MODEL 50386RP : Repeater
The HydroLynx Model 50386RP Data Repeater is an intelligent repeater that performs
the same role as an ALERT repeater while adding the utility of the 50386. An ALERT
repeater is used to relay data from a remote site to the central site where a direct
line-of- sight radio path does not exist. The 50386RP adds multiple communication
pathways and sensor inputs.
As an intelligent repeater, the 50386RP decides to repeat data reports based on three
criteria: 1) the report is a valid message, 2) the ID number is in the programmable
Repeat Range list, and 3) the same report is NOT in the Talk Back Buffer. The ScadaLynx
Toolbox software package is used to configure all of the 50386 programmable parameters;
this allows the user to reconfigure the Repeat Range list in the field. A sensor
ID offset value can also be added to a sensor report before it is repeated.
The multiple communication pathway feature allows data repeating with different types
of telemetry equipment, each employing it’ s own communication protocol. Communication
configurations include the standard ALERT repeater types: single frequency store
and forward, and dual frequencies for simultaneous receive and transmit capability.
Examples of additional configurations include GOES transmitters, two-way SCADA radios,
telephone modems and microwave relays.
On-site data collection capability is accomplished with sensor input packages that
can add up to 16 analog inputs, four low speed counters (rain sensor inputs), four
high speed counters (AC or DC wind inputs), twelve digital status inputs, six digital
outputs and an SDI-12 port.