DataStream – Networked Energy Data Logger

The Synetica DataStream is an Internet connected device for the collection, storage and transmission of data for energy management.

Built in Ethernet provides high speed, real time access to meter data via the internet or corporate IT network with the benefit of no ongoing communication charges. For remote sites, a GSM/GPRS option is also available.

Powered by a high speed ARM® processor the DataStream has the capacity to acquire, process, record, present and stream data from multiple energy meters and environmental sensors.

Energy Metering

The DataStream has pulse inputs, Modbus communications, analogue current transformer (CT) and wireless connectivity providing the ultimate flexibility for monitoring energy consumption. Energy usage is recorded at selectable intervals, typically 1/2 hourly. This data is stored on the DataStream and automatically sent to a central server, such as enVision, a third party Monitoring and Targeting package or a spreadsheet such as Microsoft® Excel® for further analysis.

Data is sent via 3G/4G cellular connection, or via Ethernet to the cloud
Visualise and analyse your data using enVision on desktop or mobile devices

DataStream Feature List

8 x Pulse Inputs 8 digital pulse inputs for energy meters or digital status monitoring (S0 class meter inputs)
Modbus RTU and TCP/IP Communications Connects to serial Modbus enabled meters to retrieve, log and forward Modbus meter readings. Optional Modbus TCP slave to allow access via the network to internal registers including time clock, digital and Modbus RTU meter values.
Ethernet Interface Built in high speed 10/100 Mbit Ethernet links to the Internet or corporate Intranet
GPRS/GSM Optional GSM/GPRS communications for remote applications
Security User ID/password security with optional guest web page access level
HTTP Web Server Built in Web server for simple device configuration and data presentation
File System Protected file system maintains logged data when powered down
CSV Files Logged data may be exported via email / FTP / Web browser as CSV file format for use in spreadsheets and aM&T systems
Email Server Built in SMTP to send logged data via email
File Transfer Built in file transfer (FTP) can send logged data to a host computer at configurable intervals
Time Synchronisation Built in battery backed time clock with automatic synchronisation via the network (SNTP)
Remote Updates The DataStream may be updated remotely over the Ethernet network to reduce maintenance costs

Case Studies incorporating Datastream Logger