Messenger

Messenger

Product Overview

The Messenger is a small, powerful, rugged, industrial product designed to monitor industrial equipment conditions and report those conditions to web-based applications over cellular networks.

CANbus and Modbus

The Messenger is pre-programmed to monitor the most common engine conditions, providing for fast and easy integration into a companies monitoring plan.

Each Messenger monitors and computes values from CANbus(J1939), and 100s of Modbus RTU Registers. When user-defined operating conditions are violated, like receipt of an engine diagnostic message, information is immediately sent to web-based applications,like Antx’ Centurion system.

The Messenger connects to the ECU through a single cable with a standard J1939 connector. Modbus Master communication is serial via RS-232 or RS-485. The dual GPS/LTE antenna connects to the two keyed connectors on the Messenger.

Cellular Communication

Communication to the internet-based applications is via UDP or TCP over an LTE network. The Messenger continually monitors pre-defined values read from the engine, performs computations and limit comparisons on those values. These processed values are sent to an internet-based application based on a timed interval or when various conditions or limits violations occur. The information sent to the internet includes the unit identification, GPS location, date/time, processed values based on PGN parameters of interest, computed values, remote unit status, etc.

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How the Messenger Works

The Messenger continually monitors pre-defined values read from the engine, performs computations and limit comparisons on those values. These processed values are sent to an internet-based application based on a timed interval or when various conditions or limits violations occur.

The information sent to the internet includes the unit identification, GPS location, date/time, processed values based on PGN parameters of interest, computed values, remote unit status, etc.

Capabilities that provide real benefit

The Messenger is designed to provide a highly robust and configurable platform for unique applications.

  • Virtual real-time transfer or monitored conditions
  • Local computations and evaluations from monitored conditions
  • User-specified PGNs to be monitored
  • Event and data logging
  • Exception-based reporting to internet-based applications
  • Over-the-air tunneling into the Messenger or other OEM equipment attached to the Messenger for remote diagnostics or re-configuration
  • Reprogram a single unit or 1000s of units automatically via FTP
  • Automatic firmware upgrades via FTP
  • Event log and current configuration upload via FTP
  • SMS and OTA communication to change configuration or request monitored values
  • Notifications based on time, events or computations from data
  • Very low power mode based on RPM, time, digital input, etc.
  • Over-the-air re-flashing of the Messenger application – add new capabilities to the Messenger without having to visit it!

External cellular and GPS antennas, cabling kits.