Ayantra – a leading developer of remote asset management products – has created a powerful solution for managing onsite backup generators. Featuring Ayantra’s unique “Tru-Batt” and “Tru-Fuel” technologies, the FleetSentry-PRO solution reports key information about each generator – including the battery level without input from the battery charger, and also including the generator’s fuel level (optional).

The Challenge

Backup generators must be carefully monitored to ensure that they will perform when needed. An effective monitoring solution should report the following:

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Plug icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Availability of Site Power.

Availability of Site Power

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Availability of Utility Power

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Generator Status: Stopped – Running in Exercise Mode – Running in Outage Mode

Turbine icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Generator Fault Status.

Generator Fault Status

Battery icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Battery Level.

Battery Level

In addition, an effective generator management solution should be easy to install, easy to use, and attractively priced.

The Solution

Ayantra’s FleetSentry-PRO solution is a web-based wireless monitoring system for managing onsite backup generators. FleetSentry-PRO can manage any make or model of generator. With the average cost of a truck roll @ $75 or more, remote generator monitoring starts to pay for itself right away.

 

AUTOMATICALLY REPORTS

  • STATUS OF SITE POWER
  • STATUS OF UTILITY POWER
  • GENERATOR STATUS
  • BATTERY LEVEL (without the battery charger)
  • FAULTS
  • CONFIRM THE GENERATOR HAS EXERCISED

The total solution consists of

  • An Ayantra monitoring unit installed on the generator
  • Ayantra-provided wireless messaging services
  • An Ayantra-provided website to deliver information about each monitored generator

Key Features

CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF GENERATOR.

AUTOMATICALLY REPORTS

  • Availability of Site Power
  • Availability of Utility Power
  • Generator Status (Stopped – Running in Exercise Mode – Running in Outage Mode)
  • Faults
  • Battery Level (accurate Battery Level reported via Tru-Batt technology)

BATTERY REPORTS / BATTERY ALARMS

Utilizing Ayantra’s unique “Tru-Batt” technology, FleetSentry-PRO report the generator’s true Battery Level (meaning the Battery Level is measured without allowing assistance from the battery charger). FleetSentry-PRO can also send real-time Alert Notifications if any battery / alternator problems occur.

FUEL LEVEL REPORTING (OPTIONAL)

The FleetSentry-PRO monitoring unit can be equipped with an
Ayantra-provided Fuel Level Sensor to report fuel levels, if desired.

DAILY HEARTBEAT MESSAGES plus REAL-TIME UPDATES & ALERT NOTIFICATIONS

Each FleetSentry-PRO monitoring unit sends an automatic update each day (the “Heartbeat” message). Each unit also includes four user- configurable digital inputs to report Faults. Each Fault event can trigger real-time Alert Notifications sent as text messages and/or as email messages directed to specific recipients. Users can select which types of Faults to monitor. Typical examples include: Common Alarm, Low Fuel, Low Coolant, Not in Auto.

“SERVICE DUE” REMINDERS

FleetSentry-PRO can send “Service Due” reminders as each machine approaches its service interval. Service intervals are user-configurable by Engine Run-Hours and/or by Calendar Days. The “Service Due” reminders can be sent as text and/or as email messages to specific recipients.

“FAILURE TO EXERCISE” ALERTS

The FleetSentry-PRO website can detect if a generator has failed to run for at least five minutes within the user-specified interval, and can send Alert Notifications for “Failure to Exercise.”

ENGINE ON / OFF EVENTS AND ACCUMULATED ENGINE RUN HOURS / TEST HOURS

FleetSentry-PRO automatically reports each time the generator is turned ON and OFF. Each Engine ON or Engine OFF event can trigger an Alert Notification sent as a text and/or email message. The website also reports total accumulated Engine Run-Hours, along with the Engine Run-Hours accumulated strictly for test/exercise operations.

REMOTE ENERGIZE (optional)

Users can access the FleetSentry-PRO website to remotely Start / Stop any monitored generator. The Remote Start/Stop operation can be performed manually or automatically on a schedule.

REAL-TIME UPDATES

Users can collect up-to-the minute updates from any machine, at any time.

REPORTS

FleetSentry-PRO produces utilization reports for compliance with emissions reporting requirements.

Hardware Specifications

Physical: 5.00” x 3.50” x 1.55”

Power: 8 – 32 volts DC

Power Draw:

  • Active: 65 mA (typ) @ 12V
  • PowerSave: 40 mA (typ) @ 12V

Built-in back-up battery

Environment:

  • Monitoring unit – Operating: -32°C → +60°C
  • Monitoring unit – Storage: -45°C → +85°C

Humidity: 0 – 95 RH @ 40C

I/O Ports:

  • Input Ports: 7 Inputs (4 user-configurable
  • Output Ports: 1 (not configurable)
Ayantra monitoring unit used for remote asset management.