To stay relevant, you have to stay connected. So connectivity is a trending topic, and devices are offering new ways to connect and provide relevant data to the end user. Today, we have a device aligned with all the innovative concepts: the NOVUS LogBox 3G Micro Data Logger.
This multi-channel data logger and IoT device allows you to integrate with a cloud or SCADA system in many ways. You can find all kinds of solutions and philosophies on the market, but seamless integration is essential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to succeed.
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NOVUS LogBox 3G specifications
The LogBox 3G data logger from NOVUS can support different types of analog sensors with two analog inputs and one digital input. This range gives you the ability to monitor different signal types in various applications. The vendor offers a list of applications where you can apply it to provide critical data, such as humidity monitoring in a data center or flow measurement in small spaces.
On top of that, the memory will hold up to 140K records, and you can set the collection interval from 10 seconds to 12 hours. You can access all this data and all the functions using a USB interface or 3G connection and the NXperience software for Windows.
LogBox 3G features
The analog input accepts a long list of signals, like different types of thermocouples, Pt100, volts, and milliamps.
For instance, if you need a flow monitor for utilities, this device can collect data from various flow meters using the analog input. Then it can transfer all the data using the 3G connection, where you can integrate it into the SCADA or NOVUS cloud or get SMS alarms and commands.
Plus, you have a digital input for pulse counting, event recording, or even a logger start. One very interesting idea mentioned by NOVUS: using the LogBox 3G to monitor temperature and humidity changes, like if someone opens or closes a door to an environment with condition-sensitive products.
On top of that, you have one NPN digital output. This output can connect to an alarm or even control something itself. It also comes with an internal alarm buzzer. Unlike other similar options from NOVUS, the Logbox 3G can integrate with a SCADA using the right driver.
LogBox 3G applications
If you want a basic solution to monitor applications using 3G and easy integration into cloud and SCADA systems, then the LogBox 3G from NOVUS is one of the best options on the market. Its 3G connection gives it a wide range of possibilities.
It has a local LCD display where you can see all the data, and you can navigate and change some of the configurations using the operation keys. On top of that, it works with a power supply from 10 to 30 volts and also has an internal backup battery with two-hour autonomy.
More technical information about the NOVUS LogBox 3G
- 3 analog inputs: thermocouples J, K, T, E, N, R, S, B; Pt100; 0-5 V; 0-10 V; 0-50 mV; 0-20 mA; 4-20 mA
- 1 digital input: pulse counting, event recording, or logger start
- 1 NPN digital output: alarm
- Internal alarm buzzer
- Communication interfaces: USB, cellular 3G
- Interface with SCADA and cloud systems: yes, using the 3G driver
- Memory for records: 140,000 with time stamps
- Power supply: 10 to 30 VDC and internal battery up to 2 hours
- Enclosure protection: IP40
- Dimensions: 120 x 100 x 40 mm (4.72″ x 3.94″ x 1.57″)
- Mount: cradle fixed on wall by screws or magnets
- Configuration software: NXperience (for USB PC)
- 3-line display with 4 ½ digits
- Record interval: 10 seconds to 12 hours
The LogBox 3G data logger has a strong range of possibilities. If you have a monitoring system integrated into a SCADA or NOVUS cloud system, then you have to take a look at this device from NOVUS.
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