Plug and Play is easy with the NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit

We wanted to show you in this blog how easy it is to connect the NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit to the CDL SmartHub and get your data monitored and visible, on-line and in record time.

 

NanoULTRA RTU

NanoULTRA RTU

CDL SmartHub

CDL SmartHub

The NanoULTRA is a ground breaking, low power Remote Telemetry Unit with a huge array of Inputs and Outputs.

Every unit is ready for use straight from the box. With its high quality analogue inputs and digital I/O’s, the unit has an automatic connection & login to your own area on the CDLSmartHub. So, as soon as the unit is powered up it automatically logs into the web based CDLSmartHub, identifying itself ready for configuration & logging / presentation of your data.

Once in the CDL SmartHub you’ll be able to see where your units are and their status, at a glance

Step 1 – what can you measure with the NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit?

You can monitor permutations of 18 variants of inputs, including 16 bit Analogue, digital, serial, CAN bus, GPS, I2C, SPI.

Data can be transferred to the Smarthub AND recorded on the on-board SD card for extra granularity and security.

But let’s imagine you want to monitor 3 inputs in this example: –

  1. Temperature     (0 – 1V input)
  2. Relative Humidity (0- 2.5V input)
  3. Door Open / Closed (Volt free Digital input)

Step 2 – Input & Output connections

Analogue and dig connectorsAll Analogue and Digital Inputs / Outputs have been grouped together, with one push fit connecter, and a Caption Data Ltd supplied cable loom. Each NanoULTRA has a connection drawing detailing pin numbers and cable colours.(If you know details or your devices why not let us do all the work and pre-wire / configure your device prior to delivery?)

Serial Connections are grouped separately on a unique connection, pictured below, making it impossible for the user to confuse inputs/outputs and compromise equipment at any time.

Serial Connectors

Step 3 – Connect your sensors

Once you have all your sensors and digital inputs physically connected, you are ready to switch on and go on line!

Step 4 – Power up

Nano Ultra RTU

NanoULTRA transmitting

Options for powering the unit are very flexible, with either a 9 -30Vdc supply, or a 3.6V battery for remote locations with no mains power. And its worth noting that due to the ultra low power draw of the NanoULTRA, battery life can be several years.

Once power is applied, the unit will automatically connect to the GSM network (indictaed by a Red GSM LED), and become visiable on the CDLSmartHub.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5 – Logging onto the CDLSmartHub

NanoULTRA RTU

NanoULTRA with quick access via QR code

Every NanoULTRA has a unique IMEI number and QR code associated with it. This makes logging onto the CDLSmartHub quick and easy, with no need to memorise or store URL’s. Scanning the QR code with your smartphone will save you time, taking you straight to location & data for the device on our SmartHub.

Once logged on (with the user details we supply you) your device will be visible with all the key information such as device ID, Last logged on date, Sample and Report times, GSM Signal strength & Number of Data points currently stored.  (See image below)

SmartHub user admin

SmartHub user admin screen

Step 6 – Configuration of the NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit

So, all we need to do now, is setup and name our NanoULTRA. To do this, simply “Click” on the device that you want to configure, and you are taken into the device configuration details.

SmartHub

SmartHub configuration

Here, you will setup key information, such as: –

  • The device name (You can rename it with something meaningful to your application)
  • The data sampling interval (Selectable from 10sec to 1 hour)
  • The Reporting interval (The rate at which data is automatically uploaded to the CDLSmartHub) options include 2 sec though to 24 Hr reporting intervals
  • The SD card logging intervals (As well as data being stored on the CDLSmartHub, its stored locally on the device SD card for retrieval should you need it)
  • System Location (Each device will work out its location by GSM masts, and present you with Long /Lat coordinates and a physical map) You can also manually override these coordinates and manually move the device to the correct location should transmitted GSM masts transmit inaccurate data.

Step 7 – Personalise your data

Name each of our Analogue and Digital Inputs, so in this case we edit the channels to read Temperature & Humidity, along with “Units” and  also name the digital Input to say it is monitoring the “Door Open” function.

SmartHub

Naming your units on the SmartHub

Once all your details are entered, dont forget to click on the “Submit Changes” button to save!!

So that’s it, the next time your NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit logs in your configuration will be saved and data will automatically be available to view on the CDLSmartHub

Step 8 – Enjoy your data, on line & real time, wherever you are, whatever your device

Explore your SmartHub …

SmartHub dynamic charting

Dynamic charting

  • Dynamic charts
  • Data Trending
  • Screen Grabs / Print Charts
  • Dashboards
  • Alarm Thresholds, high and low on all parameters
  • Allow multiple users
  • Download data in various formats

 

SmartHub

Map your devices and see status

SmartHub Dashboard

SmartHub Dashboard

Posted by Jon Penn

Jon Penn, Director@CDL, regularly writes for the blog. .