27 Mar

Monnit Introduces Family of Wi-Fi Sensors for Remote Monitoring

Salt Lake City, Utah – March 27, 2013 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today released a new line of Wi-Fi sensors, known as MoWi™. These sensors use an integrated, 2.4GHz – 802.11b/g, FCC/CE certified radio transmitter. This allows them to work with new and existing Wi-Fi networks globally.

“Monnit has taken the lead in providing reliable, low-cost commercial wireless sensors and we are excited to expand our offering to include Wi-Fi sensors. These products address the needs of our ever-growing customer base by providing easy-to-use wireless sensors that can be used within business’ existing Wi-Fi networks.” said Brad Walters, CEO of Monnit Corporation.

Monnit customers now have the ability to remotely monitor multiple aspects of business operations via existing Wi-Fi networks. The ability to use Wi-Fi sensors provides a tremendous cost savings to traditional wired methods. Focused on simplicity, MoWi wireless sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few short minutes.

MoWi sensors are immediately available in 12 of the most popular sensing types including; temperature, humidity, door and window (open/close), motion, water, activity, dry contact and button. MoWi sensors compliment Monnit’s existing line of wireless sensors which are designed to detect and monitor conditions that are critical to businesses. Monnit’s MoWi sensors communicate through existing Wi-Fi networks to iMonnit, the online data monitoring system, which agrigates sensor information and sends notifications via text or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.

Monnit also provides MoWi sensors to OEM’s and Reseller’s through OEMSensors.com, which allows for white labeling (private branding) of both the wireless sensor hardware and the online monitoring software.

Starting at $149, MoWi sensors are immediately available at www.monnit.com/wi-fi. For more information on Monnit wireless sensors and monitoring call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

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About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities, including: temperature, access, presence of water, light, humidity, and vibration in or around structures, machinery, and various environments.

PR Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555

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18 Mar

Bio-stamp: a stretchy, twisty, wearable chip

Electronics won’t always be rigid, brittle wafers contained in bunch of complex circuit boards. Recent advances have brought us almost to the point of “printing” the chips onto human skin.

Researchers at Massachusetts-based startup MC10 have been working on commercializing a stretchable electronics technology that will be soft and conformal to the human body so that they can stretch, twist and move.

Read more at: http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/5462/Bio-stamp-a-stretchy-twisty-wearable-chip.aspx.

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18 Mar

Built-in wireless sensor to diagnose ‘stressed’ machines remotely

Imagine a sensor about the size of a 50-cent coin that can remotely diagnose the ‘health’ of a motor without anyone having to physically inspect the motor. Local small and medium enterprise (SME) Hoestar has licensed IMRE’s piezoelectric sensor technology to automate the monitoring of vibration and physical stresses that impact the efficiency and lifetime of machinery. The technology gives users real-time updates on the physical integrity of the machine and acts as an early warning system to alert users about impending machine failures. Data on deteriorating equipment ‘health’ allow factories and businesses to plan for a timely replacement of crucial components before they fail completely, thereby minimising costly delays in production. The system also raises productivity by removing the laborious task of manually checking the equipment and reducing the chances of undetected defects due to human error.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-built-in-wireless-sensor-stressed-machines.html#jCp

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11 Mar

Using Wireless Sensors to Monitor Vacant Properties

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Whether you are a real estate agent, or vacation home owner it is important to monitor your property or properties while you are away. Problems arising from trespassing and damage can be costly. Monnit provides low-cost sensors that can detect open and closed doors, motion, light, and temperature. Get real-time notifications about your properties.

Using Monnit WIT wireless sensors provides peace of mind when it comes to knowing if any conditions come up at your vacant properties. We recommend using Monnit’s affordable wireless open/closed sensors to monitor doors and windows for un-authorized access. We also recommend using Monnit’s wireless temperature sensors and Monnit’s wireless water sensors to monitor for potential temperature and water damage.

Get Peace of Mind with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

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08 Mar

How To Hook Up Wireless Analog Voltage Sensors

The following steps will demonstrate the correct way to hook up wireless analog voltage sensors to the power source you would like to monitor. It will also show you how to change the sensor’s data display in the iMonnit Online Monitoring System.

When hooking up a wireless voltage sensor please follow these instructions;

  • Connect the red wire from the Monnit voltage sensor to the positive side of the power source you are monitoring.
  • Connect the black wire from the Monnit voltage sensor to the ground or negative side of the power source you are monitoring.

Wireless Voltage Detection Sensor Wiring Diagram

Setting up your sensor application in the iMonnit Online Software.

  • Log into your iMonnit online account.
  • Select the analog voltage sensor you are working with from the sensor list. (You should see the data in volts as the default.)
  • Click the “Calibrate” tab.

Account Information

  • From the calibration screen you can calibrate your sensor, or transform the data into a custom
    format for your application.
  • Set the custom application values for the low (0 Volt) and high (1.25 Volt) readings.
  • Enter your custom application’s unit type in the “Label” field.
  • The External Sensor Power Options are available to provide current or voltage from the analog voltage sensor. The maximum voltage that can be provided is that of the battery (2.7-3.1 VDC) and the maximum current that can be provided is 10 mA.
  • The Read Delay is the length of time that must elapse before the processor reads the input voltage. For more information on power options, contact Monnit Support.
  • When you are finished making changes, click the “Calibrate” button.

Account Information

  • After clicking the calibrate button, click on the “History” tab to return to the sensor readings screen.
  • You should now see the data in your custom format.

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

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