Keytroller Introduces a Simple Wireless Hour Alarm Meter | Construction News

For locations where a Wi-Fi network connection is accessible, the CyberWatch LAN from Keytroller provides monitoring on any piece of equipment with no monthly service cost. Users can monitor usage, idling, and maintenance scheduling.

Embedded with its own web browser and IP address (an internal 802.11 B, G, N, 2.4 GHz wireless access point), users can connect to the device through the Wi-Fi network to view data from a tablet, cell phone or computer. It has four internal hour meter/counter inputs and a fifth hour meter/counter triggered by a vibration sensor. Inputs one through four can be set to count on a high or low input signal. Device can report hour meter and counter values via email messages automatically. Interval may be configured in increments from one hour to once per day. Destination email address is programmable.

A user can access the internal web page displays of the device's hour meters, counters and settings of the device at any time - using either the internal wireless access point or an external wireless infrastructure network connection. Real-time values of the hour meters and counters can be seen at any time by direct access to the device.

The emailed on-schedule reports are another way to gather readings of the hour meters and counters. If the importation of the wireless hour meter or counter data is needed, this can be simply accomplished by the scanning of an email inbox by the target software, and either a scraping via scripted capture of the data or via an input template provided by the target software maker for the purpose of importing data transmitted via email messages. Alternatively, the current hour meter and counter values can be scraped using similar scripting, and the immediate data readings transferred to the target application; this scripting and the templates must be provided by the user, or the vendor of the target software package. Simpler solutions can be accomplished if the data need only be stored in a spreadsheet by using Virtual Basic within Outlook (or other language) routines to scan an Exchange or other email inbox and scrape and transform the data that way; again this must be provided by the user or the vendor of the target software package. 

All hour meter data is transmitted via email on a preset schedule. You can set the email frequency by minimum of once per hour to maximum time of once per day and the emails are parsed with the data removed via 3rd party parsing program. From here, the user can view hour meter usage data in Excel spreadsheets and graphs.