Remote monitoring collects the data

Clarke & Severn Electronic Solutions
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010

A Coronis wireless smart data platform for remotely monitoring data collection, being used by Australian company Halytech, has incorporated a Wavecard into its Spider, which is a GSM/GPRS modem concentrator operating at 433 MHz. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of data logging, remote monitoring and control instruments using wires and wireless technology.

The Halytech unit can control up to 200 wireless endpoints monitoring flows of gas, water or electricity through meters and reporting at preset intervals to send the information back via the internet to an FTP server where reports are generated.

The Spider system has been deployed across Australia and New Zealand in major shopping centres, industrial complexes, hotels, food processing plants and semi-government organisations.

Another company adopting the Coronis system is E-State Automation with its CellVisor Products. Here, Wavenis wireless remote connectivity has been used with the CellVisor CV3000 series control module that has a finely tuned balance of wireless connectivity and low power consumption. This allows reliable communication in harsh rural and industrial environments.

E-State has developed a system that allows council staff to remotely monitor and control irrigation, field lighting and access to park sites, all via the internet. Meanwhile, E-State Automation, in conjunction with BAT Electronics, has several remote monitoring and control solutions for rural irrigation in various parts of northern NSW, southern Queensland and Victoria.

Now Coronis has released its second generation of smart data platforms based on Wavenis that are used worldwide to link consumers’ gas, water and power meters/monitoring devices with operators’ back-end information systems.

The latest system gives an even easier deployment for large-scale networks, longer battery life for its wireless meter monitoring devices and synchronised network infrastructure for optimal service.

The platforms are used for wireless walk-by, drive-by or fully automated fixed network metering. The wireless provides the ultra long range and low power consumption that are essential for last mile outdoor coverage in metering networks that service entire cities including dense urban areas as well as sprawling suburban and commercial zones.

To achieve efficiency, the platforms comprise utility meters with integrated or external gateways and network management tools that include two-way, end-to-end communications for automated meter index transmissions, leak detection, backflow, tampering, low battery and on-demand reading.

A further benefit of the system is that modules and finished products allow users to integrate Wavenis into their own products and/or Coronis finished product to build scalable wireless monitoring networks for specific M2M applications.

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