Aeroqual Connect and Cloud User Guide

Aeroqual Connect and Cloud User Guide
Aeroqual Connect
and Cloud
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Contents
1.
Introduction to Aeroqual Connect and Cloud ............................................................................ 3
1.2.
Aeroqual Connect ................................................................................................................... 3
1.3.
Aeroqual Cloud ....................................................................................................................... 3
2.
How to Connect ............................................................................................................................. 4
2.1.
Aeroqual Connect ................................................................................................................... 4
2.1.1.
WiFi Access Point (Default) ............................................................................................ 4
2.1.2.
Client Mode ..................................................................................................................... 5
2.1.3.
Cellular Network Connection ........................................................................................... 6
2.2.
Aeroqual Cloud ....................................................................................................................... 6
2.2.1.
Manual Sync .................................................................................................................... 7
2.3.
Connection Scenarios ............................................................................................................. 7
3.
Journal ........................................................................................................................................... 8
4.
Manage Data .................................................................................................................................. 8
4.1.
Charts ...................................................................................................................................... 9
4.2.
Table ....................................................................................................................................... 9
4.3.
Download Data ...................................................................................................................... 10
4.4.
Auto Export (Only Available in Aeroqual Cloud) ................................................................... 10
5.
Calibration and Service .............................................................................................................. 11
5.1.
Gain and Offset ..................................................................................................................... 11
5.2.
AirCal 8000............................................................................................................................ 11
6.
Diagnostics and Advanced ........................................................................................................ 12
6.1.
Diagnostics ............................................................................................................................ 12
6.2.
Module Settings .................................................................................................................... 13
7.
Configure Instrument .................................................................................................................. 13
7.1.
Settings ................................................................................................................................. 13
7.1.1.
Configuring the System ................................................................................................. 14
7.1.2.
Configuring the Sensors ................................................................................................ 14
7.2.
Alerts (Only Available in Aeroqual Cloud) ............................................................................. 15
7.3.
Sensor List ............................................................................................................................ 15
7.4.
Data filters ............................................................................................................................. 15
8.
Modem Options ........................................................................................................................... 16
8.1.
Configuring MOXA OnCell G3111 Modem ........................................................................... 16
8.2.
Moxa Modem Dyn Hostname Configuration ......................................................................... 18
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1. Introduction to Aeroqual Connect and Cloud
Both Aeroqual Connect and Aeroqual Cloud provide full control of your AQM and your data through
your internet browser, desktop PC software is not required.
Cloud and Connect can be used with all major internet browsers and can be used with a laptop, tablet
or smartphone. Instrument configuration, access privileges, data management etc. are achieved using
“apps” available through the browser.
1.2.
Aeroqual Connect
When using Aeroqual Connect, the user is connected directly to the AQM instrument. This direct
connection can be WiFi, LAN or Cellular (modem required). Aeroqual Connect is a direct link to the
AQM.
1.3.
Aeroqual Cloud
When using Aeroqual Cloud, the user is connected to the Aeroqual Cloud server. The AQM
instrument is connected to the Cloud server. The user connects to Cloud over the internet; the AQM is
connected to the Cloud server using Wifi, Ethernet or Cellular (modem required). Aeroqual Cloud is a
website.
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2. How to Connect
There are various ways to establish a connection to the AQM either directly using Connect or
indirectly using Cloud.
All of the communication settings can be found in the Configure Instrument app, under the
Communications heading.
2.1. Aeroqual Connect
Aeroqual Connect is the standard user interface which comes with the AQM instrument. It can be
accessed via WiFi, Ethernet or Cellular modem. The on-board computer has an Ethernet output for a
direct link to the PC. Alternatively, connection can be made over WIFI by connecting to the AQM
network (Access point mode), a local network (Client mode) or via a modem.
2.1.1. WiFi Access Point (Default)
Access point mode will allow connection to the AQM via the AQM network signal which will show up
on a laptop, tablet or smart phone within range. This type of connection will be used when working on
the AQM in the field. Connecting by this mode will mean the user’s device is connected via WIFI
directly to the AQM. There will be no internet connection on the user device when using this option.
The default setting of the instrument when first purchased will be to connect to Aeroqual Connect via
access point mode. To connect you will need to select the AQM WIFI network and enter the
password.
Note 1: The default password will be “aeroqual”.
