NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger

The X2-CB is a fully featured data logger housed inside a waterproof enclosure specifically designed to integrate with NexSens' CB-Series data buoys.

Features

  • Integral Wi-Fi and smartphone connectivity with radio, cellular & satellite options
  • Easily accessible sensor and communication ports
  • Optional WQData LIVE web datacenter for instant access on any web browser
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The X2-CB is an all-in-one environmental data logger specifically designed for use with a NexSens CB-Series data buoy. It automatically recognizes sensors and sends data to the web via Wi-Fi, cellular, radio, or satellite telemetry. The X2-CB includes five sensor ports that are compatible with most environmental sensor protocols including SDI-12, RS-232, and RS-485. All connections are made with a simple waterproof thread-in connector, and the built-in sensor library automatically facilitates setup and configuration. Sensor data is recorded on common or independent schedules.

The X2-CB is powered from the CB-Series buoy’s solar rechargeable battery reserve. Advanced power management combined with ultra-low sleep and run currents extend battery life and reduce the need for larger buoy and solar charging systems. The X2-CB monitors itself while collecting environmental data. Internal temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, voltages,
and currents are constantly recorded. Failure alerts can be sent automatically to a predefined list of contacts.

The X2-CB includes built-in Wi-Fi for smartphone, tablet, or PC connection. Through the direct Wi-Fi connection, users can view and download data, change settings, or troubleshoot. Optional integrated cellular, radio, or satellite telemetry modules offer real-time remote communications via the WQData LIVE web datacenter. There, data is presented on a fully-featured and easy-to-use dashboard. Other features include automated reports, alarms, push notifications and much more.

X2-CB Data Logger
Mount
: CB-Series buoy data well plate
Material: 316 stainless steel plate with PVC body
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Dimensions: 13.5" Diameter, 4.4" Height (6" with cell/radio antenna; 8.125" with Iridium antenna)
Power Requirements
: 5-24 VDC +/-15% (Reverse polarity protected)
Current Draw (Typical @ 12VDC): Low power sleep: 200uA; Logger Active: 20mA; Wi-Fi Transmitting: 43mA; Cellular Transmitting: 200mA
Peak Current: Power supply must be able to sustain a 500mA 1-second peak current (@ 12V)
Operating Temperature: -20C to 70°C
Rating: IP67 (Standalone); IP65 (With telemetry)
Wi-Fi Communications
: 802.11b/g/n (Direct to X2-CB or Connect X2-CB to an existing network)
Wi-Fi Antenna: Internal to device
Wi-Fi Range: 250 ft. maximum1
User Interface: RS-485 direct to PC software*, Wi-Fi-Enabled embedded web, WQData LIVE Web Datacenter, buzzer indicator
Data Logging: 64MB internal flash*, 256MB microSD card (expandable up to 32GB)
Data Processing: Parameter level polynomial equation adjustment; Basic & Burst Averaging (min, max, standard deviation, and raw data available)
Real Time Clock (RTC): <30sec/month drift2; Auto-sync weekly3; Internal backup battery
Log Interval: User configurable from 1 second (10 minute default)4; Independent interval per sensor
Transmission Trigger: Time-based, parameter threshold*; Selective parameter upload option
Sensor Interfaces: SDI-12, RS-232 (3 Channels), RS485
Sensor Power: (3) 12V regulated switch channels with 1.5A capacity5,6
Built-in Sensors: Temperature (-40C to 85C, 0.002C resolution, ±2C accuracy); Pressure (300 mbar to 1100 mbar, 0.016 mbar resolution, ±2 mbar accuracy); Humidity (0% to 100%, 0.04% resolution, ±5% accuracy); Battery voltage
Sensor Ports: (5) 8-Pin for Sensor Interface (RS-232, RS-485, SDI-12, 5V, 12V, GND)7
Power Port: (1) 6-Pin for Power and Communication (12V Solar In, Power Switch, RS-485 Host, GND)

Telemetry Options
Cellular: CDMA 800,1900MHz, GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, UMTS/HSPA 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
Radio*: 900MHz Mesh Network (902-928MHZ Frequency)
Iridium*: Short Burst Data (SBD) transceiver
Bridge*: Radio to Wi-Fi, Radio to Cellular, and Radio to Iridium
Antenna Port: N-Style RF

Sensor Support
Tier 1: Sensors automatically detected; No Setup
Tier 2: Sensors automatically detected: Require limited setup 
Tier 3*: Custom user script creation available for interfacing to a wide array of sensors
Current Sensor List: Available Here

Notes
1Range varies based on many factors including obstructions, other wireless signals in the area, elevation change, and more. Actual distances may vary by location.
2Assumes 25ºC operating temperature
3Requires the X2 to be connected to the internet
4Minimum log interval dependent on sensor limitations and processing time
5Cumulative concurrent current limit of all three channels is 2A
6Logger power supply must be able to support current requirements of sensors
7P0A & P0B share a single RS-232 and power channel. P1A & P1B share a single RS-232 and power channel.
*Coming soon 

  • (1) X2-CB environmental data logger
  • (5) Sensor port plugs
  • (1) Power port plug
  • (1) Quick start guide
  • (1) Wireless antenna (installed on telemetry units only)
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