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RMU optimises device tasks in inaccessible areas

17 Dec 2012

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Remote monitoring systems manufacturer Global Monitoring LLC has recently unveiled its Messenger GMU8120 Remote Monitoring Unit. The company's latest product is designed to aid operators in attending to equipment in remote sites or inaccessible locations. The device checks equipment operations in hard-to-reach areas and environmentally challenging locations and reports data, as well as emergency conditions, in a variety of formats such as through text and email.

Configurable with industry standard 0-5V, 4-20mA or dry contact sensors that detect temperature, pressure, voltage, vibration and other parameters, the Messenger creates a database of vital conditions that can be integrated into predictive maintenance programs. Using historical and current data, facilities can determine when to do equipment maintenance, inspections, cleaning or repairs.

The Messenger also sends early warning signals of emergency conditions to pre-programmed telephone numbers to notify key personnel of any anomaly. Using the remote control capabilities of the remote monitoring unit, users can start, stop or reset equipment, reducing the need to dispatch a technician.

In addition to reporting equipment conditions, the Messenger performs a wide range of control, communication and input processing tasks. It can totalise flow through a pipe, track run-time hours of a pump, check environmental conditions, regulate temperatures and even remotely reboot a computer or PLC.

While other monitoring systems require the use of proprietary and costly monitoring services or communication networks, the Messenger gives you the option to use a web-based reporting service, while also delivering data to your computer or vocalizing information through your phone or sending a report to your fax.

Based on phone-line based communications, the Messenger Remote Monitoring Unit avoids firewalls and other IT issues that complicate operations. Communications problem related to Internet-based systems often require a technician that must visit the remote site to resolve the problem. Except for bandwidth, this phone-line based monitoring system can mimic the functionality offered by IP and´┐Żwireless communications. Information can be accessed through a browser or smart phone app, with data interfaced with cloud-based mapping and database services.

For more information about the Messenger GMU8120 Remote Monitoring Unit, refer to

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