Neon applications software

The Neon Applications software is a suite of software and documentation which allows clients to set up their own Neon system on existing server hardware, or new server hardware located at the client’s premises.

Suitable for:

  • remote data monitoring and acquisition
  • environmental compliance reporting
  • metering for utilities
  • asset monitoring.

Features:

  • low overhead
  • scaleable architecture
  • software to be installed on Windows XP computer, Windows 2003/8 Server, multiple W2003/8 servers and large-scale virtual servers
  • view data from any browser on the internet
  • reconfigure Neon remote loggers on-line
  • diagnose and reset Neon remote loggers on-line
  • upload new logger schemes on-line
  • automated FTP/ Web Services/email reports
  • automated email and SMS alarm notifications
  • true IP services/guaranteed data delivery system
  • industry standard microsoft.net architecture.

The Neon Applications software is a suite of software and documentation which allows clients to set up their own Neon system on existing server hardware, or new server hardware located at the client’s premises.

The software is provided on a licence basis and allows clients to set up a measurement system using Neon Remote Terminals/loggers in the field and
have these communicate with the central server. Services to install, set up, commission, and support the Neon server are provided. Annual software maintenance and application support agreements are available.

Neon Applications Software for environmental monitoring & automated meter reading 

The Neon Applications software uses leading technologies to provide access to remote instruments in the fields via standard internet access methods and protocols. 

It provides remote data collection and logger-scheme updating for Neon RemoteTerminals (NRTs) and any connected loggers (e.g., Starlogger, Prologger, Starflow Instrument, Precision Water Level Instrument) from any internet access point in the world. The system has been specifically designed for environmental data collection and automated meter reading.

Low cost and very low power consumption with a high level of on-line access, diagnosis, and reconfiguration have been key design targets.

Summary: the Neon Applications Software 

  • Load, verify, view data, and unload your field instruments and dataloggers directly from your office, home, or mobile desk anywhere in the world using a standard browser.
  • Receive alerts and alarms via email or SMS messages.
  • Prevent data loss through scheduled updates from the field.
  • Achieve long life with our low-power NRTs that provide up to five years unattended operation even without a solar panel or other power source.
  • Connect industry standard instruments and dataloggers directly to our Terrestrial GPRS/WCDMA/NEXT G/Satellite NRTs.
  • Verify system functions in the field with a notebook or small diagnostic display module.
  • Convert your data to standard formats such as CSV or Excel for use in statistical or math packages.
  • Export/ Report data via automated FTP/Web Services or email scheduled reports.

For more information

NIWA Instrument Systems, Christchurch
Tel: +64 3 343 7890
Fax: +64 3 343 7891
instruments@niwa.co.nz

Testing the flow-measurement equipment at the outlet: The weir on the left is hydraulically coupled to the stilling well (lid off) and water level sensor in the centre. The Neon (mounted on top) converts water level, from the sensor below it, to flow rate. It also provides feedback for the gate controller (not visible) and enables remote access via a cellular network.(Martin Robertson, NIWA)
Some examples of environmental data outputs.
The Neon Software can display the data in a tabular form, or export the data to an excel spreadsheet. It can also be graphed on the screen. There are several ways of selecting the data period to view, to export, or to graph.
The NEON system. Click to enlarge.
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