It’s About Time to Say Goodbye to Gen1. Come on Up to ALTA
Monnit will soon discontinue our Generation One product line on December 31, 2021. We appreciate our Generation One customers and want to remind you of a transition and upgrade path to our ALTA product line.
Back in 2009, Monnit sold its first Gen1 Temperature Sensor. We’ve built our business worldwide and helped you run yours with our Gen1 Sensors during these many years since.
Then in 2017, our ALTA product line launched with many more advantages. Among them is a significantly longer range for ideal connectivity and data transmission reliability. ALTA Sensors also offer better security with bank-grade data encryption.
Learn more about the differences between ALTA and Gen1 devices. You can also review the capabilities of each ALTA Sensor and Gateway here. If you haven’t looked at the ALTA product line lately, you may have missed that there are 80+ sensors and exponential reasons to go with ALTA.
Here are some things that Gen1 customers should know going forward:
You may purchase available Gen1 products until December 31, 2021.
Technical support will continue for Gen1 products until December 31, 2022, with limited support after that time.
Visit our Gen1 Products page for more details about the phase-out of Gen1 and how you can get started with ALTA equivalent products.
Coming Soon: More Ultrasonic Measurement Options
The Monnit Engineering Team is enhancing the measurement capabilities of the ALTA® Industrial Wireless Ultrasonic Ranging Sensor. Look for the sensor to deliver additional data point options when you use it to detect solid product and liquid levels, track inventory, monitor traffic and vehicle presence, and many more.
The industrial-grade ALTA Ultrasonic Ranging Sensor currently produces only an average median distance data point for a single point in time.
Soon, the Industrial Ultrasonic Sensor will provide:
Minimum, maximum, mean, median, and mode distance readings for objects in the sensor’s sound sensing path
Greater accuracy when measuring distance in environments susceptible to sound absorption, added noise, and rough or multi-shaped reflective surfaces
Enhanced ability to analyze and produce data from multiple assessments between heartbeats instead of only from a single assessment
Current customers (with or 18.104.22.168 or newer firmware) the enhancements via a firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update using iMonnit
In iMonnit, you’ll be able to configure how the Ultrasonic Ranging Sensor’s new readings are displayed. The primary reading default will be median, and you can change that setting to report mode or mean. You can also select whether you want minimum and maximum distance readings or not.
Did you know that you can create a dynamic sensor network map in iMonnit?
You can upload floor plans, blueprints, or building layout images into iMonnit. Then, on top of the image, you can drag and drop sensor tags with live data to monitor your Monnit Sensor network through an aerial view.
Learn how to take just six short steps to benefit from the Maps feature in our how-to article.