The new system uses T&D’s proven short-range wireless communication for logger to base transmission, and the RTR-500B series is also compatible with HTTPS – an encrypted communication feature that ensures superior security. Furthermore, users can register devices and adjust settings not only from a PC, but also a smartphone or via the cloud for greater flexibility and convenience. The wireless communication range between base and remote units, if unobstructed and direct, is about 150 metres (500ft). However, repeaters can be easily added for an even greater range across a variety of environments. And when used in conjunction with RTR-500BC repeaters, the base unit will automatically select the best route for stable, wireless communication.
By adding the base unit to the free cloud-based T&D WebStorage facility, recorded data can be automatically uploaded, managed and accessed anytime, anywhere. Automated data collection is carried out using a robust wireless communications protocol. The devices in the new RTR500B Series are compatible with the earlier RTR-500 series, but also have additional Bluetooth function. This means mobile devices can be used for data logger and base station registration, and to adjust settings.
The base units in the new series comprise: RTR500BW, for transferring data to the cloud or server via a wireless and wired LAN connection, RTR500BC, for downloading data to a PC connected with a USB cable, and also with repeater functionality, and the upcoming RTR500BM (April 2021), for transferring data via 4G mobile connectivity. This impressive new line-up of RTR-505 data loggers meets multifunctional measurement needs including temperature, voltage, 4-20mA and pulse. T&D’s RTR-500 series offers the RTR-574 for monitoring illuminance, UV Intensity, temperature and humidity. The RTR-576 can even measure CO2 concentration and the RTR-500DC as a wireless portable data collector can be used as line up with RTR-500B series continuously. Finally, recorded data can be effectively managed and analysed using free T&D Graph - high performance software that can also be used in conjunction with the T&D WebStorage cloud service.