We have been quite busy in the first 3 months of 2018. We secured a major project with a large oil and gas company based in Queensland late in 2017 to build 26 larger systems, which included the Neon Remote Terminal with an Inmarsat BGAN satellite terminal. We spent a couple of months of 2018 building the systems and then another month testing them and finally preparing them for shipment.
We also needed to store them outside for long term testing so we allocated the car park for that purpose. We then needed to park down the street for a while, which was not a problem. Security was not a problem because we have all of them under constant video surveillance using the Neon Camera Systems, and also security guards.
The systems were based on the Neon Remote Terminal – Inmarsat Satellite and a robust power system with a remotely monitored solar regulator and charging system. This allowed the industrial equipment to be monitored and controlled, but also allowed the power system to be monitored and controlled all remotely via satellite. The power system included fold out solar panels, which could be stored safely for transport, and easily extended for deployment in the field.
This month we shipped what we believe will be the last major shipment of the Prologger product. The Prologger has been superseded by the 3016 Neon Remote Logger (NRL) which has a higher analogue resolution of 24 bits rather than the 16 bit resolution of the Prologger. The Prologger has been, for many years, our top of the range logger. We have manufactured and sold thousands of them. The reliability of the Prologger has been outstanding as well. We rarely get any returns to our service department. We do maintain a set of spare parts though, just in case. The last major shipment was for a customer in South America who used them for monitoring water level. They were packaged up as a complete system with sensor attached and housed in an enclosure as a complete system. To make customer transition easier, the new 3016 Neon Remote Logger can be set up in Prologger emulation mode. This makes it very easy for customers with the Prologger to transition to the new 3016 Neon Remote Logger. If telemetry is no needed then the telemetry options do not need to be added and it can run as a standard non telemetered data logger if required. The 3016 Neon Remote Logger also supports multi buffering, which was a very important feature used by many Prologger customers. The 3016 Neon Remote Logger also has a much larger memory and supports extended features such as floating point.