Quantum supports off-grid automation

Quantum Automation has released the Quantum Remote Telemetry Unit (QRTU) and the QSolarBattery. These standardized, yet customizable hardware platforms are part of the growing array of Q-Line products which are enabling end users and systems integrators (SIs) to deploy industrial internet of things (IIoT) and automation solutions anywhere, regardless of whether internet connectivity or power are readily available.

The QRTU is a complete edge hardware solution for all remote commercial, industrial, and utility/infrastructure data collection and control applications. Numerous options are available to incorporate PLCs from major suppliers such as AutomationDirect, IDEC, and Allen Bradley.

Any type of I/O signaling or communications protocol can be supported, and an edge wireless gateway provides connectivity via the cellular network of choice for installations where internet service is not available. Power can be supplied by the user—supplemented with the Quantum Uninterruptible Power Supply (QUPS) if desired—or by the QSolarBattery for a complete off-grid solution.

While the QRTU and QSolarBattery can each be used for standalone applications, they work together particularly well for industrial-grade monitoring and control applications located near or far, with or without available networking or power connectivity. Applications include:

• Oil & gas: Production, well and tank monitoring, leak detection, compressor stations
• Environmental: Solar and wind tracking, paint booths, HVAC equipment, landfill monitoring, water treatment
• Agriculture: Soil moisture monitoring, weather monitoring, irrigation, pump houses

Press Release & Image Courtesy of Quantum Automation.

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