Neon Remote Logger - 16 Analog Channels

Model 3016

  • Overview

    The 3016 Neon Remote Logger NRL is a self-contained data logger/RTU with 16 high-resolution analog channels in a compact case that connects to sensors in the field, collects readings from those sensors and transmits the collected data to a central Neon server, or it can be set up to operate as a stand-alone datalogger/RTU. The 3016 can be configured to transmit data via a cellular 2G/3G/4G/LTE network, satellite network like Inmarsat, Iridium SBD or Microsatellite, Wi-Fi network or it can utilise LoRA communication system as its method of sending data from the field to the Neon Server.

    All Neon data logger/ RTU units routinely collect and log sensor data and periodically connect to a central Neon comms and web server via an IP network using a push data model to upload the logged data. The central Neon server can be cloud-hosted, virtual or physical. The Neon server is offered as a Neon data hosted service using a Unidata Neon server for a monthly fee or customers can purchase a Neon server license and run the Neon software on their own server. The Neon system receives, processes, displays, stores and reports collected data in many ways.

    The Neon system also can issue control commands based on pre-set algorithms and issue alarms and notifications via several mediums. Alarm setpoints can be set up on the Neon data logger/ RTU units as well as the Neon central server and alarm notifications can be sent via several methods including email and SMS text messages. Alarm triggers can initiate physical actions in the field such as turning pumps on and off or activating other control functions based on the internal program within the Neon data logger/ RTU. The Neon system has fully bi-directional communications between the Neon data logger/ RTU units and the central Neon server. This allows for remote diagnosis, remote programming and remote firmware updating for the operation of the remote equipment and thereby reducing costly site visits.

    Neon data logger/ RTU units can be configured to read sensors, log data internally to local memory and push data to the central Neon server at user-settable intervals such as once a minute, every few minutes, every hour, once a day. Data to be viewed on the Neon Web server in near real-time from any browser and can be reported to other systems using email, FTP and web services.

    3016 NRL

  • Specifications

    Physical specifications

    Material: Powder Coated Aluminium Enclosure
    Size: 295mm x 160mm x 40mm (LxWxH),850 grams
    Operating temperature: -20°C to 60°C. Not affected by humidity
    Antennae: Model dependent, external stub/whip/satellite antenna

    Integrated logger specifications

    Storage memory: 7.5Mbytes Flash (non-volatile), 3.75 Million log data points
    Memory expansion: SD card, micro size, 32Gbyte maximum capacity, 16 Billion log data points
    Scan rate: Programmable from 1 second to 5 minutes
    Log rate: Programmable from 1 second to 24 hours
    Time clock:
    Battery Backed Real Time Clock (RTC),
    Accuracy +/- 10 seconds/month (non- Neon version),
    locked to server time clock (Neon version)
    CPU: 16 Bit, 20MHz, Ultra-Low Power

    Electrical specifications

    External power: 9 to 30V DC (provision for dual power inputs)
    Current draw: less than 1.2mA standby, max 500mA active
    RTC backup battery: 3.6V Li coin cell (5-year life)
    Instrument power: 12V regulated, 200mA fused, 5V regulated, 100mA fused
    Analog channels:16 Single-ended (max) or 8 Differential (max),
    24-bit resolution, 4 user-selectable gain ranges:
    0 to 5V (gain = 1)
    0 to 1.25V (gain = 4)
    0 to 312.5mV (gain = 16)
    to 0 to 39.0625mV (gain = 128)

    Modbus: 2 independent channels, RS485,
    RTU or ASCII protocol, 57600 baud (max),
    functions 01, 02, 03, 04, 05/15, 06/16
    SDI-12: 2 independent channels, SDI V1.3 Compliant, instrument and recorder modes supported
    Unidata HSIO: High-speed serial interface, 16 channels, bi-directional
    Counters: 4,
    2 x 16 bit, DC to 20kHz potential free contacts or 0 to 5V DC digital input (C0,C2);
    2 x 16 bit, dc to 300Hz potential free contacts or 0 to 5V DC digital input (C1,C3)
    Digital inputs: 4, Low<1.1V, High >2.05V, Max = 5V DC
    Digital outputs: 2, open-drain FET, 30V DC, 250mA max
    Relays: 2, Normally Open and Normally Closed Contacts, 1A 30V DC, 0.5A 125V AC
    Configuration port:
    RS232 serial port, 115200 maximum baud rate
    USB-B port
    Bluetooth Low Power Wireless interface
    Modem Options:
    LoRa Module, WiFi Module
    Cellular: 2G/3G/4G/LTE Modem, Dual SIM card support
    Satellite: Inmarsat, Iridium SBD or Microsatellite Modem
    Serial Instrument: RS232 port, full implementation (all 9 signals available), baud rate 115200 max
    Data interface: USB B Port and SD Micro Card
    Ethernet port: 10/100 Mbit
    LCD display: 320 x 240, colour, resistive touch panel
    Keypad: 5 button membrane keypad
    Accelerometer: Senses changes in logger orientation
    Barometer: 260-1260hPa Absolute Digital Output

  • Ordering Information

    Model Description
    3016-000 Neon Remote Logger - Ethernet
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-C00 Neon Remote Logger- Ethernet, 3G & 4G
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-C0I Neon Remote Logger - Inmarsat, 3G & 4G
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-00I Neon Remote Logger - Inmarsat
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-00R Neon Remote Logger - Iridium SBD
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-0L0 Neon Remote Logger- Ethernet and LoRa
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-CL0 Neon Remote Logger - Ethernet, 3G, 4G and LoRa
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    3016-0LI Neon Remote Logger - Inmarsat and LoRa
    16 Analog Channels / Touch Screen Display
    6807E-2 Antenna Low Profile 3G with 1m cable
    6807F-1 Antenna Whip Multi-Band Super Gain with 5m cable
    6807G-1 Antenna Whip Multi band Standard with 1m cable

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