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Introducing the Trublue Remote Monitoring System from KPSI (Measurement Specialties)

November 20, 2012

KPSI, a subsidiary of Measurement Specialties, is proud to announce the release of its new TruBlue Remote Monitoring System, an exciting new telemetry product for use with KPSI’s SDI-12 level transducers for clustered water level and water quality monitoring applications.

WHAT IS IT?

The TruBlue Remote Monitoring System (RMS) remotely monitors water level and water quality from multiple monitoring wells and transmits the data via RF and cellular radio to a central location, allowing users to determine the status of the water body being measured.

Datasheet for TruBlue RMS can be found at this link.

WHAT CAN THE TRUBLUE REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM DO?

The TruBlue RMS makes gathering essential data on water levels more cost effective and less labor intensive. It eliminates the need for regular physical visits to individual wells or other monitoring sites. Savings and efficiencies are achieved by:

  • Allowing users to perform remote readings from Transducers instead of having to physically go to each well
  • Enabling consolidation of multiple cell service accounts to just one per Gateway, thus realizing significant savings every billing cycle
  • Providing a comprehensive, systematic approach to collecting level data

WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF A TRUBLUE REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM?

TruBlue RMS hardware components:

  • Transducers – The TruBlue RMS utilizes SDI-12 digital level transducers KPSI 350 and 500 Series Level Transducers. TruBlue 555 Level and 585 CTD Data Logging Transducers are compatible with the TruBlue RMS.
  • Nodes – Fully encased waterproof components that are easy to install at the top of a well or a body of water. Compatible transducers plug into the Node via serial interface to the bottom of the Node. Nodes have several functions. First, they power and control up to four connected Transducers. Second, Nodes transmit collected data to the Gateway via a built-in, 900 MHz radio frequency (RF) transmitter operating in the unlicensed ISM RF band. A built-in, magnet-activated Wi-Fi interface enables on-site technicians to schedule Transducer readings and configure other essential components of the system using a laptop, electronic tablet or other mobile device using ad hoc
  • Gateway – Acts as a data collection and transfer hub. It receives RF data from multiple Nodes and then transmits the information via cellular modem to an Internet-based listener software application, where it is stored.