13 Mar

Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway Gets Some New Features

Salt Lake City, UT – March 13, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless monitoring and sensing solutions for commercial and industrial clients) today announced the release of a much anticipated Serial MODBUS gateway update. Monnit Corporation manufactures and provides wireless sensors, gateways and back-end monitoring software for commercial, industrial and M2M applications.  The update provides a host of new features and numerous enhancements requested by Monnit customers and partners.
Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway
The Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway (SMG) acts as a data concentrator for Monnit wireless sensor networks. This device allows you to connect up to 100 wireless sensing devices, per gateway, to your existing serial MODBUS RS-232C and RS-485 sensing and control infrastructures.

The new version (3.0) of the Serial MODBUS Gateway includes all of the previous product features, plus these new enhancements:

  • Simplified process for adding wireless devices to the gateway list.
  • Simplified Coil and Register mapping for easier setup and use.
  • Added remote upgrade capability to support future features and sensors.
  • Updated software examples and documentation.

Previous Features of the Serial MODBUS Gateway:

  • Works with Monnit 900, 868 and 433MHz Sensors
  • Communicates with MODBUS RTU / ASCII Serial Protocols.
  • Supports RS-232C / RS-485 Interfacing.
  • Integrates into your existing backend monitoring systems.
  • NEMA 4X / IP66 Rated Enclosure.
  • RP SMA Antenna Connector  (Antenna Included).

All Serial MODBUS Gateways ordered from March 13, 2014 and on, will be configured as version 3.0.

The Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway allows for existing system integration with all Monnit wireless sensors, which were designed to detect and monitor functions that are critical to business, including; temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.

The new Serial MODBUS gateway is available from Monnit at www.monnit.com as well as available in a completely brandable version available through www.oemsensors.com. For more information on the Monnit Serial MODBUS Gateway visit http://www.monnit.com/products/Gateways/Serial-MODBUS-Gateway.

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 around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user defined conditions.

PR Contact:
Matt Moulton
(801) 561-5555
mattm@monnit.com

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11 Mar

Monitoring Sump Pumps and Pits to Avoid Water Damage

Sump Pump Monitoring
Basement water problems can be caused by a multitude of issues ranging from high ground-water tables to thawing snow leaking through windows or the foundation. When these problems arise, it is common to have a sump pump and pit installed in a home or facility to remove water as it accumulates. However, pump motors can burn out and pump triggers can stick. How do you know if there is an issue with your pump before it’s to late?

Monnit provides a cost effective way to monitor the water level in a sump pit as well as sump pump operation. By using Monnit wireless sensor at the sump pit, you can be notified immediately via email or text message if water levels are too high in the sump pit, and when the pump motor turns on or off.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Water Detection Sensors Detect and notify if water in sump pit is above a set level.
Voltage Detection Sensors Monitor when pump motors turn on or off.

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.

« Learn More About Monnit Wireless Sensor Solutions for Sump-Pump Monitoring

Enjoy peace of mind and stop worrying about potential water damage.

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04 Mar

Optimize wireless sensors performance by resetting network

Getting the best range from your sensors can require a bit of trial and error. In this Tip, we discuss resetting your sensor network to assure your system is operating on the most optimal RF frequency in your region, giving you the most range possible. Once you have completed this process, you may also want to look at the following FAQs:

Prior to Monnit shipping your wireless network, your sensors are tested in our lab. This means we form and operate the network in-house. Upon set-up, the sensors and gateway lock onto the most clear RF channel for our facility and begin communicating. The next time the sensor network is plugged in (presumably when you are installing the sensors), your network is still locked onto the same channel that was optimal in our test facilities. However, that may not be the optimal channel for YOU in YOUR location. Thus, we recommend you reset the network prior to deploying the sensors. This will help you achieve the best range for your sensor deployment.

For Gateways Using iMonnit Online Software

  • Login to your iMonnit account at www.imonnit.com
  • Click on “Manage” on the main navigation.
  • Click the “Edit” button (pencil icon) for the gateway that you want to optimize.

  • Click the “Reform” link.
  • Click “Save” to exit the edit screen.
  • Insert batteries into the sensors, or wait for the sensors to check in again.

For USB Gateways Using iMonnit Express Software

  • Start the iMonnit gateway software.
  • Insert the USB dongle and wait for the network to go active.
  • From the “Actions” menu select “Reform Network”.
  • Insert batteries into the sensors, or wait for the sensors to check in again.

Your sensor network will now operate on the most optimal RF channel available in your area.

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