1.0 SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry Introduction

The purpose of this User Guide is to describe the operation of SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry, including programing, installation, and data collection.

SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry is an advanced system designed to send data from Solinst dataloggers in the field via Iridium satellite communication to a secure web portal, or for download via the SolSat 5 Wi-Fi App.

Initial setup for each SolSat 5 is done wirelessly using the integral SolSat 5 Wi-Fi App in your mobile device or laptop browser.

Each SolSat 5 is programmed with a data plan based on your needs. The data plans offer hourly sample rates and various report/transmission rates. The sample rate is the rate at which the SolSat 5 collects data from the attached datalogger, and the report/transmission rate is the rate at which the SolSat 5 reports the collected data via satellite transmission. You can also receive daily current and max/min readings.

High or low level alarms can be set for the connected datalogger. An internal barometer allows barometrically compensated water level data to be reported. Optionally, dataloggers themselves can be set up to record and store data independently of the SolSat 5 as a backup.