The Monitoring Station

FAQ

How many OSMOS sensors and traditional sensors can I connect to a simple monitoring station?

It is possible to connect 4 OSMOS optical sensors, 6 traditional analog sensors and 2 temperature sensors to each data collection unit. It is possible to connect 5 data collection units to each signal processing unit, i.e. 20 OSMOS optical sensors, 30 traditional analog sensors and 10 temperature sensors. All traditional sensors can be connected to the monitoring station.

Can I control a monitoring station by remote control?

Yes, by means of a telephone modem used in conjunction with a wire connection or with GSM mobile telephony, it is possible to programme and control the monitoring station by remote control.

How long can I take measurements using a battery?

For when there is a power cut, we offer standard batteries which function autonomously for a period of 2 hours, or more, as required. For example it is possible to make the system totally autonomous for longer than a month, by connecting it to an independent electric power generator which supplies the system with electricity. Thus, it is autonomous from one visit to the site and another.

It is also possible to supply the monitoring station with electricity by means of solar panels.

Does the monitoring station have reliable alarm systems?

If pre-programmed thresholds are exceeded, alarms are sent by e-mail, fax, and text messages or by means of SNMP (simple network management protocol) Trap messages. The alarm systems which are on site (e.g. sirens, safety barriers, red lights) can also be connected to the monitoring station.

Can I see how stress develops in real time?

Yes, the software programme offers two screens (the “dashboard” and the oscilloscope) which show data instantaneously.

oscilloscope

How are the measurements stored?

All the information is stored in a data base in ASCII mode, or recorded directly onto an Excel sheet, if requested.

Can I make use of the data myself?

At OSMOS, we have developed our own data processing software, which is very user-friendly and functions according to requisite ergonomic criteria. Data can be recorded in the form of curves, graphs, bar charts or tables.

logiciel

This software has the following specific features:

  • Fourier transform, in order to determine the specific frequency components;
  • Formulae are established to find connections between the curves registered by all the sensors, and, if necessary, correct them.

Can I export the data to other software programs?

Data can be easily exported to Excel files, Mathlab programmes, as well as to other software programmes.