Initial setup for each STS Edge is done using Solinst Telemetry PC Software at the Home Station. A sample rate is set at which the STS Edge records a real-time reading from each attached datalogger. A report rate sets the frequency that the data is sent from the STS Edge to the Home Station.
Dataloggers can be programmed to record independently of the STS Edge and store the data in their own internal memory, providing reliable backup, if circumstances require it.
The STS Field Utility Software is used to initialize the STS Edge via a USB connection. The Field Utility is also used to perform diagnostic checks on a connected STS Edge, as well as control the modem and its settings. It is convenient to install on a laptop for use in the field.
Reported data is placed in a dynamically updated database on the Home Station computer. You can display formatted data on web pages by accessing the database using your own macros or scripts.
Solinst Telemetry Software can be used for a quick check of the latest readings. You can also set up and view barometrically compensated water level data. Data can be exported for use in your preferred database or modelling package.
To ensure no data loss, the STS Edge stores data in its memory until it has been successfully uploaded by the Home Station computer.
Changes to the reporting schedule or STS Edge firmware updates can be done remotely using Solinst Telemetry Software, which will update the STS Edge and dataloggers at the next scheduled report.