The Wildeye is a revolutionary device that connects meters & sensors to your phone or browser - out of the box.
Connect your Wildeye to any compatible meter or sensor in 4G coverage and continuously monitor sensors and meters, control remote pumps and valves, and generate alerts and reports.
Wildeye application packages bundle Wildeye and sensors together for a range of applications.
Each Wildeye comes with a website subscription that allows you to view data on graphs, dashboards or map views, and to configure and control your fleet of devices.
When you first receive your Wildeye it may be in Transport mode. This is a power savings mode where radio communication and sensor logging is inactive. Once a Wildeye has been activated out of Transport mode, the attached meters and sensors are measured and logged in internal non-volatile memory at the sensor logging frequency and the data is sent to the cloud servers at the upload frequency. Certain alarms may also initiate an upload. An upload can also be initiated by pressing the button on the front of the Wildeye
Whenever the Wildeye uploads it will attempt to send all stored measurements and also receive any new configuration data from the cloud servers.
The Wildeye automatically updates its on board real-time clock every time it connects to the cellular network. The Wildeye will measure data in UTC Time (GMT +0) and this data is converted to the local timezone of your Site as configured in the web portal whenever you view the data in graphs or reports.
Model Numbering System
The Wildeye device comes in many variants, defined by it's product code. The options that define the product code are briefly described below.
- -B = "Long-life" Internal Battery
- -R = "Rechargeable" Internal Battery
The Rechargeable option is intended to allow the Wildeye to be powered from a solar panel or other external power source such as a DC Power supply or external battery pack.
The Rechargeable option has an internal rechargeable battery that can be continuously recharged from from external power source, and act as a backup supply in case of power outage.
This option is denoted by an "R" in the product code. The Rechargeable option includes 1 extra cable coming out of the device that is used to connect to an appropriate charging power source.
More details about the types of available power options can be found on external power supply options article.
Battery - Long life
The Battery version has an internal long life Lithium Primary battery pack. This option can be used in applications where it is not practical to have an external power source.
It is intended for applications with fewer attached sensors - typically 1 attached sensor. Sensors are still logged at typical logging intervals, however the rate of transfer of data to the Wildeye website is normally less frequent - typically daily.
When the sensor you are connected to requires powering from the Wildeye you should be careful to reduce the logging interval of these sensors to extend the battery life.
This option is denoted by a "-B-" in the product code.
Wildeye devices currently support 2 cellular radio options: 3G and 4G. The 3G option should only be selected where 4G networks are not currently available.
- -E = 3G (UMTS)
- -M = 4G (CatM1 or NBIoT)
Telco provided 4G Networks come in different versions globally. There are 2 versions that are purpose-built for communicating with remote meters and sensors.
The 2 versions are: Cat-M (also known as LTE-M in some countries) and NBIoT (Short for Narrow Band IoT)
Both of these networks are sometimes collectively referred to as IoT (Internet of Things) networks, or LPWA (Low Power / Wide Area) Networks.
You can read more detail on these cellular options, and which countries have each version in the article on IoT Radio Networks - 4G CatM and NBIoT
You have to be careful to use the correct external antenna for the Network that you are connecting to. The Wildeye 4G device is "Multiband" (can operate on the different radio frequencies that different Telcos adopt), however the external antenna is generally tuned to operate on specific frequencies.
You can read the article on Antenna Selection to learn more.
Expander modules allow additional channels and non-native channel types to be added to a Wildeye. An expander module has between 1 and 4 physical cables each containing one or more channels.
For both Wildeyes and Expander modules, the type of the cable and the channels contained inside it are defined by the Cable Codes.
For details on supported meter/sensor interfaces, see Supported Meter/Sensor Channel Types
Standard Cable Code Options for your Wildeye are:
- NACS = 1 x 4-20mA channel, 1 x counter channel, 1 x SDI12 channel
- NCD = 1 x counter channel, 1 x tamper line channel
- NAR4 = 1 x 4-20mA channell, 1 x RS485 channel
- NCCS5 = 2 x counter channel, 1 x SDI12 channel (5V continuous power)
- T = 1 x Stainless steel NTC temperature sensor.
For how to physically attach meters/sensors to your Wildeye, see article Meters & Sensor Attachments
If you purchase a Wildeye & Sensor Package then you don't need to worry about the pinouts of each plug. Everything is plug and play. If you need to wire up some legacy sensors that you own then you can read the article on plug wiring.
Configuring your Wildeye
All configuration can be performed remotely through the Wildeye Web Portal or smart-phone app.
You can learn more about how to configure your Wildeye in the Article Wildeye Web and App Software Overview
Installing your Wildeye
There are many important considerations to keep in mind when installing your Wildeye to ensure trouble free, long term operation.
These include optimal antenna positioning and making sure the sensors have good waterproof connections. It is also important to use the Wildeye app to record the GPS location of your installation and take lots of photos of the site and sensors so that Wildeye support has as much information as possible if remote support of future issues is required.
You can read the article about Installing your Wildeye for more information.
Viewing your Sensor Data
Once your Wildeye is installed and collecting data, you can view this data in graphs, reports and maps through the Web or App Software.
You can learn more about how to setup and use the software in the Article WIldeye Web and App Software Overview