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MonnitSense Newsletter - November 2015

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Featured Product

Variety of Wireless Temperature Sensors

Monnit Wireless Duct Temperature Sensors

As the temperatures drop for the winter, it is important to monitor and maintain adequate heating in buildings or you may have other, more specific applications that require certain temperatures are maintained. Whatever the need may be, Monnit has a variety of temperature sensors available to meet those needs. Monnit Wireless Temperature Sensors use NTC or RTD type thermistors to measure temperature and send it to software. Temperatures can be measured in either degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius with accuracy down to ± 0.25° C (± 0.45° F) with user calibration features. Monnit temperature sensors are available to measure temperatures from -200°C to +370°C (-328°F to +700°F).

Learn More About Monnit Wireless Temperature Sensors:

    Standard Wireless Temperature Sensors »
    Standard Wireless Temperature Sensors with Probes »
    Wireless Quad Temperature Sensors with Probes »
    Wireless Low Temperature Sensors »
    Wireless High Temperature Sensors »
    Wireless Duct Temperature Sensors »
    Wireless Water Temperature Sensors »
    Wireless Humidity / Temperature Sensors »

In this issue

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 these things! It sets us well above the competition!
I'm so glad we found you guys!"

– Tom R., California

Suggest Potential Sensor Combinations
Monnit Recent News
Dec. 3, 2015 - Monnit Recognized as a Top 50 IoT Solutions Provider for Channel Partners

Dec. 2, 2015 - Monnit Releases New Wireless Vibration Meters

Nov. 4, 2015 - Monnit Launches Low-Cost, Wireless Current Meters for Managing Real-Time Power Consumption

Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

New Wireless Vibration Meters!

New Monnit Wireless Vibration Meters

Monnit's new Vibration Meters use an accelerometer to measure g-force on 3 axis and then determine speed and frequency. They can be set to only capture when a vibration occurs and sleep when no vibrations are present, or they can be set to measure at a given assessment interval regardless of whether a vibration has occurred. If set to always measure, the sensitivity can be further adjusted to filter out noise. The Vibration Meter will also report the duty cycle, or how long the sensor was measuring vibrations throughout the heartbeat.

Features of Monnit Wireless Vibration Meters:

    • Reports data as speed (mm/s) and frequency (Hz) on all three axes,
      and how long the sensor was measuring during the interval.
    • Adjustable measurement methods: RMS, peak data only, and
      absolute mean.
    • Free iMonnit basic online wireless sensor monitoring and
      notification system to configure sensors, view data and set alerts
      via SMS text and email.

Learn More About The New Monnit Wireless Vibration Meters»

Web Special
Monnit Web Special

Glimpse of the future

Monnit Notifier AV Coming Soon

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 local alarm for wireless sensor networks. The Notifier AV is a local notification device that provides visual and audible alerts when a wireless sensor on your network is in an alerting state. The new device can be added to any existing notification on your iMonnit account as an additional way to be alerted of important conditions. The Notifier AV helps ensure that you are notified promptly when there is an issue that needs your attention. This new addition to the Monnit product lineup should be available in the near future. If you would like to learn more about this product or be notified when it becomes available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Frozen Pipes

Using Wireless Sensors to Monitor Boiler Efficiency.

Boilers must maintain a certain temperature level for safe, reliable, and efficient operation. Overheating boilers may lead to damage and broken boilers decrease efficient output causing operational issues.

Boiler efficiency monitoring can help improve the performance and lifespan of your boilers. Monnit's wireless monitoring solution provides information about the performance, condition and operating efficiency of your boilers by using wireless sensors to monitor and track various aspects of boiler operation. This not only helps save operational costs such as fuel, but also provides alerts for proactive response to issues before they cause unpredicted shutdowns.

In environments that demand effective and undisturbed operation, your boilers need to maintain their best possible performance. We recommend using Monnit's affordable wireless temperature sensors to monitor and track boiler input and output temperatures. Wireless water detection sensors can help detect leaks in boilers and plumbing so you can know immediately if there is a broken pipe. Wireless pressure sensors can track output line pressure to ensure that no damage occurs to the boiler system in the event of overheating. There are no wires to worry about, and the setup process is amazingly simple.

Temperature Sensors Monitor input and output temperatures of boilers.
Water Detection Sensors Detect the immediate presence of water leaks.
Pressure Sensors Monitor and track output pressure of boilers.

Ensure your boilers are running efficiently with Monnit wireless monitoring solutions.

Learn More About Wireless Sensor Solutions for Monitoring Boilers »

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Using Wireless Sensors with a Monnit
Wireless Range Extender.

Monnit's wireless range extenders and wireless sensors, allow for enhanced network communication. The new wireless range extenders can also be chained together to allow for even further range of your wireless sensor network. The following steps will demonstrate how to add wireless range extenders to your sensor network, and how that sensor network will function using the range extender(s).

Add a wireless range extender to your sensor network.
    • Click "Manage" from the main navigation.
    • Find the bottom section that deals with adding sensors.
    • Enter the ID and security code on the back of the range extender.
    • Press the "Assign Sensor" button.
    • Repeat this process to add more range extenders to the network.

Before powering up the range extender and after it has been added to your network in iMonnit, you will need to update and push the sensor device list to the gateways in your network. The range extender gets it's sensor list directly from the gateway or repeater it is linked to. For a USB gateway, go to the Monnit gateway application/service and click "Download Sensor Updates". For an Ethernet or Cellular gateway, power cycle the device by unplugging it, waiting 10 seconds then plugging it back in.

After resetting the gateway, plug the range extender into an AC wall outlet. The range extender will have a green light when it has found the network. If the light is steady red, check the network, unplug it and try again. While searching for and validating a connection to a gateway or range extender on the network the LEDs will flash red/green, this process may take up to two minutes.

Communication path for sensors on a network with a range extender.
When using sensors with a wireless range extender, the sensors will automatically connect to a gateway with a reasonably strong signal strength (60% or greater for 900 MHz networks, 45% or greater for networks of any other frequency), if there is no gateway with a strong signal strength the sensor will connect to the repeater or gateway with the strongest signal strength. The range extender should be placed between the sensor and the gateway. If there isn't a gateway with a strong enough signal strength near the sensor the following scenarios apply:

Direct Signal Path

If the sensor detects a stronger signal from the range extender, it will connect to the range extender.

Sensor connects to repeater

If the sensor detects a stronger signal from the gateway, it will connect to the gateway and ignore the range extender.

Sensor connects to gateway and ignores repeater

If the sensor network has multiple range extenders, the same principle applies. If the sensor detects the signal from one range extender is stronger than another range extender or gateway, it will connect to that range extender. The range extender on the network will function the same way, looking for the strongest signal of another range extender or gateway to communicate with.

Multiple repeaters can chain together

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

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