AQM Network
Signal
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Once a WiFi connection has been made Aeroqual Connect can be accessed via the PC browser by
entering the IP address 10.10.0.1 in the address bar. The login screen will then be displayed.
1. An Aeroqual Connect login name and password will be provided when Aeroqual Connect is
first purchased. If you do not know your login details please contact [email protected]
2. Once you have logged in the homepage will be displayed.
Note 2: Different applications will appear depending on the user accessibility configured for
your account.
Once the first connection has been made the WIFI communications can be configured according to
how you would like the system to respond. This can be done via the settings tab under the Configure
Instrument application.
2.1.2. Client Mode
Client mode allows connection to the AQM via a local network (eg your office network). If there is a
local WIFI or LAN network available at the AQM installation site then the AQM can be set up to
connect to this network. This might be the case if the AQM is installed on the perimeter of an
industrial site and the WiFi network extends out to where the AQM is installed.
When the AQM is connected to the local network, the local network will assign a local IP address to
the AQM. The IP address assigned to the instrument can be found in the Configure Instrument
application. Entering this IP address into the web browser will open Aeroqual Connect for that specific
instrument, assuming you are within the local network
If the local network allows outside access, connection to the AQM can be made from anywhere in the
world. If the local network does not permit outside access you may still connect to the AQM using
Aeroqual Cloud through the internet because most local networks permit internet access.
To configure the AQM to use client mode the instrument needs to be configured via the settings tab
under the Configure Instrument application.
1. The WIFI mode needs to be set to Client
2. The WIFI SSID (local network name) needs to be entered (eg your office WiFi name)
3. The WIFI password needs to be entered (eg the password for your office WiFi)
Note 1: Once WiFi client mode is set up Aeroqual Connect will automatically disconnect from
WiFi access point mode. Connection will then need to be made via Aeroqual Cloud (See
section 2.2) to see the local IP address assigned to the instrument.
Note 2: If the local WiFi network password changes or you enter it incorrectly, you could be
locked out of the AQM! If this happens you will need to re-set the AQM back to factory default
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settings, which puts the AQM back in to Access Point mode with a default password. You can
then reconfigure the settings correctly. Contact Aeroqual for how to perform this process.
2.1.3. Cellular Network Connection
If the AQM has an IP modem installed in the instrument a connection can be made via a cellular
network. This option is useful when remote access to the AQM is required but there is no local
network signal at the AQM installation site so client mode cannot be used.
Note: A local data telecommunications contract and SIM card is required.
1. The IP modem will need to be set up following the instructions in Section 7.1.
2. In the Configure Instrument application the Ethernet Mode setting needs to be set to Auto
(DHCP). WIFI mode can still be set to Access Point and a direct connection can still be made.
3. If you do not wish to use Aeroqual Cloud, a DynDNS service will need to be set up to create a
permanent web address for the AQM. Please see Section 7.2 for setting up a DYN account.
Enter the set up web address into the web browser to access Aeroqual Connect.
Note: No data is stored on the DynDNS server. It only acts as an access point to communicate
with the AQM.
2.2. Aeroqual Cloud
Aeroqual Cloud allows management of either a single AQM unit or a network of AQM units by using
any internet-enabled browser.
Aeroqual Cloud has all of the control features of Aeroqual Connect. The additional benefits of having
Aeroqual Cloud include:
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Data from the AQM is backed up to a secure server. In Aeroqual Connect, data is only stored
on the on-board PC.
Data is available even if the instrument is turned off.
Email and SMS alerts can be set up
It is easy to manage multiple instruments at the same time.
There is a faster connection when compared to Aeroqual Connect
Reduced data costs
As a user, you simply access Aeroqual cloud through the internet; Aeroqual Cloud is a website which
provides total control over your AQM. You will need to go to http://cloud.aeroqual.com and enter your
login name and password.
Note 1: If you do not know your login name and password please contact
[email protected]ual.com
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As well as having access to all the features available in Aeroqual Connect, Aeroqual Cloud can be
used to manage a network of AQMs. Depending on the user accessibility configured to your account,
AQM units can be managed by Organisations and Networks. This feature is available in the
Administration application.
Organisations
Networks
Instruments
The AQM must have internet access for you to see it and control it using the Cloud website.
For the AQM to have internet access it must be either in Client mode, as described above, and be on
a network which permits internet access (most networks do permit internet access). A modem is not
required in this situation.
Or if a local network is not available, the AQM must have an IP modem installed and a SIM card and
data contract with a local telecommunications provider.
