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Symphonie® iPackACCESS | BGAN M2M Satellite

Count on worldwide, worry-free remote communications and continuous power for your SymphoniePRO Data Logger with the Symphonie iPackACCESS | BGAN M2M Satellite kit.

  • Symphonie® iPackACCESS | BGAN M2M Satellite

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The Symphonie iPackACCESS | BGAN M2M Satellite kit is is an internet-enabled communications and autonomous power system for the SymphoniePRO® Data Logger. Utilizing a BGAN M2M Satellite Module, this iPack connects your data logger to the internet through Inmarsat’s global satellite network and delivers measurement data to your desktop anywhere in the world.

Like all iPacks offered with SymphoniePRO, this system enables remote bi-directional communication with the SymphoniePRO Desktop Application using our MetLink protocol in addition to the traditional SMTP email data delivery path. MetLink connections can be initiated either by the logger or the SymphoniePRO Desktop Application, allowing you to connect remotely as needed.

Flexible scheduling options and support for multiple data delivery methods provide redundant paths for the transfer of critical resource data. Once established, remote MetLink connection sessions provide full access to the data logger and iPack, including:

  • Automated or manual download of data files (alternative to SMTP email)
  • Live data viewing for site health checks
  • Configuration settings changes in the data logger or iPack
  • Firmware upgrades to the data logger or iPack
Data Logger Connection

iPackACCESS attaches to a port located on the back of your SymphoniePRO data logger. This Ethernet-based iPack then connects to the BGAN M2M modem via Ethernet in addition to providing it 12 V power. The data logger and iPack are then secured to the Symphonie Shelter Box using four screws.

Power Supply

iPackACCESS contains two (2) rechargeable 12 V, 2.2 mAh sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries with terminals for power in (via PV or external battery) as well as power out (to power BGAN M2M terminal). The battery charging circuit is designed for use with our external 15 W PV panel, which connects to terminals on the side of the iPack. Additionally, dedicated "12 V Out" terminals on the bottom of iPackACCESS provide smart-switched power to the BGAN M2M terminal when the iPack is configured for BGAN operation. This configuration keeps the internal batteries continuously charged and ensures reliable data logging and transfer operations.

Satellite Antenna

Each iPackACCESS | BGAN M2M Satellite kit ships with a BGAN directional antenna for worry-free operation anywhere in the world.

Accounts and Programming

The BGAN M2M iPack system requires satellite data service and, if utilizing email for data delivery, an SMTP host to function properly. Satellite and email server accounts can be obtained with WindLinx service from our communications partner, Wireless Innovation. WindLinx is a worldwide service that streamlines account setup and the overall management of data transfer from multiple sites. The required settings for the accounts should be programmed into the Symphonie iPackACCESS prior to use.

