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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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T
-
BOX APPLICATIONS

Cost
-
effective Solutions to “Pain
Point” Problems

T
-
BOX

Product Overview

T
-
BOX WM Wireless Monitor


T
-
BOX WM extends advanced monitoring,
automation and telemetry capabilities to
processes requiring as few as one or two
measurements.

T-BOX Model
WM
DI
4
Above, with PI
2
DO
4
AI
0 or 2
GSM, CDMA, SS
Radio, PSTN
Options
Yes
Lithium Battery
Yes
Redundant Lithium
Yes
Battery Life
4 to 8 Years
Solar Power
No
Ext. DC Power
No
Power Draw
Ultra Low
0.1 mA
T
-
BOX LP Ultra Low Power RTU


With more I/O and power input options, T
-
BOX LP is ideal for mobile
assets such as generators and pumps as well as remote processes
such as lift stations.











*2 RTD in place of 2 AI points.

T-BOX Model
WM
LP
DI
4
8
Above, with PI
2
2
DO
4
8
AI
0 or 2
0 or 4
RTD Input
2*
GSM, CDMA, SS
Radio, PSTN
Options
Yes
Yes
Lithium Battery
Yes
Yes
Redundant Lithium
Yes
Yes
Battery Life
4 to 8 Years
2 to 5 Years
Solar Power
No
Yes
Ext. DC Power
No
Yes
Power Draw
Ultra Low
0.1 mA
Ultra Low 0.2
mA
T
-
BOX LT Ethernet RTU


To meet broader applications requirements, T
-
BOX LT adds
Ethernet, SD/MMC card, and a variety of I/O configurations.

T-BOX Model
WM
LP
LT100
LT200
LT201
LT300
DI
4
8
2
2
2
6
Above, with PI
2
2
2
2
2
2
DO
4
8
4
4
DI/DO
8
8
8
16
AI
0 or 2
0 or 4
6
2
8
AO
2
RTD Input
2*
2
6
GSM, CDMA, SS
Radio, PSTN
Options
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ethernet
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocols
SD/MMC Card
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Operator Display
Optional
Optional
External
External
External
External
Lithium Battery
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Redundant Lithium
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Battery Life
4 to 8 Years
2 to 5 Years
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Solar Power
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ext. DC Power
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Integral Charger
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power Draw
Ultra Low
0.1 mA
Ultra Low 0.2
mA
Low 85 mA
Low 85 mA
Low 85 mA
Low 85 mA
Hazardous Area
C1 D1 / Z1
C1 D1 / Z1
Over 40 drivers, including Modbus Master / Slave, DNP 3.0, IEC 60870-5, etc.
T
-
BOX MS (Modular System)


T
-
BOX MS is designed to satisfy
all requirements beyond our “all
-
in
-
one” T
-
BOX WM, LP and LT
products:

ı
Modular, up to 800 I/O & 16 ports

ı
16
-
bit & 32
-
bit processors

ı
AC & DC Power Supplies

ı
Broad communications offerings

ı
Many I/O Modules

ı
High performance

ı
Sequence of events to 1 msec.

Complete T
-
BOX Product Family


Fully compatible firmware
platform


Fully compatible configuration
software tools: TWinSoft,
WebForm Studio, Report Studio,
T
-
VIEW


Customers can apply their web
pages, comms configurations
and programmable control over
the full range of installations
using all T
-
BOX family products.

All products provide the unique features and benefits of the
T
-
BOX IP/ Web technology platform.

Pain Point Solutions

Pain Point Common to all Applications


Prohibitively high
-
priced integration of monitoring, telemetry
and automation technologies to work in remote areas with no
power sources and limited network coverage

T
-
BOX solution:


Integration


Complete monitoring, telemetry and automation functionality is
provided in a single package. Functionality including SCADA, data logger,
dialer, and PLC is included in a single product. T
-
BOX WM standard
enclosure including internal battery further eliminates added costs and
scheduling delays due to systems integration work.


Ultra low power consumption
allows use of low cost, lithium battery or solar
power sources. The integral battery in T
-
BOX WM further reduces costs
related to integration, installation, and operation.


