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MonnitSense Newsletter - June 2013
Monnit Featured Wireless Product

MonnitLink™ CGW2 -
Cellular CDMA Gateway

MonnitLink CGW2 Cellular CDMA Gateway

The MonnitLink™ Cellular gateway model CGW2 is a low-cost CDMA cellular gateway that allows your Monnit Wireless Sensors to communicate with the iMonnit™ Online Wireless Sensor Monitoring and Notification System via cellular transmission. This is the perfect solution for remote locations, or where an existing internet connection is not an option.

The new cellular gateway is an advanced all wireless M2M gateway that enables fast time-to-market solutions for a wide range of M2M applications.

The MonnitLink Cellular Gateway is based on the latest Dual-band CDMA wireless engine and comes integrated with Monnit's wireless access point node (APN) for use with all Monnit wireless sensors.

MonnitLink™ Cellular CDMA Gateway Features:
    • True plug & play, no hassles for internet configuration set-up
    • No PC required for operation
    • Low-cost cellular service packages
    • Remote software upgrade capability
    • Local status LEDs with transmission and online status indicators
    • AC powered (battery backup model coming soon)
    • Dual Band CDMA (800/1900 MHz)

Learn More About The MonnitLink™ Cellular CDMA Gateway »

In this issue

What's New at Monnit
Monnit Wireless CO Gas Sensor

New Gas Sensors

We are nearing completion of our new line of wireless gas sensors. The new line of gas sensors consists of CO, CO2, H2S, NO2 and O3 sensors. The first of these new gas sensors will be the Carbon Monoxide (CO) sensor, which will be available for purchase the end of June.

Features of the new wireless CO gas sensor:
    • Measurement range of 0-500 PPM
    • ± 0.5 PPM Resolution
    • Operating temperature range of -20 to 50°C (0 to 35°C recommended)
    • At 1 hour heartbeat sensor will last ~ 1 year

Learn More About The Monnit Wireless Carbon Monoxide Sensor »

Web Special
Monnit Web Special

Glimpse of the future

Crystal Ball

Let's take a look in our crystal ball to see what the future holds at Monnit?

The Monnit software development team has been working on updates to the Monnit Express software. The software update will address the following; added support for newer Monnit wireless sensors, integration to support local monitoring of the new MoWi (Wi-Fi) sensors and MonnitLink Ethernet gateways, updated user interface and various other enhancement. If you would like to learn more about this software update or would like to be notified when it becomes available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Agricultural Monitoring Solutions

Temperature, Humidity
and Light Monitoring for Agriculture

Plants require the proper environmental conditions for optimal growth and health. If the mixture of temperature, humidity and light are incorrect, fruit and vegetable yield can be affected. Monnit can help you monitor and maintain the optimal mix of environmental conditions for plant growth.

With Monnit wireless temperature sensors, humidity sensors and light sensors, you can have 24/7 monitoring of your agricultural greenhouses and have the ability to track environmental changes, allowing you to maximize your energy efficiency and grow healthier crops with a higher yield.

Increase Your Crop Yields with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

Learn More About Monitoring Solutions for Agriculture and Greenhouses»

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Commercial Refrigeration

Custom Notification (Time Delay).

Monnit has created a custom sensor notification that is frequently used in commercial refrigeration monitoring. This custom notification, allows you to receive an alert when the temperature has changed for a set amount of time instead of sending the alert based on a single reading. This helps prevent false alerts in commercial refrigeration applications.

To setup the alert in iMonnit, follow these instructions;

In order to use this custom alert, we need to make sure that the "Aware State" settings are correct on the temperature sensor(s) we will be using.

Set Sensor Aware State

To set the "Aware State" settings, click on the name of the temperature sensor in the sensor list then click the "Edit" tab, or simply click the pencil icon next to the sensor name in the sensor list.

From the sensor edit page, we need to make sure that the "Aware State" settings will work for our notification. For iMonnit Premiere accounts, you can set the aware state heartbeat to as quick as 10 minutes, if using the basic "free" monitoring, this defaults to your standard heartbeat.

Next we need to set the "Use Aware State" setting. This is a threshold that is held in the sensors physical memory, triggering communication when it is met. For Premiere the sensor can hold a high and low threshold, for basic, the sensor will hold one threshold.

Temperature Sensor - Aware State Settings

With these few things set, we are now ready to create our notification.

Set Custom Notification

In order to setup a custom refrigeration notification, click on "Notifications" in the main navigation menu. From the notifications page, click "Create new notification" or the "+" button.

Create new notification

In the "New Notification" setup window enter a name for the notification, select "Advanced" for the class of notification and "Notify after aware period" for the advanced notification, then click "Create".

Create new notification

On the next screen, enter the contact information for the alert recipient, then set the "notification parameters by entering your custom notification text and setting the "Alert After" time equal to your sensor's heartbeat.

If you want the notification to be active 24 hours a day, leave the "Alert Between" settings as is. Make sure that the notification is active, then assign the notification to your temperature sensor(s). When finished click "Save".

Create new notification

This notification will automatically use the settings from each of the assigned sensors, to let you know when the temperature has been above or below the individual sensors' aware state threshold for the defined amount of time.

If you are familiar with more Monnit sensor types, you realize that this notification can be used by several other sensor profiles. For instance, instead of being notified when a door is opened, be notified when a door is left open... there are a plethora of possibilities.

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

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