Each data report from an STS to the Home Station includes System information on battery level, signal strength, and datalogger status. This information can help maintain the System without having to visit the site. It can also help determine the cause, if a data disruption does occur.
If the Remote Station battery goes below 10 Volts, an alarm will be sent to a selected e-mail address, if the Alarm Setup section in the STS Software is used. (See Section 4.4).
The STS Field Utility is useful in the field to directly test the Home Station and datalogger connections, and check battery strength. See Section 4.8.