Integral Web server


Web pages are accessible to users, anytime,
anywhere and eliminate the cost of expensive, SCADA software. Web pages
impose virtually no learning curve and can also be used for local maintenance
operations, thus saving the cost of additional software.


Multi
-
communications


A wide range of integral, data communications
equipment (DCE’s) means that the RTU will work at all customer locations.
Since most data loggers and other products intended for these applications
have integrated only one or two DCE’s, many customer installations are not
covered.


Mobile Asset Management

Generators, pumps and other mobile equipment


Customer dissatisfaction with asset performance / reliability / failures

Cost
effective availability of alarms, live information, and historical information combined
with programmable automation minimizes failures, maximizes supplier
responsiveness and allows optimal operation of assets.


Inefficient asset management: idle assets in some locations while urgently needed
in other locations

Live and historical data on location and status provides
tracking information for efficient management.


Lack of network coverage for some end user locations

Multi
-
communications
offering ensures all locations are covered.


Lack of asset status information

Push communications efficiently provide live
status information.


Lack of asset maintenance information

Historical logging provides information for
accounting, forecasting and continuous improvement.


Security concerns, theft, vandalism

Alarm management provides live security
monitoring with escalation to multiple recipients.


Monitoring products don’t provide automation or calculation functionality

Programmable automation environment is standard in T
-
BOX products.


Scalability of monitoring equipment to more sophisticated applications requiring
control

T
-
BOX WM through MS are fully compatible in software and
communications and scale from four through hundreds of I/O points.

Mobile Asset Management


Generators, Pumps and other Mobile Equipment
Summary




Cost effective availability of alarms, live information, and
historical information combined with programmable
automation minimizes failures, maximizes supplier
responsiveness and allows optimal operation of assets.

Infrastructure Management

Vendor Managed Inventory: Chemical Tank at Manufacturing Facility


Risk of depleted inventory and dissatisfied end user


Push
communications efficiently provide live status information. Alarm
management ensures that inventory does not reach low levels.


No access to current site status and inventory level

Push
communications efficiently provide live status information to multiple
recipients.


Lack of historical, “usage” information for forecasting


Historical data
on inventory and status provides information for forecasting and
effective management.


Inefficient routing, expensive fleet management

Live information via
push communications allows efficient routing and fleet management.


Power is not available at all sites

Low or ultra
-
low power consumption
allows use of low cost, lithium battery or solar power sources. The
integral battery in T
-
BOX WM further reduces costs related to
integration, installation, and operation.


No communications technology reaches all locations

Multi
-
communications offering ensures all locations are covered.


Monitoring products don’t integrate with transmitters for level or
pressure

T
-
BOX products support low
-
power sensors as well as 4


20 mA transmitters, while conserving power.

Infrastructure Management


Vendor Managed Inventory / Chemical Tank at
Manufacturing Facility Summary




For the price of a monitoring device, T
-
BOX WM is a
self
-
powered solution that provides live alarming,
historical data, local calculations and complete
connectivity.

Water / Wastewater Utilities

Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Monitoring


Lack of timely notification of CSO events resulting in regulatory agency
fines

Push communications efficiently provide live status information.
Alarm management ensures that reports are escalated and recipients are
informed.


Lack of historical information impedes record
-
keeping

Historical data on
CSO events and status provides information for effective management.


Monitoring system is high
-
maintenance / expensive to operate

Highly
integrated product provides low
-
maintenance operation.


Monitoring system does not integrate with SCADA system


Common
protocols such as Modbus ensure integration with most SCADA systems.
Push communications can also be very effectively implemented without
SCADA integration.


Power is not available at all sites

Low or ultra
-
low power consumption
allows use of low cost, lithium battery or solar power sources. The
integral battery in T
-
BOX WM further reduces costs related to integration,
installation, and operation.


Monitoring products don’t integrate with transmitters for flow or level

T
-
BOX products support low
-
power sensors as well as 4


20 mA
transmitters, while conserving power.


