BinMaster, Digi International Team To Create Remote Wireless Monitoring Solution
BinMaster Level Controls and Digi International have collaborated on the development of BinMaster’s BinLink Web-based bin, tank and silo monitoring solution. The solution is said to enable remote wireless inventory management of stored material from any PC with Internet access. The solution includes BinMaster SmartBob2 and SmartBob-TS1 sensors mounted on the bins and a Digi Connectport X gateway running the SmartBob application to provide bin level measurement data that can be accessed easily via the Internet.
“The Digi gateway provides the critical interface between the SmartBob sensors and the BinLink Internet-based software,” says Todd Peterson, vice president of sales for BinMaster. With BinLink, users can view inventory data on demand or receive automated alerts to their cell phone, PDA or computer when bin conditions meet user-defined thresholds.
“The combination of the Digi ConnectPort X gateway and iDigi Tank cloud-based Web service provides seamless wireless connections to all the BinMaster sensors,” says John Guargenga, vice president of America’s sales at Digi International. “This makes it easy for customers to remotely monitor multiple bins by making real-time bin level information readily accessible. It also provides environmental threshold alerts that help protect expensive, environmentally sensitive live stock and other assets.”