5.1 STS Controller

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Figure 5-4
STS Gold Controller

The STS Gold Controller powers-up the Remote Station for initial set up and testing. It collects, stores, and sends data from the remote dataloggers to the Home Station computer. The STS Gold Controller is attached to the Distribution Box at the labeled connection using the Controller cable provided.

Up to 8MB of data can be stored in the STS Gold Controller’s non-volatile memory, until a specified time when the Controller ‘sends’ the data to the Home Station, where all the accumulated data is uploaded. If there are cellular service disruptions, the STS Gold Controller will store all the data internally until it has been successfully uploaded to the Home Station computer.

The STS Gold Controller features a powerful 32-bit ARM processor, an LCD interface and a five-button keypad to simplify in-field setup and data monitoring. Firmware updates to the Controller can be uploaded from a laptop or desktop PC through the Distribution Box using the Modem Serial Cable.

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Figure 5-5 STS Gold Controller Main Menu

 

Figure 5-5 shows the main menu of the STS Gold Controller. The top left icon indicates the signal strength of the modem, the battery indicator shows the strength remaining in the 12V battery, and the text in the bottom right corner describes the status of the STS Gold Controller.

There are five menu items on the STS Gold Controller, which are scrolled through using the arrows on the keypad and selected using the chevron button as indicated on the screen:

See the STS Gold Remote Station Quick Start Guide, on the inside of the STS NEMA 4X enclosure, for a complete view of all menu items.