WDC-100 'OUTPOST' Wireless Data Collection System

The HyQuest Solutions Wireless Data Collector WDC100 has been designed using surface mount technology to provide a very small, ultra low power wireless SDI-12 and 4-20mA transmitter / SDI-12 receiver network that can be used in harsh environments for extended periods. The Wireless Data Collector’s primary purpose is to periodically measure various signals at remote locations, including a 4-20mA transducer, up to 9 x SDI-12 data variables and a digital contact closure (rainfall or flow meter input) and to wirelessly transmit the data to a central location and make the data available to a data logger via an SDI-12 interface. A central receiver can collect data from up to 8 separate transmitters, each with a very low power consumption (typically 200uA while asleep) which makes it ideal for remote sites where long battery life is important. The receiver also has an LCD + keys to display the data and set configuration parameters.

  • Transmitter:
    • 4-20mA Input
    • 16 bit resolution
    • 8 samples over 1 sec
  • Transmitter Inputs:
    • 1 x 4-20mA
    • 1 x Digital Input
    • 9 x SDI-12 inputs
    • Volume Calculated from 4-20mA Water Level
    • Battery Voltage
  • Receiver Inputs
    • 1 x 4-20mA
    • 1 x Digital Input
    • Battery Voltage
    • Volume Calculated from 4-20mA Water Level
  • Indicators
    • WDC100 Transmitter; Status LED indicator
    • WDC100 Receiver;128 x 64 Graphics LCD
  • Controls WDC100 Receiver; 4 x Push-buttons
  • Connections Screw less Terminals
  • Radio Frequency 916.5 to 923.5MHz (in 1MHz steps)
  • Transmit Power 10mW
  • Range 1km (0.62 miles) line of sight
  • Dimensions 125mm x 80mm x 57mm (L x W x D)
  • Outpost Config Installable V1.00 (exe download)

    Windows Application that communicates to the WDC100 SDI-12 port, to allow the configuration of the Transmitter "Level to Volume" mapping.

  • Outpost Express Installable V1.02 (exe download)

    Windows Application that communicates through the WDC100 Receiver SDI-12 port, that allows any SDI-12 "X" command to be passed through the WDC100 Receiver to the WDC100 Transmitter and on to the remote sensor - and then receive the sensor reply to the X command.