODBUS Gateways
    • Local and Online Monitoring Software
    • Over 30 Unique Wireless Sensors
    • Industrial Grade Wireless Sensors
    • Signal Repeaters / Range Extenders for Superior Range
    • Bundle and Save with Wireless Sensor Kits

      ( Available in 900, 868 and 433 MHz Frequencies )

Learn More About Monnit Wireless Sensor Products »

In this issue

Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

New Activity Timer Sensor

The activity timer sensor detects operating vibration of a machine or vehicle and starts a timer. When the machine or vehicle is no longer running, the timer stops and reports the amount of time the machine ran. You can set custom alerts via SMS text or email to let you know how much time the machine ran, or if a certain time limit has expired.

Monnit Activity Timer     • Available in 900, 868
      and 433MHz Frequencies.
    • Detects machine or vehicle vibration.
    • Times how long a machine or vehicle
      is running.
    • Replaceable 3.0V battery

The new Activity Timer Sensor is available through the Monnit Online Store.

Learn More About The Monnit Commercial Activity Timer Sensor »
Learn More About The Monnit Industrial Activity Timer Sensor »

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?

Due to the requests of our partners and customers, we are working on a line of wireless sensors targeting energy efficiency for buildings. These new sensors will allow users to monitor and track power usage. If you would like to learn more about the development efforts of our team on these new products or be notified when they become available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Life Cycle and Preventive Maintenance Monitoring

Using Wireless Sensors For Life Cycle and Preventive Maintenance Monitoring

Are you monitoring your machinery for predictive maintenance? Do you know how often your machinery is running and if it is running within its correct specifications? Deviations from specified parameters in vibration or temperature if left un-checked, can cause expensive repairs and downtime.

Using Monnit Wireless Sensors for conditional monitoring allows maintenance to be scheduled, or other actions to be taken to avoid the consequences of failure, before the failure occurs. Monnit wireless sensor systems can help you monitor equipment to help you detect issues before they become serious and costly. We recommend using Monnit's affordable wireless activity timer sensors to track and monitor the operation of machinery or vehicles. We also recommend using Monnit's wireless temperature sensors to monitor operating and room temperatures.

Detect issues before costly failures occur with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

Learn More »

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

A Few Quick Tips When Using The New Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway.

The following quick tips will help you get started using the new Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway. The Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway acts as a data concentrator for Monnit wireless sensor networks incorporating Monnit's Access Point Node (APN) with Serial RS-232C and RS-485 Interfacing hardware.

Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway

Connecting to the Serial MODBUS Gateway.

When connecting the Serial MODBUS Gateway to your existing system, please refer to the following diagram to ensure you are connected correctly.

    • Red Wire: 4.5 - 36 VDC
    • Black Wire: Power Ground
    • Orange Wire: Transmit Signal
    • White Wire: Signal Ground
    • Green Wire: Receive Signal
Connecting to the SMG
Performing a Factory Reset

To reset a Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway to factory settings, follow these steps.

    • Unplug the power from the gateway.
    • Open the unit be removing the 4 screws from the bottom of the enclosure.
    • Locate the "COM Reset" prongs.
    • Attach the provided black jumper across the COM reset prongs.
    • Power up the gateway.
    • With power on, remove and replace the jumper twice.
    • Un-power the gateway and remove the jumper.
    • Put enclosure back together, secure with the 4 screws.
    • Power up the device and return it to operation.

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

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