Data Acquisition & Telemetry


Wireless I/O connectivity

July 2005 Data Acquisition & Telemetry

Wireless connectivity has now been available to us in SA for some time - but we need to be aware of the new options that are available. Satel, a Finnish-based company has recently held its 10th annual conference in Greece, where its 20 years of involvement in the technology has given rise to products that address key needs.

One of the latest developments is the connectivity of wireless I/O units, connected directly to the different modems available from Satel's range. Past improvements include both analog and digital I/O - and now the transfer of pulse count has also been included, (Figure 1) completing a total wireless control system for out in the field.

Figure 1
Figure 1

Integrating into existing scada systems is easily achieved - a basic PC operation is obtainable from Satel for control of the I-link system. For low-budget systems, a new I-link mini 100 is available to plug directly into a Satelline 1870 for easy, cost-effective operation.

Figure 2. Field applications would include pump stations, level monitoring and more remote applications
Figure 2. Field applications would include pump stations, level monitoring and more remote applications

For more information contact Integrate & Autom8, 0861 AUTOM8, info@i8a8.co.za



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