Set up a 4G Cellular Account for an X2 Data Logger
While NexSens can provision and manage a Verizon cellular account for an X2 Data Logger if desired, it may be preferred to set up and manage an account directly with a provider. The X2’s cellular telemetry requires a 4G compatible SIM to operate. Please reference the following information for account setup:
Step 1) Verify Cellular Coverage
Prior to selecting a carrier, verify that the deployment location of the X2 data logger or buoy has sufficient 4G data coverage from the intended carrier.
In addition to consulting a coverage map, it is advised to visit the location with a 4G device of the desired carrier to assure the signal strength is not being hindered by local obstructions.
Step 2) Receive the X2’s Cellular Module information from NexSens
NexSens will contact the user with an IMEI number specific to the cellular module equipped on their X2 logger as soon as one has been assigned.
Step 3) Provide IMEI/Data Requirements to Carrier and Receive SIM card
Provide the 15-digit IMEI number to the carrier and they should assign this to a Mini SIM card (2FF size, 25mm x 15mm) for a Machine to Machine data plan. Be sure to request that the line is Mobile Terminated.
If asked about which size of data plan to assign to the account, note that most systems will require less than 25MB/month during deployment. Actual usage will depend upon the number of recorded parameters, sampling frequency, and if any firmware updates are conducted over the air. For a more precise estimate on system data usage, please contact NexSens.
A Static IP and Unrestricted Access are not required.
Step 4) Mail SIM card to NexSens Technology for installation and X2 Testing
It is required that the SIM card for the X2 telemetry be sent to NexSens for pre-shipment installation and testing. Please ship the SIM card to:
2091 Exchange Court
Fairborn, OH 45324