MEASUREMENTS TO MIND
Getting environmental data to the point of actionable information has historically compartmentalized the data flow path into separate components—sensors, data logger, telemetry, power management, software.
MEASUREMENTS TO MIND (M2M) is a growing suite of Stevens products that embraces cloud-computing with an all-inclusive vision of shortening the communication path from the sensors to data on-line. That is, what the sensors MEASURE the MIND sees. Cloud computing and the rapidly expanding “Internet of Things” is merging this communication path into a complete, integrated system that is all configured, controlled, and interacted with on-line, from one central point.
- Meticulous dedication to RELIABILITY through power conservation.
- Commitment to unrivaled SIMPLICITY.
- Advanced engineering that dramatically LOWERS THE COST of installing and maintaining an environmental monitoring station.
UNIQUE DATA PROCESSING AND NETWORK CONNECTIVITY, FOR TRUE DIRECT CLOUD CONNECTIVITY.
Just add sensors and go. Configure the station and access insightful information—not just data—any time from any device via the cloud software.
Any sensors. Any type of system. Any destination. Any application.
Smart data verification, redundancy, and status reporting built in. Unheard-of power efficiencies and 2-way communication for inexpensive remote station access and control.
Confused about "The Cloud"?
Analog and SDI-12 sensors are connected to the mini sensor module (pictured, larger version also available). eTracker is sensor-agnostic.
Data is automatically forwarded to the cloud for processing, logging, and retrieval, but it’s also stored locally for redundancy on a standard SD memory card.
Intelligent data management, data buffering, and network verification to ensure successful transmission of critical data.
Collected data is sent automatically to either Stevens-Connect or forwarded to any other destination you specify. Because it’s a 2-way cellular connection, you can send configuration changes back down to eTracker or interact directly with connected SDI-12 sensors.
Avo: Cellular Gateway to the Cloud
Avo is a great choice for pre-packaged systems. The reason? Setup is super quick and simple—a battery, multi-sensor interface, power manager, cellular transceiver are all integrated into one unit. Plus, configuration and programming is done on the web, and you don’t need a separate data logger, since all data is logged in the cloud (along with a local redundant backup).
Web-Based Station Management, Data Access and Data Processing
Access all current and historical data from any Internet-connected device, anytime.
Benefits of M2M
Ultra-low power consumption: eTracker and Cell-Net run in a 1.6mA power mode when not transmitting or receiving data, yet are still able to respond to incoming calls. This ensures your battery can last through extended periods of non charging.
Remote restart: SOLO allows you to power-cycle your entire station, remotely and on-demand, or on a schedule. This provides the most common remedy for station failures without a costly site visit.
Data protection: eTracker logs ALL data on a standard SD card (up to 4 GB storage).
Data redundancy: Prior data set can be transmitted with current data set to avoid missing critical data transmissions caused by busy cellular communication networks.
Data connection verification: Before transmission, connection to the cellular network and the HTTP/FTP server is verified. Data is saved to the buffer for the next scheduled transmission if after several attempts the connection cannot be verified.
Predict and prevent problems: Station and transmission health and performance data (RSSI, battery voltage, load current, solar voltage, internal temperature, MEID or IMEI number, and more) can be logged and included in every transmission.
Instant problem alerts: Set up notifications for problems that occur or will likely occur without having to monitor status, and ensure data will always flow.
Extreme power efficiency means reduced power system requirements, yet still providing 2-way communications, low cellular data cost and the high data throughput you can’t get with GOES or other satellite telemetry.
Eliminate the cost, hassle and additional power draw of a data logger: Cell-Net connects directly to a smart (logging) sensor, eTracker connects directly to any analog or SDI-12 sensors. It’s “plug-and-play”—no special cables required.
All configuration and programming can be done at any time from any device.
Eliminate trips to the site to reconfigure data logger, diagnose problems or power-cycle the station.
Both Cell-Net and eTracker handle the connection of any serial data received through the RS-232 port to an IP destination.
Web-based device management application requires no training or special knowledge to setup or configure.
All M2M systems have a simple 3-step setup process:
- Connect sensors.
- Connect power source.
- Configure data handling (frequency, redundancy, destination) with the simple online interface. This last step is performed after leaving the site.
Everything required to forward your data to an Internet destination is included:
- No need for special cables.
- No other hardware required.
- No need to purchase, install, configure or update proprietary software.
- No need to hire programmers or consultants.
Multiple ways to trigger a transmission: Transmit data based on schedule, or triggered by external logger/sensor, after scheduled collection, or after data buffer reaches set size.
Reconfigure at will: Configuration can be changed at any time from any computer or smartphone with an Internet connection.
Any destination for your data: Retrieve data any way you want, from 3rd-party software to raw data in a universally accessible location and format. Data can be sent to any HTTP/HTTPS or FTP destination via HTTP, FTP, IP or any combination of these protocols.
Any carrier: Can be ordered pre-provisioned or use your own choice of cellular service. Any carrier (GSM or CDMA).
Stevens M2M remote communications products (Cell-Net and eTracker) offer lots of flexibility for getting your data from a remote site. And don’t forget that reconfiguring …
- you’re looking to get a few sensors up and running quickly and painlessly
- you’d love to expand your network to have more spatial coverage
- you need one or more temporary stations for a specific project
…then eTracker is a great option.