20 May

Monnit Releases Wireless Sensors’ Control Device

Monnit Wireless Control
Salt Lake City, UT – May 20, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com), a leading provider of wireless monitoring and sensing solutions for commercial and industrial clients announced today the release of a much anticipated wireless control device. Perfect for retrofit applications, the Monnit Control device offers an easy and inexpensive way to add wireless control to a variety of commercial, industrial and consumer self-monitoring applications.

“The release of wireless control to our best-of-breed, self monitoring solutions is the first in a line of new products which round out the Monnit offering to address the gamut of needs for commercial and industrial monitoring. Monitoring is critical to business today and control is the obvious follow on to a need determined by a reliable, low cost monitoring solution.” said Brad Walters, CEO Monnit. “Intelligent control helps manage business processes, conserve energy and optimize operational efficiencies.”

The Monnit wireless control device provides two separate 10-amp or 30-amp relays (controls) that can be toggled on/off, at will, by either; a paired wireless sensor on the same network or directly by the user through the iMonnit.com web portal.

Each of the units two relays can be paired with any Monnit wireless sensor (currently over 40 types) to automatically activate the relay when the sensor detects user defined conditions. The user can set the default state of each relay to “on” or “off”, then set conditions that will cause the relay to switch. The control device will listen for messages from either the software or directly from the paired sensor (if in range) and check against the set conditions. If a sensor reading meets the set conditions, the control relay will automatically switch to the non-default state. When the sensor reports a reading that falls back outside the set conditions, the relay switches back to it’s default state. For example, if a water sensor detects water at a certain level in a sump pit, the relay will switch ON, activating the pump. When water is no longer detected, the relay will switch OFF, deactivating the pump motor.

In addition, the relays can also be directly switched on or off through the iMonnit software which is accessible from any web enabled device such as smart phones. These changes can also be defined as temporary, based on a set duration (example: turn the relay on for 10 minutes then switch off).

The new wireless control device 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 visit http://www.monnit.com/Products/Accessories/Commercial-Control/.

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

Share this
08 May

Monnit Releases NIST Certified Wireless Temperature Sensors

Monnit NIST Certified Sensor

Salt Lake City, Utah – May  8, 2014 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) today announced the availability of wireless temperature sensors which have been sent to a licensed metrology lab and are provided with a Traceable Calibration Certification which meets the requirements and complies with ISO 17025 and ISO 9000 standards. The Traceable Certificate indicates that the product is traceable to standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S. Government agency within the Commerce Department.

Monnit NIST certificates include all of the information to meet today’s stringent accreditation demands, government specifications, and ISO 9000 requirements. This information includes serial number, certificate number, model number, calibration test equipment, equipment serial number, equipment calibration due date, unit accuracy, uncertainty, unit test conditions, test points, individual unit’s specific test date, unit’s next calibration due date, tester’s name, and signature of the metrology manager.

Monnit – NIST Certified Wireless Temperature Sensors
– Lab Certified and Includes NIST Certificate
– Accurate to +/- 1°C (1.8°F)
– 3 foot external temperature probe
– Probe Temperature Range: -40°C to +125°C (-40° to 257°F)

NIST Certified Wireless Temperature Sensors – Coin Cell Powered
– Powered by single CR2032 coin cell battery
 – Average battery life, 1-2 years based on reporting frequency and other factors

NIST Certified Wireless Temperature Sensors – AA Powered
– Powered by two 1.5 volt standard AA batteries
 – Average battery life, 2-4 years based on reporting frequency and other factors

NIST Certified Wireless Temperature Sensors – Industrial
– IP67 NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, weatherproof enclosure
– Powered by single 3.0 volt  AA battery
 – Average battery life, 3-5 years based on reporting frequency and other factors

NIST Certified Wireless Temperature Sensors – Wi-Fi
– Connects with any existing Wi-Fi network (802.11 b/g)
– Powered by two 1.5 volt standard AA batteries
 – Average battery life, 2-4 years based on reporting frequency and other factors

NIST certified temperatures sensors can be purchased directly from our site. Monnit tries to keep a supply of tested and certified products on hand. If stock is low, orders may take up to 2-3 weeks to ship for certified products. Please contact us for more details.

All Monnit wireless sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with SMS text and email alerting. For more information on Monnit sensors, gateways and monitoring call (801) 561-5555 or visit www.monnit.com.

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

Share this
07 May

Walk-In Cooler Wireless Sensor Installation

This tech-tip is meant to give to give some suggestions for installing wireless sensors for applications involving walk-in coolers or freezers. For product documentation and additional help visit www.monnit.com/support.

Monnit wireless sensors communicate via RF (radio frequency) and it is important to note that the metal construction of most coolers and freezers can interfere with radio signal. It is also important to note that the temperatures inside of coolers and freezers can often be below the recommended operating temperature of the batteries used in Monnit wireless sensors. Due to these facts we recommend installing the wireless sensors outside of the walk-in cooler to ensure proper operation.

Wireless Temperature Sensor Installation

To install wireless temperature sensors, we recommend mounting the sensor just outside the door and running the sensor probe through the door seal or cooler wall. Alternately for temporary use, you can run the probe wire over the door seal but this will not allow for a tight door seal. To install through the seal or cooler wall, start by drilling a hole just larger than the size of the temperature probe in the seal or wall. Push the temperature probe through the hole and use clips or twist ties to secure the probe wire to the interior wall or shelving. When you have the sensor mounted outside and the probe ran to it’s desired location, use silicone caulking to seal the hole around the wire.

To prevent false notifications in the cooler we also recommend using a capsule containing a substance that will slow the heating and cooling of the temperature probe. This will allow the probe to report temperatures consistent with the contents of the cooler verses any immediate introduction of warm air when the cooler door is opened.

Walk-in Wireless Temperature Sensor Installation
read more

Share this
06 May

Remotely Monitoring Walk-In Cooler Temperatures

Walk-In Cooler Monitoring

Maintaining an optimal temperature in your walk-in coolers is important for keeping your food or floral products fresh. If the temperature falls above or below the optimal range, costly spoilage can occur. Monnit has saved restaurants, food distributors and florists hundreds of thousands of dollars in spoilage when using our low-cost, wireless temperature sensors to monitor their walk-in coolers.

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

Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures and notify if below or above set threshold.
Open / Closed Sensors Detect if doors or windows are left open.

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.

Protect Your Walk-In Coolers and Contents with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

Learn More About Remote Monitoring Walk-In Coolers »

Share this

© 2009-2018 Monnit Corp. All rights reserved.