2.2.1. Manual Sync
If the AQM is outside of cellular and WIFI range, the AQM data can always be downloaded to your
device using WiFi access point (see Section 1.1.1.) when at the AQM site. The data will be
downloaded to an unreadable file and will include all information stored on the AQM on-board PC.
The file can then be uploaded onto Aeroqual Cloud, once a WIFI or cellular network is available, to
view the data from the unit, including diagnostics and settings.
To download the data: In Aeroqual Connect select Manual Sync in the Manage Data application.
Here it will prompt you to select a location on your PC to download the data to.
To upload the data: In Aeroqual Cloud select Manual Sync in the Manage Data application. Here it
will prompt you to upload the file which was previously downloaded from Aeroqual Connect.
Note: Aeroqual Connect is the lead system. If both systems are being run simultaneously, any
changes made in Aeroqual Connect will override the changes made in Aeroqual Cloud.
2.3. Connection Scenarios
There are a number of ways to connect to the AQM instrument using Aeroqual Connect or Aeroqual
Cloud. To help clarify which connection should be used please refer to the tables below which shows
the 4 most common scenarios.
AQM Location
User
Location
Office/Lab
Office/Lab
AQM in the field and
modem is installed
AQM in the field and
modem is installed
At AQM
site
AQM in the field and no
modem installed
At AQM
site
Office
Recommended Connection
The AQM should be connected to the office WIFI network using client mode.
You can then connect using Aeroqual Cloud. Aeroqual technicians will also be
able to connect using Aeroqual Cloud if support is required.
If the AQM is on a 3G network permanently you can connect using Aeroqual
Cloud from your office at any time.
If you are in the field with the AQM, you can connect directly to the AQM via
Aeroqual Connect using the AQM as an access point
If you are in the field with the AQM and there is no 3G available you can
connect as an access point while in the field. Use manual sync to upload data
to Aeroqual Cloud when back in the office and WIFI is available.
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If you do not have an Aeroqual Cloud subscription there are 3 options:
AQM Location
AQM in the field and
modem is installed
AQM in the field and
modem is installed
User Location
AQM in the field
At AQM site
Office
At AQM site
Recommended Connection
If the AQM is on a 3G network permanently use a DYDNS service to
connect directly to the AQM via Aeroqual Connect.
If you are in the field with the AQM, you can connect directly to the
AQM via Aeroqual Connect using the AQM as an access point
If there is no 3G available you can only connect to the AQM using
WIFI access point whilst on site.
3. Journal
The journal can be accessed by selecting Journal on the menu bar located at the top of the screen. It
is used to log when any changes are made to the AQM. The journal is searchable by date using the
side bar and filtered via the drop down menu. The filter allows entries to be searched by:
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User Entry – Manually entered journal entries
Calibration – Changes associated to calibration e.g. gain and offset modifications and
notification when service actions start and stop
Configuration – Changes made to the AQM configuration e.g. sensor added or
communications altered
Module Settings – Changes made to the sensor module settings
System changes – Notifies when the AQM starts up, shuts down or is rebooted
Note 1: To manually create a journal entry select “Add user entry”, type in the relevant
information and press save.
Note 2: Service mode is initiated by starting “Manual Service Mode” in the Calibration and
Service application. A journal entry will be automatically generated when the service is started
and stopped.
4. Manage Data
The manage data application allows the user to view the data either as a chart or in a table. There is
the option to view the raw or averaged data as well as the ability to filter the data to show specific time
periods. The data can also be exported for further analysis within this application.
Note: Manual sync can be found under the manage data application (See Section 2.2.1.)
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4.1. Charts
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To view the data in graphical format select the “Charts” option.
The charts can be configured to view a specific time period using the “From” and “To” dates
shown at the top of the screen.
4.2. Table
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To view the data in a table select the “Table” option.
The data can be configured to view a specific time period using the “From” and “To” dates
shown at the top of the screen.
The data can also be filtered using the “Averaging Period” drop down menu to display:
o Raw data
o 15 minute averages
o 1 hour averages
o 8 hour averages
o Daily averages
Note: The Inlet column is used to show the status of the instrument. During normal running
the Inlet column will display “sample”. This will change to show when the unit is undergoing a
calibration or service.
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4.3. Download Data
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Data can be downloaded by selecting “Download Data”.