Limited or high
-
priced networking / some systems don’t work at all end
user locations


Multi
-
communications offering ensures all locations are
cost
-
effectively covered.

Water / Wastewater Utilities


Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Monitoring
Summary




An inexpensive T
-
BOX solution integrates with
utility operations and provides the live and
historical reporting that eliminates regulatory
penalties.

Oil & Gas

Gas Distribution Utilities


Pressure drops / loss of service to customers

Push
communications efficiently provide live status information such as
pressure trends. Alarm management ensures that multiple
recipients are informed when pressure drops to low levels.


Lack of historical information impedes system modeling

Historical data on line pressure trends provides information for
modeling and operations improvements.


Power is not available at all sites

Low or ultra
-
low power
consumption allows use of low cost, lithium battery or solar power
sources. The integral battery in T
-
BOX WM further reduces costs
related to integration, installation, and operation.


Monitoring system does not integrate with SCADA system

Common protocols such as Modbus ensure integration with most
SCADA systems . Push communications can also be very
effectively implemented without SCADA integration.


Limited or high
-
priced networking / some systems don’t work at all
end user locations


Multi
-
communications offering ensures all
locations are cost
-
effectively covered.

Oil & Gas


Gas Distribution Utilities Summary




Cost effective solution provides live status
information to ensure optimal customer service as
well as historical trends for continuous improvement.

T
-
BOX Low Power Product DIFFERENTIATORS


Fully integrated (“All in one” package)


Ultra low power


Redundant batteries


Web technology


Push communications


Multi
-
communications


Alarm management


Historical data logging


Simple configuration tools


Programmable controls / logic


Intelligent End Device (IED) protocols


DIFFERENTIATORS

T
-
BOX Low Power Product Differentiators (1 of 2):


Fully integrated


Complete monitoring, telemetry and automation functionality is
provided in a single package. T
-
BOX WM standard enclosure including internal battery
eliminates added costs and scheduling delays due to systems integration work.


Ultra low power consumption
allows use of the lowest cost, lithium battery or solar
power sources. T
-
BOX WM provides long battery life. The integral battery in T
-
BOX
WM further reduces costs related to integration, installation, and operation.


Redundant Batteries
keep the RTU operating even when one battery fails and provide
flexibility in scheduling site visits to replace a battery.


Web technology
-

Integral Web server


Web pages are accessible to users,
anywhere, anytime. PC
-
based Web pages also provide all, local HMI operations when
maintenance personnel visit the sites, thus saving the cost of additional software.


Push technology


End user operations personnel are immediately notified of alarms
and important events without the need for polling the RTU. This takes best advantage of
inexpensive data communications plans on public networks.


Multi
-
communications


Our range of integral, data communications equipment
(DCE’s) means that the RTU will work at all customer locations. Since most data
loggers and other products intended for these applications have integrated only one or
two DCE’s, many customer installations are not covered.

DIFFERENTIATORS

T
-
BOX LP Product Differentiators (2 of 2):


Alarm management


The T
-
BOX alarm system detects alarm conditions and reports
them using Push Technology. Alarm management ensures that un
-
acknowledged
alarms will be escalated. Even cellular phone users can acknowledge alarms and send
text commands to the T
-
BOX RTU.


Historical data logging


T
-
BOX data logging capability retains historical information,
such as tank levels, in both tabular and trend graph formats and allows users to adapt
operations for the highest efficiency. Trends can also assist in maintenance
management and continuous improvement.


Simple Tools
-

WebForm Studio


An integral tool for building Web pages considerably
speeds the configuration process and ensures there will be no software integration
problems. Users will also appreciate that no programming is needed.


Programmable control



Even when control functions are not necessary, users very
often need to write some code. Our choice of programming via IEC 61131
-
3 LD (Ladder
Diagram), Basic, or Microsoft Automation provides considerable flexibility. These
capabilities are very uncommon in products intended for monitoring, only.


Intelligent End Device (IED) protocols


We have developed an extensive range of
protocols for flow meters, security devices, sensors, etc. These are lacking in most,
competitive products.