By Andy Choi
CAS DataLoggers has added dataTaker’s DT80M intelligent universal input data logger with integrated 2G/3G cellular modem to its portfolio of offerings.
DT80M Intelligent Universal Input Data Logger
The new model contains all the functionalities of the existing DT80M along with additional 2G/3G cellular modem feature, which allows automated data transfers and remote access in real-time. It also features programming and advanced alarm capabilities. The device can be used in different types of outdoor and remote projects, including hydropower, weather stations, environmental monitoring, agriculture and vehicle testing projects.
The device features a compact and rugged construction and can operate in extreme environments within a temperature range of -45°C to 70°C. The DT80M has Ethernet and USB ports through which it can be connected locally and remotely over the Internet to PC. The device has a special communications feature that overcomes network outage issues by constantly retrying downloads till the file passes. The modem can be scheduled to deliver data to specific inboxes at specified intervals or to an FTP server. Alarm messages as emails or SMSes can be set up to be delivered to multiple mobile phones and email addresses.
The DT80M data logger has the capability to measure voltage, current, temperature, frequency, strain gauges, bridges, resistance and 4-20 mA loops. It has 5 to 15 universal analog sensor channels and an LCD display. The channels have a ± 30 V DC input measurement range that measures at 18-bit resolution. These channels can be expanded up to 300 analog inputs. In addition, the device has 8 bi-directional and 12 flexible digital channels. It has four high-speed counter inputs that allow it to be connected to Modbus, SDI-12 and other data measurement sources. The device has a storage capacity of 10 million data points.
The device comes along with free dataTaker dEX software that allows configuration through a web browser. Logged data and real time measurements can be measured through a graphical interface.