|EASILY INTEGRATES INTO EXISTING SYSTEMS
SL2 is also frequently integrated into existing networks to upgrade & expand system capabilities.
Sutron designs & manufactures our equipment & systems with commonality of components & uniform interfaces for modular, open, distributed system architecture providing excellent performance regardless of the number of sensors, field stations or base stations added.
Because SatLink2 communicates
with all major weather satellites worldwide,
it makes possible earth and ocean observation,
data collection, and data exchange in real-time,
without delays caused by national differences
in software format, etc. Of course, global,
real-time monitoring and modeling of weather
and other environmental phenomena helps
provide early warning of natural disasters
such as the 2004 tsunami in the Indian
SatLink2 is a stand-alone logger and
transmitter. For many simple applications,
SatLink2 handles all functions alone -
measuring, logging, formatting and transmitting
the data. The built-in SDI-12 interface
gives SatLink2 the ability to make measurements
for a wide range of sensors including water
level, water quality, wind, and temperature. The
built-in tipping bucket interface also
allows you to measure precipitation without
adding an expensive SDI interface. SatLink2
supports multiple measurement schedules to
provide data any time it is needed. After
making measurements, SatLink2 can perform
simple scaling of the data and then log
the data into its secure flash memory.
The log in SatLink2 is capable of holding
over 120,000 readings. If there is ever
any problem retrieving the data through
the satellite, the data can always be retrieved
from the log memory.
As a stand-alone logger/transmitter,
SatLink Logger supports both scheduled
transmissions and Sutron’s popular
adaptive random reporting transmissions. Scheduled
transmissions can be configured for any
satellite and the data can be formatted
in SHEF or Pseudobinary formats. After
each measurement is made, the data is tested
and used to control random transmissions.
Random transmissions can be configured
to make frequent transmissions when data
are changing rapidly or are in alarm conditions,
and to make infrequent transmissions when
the data are not in alarm.
SatLink2 can also be
connected to a Sutron 9210 or Xpert
Data Logger (and a
wide variety of competitors' loggers).
These data recorders can make their own
measurements and format their own data
for transmission. SatLink's Data Merge
Mode then combines data SatLink collected
from its sensors with data collected and
formatted by other recorders for transmission.