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DATALOGGERS AND ACCESSORIES

TOUGH ON THE OUTSIDE. CLEVER ON THE INSIDE.

Simple to complex wildfire applications where reliability is paramount and/or the station is very remote.

Our dataloggers are one of the most rugged, durable, and dead simple to use dataloggers available. This clever design, born out of our experience meeting the strict reliability demands of the North American wildfire market, provides an extremely low total cost of ownership.

Our dataloggers are available with an integrated GOES transmitter and/or integrated AirTalk radio voice communications technology, allowing hands-free, remote data retrieval through a handheld radio.

F6-Datalogger

F6 Datalogger

Designed to be simple to use and to maintain, the F6 Datalogger eliminates the need to take a laptop and cables into the field because it incorporates an easy to operate, touchscreen user interface.
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H1 Datalogger

H1 Datalogger

The H1 Datalogger is a rugged DCP designed for remote data collection and SDI-12 sensor applications.
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Axiom H2 Datalogger

H2 Datalogger

The H2 Datalogger is ideal for simple to complex hydrologic or hydrometeorology applications where reliability is paramount and/or the station is very remote.
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AutoCaller/AutoCaller+

AutoCaller is a powerful yet intuitive software tool that greatly simplifies data collection from remote FTS monitoring networks.
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Autosampler Interface Controller

Autosampler Interface Controller

The unique FTS Autosampler Interface Controller is a custom-designed interface used to communicate between the Axiom Datalogger / DCP and ISCO Automatic Water Samplers.
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Axiom-Analog-Interface-Module

Axiom SDI-AM Analog Interface Module

The Axiom SDI-AM Analog Interface Module is a flexible expansion interface that is compatible with a wide variety of analog sensors and any SDI-12 compliant datalogger / DCP such as the Axiom.
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Battery

Heavy-Duty Battery and Cables

FTS uses a starved electrolyte heavy-duty battery. This 6 Cell, 12 Volt valve-regulated lead-acid battery powers all our fixed RAWS, and was chosen for its tolerance of extreme environmental conditions.
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Solar Panel

Solar Panels

FTS Solar Panels are available in two sizes, all suitable for use with environmental monitoring stations. The 20W panel is a standard component of all our systems, a 50W panel is also available.
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FEATURES

  • We eliminate the need to hook laptops up to the datalogger since the software is embedded right into the datalogger.
  • The datalogger integrates a waterproof, industrial-grade, and daylight-readable, color touch screen which allows the user to configure, troubleshoot and work through the onboard UI.
  • Create graphs of any parameter from any range of dates to spot data anomalies.
  • View and export data in tabular format.
  • Install new programs, firmware and operating system updates easily via any standard USB flash memory stick.
  • Large internal memory capacity can store upwards of 10 years of data (assuming 8 sensors sampling once per hour).
  • A virtually unlimited library of configurations can be stored, uploaded, downloaded and selected via the touchscreen, ideal for large network operators maintaining an inventory of spare equipment.
  • Allows virtually unlimited expandability—up to 62 digital sensors. Calibration coefficients are not required.
  • Can also be expanded with multiple analog sensors via optional SDI-AM analog interface module (optional).

We use military-style bayonet connectors for attaching external devices to our dataloggers. The watertight, corrosion-resistant, positive-locking connection increases reliability by eliminating a potential failure point.

  • The color-coded, single-port design makes connecting sensors during installation and maintenance dead simple and fast.
  • All FTS sensors include bayonet connectors, and they can be added to any of your current SDI-12 sensors, power sources and rain gauges.

Our dataloggers integrate an optional power manager and a solar charge regulator which is sealed inside the waterproof case. This reduces the chance of a problem with the power system—a common source of problems— and minimizes your time spent repairing damaged power systems.

  • The datalogger is constantly aware of parameters like solar voltage and current, battery voltage and current, battery and internal ambient temperature, and can transmit this information via any telemetry method. This allows the datalogger to provide a complete picture of power conditions for diagnosing power issues remotely, eliminating unnecessary site visits.
  • At the site, this information is readily available as a graph on the integrated touchscreen with one click. Find out quickly when the problem occurred by viewing the log of data graphically.
  • The integrated power manager adds an additional layer of intelligence to the datalogger by allowing the datalogger to directly control the charge rate of the battery based on temperature to ensure the battery life as long as possible.

The industry-leading G6 GOES transmitter—the same equipment that is a standard for all North American wildfire stations—is available as an integrated option . Extremely low power consumption and accurate time keeping enables reliable hourly data for up to 28 days even without a GPS fix. For added reliability and 2-way remote management of the station, Cellular and/or Iridium satellite telemetry can be easily added with Ubicom.

Because reliability is paramount and any downtime means lost data and increased liability, the datalogger is engineered for long-term durability in the harshest environments.

  • Three levels of lightning protection. We have 40 years of experience building equipment for the most extreme lightning strike locations.
  • The entire unit is IP67, even the touchscreen is fully watertight.
  • The military-style bayonet connectors are positive-locking, waterproof, color-coded, cadmium-plated and corrosion resistant.

The datalogger’s waterproof SDI-12 ports are each on a separate, electrically isolated SDI bus, and each can supply up to 500mA to sensors.

If one port becomes disabled because of one of the sensors that is attached to it, the other sensors on the other ports will continue to function. More independent SDI-12 ports means you can reduce the risk of failure by spreading out the sensors among more ports.

Each SDI-12 port is independent of the other and as such the datalogger can drive multiple sets of sensors without having to wait for the first to respond before polling the second, and so on.