01. 12. 2007
Cellular Wireless AppNote.fm
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shows the hardware used in a typical UEILogger cellular wireless system. Note that the systemcan be configured with multiple daisy-chained UEILogger Cubes and with multiple C120 gateways, eachwith multiple logger Cubes.
Figure 1-2. Cellular Wireless Data Logging System with a 6-layer PowerDNA UEILogger and a JBM C120 Gateway
Use of a cellular wireless network is recommended when your application involves a moving data source,such as a vehicle, boat, missile, or airplane, or a stationary but rotating machine. It is also convenient whenthe data source is in a remote or normally inaccessible location where installation of wires or fiber optic cableis either too costly, too hazardous, or too difficult.
Considerations in Using Cellular Networks
If you decide that a cellular network makes sense for your data logging application, you must also consider the following items before making your decision:
Does the network provide acceptable coverage for the area in which the Gateway will be located?
Is the network sufficiently reliable so as not to cause data loss or interrupted transmission?
Have you considered the consequences of an interrupted data stream? Are the risks acceptable?
If the application requires mobility of the data source, is the hardware suitable for the environmentin which it will operate?
Is a suitable power source available for the equipment in all locations?
Are there any obstructions that could interfere with data transmission in any location where theequipment will operate?When you are satisfied that these requirements are met, you can proceed with the design of your logger system. Refer to“Setting Up a Cellular Wireless Logging System” on page3for the recommendedprocedure to configure and start up such a system.JBM C120 GatewayAircardPowerDNA UEILogger with either 3 or 6 Layers