Wireless monitoring system with VaiNet Technology

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Overview

VaiNet enables superior signal strength that penetrates concrete walls and metal structures eliminating the need for repeaters and amplifiers and ensuring data integrity and security. VaiNet operates independently of your existing wireless networks, leaving them unencumbered for other operational use. For applications where wireless is not an option, viewLinc supports networked data loggers, transmitters, and devices via any combination of Ethernet, PoE and USB. Learn more about RFL100  series data loggers for temperaturehumidity and carbon dioxide.

We also offer Wi-Fi data loggers for use on your existing Wi-Fi network. To see all our options for wirelessly networking the viewLinc system, see our connectivity guide. For an outline of our data loggers and sensors, see our monitoring system device guide.

Contact your local sales representative to learn which wireless data logger options are available in your region.

Features

  • Resistant to interference, interception and multi-path fading (reflections)
  • RFL data loggers have a typical battery life of 18 months
  • Data loggers connect to the system as soon as they are turned on
  • Automatic recovery from power and network outages
  • Signal strength between access points and data loggers determines the optimum data path
  • Temperature & RH RFL data loggers use 2 standard AA alkaline 1.5 Volt batteries
  • Available parameters include temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide
  • Probe replacement service available in some regions

Key benefits

Simple setup & configuration

VaiNet’s wireless data loggers and access points are pre-programmed to locate each other and establish communication. Less equipment and less configuration simplifies installation so the system is easy to deploy, even with little or no previous experience setting up networked monitoring systems.

Data integrity & efficient validation

VaiNet operates autonomously from other wireless devices and networks on a sub-GHz ISM band. This prevents signal interference with WLAN applications. With a simple network topology, installation, validation and troubleshooting is easy; no repeaters, signal boosters, or mesh networking to complicate the system.

Wired-equivalent reliability

Wireless connection is self-healing with automatic recovery and data backfill. In case of connectivity issues, RFL data loggers automatically connect to another VaiNet AP10 access point. Reliable data transmissions means fewer transmission retries, which saves on power.

Simple, efficient infrastructure

VaiNet eliminates the need for dedicated and costly Ethernet connectivity for each monitored location. RFL100 data loggers are ideal in high-traffic areas and can be easily moved as monitoring needs change.

Superior sensing technology, easy calibration

VaiNet data loggers use detachable probes equipped with measurement electronics and calibration data. The probe is easily removed from the data logger and replaced with a newly calibrated probe in less than a minute. This ensures your critical environments are monitored accurately and without interruption. In some regions, we offer probe replacement as a service.

Long-range signal

VaiNet provides interference-resistant wireless connectivity with signal strength ≥100 meters using Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) wireless frequencies. A low-frequency signal means that barriers typical in industrial environments and warehouses do not impede data transmissions. Obstructions like cement block walls, metal shelving, heavy duty equipment, liquid products, foil packs, and other packaging do not hinder VaiNet's signal.

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