STS Telemetry System Preparation Guide

Remote Station Setup Using GSM (CDMA) (Part# 108846)

 

Note:

STS Gold User Guide is available for download at: www.solinst.com/downloads/

 

Why Use Telemetry?

Telemetry provides an economical and efficient method to access remote data instantly, saving time and costs by eliminating manual data collection and time spent traveling. It provides two-way communication between field located data loggers and a Home Station computer. Added features such as alarm notification, remote diagnostic reporting and firmware updating make it easy to maintain your system, while simplifying data collection.

 

1) Assess the Site(s) to be Telemetered

 

How may telemetered sites will there be?

 

How far apart are the telemetred sites?

 

Sample Rate Needed?                   Report Rate Needed?

 

Note:

Sample Rate is the frequency data is collected from the Leveloggers and Report Rate is how often the data is sent from the Remote Station to the Home Station. More frequent Report and Sample Rates will use up more power, therefore an extra power source may be required. See Section 6 in the STS Gold User Guide for information on power sources.

 

2) Decide on Datalogger Requirements

Specify the number of dataloggers required at each remote station (maximum quantity of 4 dataloggers per station)

3) Order the Appropriate Hardware

  1. Telemetry System
    • Includes: STS Controller, Distribution Box, Modem, Antenna, Connection Cables
  2. Up to 4 Solinst Leveloggers for each Remote Station
    • Direct Read Cable and Reader Cable for each data logger
  3. 12V Battery - NOT supplied by Solinst. (12-30 AHr deep-cycle rechargeable sealed lead-acid recommended)
  4. STS Gold Software (free download on solinst.com)
  5. Optional Antenna
  6. Optional Solar Power Connection Assembly
  7. Optional Battery Charger Assembly
  8. Direct Read Communication Package (optional)

4) Contact Your Cellular Service Provider

Note:

For Cellular STS Systems, the Home Station requires a static IP address. If one is not already in place, please ask your IT department or Internet Service Provider (ISP) to arrange an address for the computer you will be using

 

Service plan information that you are required to give to the Cellular Service Provider:


Request Data Usage Service Plan for GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, or UMTS (modem can be provisioned to work on a CDMA network)

Bill to:

Billing Contact Person:

Billing Address:

 

Modem information that you are required to give to the Cellular Service Provider:

 

ESN/IMEI and MEID# (located on a label on the modem)

 

Modem Description: Digi Connect WAN 3G IA (DC-WAN-U905, Verizon: DC-WAN-B205, Sprint: DC-WAN-B105)

 

Your Cellular Service Provider will give to you:

Note:

See Chapter 5 in the STS Gold Telemetry System User Guide for details regarding activation and configuration of modems.

 

5) Receive Your STS System

6) Set Up Your Home Station

7) Use the Software to Program Your STS System

Note:

See Chapter 3 in the STS Gold Telemetry System User Guide for details on configuring your telemetry system using STS Gold Software.

 

8) Set Up Your Remote Station(s) in the Office

Note:

See Chapter 5 in the STS Gold Telemetry System User Guide for full details on setting up your Remote Station Hardware.

 

9) Test the System in the Office

Note:

Your Home Station computer must be on and not in sleep mode during the initialization process. See Chapter 5 in the STS Gold Telemetry System User Guide for initialization instructions.

10) Install Remote Station(s) in the Field

11) Test and Initialize in the Field

12) Collect Your Data

Note:

See Chapter 7 in the STS Gold Telemetry System User Guide for details on accessing your data.