  • Automatic transfer of logged data via email, or additionally via direct MetLink connection
  • Worldwide operation from any location
  • Integrated autonomous power supply saves installation time and powers entire system
  • Customizable data transmission fits your schedule or application with call intervals ranging from 10 minutes to 14 days
  • WindLinx™-ready wireless service and web-based management portal
  • Complete iPack history log to monitor events from communication sessions
  • Automated GPS coordinate reporting
  • Ability to remotely update the iPackACCESS firmware and configuration
  • One (1) iPackACCESS
  • One (1) BGAN M2M Modem + hardware
  • One (1) GPS antenna
  BGAN M2M Satellite Kit, Tubular (#10541) BGAN M2M Satellite Kit, Lattice (#10549)
Description  
Accessory type Remote communications + power module for Symphonie series data loggers Remote communications + power module for Symphonie series data loggers
Applications
  • Remote transmission of meteorological data for resource assessment, power performance testing and/or long-term monitoring, and forecasting
  • Use of the Inmarsat satellite network enables communications capability worldwide, even where cellular service is unavailable.
  • Remote transmission of meteorological data for resource assessment, power performance testing and/or long-term monitoring, and forecasting
  • Use of the Inmarsat satellite network enables communications capability worldwide, even where cellular service is unavailable.
Instrument compatibility SymphoniePRO Data Logger SymphoniePRO Data Logger
Functions
  • Enables remote MetLink connections for real-time two-way communication, including automated data delivery, firmware updates, and/or configuration updates to data logger and iPackGPS
  • GPS time synchronization
  • Automatically updates latitude, longitude, and altitude settings in the data logger
  • GPS position viewer
  • iPackGPS status and event reporting
  • Accepts remote firmware updates
  • Automatic transfer of logged data via email
  • Automatic real-time clock setting from internet time server
  • Remote parameter updates of SymphoniePRO data logger and iPackACCESS
  • Ability to disconnect a call in progress
  • Event log viewer
  • Includes rechargeable battery and PV charge controller for the data logger
  • Enables remote MetLink connections for real-time two-way communication, including automated data delivery, firmware updates, and/or configuration updates to data logger and iPackGPS
  • GPS time synchronization
  • Automatically updates latitude, longitude, and altitude settings in the data logger
  • GPS position viewer
  • iPackGPS status and event reporting
  • Accepts remote firmware updates
  • Automatic transfer of logged data via email
  • Automatic real-time clock setting from internet time server
  • Remote parameter updates of SymphoniePRO data logger and iPackACCESS
  • Ability to disconnect a call in progress
  • Event log viewer
  • Includes rechargeable battery and PV charge controller for the data logger
Data Collection  
Software SymphoniePRO Desktop Application SymphoniePRO Desktop Application
Data delivery
  • Data delivery via SMTP email and/or MetLink connections
  • Configuration changes and firmware updates administered via MetLink connections
  • Test functions for all data delivery methods, with access to these features from both the logger LCD and SymphoniePRO Desktop Application
  • Data delivery via SMTP email and/or MetLink connections
  • Configuration changes and firmware updates administered via MetLink connections
  • Test functions for all data delivery methods, with access to these features from both the logger LCD and SymphoniePRO Desktop Application
Configuration  
User interface
  • iPack status reporting via data logger user interface
  • iPack Configuration via data logger desktop software on Windows PC (SymphoniePRO Desktop Application)
  • BGAN M2M satellite terminal configuration via web browser
  • iPack status reporting via data logger user interface
  • iPack Configuration via data logger desktop software on Windows PC (SymphoniePRO Desktop Application)
  • BGAN M2M satellite terminal configuration via web browser
Configurable parameters
  • Network configuration parameters
  • Secure client list to prevent unauthorized access by limiting the acceptable IP addresses for incoming connections (up to 10 allowable addresses)
  • DHCP capable
  • Network configuration parameters
  • Secure client list to prevent unauthorized access by limiting the acceptable IP addresses for incoming connections (up to 10 allowable addresses)
  • DHCP capable
Connections  
Communication ports
  • Weatherproof Ethernet connector (RJ45) for connection to BGAN M2M terminal
  • DB25 interface for connection to data logger
  • QMA (f) connector for GPS antenna
  • Weatherproof Ethernet connector (RJ45) for connection to BGAN M2M terminal
  • 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) 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)
  • 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) Smart-switched 12 V DC output from internal SLA batteries (~4400 mAh)
Installation  
Mounting
  • iPackACCESS attaches to back of SymphoniePRO data logger with (4) long logger mounting screws
  • BGAN M2M terminal mounts to shelter box back plane with supplied bracket
  • BGAN antenna mounting bracket mounts to tubular tower with supplied hose clamps
  • iPackACCESS attaches to back of SymphoniePRO data logger with (4) long logger mounting screws
  • BGAN M2M terminal mounts to shelter box back plane with supplied bracket
  • BGAN antenna mounting bracket mounts to lattice tower with supplied hose clamps
Accessories Weatherproof Ethernet cable boot and GPS antenna (both included) 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 (power cable included)
  • One (1) screw terminal for earth ground, pre-wired for connection to data logger earth ground stud
  • 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 (power cable included)
  • 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) 165 x 222 x 102 mm (6.5 x 8.75 x 4.0 inches)
Materials  
Enclosure Weather-proof polycarbonate plastic Weather-proof polycarbonate plastic
System requirements  
Computer Windows PC with SymphoniePRO Desktop Application Windows PC with SymphoniePRO Desktop Application
Operating system SymphoniePRO Desktop Application requires Windows 7 or higher SymphoniePRO Desktop Application requires Windows 7 or higher
Related hardware
  • SymphoniePRO Data Logger (item 8547)
  • USB Cable | 15 FT, A to B Type (item 8633)
  • Universal iPack Charger (item 3615)
  • Symphonie Shelter Box | FRP 18X16 - Tubular (item 10538)
  • SymphoniePRO Data Logger (item 8547)
  • USB Cable | 15 FT, A to B Type (item 8633)
  • Universal iPack Charger (item 3615)
  • Symphonie Shelter Box | FRP 18X16 - Lattice (item 10537)