Technical White Paper
Unidata’s Neon system is an IP based telemetry data logging system that transports data from the measuring instruments in the field to a central server. This is achieved by pushing data over cellular or satellite networks. Neon operates as a push data model over the internet, where the logged data is pushed from the logger up to the server. Push data is a newer concept to the traditional dial-up modem where the modem pulls the data from the logger into the server.
Typical applications for IP Dataloggers include:
Data can be configured to be pushed at various intervals such as every few minutes, every hour, once a day, etc. Data is pushed to a web-based system which allows the user to view logged data in near real-time. The system also allows various alarm conditions such that any out of limits data to be sent by email or SMS text message. Reporting can be set up to report via email or file transfer on a periodic basis to upstream analysis systems.
The Neon Server product is offered as either an Application Software Package to run on a customer’s server or as an Applications / Data Service Provider package to run on Unidata’s secure servers.
Neon Systems include three main components:
The individual product pages in the product section of the Unidata website provide a summary of the inputs and outputs available in the various models of the Neon Remote Modules & Terminals (IP Dataloggers) suitable for cellular phone or satellite networks. An appropriate mobile service and SIM cards, or appropriate Satellite services must be arranged through a telephone company/carrier to use these systems.
The Neon Applications software can run on:
Alternatively, the Neon System can also be provided as a hosted system, using Unidata Servers, where Unidata provides access to our servers for customers not wishing to arrange for a server themselves.
There are many options available for the purchase of Neon Applications Software and Neon Hosted Services. Please refer to the detailed information on the Neon Server Applications Software information.
|View data from any browser on the internet||Timely information & no travel time|
|Configure, diagnose and reset Neon remote loggers on-line||Saves time and travel by not needing a site visits|
|Automated FTP/ Web Services/ email reports||Flexible reporting options to suit most requirements|
|Automated email and SMS notifications for specified alarm conditions||Peace of mind with automated alerts|
|True IP services/guaranteed data delivery system||Peace of mind with no lost data|
|Hosted server facility||No capital outlay to start or maintenance worries|
|Server utilizes industry standard microsoft.net architecture||No unique skills required to manage your own servers|
Unidata Technical staff can assist in advising the various different service offerings available from most telephone companies/carriers. Unidata Staff can also provide technical assistance for networking and firewall settings issues when needed.