A specific data set can be chosen for download by using the “From” and “To” date selection.
The Journal can also be downloaded if required.
Note: The data will be downloaded in csv. format
4.4. Auto Export (Only Available in Aeroqual Cloud)
The auto export option allows the data to be automatically exported to either a selected email address
or to an FTP server. To set either of these features up they need to be enabled by selecting the
enable check box under the auto export option.
Email: To enable auto export to a specific email the frequency, format and averaging period needs to
be selected. There is also the option to include the journal in the export. Make sure a correct email
address is entered and save the changes for it to take effect.
FTP: To enable auto export to a FTP server the frequency, format and averaging period needs to be
selected. There is also the option to include the journal in the export. The FTP server, user name and
password also need to be entered correctly. Save the changes for it to take effect.
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5. Calibration and Service
The calibration and service application allows the user to perform manual adjustments to the gain and
offset settings for all the modules installed in the AQM. If an AirCal 8000 is installed automatic span
and zero checks can also be configured in this application.
5.1. Gain and Offset
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Selecting the “Gain and Offset” menu will display the gain and offsets for all the configured
modules in the AQM. Between 5 and 50 real time measurements will also be displayed, as
well as the average and standard deviation for the shown readings. These numbers will
automatically update.
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Prior to any manual calibration or servicing activities the “Manual Service Mode” button
should be started. This will ensure the raw data is highlighted and labelled appropriately to
show that a service is being performed. This is particularly helpful to alert when a calibration
has taken place to ensure the readings are disregarded from any future data analysis.
Note 1: Remember to stop the “Manual Service Mode” after the service has been completed to
ensure future reported data is tagged as “Sample” data.
Note 2: The Manual Service Mode will automatically stop after 24 hours if left running.
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The calibration parameters can be adjusted manually by clicking the setting that requires
changing, entering the new value and pressing save.
5.2. AirCal 8000
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If an AirCal 8000 is configured, the option to set up and run the calibration will be shown in
the Calibration and Service application.
Note 1: If the AirCal 8000 tab does not appear please check the system has been set up to
show the calibration system is connected. Please read Section 5.1 which explains how to do
this in the Configuration application.
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Zero air and span gas can be set to release at a specific time for a chosen running period.
1. When the calibration table (Run 1) is first accessed there will be no information in the
cells describing the point configuration.
2. To configure the points click in the relevant cell and select either Zero, Span Port 1 or
Span Port 2.
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3. The dilution ratio and run time will also need to be configured for Zero, Port 1 and
Port 2. This is dependent on the concentration in the gas cylinder and the
concentration required for calibration.
Note 2: The dilution ratio can be calculated by using the equation and information in Section
4.5 of the AQM User Guide.
Note 3: A maximum of 5 points can be configured. This is useful if a mixed gas cylinder is
being used and a different dilution ratio is required for each gas.
4. Once the table has been configured correctly the AirCal can be set to run at a user
defined time on a daily, weekly or monthly basis using the configuration options
above the table.
Note 4: Remember to check the “Enabled” box to initiate the schedule. Alternatively, the
calibration can be run immediately by starting the “Manual Run”.
5. A maximum of 3 runs can be configured.
6. To configure the run schedule, enter the port, dilution ratio and run time information in
the remaining tables under “Run 2” and “Run 3”. Finally set the frequency and start
time for each run to take place.
6. Diagnostics and Advanced
The diagnostics and advanced application allows the user to view the sensor module settings as well
as the sensor diagnostics. This information is useful when fault diagnosing an issue with a module.
The diagnostic data can be exported for further analysis and the sensor module settings can be
updated or modified in this application.
6.1. Diagnostics
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The diagnostics view will display the sensor diagnostics for the selected parameter. The data
can be paused or exported using the buttons above the table.
40 minutes of data will be displayed at a time and the data will automatically update unless
the pause button is pressed.
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6.2. Module Settings
The module settings view will show the individual sensor module settings and version number for all
the parameters configured inside the AQM.
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The module settings can be changed by selecting the value that needs changing, entering the
new value and clicking save.
Note: Incorrect modification of sensor module settings may cause irreversible damage. Do not
change settings without contacting Aeroqual or a qualified service agent.
7. Configure Instrument
The configure instrument application stores all the configuration settings relevant for the specific AQM
connected. Depending on the user type different features will be accessible. The application can also
be used to view a complete sensor list for all sensors that can be configured on the AQM, filter data
and set up SMS and email alerts.
