EM50G WIRELESS CELLULAR DATA LOGGER
Download Data Even From Remote Locations
You always want to know what's going on at your research site. But figuring out how to communicate with your data logger is typically complicated and expensive. The Em50G lets you check in on your data logger from virtually anywhere in the world. The Em50G is a self-contained data logger built to power, read, and log data from five sensors. Logged data are transmitted from the logger to Decagon's server via internal cellular/mobile communication. All Decagon sensors work with the Em50G; no programming is necessary.
Setting up the Em50G
Watch a two-minute video detailing the quick and easy Em50G set-up process
How it works
The standard Em50G uses an internal cell modem to automatically send data to an internet server four to six times a day (contact Decagon for more frequent data delivery options). The stored data are available for you to access, monitor, and download at any time.
Is My Site in a Coverage Area?
Decagon has over 120 cellular/mobile GSM partners all over the world. To check and see if your site is covered, contact Decagon or your local representative with your site's lattitude and longitude. If you're still not sure, you can demo an Em50G from Decagon and take it to your site to double check.
Plug in Sensors, Start Logging Data
The Em50G powers, reads, and logs data from five sensors. All Decagon sensors work with the Em50G; no programming is necessary.
Ready to Go
The Em50G generally takes about 20 minutes to set up. It comes complete with a data plan, and is both self-enclosed and self-powered. The logger case is rated NEMA 4X, IP45 for long-term outdoor use, and the logger will run (and power its sensors and the cell modem) for about six months on 5 AA batteries. For extended battery life try the Em50G Solar, which uses 5 AA NiMH batteries and a built in solar panel.
The Em50G has 5 sensor ports and one communication (download) port. Rather than having a screen and a keyboard, the Em50G is configured by plugging a laptop into its comm port. ECH2O Utility software (included) provides setup windows which name the logger, set the logger clock, select the type of sensor on each port, and specify how often you want the sensors read.
Easy Connectivity Check
See signal strength and connection quality in real time as you pick the best spot for your data logger. This feature lets you test connectivity at your measurement site BEFORE you install the logger.
Transmitted data is backed up in the data logger memory to give you an extra layer of data protection. A "confirm data transfer" protocol makes sure data transmission is correct and complete.
Stores 36,000 Data Scans
The Em50G stores over 36,000 data scans. A scan includes the date, time, and measurements from each of the five ports.
|INPUT PORTS||5 channels, each supporting 12-bit analog, 32-bit digital, or pulse, compatible with any Decagon Devices sensor|
|PORT TYPE||3.5 mm "stereo jack" connector|
|DATA STORAGE||1 MB (36,000 scans of all 5 ports)|
|MEMORY TYPE||Non-Volatile Flash|
|LOGGING INTERVAL||5 minutes to 24 hours, logged data is 1-minute average of user-specified interval|
|DATA TRANSMISSION FREQUENCY||Up to six times/day. Contact Decagon for options for more frequent data delivery.|
|OPERATING ENVIRONMENT||-30° - 60°C, up to 100% RH|
|BATTERY CAPACITY||5 AA alkaline or lithium batteries|
|BATTERY SERVICE LIFE||6+ months|
|EXTERNAL POWER NEEDS||None needed|
|ENCLOSURE||Weatherproof, impact and UV-resistant polymer|
|ENCLOSURE DIMENSIONS||12.7 cm x 20.3 cm x 5.1 cm (5 in x 8 in x 2 in)|
|ENCLOSURE RATING||IP55, NEMA 3R|
|ENCLOSURE ACCESS||Hinged door with eyelet for securing with user-supplied padlock|
|MOUNTING||3.8 cm (1.5 inch) mast or wall mount|
|LOCAL COMMUNICATION||Decagon Serial Cable Adaptor (SCA) or Decagon USB Cable Adaptor (UCA) (Proprietary cable only available through Decagon included.)|
|DECAGON DATA SERVICE (INCLUDED WITH EVERY EM50G)||
Data Plan: Annual, provided by Decagon Devices with 120 global partners, GSM service
Server Location: Decagon Devices; Pullman, Washington
Data Security: SSL/TLS encrypted data transfer; a unique Device ID and password (provided with each logger) are necessary for accessing data from the server.
|CELLULAR FREQUENCIES||Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/GPRS for use worldwide.|
|Em5b||5||49KB (18,000 scans)||Several months||Impact-resistant IP52, NEMA 3R||None|
|Em50||5||1MB (36,000 scans)||1 to 3 years||Weatherproof, UV- and impact-resistant IP55, NEMA 3R||None|
|Em50 Solar||5||1MB (36,000 scans)||2 to 3 years||Weatherproof, UV- and impact-resistant IP55, NEMA 3R||None|
|Em50G||5||1MB (36,000 scans)||6 months to a year||Weatherproof, UV- and impact-resistant IP55, NEMA 3R||GSM|
|Em50G Solar||5||1MB (36,000 scans)||2 to 3 years||Weatherproof, UV- and impact-resistant IP55, NEMA 3R||GSM|
Software & Downloads
- DataTrac 3 (version 3.13)
- Decagon USB Driver (version 6.7)
- ECH2O Utility (version 1.79)
- Em50 Firmware Updater (version 2.25)
- Em50G Webviewer