Analog Device Server enables remote monitoring, real-time charting and event notification of virtually any analog sensor

January 10, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
The xSenso analog device server (ADS) from Lantronix is a compact DIN-rail or wall mount device that enables sensors with analog outputs to transparently send real-time data to any node on the network or over the Internet.

xSenso, which is new to the Alpha Micro M2M connectivity portfolio, is ideal for data acquisition and alarm notification in critical environments, xSenso remotely monitors and logs data from a variety of sensors including temperature, humidity, pressure, level, flow, weight, and gas/air quality transmitters.

A low-cost solution, xSenso claims to offer one of the richest feature sets on the market.  The embedded web server allows for easy monitoring of input readings, as well as charting and logging data using browsers on computers, smart phones and tablets from anywhere in the world.  In applications where analog sensors and controllers are used, xSenso can be configured to send notifications via e-mail or text message when readings are outside a pre-defined range, thus allowing control engineers to take immediate, corrective action when thresholds are met.

xSenso’s key features include two analog inputs (voltage and/or current); Ethernet port for communication; USB port for configuration; redundant input power; and dynamic web based monitoring, charting and data logging. Also included is email and text message alert notification and 256-bit encryption.  xSenso is compatible with leading data acquisition systems including LabVIEW and DASYLab and operates at temperatures ranging from -40° to +85° C.

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