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Windcube® Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite

Count on worldwide, worry-free remote communications for your Windcube Vertical Profiler with the Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite.

  • Windcube® Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite

Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite

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The Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite is an internet-enabled communications system for the Windcube Vertical Profiler. Utilizing a BGAN M2M satellite module, this accessory connects your Windcube to the internet through Inmarsat’s global satellite network and delivers measurement data to your desktop. The Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite enables remote data delivery at sites without traditional cellular coverage, putting your Windcube data right at your fingertips, no matter where you are in the world.

Windcube Integration

The BGAN antenna and a shelter box containing the other system components will be installed on a separate structure alongside the Windcube. The NRG 2.2m Tower provides the ideal mounting platform and is included in the standard kit. Galvanized steel tower components made to withstand the elements provide a strong foundation to support long-term, professional-grade resource assessment campaigns. The 2.2m Tower and other components are shippable via UPS, maintaining Windcube’s exceptional portability.  

The Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite is compatible with all Windcubes after serial number WLS7-94. It is not compatible with older Windcube units.

Power Requirements

Use of the Windcube Communication | BGAN M2M Satellite will not significantly affect total power use of a Windcube remote sensing system. A standard Windcube power supply that would be used with a cellular communications module will be sufficient.

Satellite Antenna + Coverage

Each Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite ships with a BGAN directional antenna for worry-free operation anywhere in the world. Windcube users can trust that they have reliable remote data retrieval when they use this communication solution, regardless of where their site is in the world. 

  • Automatic transfer of logged data via email, eliminating need for mid-campaign visits to remote Windcube sites without cellular coverage
  • Routine data delivery confirms that Windcube system is operating normally
  • Worldwide operation from any location
  • Does not require additional or larger Windcube power supply
  • Customizable data transmission fits your schedule or application with call intervals ranging from 1 to 14 days
  • WindLinx™-ready wireless service and web-based management portal

  • One (1) Wireless Innovation Ltd MiChroCube Communication Box
  • One (1) Hughes BGAN Satellite Modem
  • One (1) Hughes BGAN Antenna
  • One (1) Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester Shelter Box
  • One (1) 20W Voltage Converter
  • All Necessary Cables and Mounting Brackets
  • Four (4) Hose Clamps for 2.0-10.75” Diameter Tube
  • One (1) 2.2m Tower with Base-plate, Three (3) 4” Diameter Screw-in Anchors, and Guy Wires
  Windcube Communications | BGAN M2M Satellite (#11721)
Description  
Accessory type Internet-enabled data file transfer module for Windcube
Applications BGAN satellite system provides remote communication features anywhere in the world, even where no cellular service is available
Instrument compatibility Windcube Vertical Profiler
Input range
  • Automatic download of logged data via FTP/SFTP
  • Remote updates of Windcube parameters
Data Collection  
Software Wireless Innovation communication software
Data delivery
  • Copy of raw data files delivered via FTP/SFTP
  • Configuration changes via browser
Configuration  
User interface
  • Configuration via PC browser
Configurable parameters
  • Secure FTP (SFTP) server settings
  • Upload schedule
  • Whitelist IP addresses
  • Firewall rules
Power requirements  
Other
  • Power shared from Windcube supply
  • Connectors included
Installation  
Mounting
  • BGAN modem and PC mounted in shelter box
  • Shelter box and BGAN antenna mounted to NRG 2.2m Tower or other suitable structure erected at Windcube site
Tools required
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • PH1 phillips screwdriver
  • 5/16" nutdriver
Accessories Antenna, antenna mounting bracket, and ethernet cables included
Physical  
Connections Antenna connector TNC female
Dimensions
  • Enclosure - 394 mm x 343 mm x 191 mm (15.5" x 13.5" x 7.5")
  • BGAN Antenna - 381 mm x 381 mm x 250 mm (15" x 15" x 1")
Materials  
Enclosure Polycarbonate plastic
System requirements  
Computer PC with configurable ethernet adapter

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