The Model 50386 Data Transmitter is programmed using a Windows based Toolbox software
package. Transmitter programming can be done directly using either one of the two
onboard RS232 serial ports or remotely through telemetry equipment connected to these
ports. The programming parameters include station identification; sensor I/O identification,
scaling, sampling, computations, logging threshold, reporting threshold; alarm or
control actions; communication parameters; power down settings; clock time and time
zone; and data logging format and limit.
The Model 50386 Data Transmitter supports up to 16 analog inputs, 16 bit Analog to
Digital converter, 12 digital status inputs, 4 low speed up/down counter inputs,
4 high speed up only counter inputs, 6 digital outputs, and 1 SDI-12 serial interface.
Serial data collection is possible through one or more RS232 serial ports.
Virtual sensor data can be computed from sensor inputs to compute sensor averages,
maximums, minimums and runtimes. Virtual sensor data can then be tested, alarmed,
logged and transmitted just like actual sensor inputs.
Six digital outputs allow the 50386 Data Transmitter to perform local controls based
on sensor upper, lower and change limits. Control resets are based on reset value
and time interval limits.
Two RS232 serial ports in the standard package can be expanded to six ports to increase
the number of communication paths. Communication formats include ALERT/IFLOWS, ScadaLynx,
ASCII, and MODBUS. Communication paths can be through ALERT radio transceivers; SCADA
radio transceivers; telephone, leased-line or microwave modems; GOES transmitter;
direct serial connections.
Packaging for the Model 50386 includes the standard ALERT style canister and NEMA-4X