The range is called Point Colour, featuring Point Orange and an ATEX (Ex II 1G Ex ia IIB T4) version Point Blue.
Point Colour units are low-power battery operated IP68-rated GSM/GPRS-based compact loggers. They provide real time monitoring of up to five sensors and have an external serial port for connecting to intelligent sensors. The software has configurable I/O and includes support for AI, CI, DI and DO. Point Orange and Point Blue can therefore be used for countless applications.
Point Colour’s interoperability is assured with connectivity to Medina and DNP3, with WITS DNP3 Masters scheduled for release later this year. Their capability is expansive; with a large logging capability – they can store up to 250 million records. The units provide long term secure data retention, dynamic data recording and intelligent alarm functionality. Advanced warning of flood threats is provided for via an internal immersion sensor.
Designed to be ‘plug and play’, they are simple to install with a modern intuitive configuration application. Installation time and costs are reduced as a result of both the flexible integrated installation bracket and a USB port for computer connection onsite.
“The units’ flexibility and substantial capability will be the key to their success,” claims Tim O’Brien, Metasphere’s CEO; “Point Colour does not provide a typical logging solution, it goes well beyond and in doing so, offers a range of products that are truly multi-purpose. We have also engineered in features that will reduce or eliminate some of the CAPEX and OPEX costs involved; from lessening the need for site visits to the incorporation of industry standard protocols (i.e DNP3) and remote firmware upgrades.”
The development of Point Colour has been the result of a change in how the company goes to market. Increasingly it is assessing marketing requirements and developing new products accordingly. O’Brien explains; “It means we are taking much greater commercial risk but those risks are calculated and are based on intelligence gathering within the industry and indepth discussions and greater participative teamwork with our clients.”
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