Logging the output from a pulse initiator source usually isn’t an issue. The challenge comes in communicating the data and then making use of it. Drive-by data collection, telephone lines, Cat 5 Ethernet cables, ultra-low rate communications over power lines, or worse, walk-up data collection all present their own problems and levels of inconvenience.
The Enetics PL-5380 – a versatile 4-channel pulse logger and configurable wireless communications engine. The PL-5380 has a general-purpose communications socket integrated into the motherboard that can be equipped with any one of five different data communications modules in just minutes – in the field at the install site. Each of the modules use the same interface and plugs into the master socket on the PL-5380 mother board. The 5 different communications modules are:
With the PL-5380 Wireless Pulse Data Logger, Enetics now brings Zigbee®-based communications modules to our growing family of metering products. Whether point-to-multipoint, mesh, or long-range mesh extenders, Enetics offers radio solutions to keep you connected and your data flowing.
Communication configurability means fewer-to-no repeat trips to the install site. Now the installation technician can choose the type of communications module to match the resources available at the site. Whether Ethernet using Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), cellular packet data, or mesh radio, the technician can just plug in the necessary module and the data starts to flow.
Each of the 4 pulse channels are independently configurable in all regards: type of parameter being recorded, scaling, interval duration, even in the type of physical interface: logic level, contact closure, or open collector.