DROP – Datalogger

Designed for monitoring systems for photovoltaic, mini wind turbines and industrial automation

The Drop is a multi-protocol and multi-standard datalogger for real-time acquisition. The device is ideal for DIN rail mounting and can be used for industrial systems, home automation and developing applications for the “Internet of Things“. The Drop is based on the credit-card-sized Linux computer BeagleBone Black and comes with linux embedded preinstalled (Ubuntu or Angstrom). The BeagleBone Black has dual flash memory (4GB onboard and external micro SD) which makes it extremely flexible and robust for data storage and device reliability. The preinstalled software libraries and hardware peripherals allow the Drop to operate in a Modbus RTU/TCP network and provide support for communication with meters compatible with the DLMS/IEC 62056 standard. Data can be shared, received and sent via Ethernet (10/100Mbps), WiFi and/or the integrated GSM/GPRS modem. The modem embeds an interesting feature that allows you to perform diagnostics or emergency reboots remotely by simply sending an SMS. The USB port allows to connect a Bluetooth or BLE dongle and give the possibility to develop, in linux environment, application based on those technologies. The Drop can be integrated into existing monitoring systems thanks to its standard communication interfaces and to preinstalled software libraries.

Key features:

  • Network management of Modbus devices
  • Compatible with standard DLMS/IEC 62056
  • Network management and coordination of Raptech wireless sensors WiSe (up to 255)
  • Instant access and storage of all the data from the sensors
  • Web interface and main parameters configuration
  • Data export via well-documented HTTP JSON API
  • Real Time Clock System (RTC)
  • History of measurements
  • Account and Security Management
  • Integrated GSM Modem (optional)



 Datasheet DROP IT

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