ONLINE Configuration

The ONLINE configuration of the TERRESTRIAL version requires permanent power supply to the PC Interface Box MONI-IB4/LAN. The MONI-IB4/LAN provides input sockets for up to four RS-485 lines connecting to MONI-HEAD/485 emitter-detector heads. The LAN function of the MONI-IB4/LAN interface permits integration of the MONITORING-PAM in a local area network. In addition, RS-232 and USB communications are available for direct connection of the MONITORING-PAM with a Windows PC.

Distances between components of the ONLINE configurations are determined by lengths of communication and power cables. For example, samples can be about 10 m away from the computer in case of USB or RS-232 communication but this distance can be increased to more than 100 m when Ethernet is used.