The TV2 Alarm displays four temperature, humidity or pressure readings along with their maximum and minimum conditions that can be reset to begin again, at any time, by touching the screen.
The QuickCheck™ display always indicates the safety status of each sensor. For example, the current temperature along with the maximum and minimum points appear in green as long as the temperature is within the safe range. However, if the temperature falls outside your safe zone it immediately turns red. Once the temperature moves back into the safe zone it again turns green. Because the color reflects the safety of the room or appliance a quick glance at the display is all you need to see if everything is OK or not. This QuickCheck™ LCD means that anyone, at any time, can quickly verify that all is well with a single glance at the display.
The TV2 alarm/logger has an external, normally open (N/O), dry contact relay, to trigger a phone call, external alarm or other devices any time an alarm occurs. The optional Auto-Dialer calls several phone numbers to deliver or leave a message if an alarm occurs. This external relay can also be wired into a building alarm system.
Download and install the free TView software on any PC and you can access any TV2 at any time. Download logged data on demand or automatically. This software will discover any TV2 plugged into a USB socket on the PC so the user can download a chart of the logged data for archiving or printing. An IP address can be assigned to any TV2 plugged into your Local Area Network (LAN) with the wired Ethernet connector so it can be accessed or viewed.
The TV2 alarm/logger, has a number of alarms which have to do with the TV2 itself, and additional alarms for the conditions being monitored by the sensors. Any active alarm is indicated visually on the TV2 with a message, a blinking screen and in some cases a change of color.
Most alarms cause the external normally-open (N/O) dry-contact relay to close to trigger an auto dialer so that phone calls are made to alert the staff whenever an unsafe condition has occurred. Alarms can also initiate a Text or Email message.
All collected data is stored in non-volatile memory so even if you turn the TV2 alarm/logger off and come back 10 years later your data will still be there.
During power outages the rechargeable internal batteries (Lithium Ion) will continue to operate the TV2 for as long as 100 hours. And by operate we mean everything continues to work.
The TV2 Alarm can be used anywhere you want to monitor environmental conditions.
Since the TV2 Alarm can track four different temperatures, humidity, or pressures simultaneously you only need one Easy-Touch™ display for the four sensor. This lowers the cost of monitoring multiple areas and means that you only have to look at one display to see what the current conditions are in each area. The picture at the right is one fourth of the QuickCheck™ display showing the conditions for one of the sensors along with the maximum and minimum temperature recorded. The current battery charge for the wireless sensor is also displayed.
In addition to the QuickCheck™ display you can see the historical conditions for each area or appliance being monitored. To look at logged data for one of the sensors simply touch the Easy-Touch display.
For example, if a temperature is touched the display changes to show the logged temperature data so you can see what happened last night, last week, last month or even last year. To see additional history just touch the display again and scroll bars will appear. The chart can be scrolled to the left or right to show earlier data. It can also be zoomed into or out-of to show much more historical information. The chart is not only paperless it is never ending. Once all of the non-volatile memory is filled with data the newer data will roll over oldest data, so you will always have the last 80,000 measurements stored from each sensor.
Being able to see the data history makes it easy to spot trends. This is particularly useful for troubleshooting issues with refrigerators, freezers or areas in a warehouse or building.
Once the data is collected and stored in the non-volatile memory of the TV2 alarm it is impossible for the user to alter it. It can only be viewed or printed out, not changed.
Logged data can be downloaded to a PC and even saved as an encrypted file. And once saved, it can only be viewed or printed out. If the data has been electronically signed the 'padlock' icon appears on the chart A signed file can only be opened if the same username and password is entered.
Once the encrypted TV2 data has been copied to a PC it can be exported in unencrypted form to 'Excel'. Once in Excel it can be viewed and manipulated, but the data is not encrypted and no padlock or verification indication is shown. The padlock and verification pen only appear on printouts or on a computer screen if the data integrity has been maintained.
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(modified: March 03, 2017 12:03 PM)