7.1. Settings
The settings tab is split into 4 columns which display different information relevant to the AQM.
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7.1.1. Configuring the System
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The serial number is listed here. It cannot be changed and is also shown on the
log book and inside the AQM enclosure.
The name of the instrument can be set by the user, for example, to reflect the
location or customer that is running the AQM
The device, software version and time last contact was made with the device is
listed here for reference.
If an AirCal 8000 is installed in the AQM the “Auto Calibration Module Installed”
will be set to AirCal 8000. This will ensure the AirCal 8000 tab is displayed under
the Calibration and Service application.
The time zone of the AQM can be set here to display the correct date for the
region the AQM is installed in.
Service time out can be set here. This is important if the manual service mode is
left on by accident. The time out value will stop manual service mode after the
time period set.
The restart instrument checkbox will force a restart of the embedded PC. The
checkbox will be cleared automatically after restart.
7.1.2. Configuring the Sensors
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The units the gas and PM sensors are reported in can be selected here. The
measurements can be displayed in either ppm or mg/m3. The default setting is to
measure in ppm.
The poll interval and poll time out functions will control how often data is polled
from the AQM station to the user interface.
The active sensors will be displayed here. If a sensor module has been added
the sensor will need to be selected from the drop down menu and added to the
active sensors list. Sensors can also be removed by clicking on the sensor name.
Note 1: For information on the legacy section please contact Aeroqual.
Note 2: For information on the communications section please see Section 2.
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7.2. Alerts (Only Available in Aeroqual Cloud)
SMS and email alerts can be set up in this section. Alerts can be set to notify when:
1. a concentration exceeds the
user defined set point
2. a sensor fails
3. the AQM is in operation
mode
4. the AQM goes offline
An email address and/or SMS
number needs to be entered into the
relevant fields to allow the alerts to
be sent. Multiple alerts can be set
up by pressing the Add a new alert
button.
7.3. Sensor List
The sensor list tab displays all the sensors that can be configured into the AQM. The table is mainly
for reference and shows all the settings configured for each sensor e.g. the units and conversion
factors. If a new sensor list is released it can be imported in this section.
7.4. Data filters
The negative number filter can be turned on for
specific parameters in this section. If you do not want
the data to show negative numbers for certain
parameters, check the checkbox of that specific
parameter. Any negative numbers reported will now
show as zero.
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8. Modem Options
8.1. Configuring MOXA OnCell G3111 Modem
1. Connect power cable to the modem (if not yet connected).
2. Connect MOXA modem to your LAN network via ethernet cable.
3. Install OnCell Search Utility software that comes with MOXA modem.
(http://www.moxa.com/support/sarch_result.aspx?type=soft&prod_id=316&type_id=5)
4. Run OnCell Search Utility software and click Search button. The modem information with IP
address will appear. Double click the item to open modem web configuration interface in web
browser.
5. In menu Network Settings  Basic Network Settings configure settings as per picture below.
Make sure Gateway field is blank. Click Submit button but DO NOT save settings yet!
6. In menu Network Settings  DNS Settings configure modem DNS settings as per following
picture. Click Submit button but DO NOT save settings yet!
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7. In menu Network Settings  GSM GPRS Settings configure settings as per picture below.
Contact your SIM card provider to obtain full ATD and APN settings. Click Submit button but
DO NOT save settings yet!
8. Configure DDNS in menu System Management  Misc. Network Settings  DDNS, if you
want to setup direct connection to the instrument via WLAN rather than just have the
instrument dial out. Click ‘Submit’ button but DO NOT save settings yet!
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9. In menu System Management  Misc. Network Settings  Virtual Server Settings configure
Moxa virtual server settings as per picture below. Click Submit button than Save/Restart to
save settings.
10. Unplug MOXA unit from the network and plug it into AQM65 embedded PC. Restart AQM65
embedded PC and modem.
8.2. Moxa Modem Dyn Hostname Configuration
1. Create a Dyn account at https://account.dyn.com/cart/?via=upgrade-now
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2. Log in to your account and add a new host name:
3. Go back to MOXA modem configuration interface, and choose System Management - > Misc.
Network Settings - > DDNS. Select enable and DynDns.org. Please input the host name
created in Dyn account, user name and password as well for the Dyn account. Then click
Submit button, Save and Restart. Now the modem should be ready to be connected via host
name.
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