The Remote Device Configuration Menu is accessible through the project Dashboard for each logger and allows settings such as sensor sample and data transmission frequency to be configured. Note that any change made will be loaded into the Command Queue at the bottom of the menu for processing after the next scheduled transmission or power cycle. Refresh the page after the next transmission and check the queue to verify all commands have been processed and removed.
Proceed through all configuration changes outlined in the Remote Device Configuration menu. Once finished adjusting the settings as desired, click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the Remote Device Configuration Menu a single time. Inspect the Command queue before closing the menu to ensure all changes are loaded.
Step 5- Configure Timed Data Acquisition
All sensors can be logged on independent log intervals. To configure multiple sensors, enter the desired values up top, then check which sensor to apply them to before clicking APPLY. To configure an individual sensor, expand that sensor and select the desired settings.
Log data every: Set the time between sensor readings
Starting at: Set the time of day the device will start taking readings
- If this is set in the future, the logger will not begin logging until this time
- If this is set in the past, the logger will log using that exact time as a starting point
Averaging settings: Setup the sensor to take multiple readings for every logged value
- Learn more about X2 averaging options HERE
Step 6- Set Sensor Specific Log Intervals
Below the Timed Data Acquisition setting will be a list of the sensors found during the auto-detection including an X2 Meta Parameter sensor suite for logger diagnostics.
Expanding the tree next to each sensor allows the user to set sensor-specific sampling intervals. In the image below, logger diagnostic parameters such as battery voltage and cell signal strength and data from the 6920V2 sonde and ODO sensor will be taken every hour, half hour, and 10 minutes, respectively. The diagnostic parameter frequency can be reduced to every 6-hours to reduce data costs, while still providing useful information for system health analysis.
Step 7- Set Logger Transmission Frequency
The Timed Transmission setting in the Remote Device Configuration determines how often the data logger will power-up its telemetry (cellular modem, ethernet, satellite modem if equipped) to contact WQData LIVE. Upon contact, the data logger will upload all new data and then process any configuration changes active in the Command Queue.
Note that if the ‘Starting at’ date is in the past the logger will begin transmitting at the specified frequency as soon as power is applied. Once the X2 in the figure below is powered up it would immediately begin transmitting every 15 minutes.
Step 8- Configure Event Based Transmission [G2/iSIC V2 Only]
Regardless of the configured Logger Transmission Frequency, the G2/iSIC V2 logger will automatically turn on its telemetry to send data whenever any parameter value exceeds a limit defined here. For example if transmissions are to occur hourly on the normal schedule for the system below with 10 minute level logging and a 66ft level reading is registered at XX:20, telemetry will be turned on and data will be uploaded anyways. As long as the condition is met, readings will continue to be uploaded as they are logged.
Step 8- Choose Which Parameters are Logged and Transmitted [X2 Only]
During the initial sensor detection standard parameter sets associated with the specific sensor or those defined in the sensor-specific software template tools will appear below each device in the Parameter Settings section of the Remote Device Configuration menu.
Individually, each parameter from every sensor can be enabled for logging or both logging and transmission. Particularly for the Diagnostic Parameter set, it is recommended to turn off transmission of all parameters except Primary Power, Humidity, Cell Signal Strength, and Cell Status to save on data usage.
It is also possible to scale parameters with offsets or manipulate the recorded value from the raw data (x) according to the equation Ax2+Bx+C. Read more about parameter level scaling HERE
Step 9- Name Logger, Queue Sensor Auto-detection, Firmware Update
The X2 logger will automatically run a sensor detection the first time it is powered with sensors connected. Only run a manual Auto-detection if a new sensor is added, leaving any pre-detected sensors connected to the same port, otherwise it may disrupt the active sensors or the web configuration. Most factory tested systems with the sensors on-hand, will arrive with a complete detection. Sensor scripts may need to be updated for a detection to be successful.
Only update firmware if prompted to do so by NexSens Technology. Firmware updates consume a considerable amount of data and may result in an interruption in data logging for remote systems should there be a weak connection.
Verify that all of the commands have been sent to the Command Queue and click HERE to proceed with the Data Display Settings setup.