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Symphonie® iPackACCESS

Integrate real-time meteorological data into your SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system with the iPackACCESS communications module.

  • Symphonie® iPackACCESS

Configuration Options

iPackACCESS is a communications and power module for the SymphoniePRO® and SymphoniePLUS®3 data loggers that enables wind farm operators to integrate real-time meteorological data into their SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems via Modbus TCP.

iPackACCESS serves up real-time 1 Hz sample as well as statistical data at user-selected intervals. Data are delivered to pre-defined Modbus registers. With no coding required, iPackACCESS offers ease-of-use and data security by limiting access to defined IP addresses.

Data Logger Connection

iPackACCESS attaches to a port located on the back of your Symphonie series data logger. The iPackACCESS and data logger are then mounted in a Symphonie shelter box for security and environmental protection.

Modbus demo client application

This lightweight utility can be run off of a USB drive and used at various points in your network to troubleshoot and establish the proper connectivity of your logger/iPack system. The latest version is compatible with both SymphoniePRO and SymphoniePLUS3 data loggers when paired with an iPackACCESS.

  • Deliver real-time, 1 Hz meteorological data into your wind farm’s SCADA system via Modbus TCP
  • Deliver statistical data (average, standard deviation, min, max, and max 3-sec gust*) at user-selected intervals (1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30, and 60 minutes) so it can be directly forwarded to forecasting providers or other stakeholders*
  • Access the data on pre-defined registers using industry-standard Modbus TCP protocol*
  • Ensure the security of your data by limiting access via user-defined IP addresses
  • Quickly install the unit in the field, no coding required*

* Feature enhanced by and/or exclusively available when iPackACCESS is paired with SymphoniePRO.

  • One (1) Symphonie iPackACCESS
  • One (1) GPS antenna

Note: The iPack voltmeter SCM is now included in SymphoniePLUS3 data logger kits. SymphoniePRO includes built-in monitoring of the 12V power supply and does not require a separate interface module.

  Symphonie® iPackACCESS (#7169)
Description  
Accessory type SCADA communications + power module for Symphonie series data loggers
Applications Delivery of real-time (1 Hz sample) and statistical meteorological data for resource assessment, power performance testing and/or long-term monitoring, and forecasting
Instrument compatibility SymphoniePRO and SymphoniePLUS3 data loggers
Functions
  • Delivery of meteorological data via Modbus TCP server, email, and/or MetLink* available over Ethernet
  • Supports up to 4 simultaneous Modbus TCP connections
  • Supports remote configuration and firmware updates to data logger and iPackACCESS via MetLink*
  • Automatic synchronization of data logger's real-time clock via GPS and/or internet time server*
  • Automatic download of logged data via email

    *Functionality enhanced by and/or exclusively available via SymphoniePRO
Data Collection  
Software Configuration via data logger desktop software on Windows PC (SymphoniePRO Desktop Application or Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR))
Data delivery
  • Data available via Modbus TCP server:
    - Real-time, 1 Hz sample data from all channels
    - Statistical values at user-selected time interval configured in the data logger (1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30, and 60 minutes)*
  • Raw logger data files available by email and/or MetLink via SCADA network?s internet connection, or via logger USB connection or SD card*

    *Functionality enhanced by and/or exclusively available via SymphoniePRO
Configuration  
User interface
  • Status reporting via data logger user interface
  • Configuration via data logger desktop software on Windows PC (SymphoniePRO Desktop Application or Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR))
Configurable parameters
  • Modbus secure client list to prevent unauthorized access by limiting the acceptable IP addresses for incoming connections (up to 10 allowable addresses)
  • Network configuration parameters
  • DHCP capable
Connections  
Communication ports
  • Weatherproof Ethernet connector (RJ45) for connection to SCADA system
  • DB25 interface for connection to data logger
  • QMA (f) connector for GPS antenna
Power requirements  
Batteries Two (2) built-in 12 V Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) batteries with 2200 mAh rating each (4400 mAh total)
External power input
  • Charging circuit input (open circuit voltage 15 to 28 V)
  • External battery input (12 to 14 V)
External power output Smart-switched 12 V DC output from internal SLA batteries (~4400 mAh)*

*Functionality enhanced by and/or exclusively available via SymphoniePRO
Installation  
Mounting iPackACCESS attaches to back of SymphoniePRO or SymphoniePLUS3 data logger with (4) long logger mounting screws
Accessories Weatherproof Ethernet cable boot and GPS antenna (both included)
Physical  
Connections
  • Two (2) screw terminals for solar PV panel or external power supply input
  • Two (2) screw terminals for external battery
  • Two (2) screw terminals for 12 V power output
  • One (1) screw terminal for earth ground, pre-wired for connection to data logger earth ground stud
Dimensions 165 x 222 x 102 mm (6.5 x 8.75 x 4.0 inches)
Materials  
Enclosure Weather-proof polycarbonate plastic
System requirements  
Computer
  • Windows PC with SymphoniePRO Desktop Application (for SymphoniePRO) or Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR; for SymphoniePLUS3) required for configuration
  • Modbus Demo Client utility for network connection testing and troubleshooting
Operating system
  • SymphoniePRO Desktop Application requires Windows XP or higher
  • Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) requires Windows 95 or higher
Related hardware
  • SymphoniePRO Data Logger (item 8547)
    - USB Cable | 15 FT, A to B Type (item 8633)
  • SymphoniePLUS3 Data Logger (item 5504)
    - iPack Programming Kit (item 3368)
  • Universal iPack Charger (item 3615)