The Messenger™ GMU8120 remote monitoring unit from Global Monitoring checks equipment operations in hard-to-reach and environmentally challenging locations and reports data, as well as emergency conditions, in a variety of formats, including cell phone, text, email or computer. According to the company:
- Configurable with industry-standard 0-5V, 4-20mA or dry contact sensors that detect temperature, pressure, voltage, vibration and other parameters, it creates a database of vital conditions that can be integrated into predictive maintenance programs.
- Using historical and current data, facilities can determine when to do equipment maintenance, inspections, cleaning or repairs.
- It also sends early warning signals of emergency conditions to pre-programmed telephone numbers to notify key personnel of any anomaly.
- Users can start, stop or reset equipment, reducing the need to dispatch a technician.
- In addition to reporting equipment conditions, it performs a wide range of control, communication and input processing tasks.
- It gives users the option to use a Web-based reporting service, while also delivering data to a computer or vocalizing information through a phone or sending a report to a fax.
- Based on phone-line based communications, the unit avoids firewalls and other IT issues that complicate operations.