Port administration staff need easy, over the web, access to local wind and tidal information, as they rely on accurate local tide, current and weather information to manage shipping and general port operations safely and efficiently. Many environmental monitoring systems are good at recording data but aren’t always good at making it easily available. The Neon data- to-web service provides a simple, low-risk option to get the data to the people who need it very quickly. Adding a Neon data-to-web system enables existing monitoring operations to step up to internet level, making it easy to access directly usable information via the web, with automated reporting and alarming.
The data can also be viewed while you are mobile, with a smart phone or tablet. This enables pilots and other operators to access wind and tidal information in near real time while working on or around the harbour. Ships can get advanced warnings of any extreme conditions before entering the harbour.
Neon Remote Loggers can be installed at existing weather and tidal monitoring stations. They can be easily integrated with the existing wind speed, wind direction, sea level, velocity and direction instruments. For example, one station may be located on a tower out in the harbour, to monitor the conditions near the harbour entrance. Another may be located on a wharf.
For simpler measurements, one or more Unidata Starflow Acoustic Doppler instruments could be installed to measure the speed of the currents. The inbuilt depth sensor could also report he rise and fall of sea level. For wide channels, perhaps located at the harbour entrance, an underwater Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) which looks across the shipping channel could be installed. ADCP regularly measures the speed and direction of sea water currents as the tides ebb and flow. This instrument could also measure the rise and fall of sea level.
An ADCP continuously takes fast, accurate measurements of sea level and water movement in three dimensions, in near real time. These indicate the actual tidal forces acting on a ship and enable crew to ensure that the keel will always have sufficient clearance.
To measure cross-channel water currents, the ADCP transmits beams of sound pulses and calculates current velocities from the received ‘echoes’ reflected from suspended particles.
With a Neon Remote Logger system out in the harbour and another system at the wharf, wind and tidal data can be recorded and pushed on a regular interval, perhaps every 5 minutes up to a Neon server for storage and access. The communications link could be cell phone based or satellite based depending on the cell phone coverage in the area. Also, for critical operations such as this, it is wise to have two different communication paths. Adding a mix of cell phone and satellite telemetry systems spreads the risk of failure.
Authorised personnel with Internet browser can access at this information on the Neon server, in real time, or examine older data, perhaps looking for trends. When set up, alarm messages are automatically sent to notify staff if wind or tide exceeded acceptable programmable limits. If customised reports have been set up, they are automatically sent to selected people.
On the Neon server you can easily set up a schedule to automatically send reports to specific parties. All or any of the information can be automatically delivered at any time and frequency, in a variety of formats, such as email.
|Options for Application Specific Instruments / Inputs||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument - Velocity, Depth and Flow||6526J-21||Starflow Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument 0-2m|
|Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument - Velocity, Depth and Flow||6526J-51||Starflow Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument 0-5m|
|Ultrasonic Doppler SDI-12 Instrument - Velocity and Depth||6527A||Starflow QSD Ultrasonic SDI-12 Doppler Instrument|
|Water Level Instrument||6541C-11||WLI with 500mm Pulley and Alkaline Battery Metric Version (Imperial version available)|
|Float||6541F-115||WLI Float - Cylinder 115mm Dia. (Other options available)|
|Float Line||6541D-M||WLI Beaded Float Line Metric (Imperial version available)|
|Options for Neon Telemetry - NRL / NRT / RTU / Field Units||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Industrial (Metal Enc) Neon Remote Logger 16 Channels||3016||Options Available: 3G/4G Cellular, Ethernet, Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium SBD and LoRa|
|Industrial (Metal Enc) Neon Remote Logger 8 Channels||3008||Options Available: 3G/4G Cellular, Ethernet, Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium SBD and LoRa|
|Industrial (Metal Enc) Neon Remote Logger 4 Channels||3004/3006||Options Available: 3G/4G Cellular|
|Neon Remote Logger (Polycarbonate Enc) 4 Channels M Series||3004M/3006M||Options Available: 3G/4G Cellular, Ethernet, Microsatellite, Iridium SBD and LoRa|
|Cellular RTU 3G/4G - Industrial||2016F-AB03 / 2016F-AB04||Neon Remote Terminal 3G/4G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Equatorial Orbit Satellite - Inmarsat||2018F-AB0-1 or 3||NRT Ethernet with single or triple Ethernet Ports with three Li Batteries|
|NRT Field Termination Strip||2103F||2015F,2016F,2017F, and 2018F NRT FTS|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-8M||8M Extended Memory Option|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-8M-CAM||8M Extended Memory & Serial Camera Option|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-CAM||Serial Camera Option|
|Options for Neon Application Software - Customer Server||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Application Software||2302A||Neon Server Software Licence Incl 5 NAL |
|Neon Application Software||2302A-10||Additional 10 NRT Access Licences|
|Neon Application Software||2302A-20||Additional 20 NRT Access Licences|
|Neon Application Software||2302A-50||Additional 50 NRT Access Licences|
|Options for Neon Application Software - Unidata Server||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Application Software||2301A||Neon Data Initial Subscription Setup Fee|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-01||Neon Data Service Fee for 1-50 NRTs|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-02||Neon Data Service Fee for 51-100 NRTs|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-10||Neon Data Service Fee Metering|
|Options for Conventional Dataloggers / Field Units||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Remote Logger 16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display||3016-000||16 Ch NRL (Superseded Prologger 7001D)|
|Neon Remote Logger 8 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display||3008-000||8 Ch NRL (Superseded Stalogger 6004D)|
|Neon Remote Logger 4 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display||3004M-000||4 Ch NRL (Superseded Micrologger 8010C)|
|Starlog V4 Management Software||6308A-AUE||Starlog V4 Full Licence Key|