GENERAL: The Maverick IP Sensor Appliance has an embedded lean TCP-IP stack including HTTP, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, FTP, and ARP.
INPUTS & OUTPUTS: The Maverick is available in two I/O versions - First version has 8 analog or digital inputs and the second has 4 analog or digital inputs and 4 relay outputs. The analog inputs can be specified to be voltage or current inputs. On voltage input versions, the appliance can be field configured for 0-5 or 0-10 VDC inputs. Both analog versions (voltage or current) accept 10 VDC maximum as digital input. The output relays are rated for 5 Amps @ 250 VAC and can be used for pilot duty or light load switching directly.
Any input can be assigned to control relays 1 through 4. An output can be controlled by an input, and/or by time based control. If an output has both input and time control, the time based control will force the output on and override the input during "ON" time. However, if time based control is off, input control will take over and force the output on if the value is above/below set point.
The most powerful feature the Maverick has is browser initiated manual control. Any output can be controlled remotely with a web browser running on a cell phone, PDA or a laptop. In this way, if an email alert is received, the user can remotely control the output manually and handle the emergency. Using email alerts, the load can be operated manually until a convenient time to despatch a service technician.