Powelectrics are delighted to launch their new Metron4 IoT telemetry device at Sensors & Instrumentation Live 2019

Connecting assets to the cloud is now essential to remain competitive! Meet Powelectrics‘ brand new Metron4!

Metron4 represents future of remote monitoring! It makes it easy for Powelectrics customers around the world to monitor, control and maintain their assets and critical processes. Building on the success of our award-winning and well-proven Metron2 IoT hardware, it helps businesses improve productivity and service and allows them to create new income streams.

The Metron4 delivers truly innovative Industry 4.0 hardware. Not only does it support 2G, but also 4G (CatM1 & NB1). This means it can be deployed globally, even in geographical areas where the 2G network has been switched off, such as the US and Australia.

The UK will still operate a 2G network for some time, but your Metron4 telemetry will be future-proofed … fully-prepared for developments in industrial communications, as they arise in different parts of the world.

Metron4 offers enormous flexibility to add functionality for specific, customer-driven applications. In addition to 4 analogue inputs, there are expansion cards for pulse counting (5 channels) and RS232 and options to develop RS485 and CANBUS interfaces.

Dave Oakes, Powelectrics MD, commented: “I am immensely excited about this truly ground-breaking IoT device. The Metron4 quite literally opens up a whole new world of potential applications!

It hugely expands Powelectrics capacity for edge processing and interfacing with third party kit within the Metron solution.

For example, Metron4 could now act as a hub for a short range radio network, or combine fuel level data with CANBUS data to provide a complete generator monitoring solution.

It could be used to measure the time interval between two events. That could be extremely useful in the rail sector, for example, to measure how long it takes a door to open or close. If the time taken is getting longer, it could indicate a problem with the hydraulics and identify the need for a maintenance check.

There are almost limitless possibilities to customise Metron4. It makes remote monitoring simple for the end-user, allowing customers to focus on core business activities, whilst benefitting from sensor data, delivered securely to the cloud, to drive those businesses forward!”

With solar, battery and external power options, compact IP67 enclosure and operational temperatures – 25 to +65°C, Metron4 is ideal in a vast range of global environments and applications.

The new Metron4 even incorporates several diagnostic channels to help manage units in the field: signal strength, internal temperature, voltage (on battery powered units), firmware & hardware details and even Cell Tower ID for approximate location!

Metron4 reports readings to Powelectrics MetronView data platform, which customers can access on their remote devices via web-based applications or a rich set of API’s, with alarms being sent when required. The combination of the Metron4 hardware as a sensor gateway and the MetronView platform makes this a compelling offering that is robust, affordable and ideal for deployments of any size.

Widely respected with a reputation for knowledge and quality, Powelectrics is becoming the go to supplier for industrial internet connected sensors, providing some of the easiest to use solutions.

Powelectrics welcomes your enquiries: call +44 1827 310 666 or email sales@powelectrics.co.uk

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