ALTA Industrial Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors

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Frequency
900 MHz
Part#
MNS2-9-IN-US-IN-MPL
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Sensor Placement
Power
Antenna

Monnit's ALTA industrial ultrasonic sensors can be used in a variety of applications for measuring distances between the sensor and objects in its path. ALTA ultrasonic sensors are impervious to target surface and color, and feature auto-calibration algorithms which allow them to adapt to variable environmental conditions and compensate for temperature and humidity effects. The ultrasonic sensors can also be calibrated through the iMonnit software for greater accuracy in distance measurements.

Typical applications include; liquid level detection, measurement between sensor and objects, and much more. ALTA commercial ultrasonic sensors are ready-to-use, easy to maintain, and designed to provide you highly reliable and fast measurements for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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Product Description

Monnit's ALTA industrial ultrasonic sensors can be used in a variety of applications for measuring distances between the sensor and objects in its path. ALTA ultrasonic sensors are impervious to target surface and color, and feature auto-calibration algorithms which allow them to adapt to variable environmental conditions and compensate for temperature and humidity effects. The ultrasonic sensors can also be calibrated through the iMonnit software for greater accuracy in distance measurements.

Typical applications include; liquid level detection, measurement between sensor and objects, and much more. ALTA commercial ultrasonic sensors are ready-to-use, easy to maintain, and designed to provide you highly reliable and fast measurements for both indoor and outdoor applications.

ALTA - Leading Enterprise Grade "Internet of Things" Solutions

ALTA sensors offer 3 to 4 times the range of standard sensor platforms, extending non-line-of-sight reach to an exceptional 1,200+ feet through walls (12-14 walls typical). Using Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) also allows ALTA sensors to have better interference immunity from other wireless devices.

Superior power management provides ALTA sensors with almost twice the battery life of Monnit’s standard wireless sensors.

  • Coin cell sensors typically last 3+ years.
  • AA and Industrial sensors typically last up to 12+ years.
ALTA products employ Monnit's new Encrypt-RF® Security (256-bit Diffie Hellman key exchange and AES-128 CBC encryption for all sensor data messages), so security is maintained at all communication points from sensor to gateway, gateway to software, then back again.

Integrated on-board data storage allows ALTA sensors to store data messages if communication to a wireless gateway is disrupted (power outage, Internet outage, or out of range). Messages that can’t be delivered will be time-stamped and stored in memory (up to the last 512 messages) until communication with the gateway is restored, at which point the messages will all be transmitted.

Over-the-air updates allow ALTA products to be updated remotely if new fixes or features become available.

Monnit ALTA Industrial Sensors come in an IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, and weatherproof enclosure. They are powered by a single, replaceable, Industrial grade 3.6 V battery (included).

An optional solar powered version is also available. The solar powered version includes a Lithium Iron Phosphate rechargeable battery in conjunction with a solar power cell to keep the battery charged and at optimal capacity. If there is no light present at the solar cell, the battery alone could continue to power the sensor for up to 8-10 years.


Sensor Placement - Middle of Enclosure Description:
Sensor Element Placed in Middle of Enclosure

What does this wireless sensor's data look like in software?

Ultrasonic sensor data view in software

What's in the box?

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 3V Industrial Battery (Pre-Installed)
  • SMA Antenna
 

Resolution 1 CM
 

Variation Specifications

Minimum Distance 20 cm
Maximum Distance 750 cm
Accuracy +/- 1% Full Scale
 

ALTA Industrial Specifications

Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 VDC
Battery Type Replaceable 3.6V, 1800mAH (single AA sized)
Battery Life Up to 10 Year Battery Life.**
Max Operating Temperature -40° to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
Solar Power Option 3.0 VDC Solar Panel
600 mAH Rechargeable Battery (>2000 Charge Cycles - 80% of Initial Capacity)
Charging Temperature Range: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
Max Temperature Range: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Enclosure Material IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, weatherproof enclosure
UL Rating UL Listed to UL508-4x specifications (File E194432)
Dimension 3.7 in x 2.32 in x 1.38 in
 

ALTA 900 MHz Specifications

Operating Frequency 900 MHz Operating Frequency
Certifications Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1)
Complies with Industry Canada standards. (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)
Device Range Device Range Up to 1,200 ft. non-line-of-sight, wireless device range*
Security Encrypt-RF® (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC)
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Suggested Application Uses for This Sensor

  • Liquid Level Detection
  • Measurement
  • Distance Between Sensor and Objects