Ayantra – a leading developer of remote asset management products – has created a solution for managing Transportable Generators. Featuring Ayantra’s unique “TruBatt™” architecture, the FleetGen solution reports key information about each generator – including its “true” battery level without input from the battery charger.

The Challenge

Generators must be monitored to ensure optimal performance. Portable generators are particularly difficult to monitor, since they are frequently moved. Key challenges include:

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Tracking each generator’s Location

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Logging each generator’s Engine Run-Hours to ensure timely maintenance services

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Detecting Faults and responding effectively to each Fault event

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Maintaining Usage Logs to satisfy regulatory agencies (CARB, AQMD, and other agencies may require detailed reports of each machine’s accumulated Engine Run-Hours and utilization by location)

Monitoring remote generators is a difficult task. Ayantra can help.

The Solution

FleetGen is a web-based wireless monitoring solution for managing generators. FleetGen can manage any make or model of generator, and it easily supports hybrid fleets. With the average cost of a truck roll @ $75 or more, remote generator monitoring starts to pay for itself right away.

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, INCLUDING HYBRID FLEETS.

AUTOMATICALLY REPORTS ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • LOCATION
  • ENGINE RUN-HOURS
  • STATUS (Running or Not Running)
  • CONDITION (Faults or No Faults)
  • BATTERY LEVEL

DAILY HEARTBEAT MESSAGES

FleetGen automatically sends a daily update message regardless activity.

ENGINE ON / OFF UPDATES

FleetGen automatically reports each time the generator is turned ON and OFF.

REAL-TIME FAULT MESSAGES AND ALERT NOTIFICATIONS

Each FleetGen monitoring unit includes six user-configurable 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. Typical examples include: Common Alarm; Low Fuel; Engine Temperature; Oil Pressure; Engine Overcrank; Engine Overspeed

SECURITY FEATURES – “GEOFENCE” and “CURFEW”

FleetGen can report if the generator is moved from its proper location, or if it is utilized during an improper time of day or night.

BATTERY REPORTS / BATTERY ALARMS

Utilizing Ayantra’s unique “Tru-Batt™” technology, FleetGen reports the generator’s true Battery Level (meaning the Battery Level is measured without assistance from the Battery Charger). FleetGen can also send real-time Alert Notifications If any battery or alternator problems occur.

REMOTE ENERGIZE (optional)

Authorized users can use the FleetGen website to remotely Start and/or Stop any monitored generator. Two forms of operation are supported:
– Manual Start / Stop: users can command the generator to Start and Stop upon demand
– Automatic Start / Stop: users can configure the website to automatically Start and Stop the generator according to a pre-defined schedule

MAINTENANCE REMINDERS

FleetGen can send “Service Due” reminders as each machine approaches its service interval. Service intervals are user-configurable, and each reminder can be directed to specific recipients.

REAL-TIME UPDATES

Authorized users can collect up-to-the minute updates from any machine, at any time

AQMD REPORTS

FleetGen provides utilization reports to comply with California AQMD reporting requirements (similar reporting capabilities are available for other states).

DATA EXPORT

The database information can be exported upon demand.

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 (6 user-configurable)
  • Output Ports: 2 Outputs (both used for Remote Start)
Ayantra monitoring unit used for remote asset management.