GEOGUARD MONITORING UNIT
A Geoguard Monitoring Unit (GMU) is a newly designed remote terminal unit, mainly based on price-competitive Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) sensor, specifically designed to operate in challenging environments. It can be powered in any location supporting power grid or solar power. GeoGuard Cloud can remotely manages the units via two-way communication.
Up to two GNSS antennas can be connected to the GMU (max 50 mt). In this way it is possible to minimize the deployment of receivers in case of nearby points. The GMU can be used as a hub to collect data from other sensors (inclinometers, soil probes, weather stations, …). GeoGuard Monitoring Units can create an autonomous local network, linked to the GeoGuard Cloud through a single point of external connection.
The GMU unit contains:
- Processing Module: it includes microprocessor unit and local storage unit,
- Communication Module: it includes the communication features with Ethernet, GSM/3G LTE and M2M radio connections,
- Positioning Module: it features up to two single (L1C/A, L1OF, B1I, E1B/C) and or double (L1C/A, L2C, L1OF, L2OF, E1B/C, E5b, B1I, B2I) GNSS* receivers (GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou constellations),
- Sensing Module: it features digital, analog I/O and an industry standard communication bus to connect and monitor any sensor the specific application might require,
- Power Module: it provides power supply by alternate current (AC) and direct current (DC) from different sources, including photovoltaic panels.