Data Radio Diagnostics Tool
- Safe Supervision
- Increased Protection Level & System Performance
- Greater Return on Investment
- Better Use of Resources
- Remote Configuration
- Remote Diagnostics
Radius RND 100 (Radio Network Diagnostics Tool) is a a comprehensive, centralised network diagnostics tool to manage PDR radio networks through a web based, user friendly user interface.
- View current network status.
- View historical trend curves for each parameter.
- Set alarm limits for each parameter.
Collects Data from the Radio Traffic
The diagnostics work through the collection and display of non-intrusive data received along the ordinary data traffic in the Radius PDR radio network. When a data telegram is transmitted through the network, extra information on the status of the network is collected and presented to the user.
The RND 100 runs via a web browser running either locally on a computer connected to the master radio or across the Internet.
If more than one PDR master is being used by the RND 100 then a top-level page displays a symbol for each master along with an Alarm Icon. Should there be any alarms within the network associated with the Master then the alarm will show the appropriate condition state. The user can then ‘click’ on the PDR master symbol and the entire network for that PDR will be displayed.
The RND 100 is designed to be very simple to use and configure. The radio slaves are automatically populated as soon as the master radio receives a data telegram. Thus if radios are added to an existing network the RND 100 will automatically detect and display them. The user can upload the background display at any time and set the coordinates of the edges. The user can change the details of any slave radio within a separate self-populating table. Here the user can change radio station names as well as the coordinates. If the user drags a radio icon around the screen then the corresponding coordinates in the table are also changed.
Remote radio configuration
The PDR radio has an additional port that can be used for programming the unit and for collecting data regarding the performance of remote units. Via the RND 100 it is also possible to change the settings of a radio remotely via the radio communication network.
The RND 100 logs all the data from a radio so that historical information can be displayed in graph form. The user can select the time frame and show all or selected parameters from the radio.
All alarm events are logged. The log can be interrogated at any time and is user configurable so that all alarms in the network can be displayed as well as selecting alarms from a particular radio or of a particular type as well as selecting the time window for the alarms.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
The system uses Web-based technology, and its functionality can be spread over a number of separate computers. Essentially there are three separate functions:
- Acquire data
- Store data
- Present data
- Data acquisition is via RS-232 connection to the master radio, although in many cases this connection may be remotely accessed using a serial-IP system and a virtual serial port. It is possible to acquire data from several serial ports simultaneously.
- The storage function uses a Relational Database system (MySql) to keep track of network layout, acquired data, alarm conditions, etc.
- Data presentation is via a standard Microsoft Web browser (IE6 or newer).