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NTMS network data collection hardware

NTMS4i Specifications

Description

The NTMS4 (Network Telemetry Monitoring System with 4 ports) is a standalone Ethernet network device. It operates with an IP address and a network MAC address that acts as the important "Networked Robotics Unique ID". The NTMS4 continually collects temperatures and other scientific and environmental data types such as carbon dioxide concentration, liquid nitrogen level, voltage, electrical current, pressure and many other parameters from up to four (4) diverse data sources. These can either be via direct connections to high-end scientific instruments from multiple vendors, or Networked Robotics' own advanced digital sensors. In general, each of the 4 ports of our NTMS4i hardware can collect data from any interface, or any data source, in any combination. The newer NTMS4p version currently supports most but not all of those interfaces.

Operation

One of the primary functions of the NTMS network hardware is real-time data integration. Through individualized connectors or other kinds of interface hardware, the NTMS is able to access the communication ports of freezers, cryofreezers, incubators, shakers, and incubated shakers from multiple manufacturers in the computer language of each machine.

Temperatures and other kinds of environmental data are requested of the NTMS through the network by the Tempurity™ Server at time intervals defined at the server. The current default Tempurity System™ network-side data collection period is one minute. Data collection at the local level, between our NTMS hardware and the instrument, is more frequent. It varies by interface, but generally data collection of new values is occurring every three or four seconds for each connected "monitored device". The NTMS's most recently collected data is the value reported to the network collecting process (the Tempurity Server).

See the Networked Robotics "Products" page, or the hardware documentation page for a list of our interface and sensor products and their associated hardware manuals.

NTMS4i Diagram     NTMS4p Diagram
Network Telemetry Monitoring System (NTMS4) network hardware     Networked Robotics NTMS4p
NTMS4i Specifications     NTMS4p Specifications
       
       
Operating temperature: Between –30 and +30C     Operating temperature: Between –30 and +30C
Network cable length:  300 ft.     Network cable length: 300 ft.
Connection to monitored device cable length: 300 ft.     Connection to monitored device cable length: 270 ft.
Bandwidth: 10 Mbps     Bandwidth: 10/100 Mbps wired 802.11n wireless up to 450 Mbps
Voltage: 6 -12 V DC     Voltage: 5 V DC
Power connector jack:  2.1mm     Power connector jack:  microUSB
Current: 100 mA on active network     Current: Up to 2A
Power Usage (typical): 270 milliwatts     Power Usage (typical): 600 milliwatts
Monthly Electricity Cost to run (typical): Less than 10       Monthly Electricity Cost to run (typical): Less than 30  
Monitored device ports: RJ-45 jacks     Monitored device ports: USB 2 female
Time accuracy of measurement:  ~3 seconds     Time accuracy of measurement:  ~3 seconds
FCC Part 15:  Complies with FCC part 15 subpart A of FCC rules     FCC Part 15C
Weight (less power supply): 89 grams     Weight (less power supply): 99.2 grams
Dimensions (maximums): 4.32 x 2.20 x .87 inches     Dimensions (maximums): 3.75 x 2.80 x .92 inches
Communications Protocols:  TCP/IP Network, One-wire 0-5V,  RS-232     Communications Protocols:  TCP/IP Network, One-wire 0-5V,  RS-232 often via adapters
Scientific Instrument Protocols:   This list changes. See the NR product page and associated hardware manuals for each interface.     Scientific Instrument Protocols:  Currently somewhat fewer than NTMS4i. This list changes. See the NR product page and associated hardware manuals for each interface.
 

 

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