Messenger: a new OEM solution

07 May 2008

Austin, TX-based Antx, which provides real-time monitoring, control and alarm notification systems, has released the Messenger, an industrial monitoring system that combines, GPS, GSM, CDMA cellular or Satellite modem, Controller Area Network (CAN)bus communication and alarm notification.

The Messenger is an OEM solution that monitors up to 32 different Parameter Group Numbers (PGNs) using the J1939 protocol at rates up to 1.25Mbit/sec. Individual values are extracted from each PGN, used in calculations, compared to limits and passed to Internet-based applications, using the customers' choice of UDP or TCP protocols.

Enclosed in a Deutsch industrial water-tight enclosure, the Messenger fits in the palm of the hand. Typical monitored conditions are: diagnostic messages, rpm, engine hours, oil and coolant temperatures and pressures, location and fuel level. Sample computed values that are reported include: engine service interval and daily run time.

“Ease of deployment, installation, and maintenance make the Messenger an ideal solution for monitoring today's diesel engine-based equipment.” says Stephen Allen, president of Antx. “The Messenger simply plugs into the diagnostic port on your diesel equipment and starts transmitting the OEM-specified information in the OEM-specified format to an Internet-based application.”

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