IMCS

Intelligent Monitoring and Communication System – IMCS

IMCS is a sophisticated multi-sensor measurement, data collection, analysis and alerting system. IMCS is extremely versatile due to its open and modular architecture, enabling a diverse set of applications. It can equally well be used on the factory floor monitoring production line performance, in a greenhouse continuously monitoring environmental conditions and effecting measures for ensuring optimal growth conditions, or for capacity monitoring within electrical distribution grid nodes.

Intelligent Monitoring

IMCS core is the Concentrator Module, providing central data collection, management and control facilities. A number of different sensors and sensor systems can be used for data acquisition. These connect to appropriate IMCS plug-in modules, which in turn connect to, and are fully managed by the Concentrator Module. Sensor and plug-in selection and configuration is completely application-driven, providing utmost flexibility. Operators can access acquired data, as well as the system configuration directly from the Concentrator Module using a web browser, or alternatively configure the system for automatic data feed to the cloud or upstream systems. Data measurement thresholds and alerting are fully configurable and support multiple alerting methods.

Technical data

RF SHUNT SENSOR (Patent pending)

Characteristics:

  • Batteryless, energy harvesting AC and DC True-RMS current measurement (current measurement method T-RMS, 50Hz/60Hz/DC) Current metering range from 1A to 63A (Industrial up to 1600A upon request)
  • Wireless communication between sensors and concentrator ID tracking by unique number in accordance with RFID standard
  • Data refresh rate 10s (extended time is manually adjustable)
  • Power measurement (in development)

Standards compliance:

  • EN55011 (Industrial, scientific and medical equipment – Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurements)
  • EN55022 (Information technology equipment– Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement)
  • EN55024 (Information technology equipment– Immunity characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement)
  • EN 300220-2 (Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters (ERM) – Short range devices (SRD) – Radio equipment to be used in the 25 MHz to 1000 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 MW – Part 2: Supplementary parameters not intended for conformity purposes)

ANALOGUE FRONT END SENSORS

Characteristics:

  • Measured voltage (L-N/L-L) 240/400 V
  • AC Measured current 0-5 A (external Current Transformer)
  • Number of measurement points per period: 1200 RMS current, voltage, frequency RMS active, reactive and apparent power / total and per phase RMS power factor / total and per phase
  • Metering range L-N 25-400 V
  • AC Operating hours measurement

Standards compliance:

  • EN55011 (Industrial, scientific and medical equipment– Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics Limits and methods of measurements)
  • EN55022 (Information technology equipment– Radio disturbance characteristics– Limits and methods of measurement)
  • EN55024 (Information technology equipment– Immunity characteristics– Limits and methods of measurement)

ANALOGUE SENSORS

  • Current measurement range 0-5 A
  • Voltage measurement range 1-5 V

IMCS CONCENTRATOR

Characteristics:

  • Wired connectivity: RS485, CAN, USB, ETH, UART
  • Wireless connectivity via RF plug-in (Wi-Fi, BLE, Sub GHz)
  • Supports up to 60 sensors with 10s refresh interval (configurable)
  • Fully modular design (HW plugins & SW modules)
  • Ability to interface with existing 3rd party sensors
  • Embedded Linux OS with local storage for data acquisition and logging
  • Automated data feed to upstream data analytics and cloud systems (if configured)
  • Built-in monitoring and alerting capability
  • Plug & Play installation
  • Intuitive & fully customisable UI External power supply required (10-30 VDC)
  • Operating temperature: from -25 °C to +55 °C

Standards compliance:

  • EN55011 (Industrial, scientific and medical equipment– Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics Limits and methods of measurements)
  • EN55022 (Information technology equipment– Radio disturbance characteristics– Limits and methods of measurement)
  • EN55024 (Information technology equipment– Immunity characteristics– Limits and methods of measurement)

Intuitive user interface

  • Highly customisable and easy to use
  • Responsive design for full cross-platform support (PC, Mac, tablet and mobile)
  • Fully customisable look & feel
  • Can be accessed via intranet or internet (depending on configuration)
  • Raw sensor data can be downloaded for offline processing
  • Strong security and privacy features

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