Neon Remote Logger – M Series

  • Overview

    Four Channel M Series Neon Remote Loggers are smaller form factor NRL dataloggers, housed in a polycarbonate case.

    The 3004M Neon Remote Logger connects to sensors in the field, collects readings from those sensors, logs the sensor data, provides control functions and also transmits the collected data to a central server. The 3004M Neon Remote Logger is programmed in the field with a Unidata standard program called a scheme. The scheme specifies how often and for how long the datalogger should collect data from the sensors and how often the data should be sent to the server. Control outputs are also set up in the scheme by setting up custom events.

    A wide range of sensor types are supported, for example, analog; including 4-20mA sensors, frequency counters, digital inputs as well as Modbus and SDI-12. Control of external equipment (such as triggering a relay when a user defined event occurs, or initiating a shutdown), can be accomplished via Open Drain FET output. Sensors are connected to the logger via pluggable terminal blocks, allowing for easy removal of the logger if servicing is required.

    The 3004M Neon Remote Loggers utilise different wireless networks as their method of sending sensor data from the field to the Neon Server for example 3004MC uses cellular 3G or 4G phone network while 3004ME uses Ethernet network.

    3004 ML LoRa WAN datalogger utilises the LoRa communication system, LoRa WAN network, which utilises MQTT as its method of sending sensor data from the field to the Neon Server. The NRL LoRa operates in what Unidata calls LoRa Mode 2. In this mode, sensors are read by the logger according to the scheme. A set of short data packets will be sent, as set by logging interval, to the LoRa WAN gateway over either private or public LoRa network. LoRa WAN gateway transfers data packets to Neon Server using Ethernet, cellular or satellite network. The LoRa Wan system has a typical range of to 5 Km, the range reduces in built up areas depending on building density and increases where there is line of sight and with use of a larger antenna.

    3004 MH – Microsatellite datalogger makes use of a microsatellite network as its method of sending sensor data from the field to the Neon Server. The microsatellite network is a message based system, providing low cost satellite communications over a high latency service. This low cost service is ideal if you have a requirement for occasional short messages to report sensor data, when the latency of the messages is not very important. Latency from such systems is in the order of hours and the very low satellite airtime costs reflect this high latency service.

    3004 MI – Iridium SBD  datalogger takes advantage of the high reliability Iridium satellite network short burst data subsystem. It is a high reliability message based system, providing reasonable cost satellite communications and a low latency. This service is ideal if you have a requirement for short messages to report sensor data. Latency from such systems is in the order of minutes and the satellite airtime costs reflect this low latency service.

    The 3004 Neon Remote Logger

  • Specifications

    Physical specifications

    Material: Polycarbonate
    Size: L190mm x W80mm x H55mm Weight: 300g
    Operating Temperature: -20° to +60°C. Not affected by humidity
    Antennae: On board

    Electrical specifications

    External Power: 9 to 30V DC
    Current Draw: 50µA Standby
    Internal Power: 3.6 Volt Lithium D Cell
    Instrument Power: 5V or 12V or 18V regulated, 80mA (user selectable)
    Analog channels: 4 Single ended (0-5V) with 24 bit resolution
    Modbus: 1 x Modbus RS485 RTU protocol, 57600 baud max
    SDI-12: 1 x SDI V1.3 Compliant, instrument mode
    Unidata HSIO: High speed serial interface

    Counters: 4
    2 x 16 bit, DC to 3kHz 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 Outputs: 1 Open Drain FET, 30V DC, 250mA max
    Configuration Port: Micro USB port
    Operating Frequencies:
    3004MC – 2G, 3G and 4G Cellular Networks
    3004ML LoRa – AU915 or US915 or EU868 or AS923
    3004MH – 500MHz
    3004MI – 1.5GHz
    Scan Rate: Programmable from 1 sec to 5 min
    Transmit Rate: Programmable from 10 sec to 24 hours
    Accelerometer: Senses changes in logger orientation
    LCD Display: Optional, 320 x 240 Colour Resistive Touch Panel
    Keypad: With LCD option only, five button membrane keypad

  • Ordering Information

    ModelDescription
    Micrologger
    3004A-M000M NRL No Modem, No Battery, No LCD - Standalone Micrologger Replacement
    3004A-M0B0M NRL No Modem with Lithium Battery, No LCD - Standalone Micrologger Replacement
    Cellular 3G/4G Option
    3004A-MC00M NRL 3G/4G Modem, No Battery, No LCD
    3004A-MCB0M NRL 3G/4G Modem with Lithium Battery, No LCD
    LoRa OptionPrivate LoRa gateway or 3rd party LoRa network is required
    3004A-ML00M NRL LoRa, No Lithium Battery, No LCD & Ext Ant
    3004A-MLB0M NRL LoRa with Lithium Battery, No LCD & Ext Ant
    Ethernet Option
    3004B-ME00M NRL Ethernet, No Lithium Battery, No LCD
    3004B-MEB0M NRL Ethernet, with Lithium Battery, No LCD
    3004B-ME0LM NRL Ethernet, No Lithium Battery, with LCD
    3004B-MEBLM NRL Ethernet, with Lithium Battery and LCD
    Microsatellite
    3004B-MH00M NRL Microsatellite, No Lithium Battery, No LCD
    3004B-MHB0M NRL Microsatellite, with Lithium Battery, No LCD
    3004B-MH0LM NRL Microsatellite, No Lithium Battery, with LCD
    3004B-MHBLM NRL Microsatellite, with Lithium Battery and LCD
    Iridium Short Burst Data
    3004B-MI00M NRL Iridium SBD, No Lithium Battery, No LCD
    3004B-MIB0M NRL Iridium SBD, with Lithium Battery, No LCD
    3004B-MI0LM NRL Iridium SBD, No Lithium Battery, with LCD
    3004B-MIBLM NRL Iridium SBD, with Lithium Battery and LCD

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