Monthly Archives: November 2012

View all your telemetry information on the internet with Oriel’s WebWax viewer.

Now there is no need to be sat at your desktop PC or laptop to view all your telemetry information.  Oriel’s WebWax viewer allows you to view all your telemetry information from all of your pumping stations over any internet connected computer, Ipad or “Android” tablet.  All features are available from schematics screens showing an overview of the remote sites displaying latest Alarms to graphing screens showing trend history and historical data are all available on a password protected Web page.


From the start, the easy to use Web menu provides you with a number of options; Site View, Graphing, Settings and Help



Site-View – provides you with a standard Windows type file-list structure of all remote sites currently connected to the system, you can choose whether to view all sites or just remote sites in a particular region.  By simply “clicking” on a folder icon you can view all or choose which sites to hide from view.  To view a particular site all you need to do is just choose that site and click on it and it is displayed in your web browser, showing all current values, states and alarm/event history.


Graphing – shows the historical trends of all the relevant data-point values all on one large graph, including analogue such as water levels, pump amps etc. and digitals showing pumps or weedscreen running or stopped for a chosen site.  Again the sites are listed along the left hand side of the page.  Choose which site you wish to view and click on it and the graph appears.  From this page you can change a number of viewing parameters, for instance once you click on the time-span, a pop-up calendar appears allowing you to pick out the period that you are currently interested in.  You can manually adjust the graph scaling details or the system will simply auto-scale the graphs for you.  You can zoom into an area of interest and drill down deeper to investigate why an event occurred and at what time.


Settings – Once you have customised the pages to show you the information in the detail and timespan you require, by saving these in the settings menu and attributing them to a defined user name, each time that user logs into the system with his password, they will view the information in the format previously saved.




The ‘intelligence’ of Oriel Systems’ intelligent telemetry outstations

A natural component of any successful telemetry installation is the outstation. Also referred to as the Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), this data collection device operates for 24 hours each day, gathering from a particular remote site’s sensors all of the information that is then relayed back to the main office. Amongst the Oriel Systems ( product range are video and low power outstations for various purposes, as well as its Intelligent Telemetry Outstation (ITO).


It is this latter product that can be attached to various different types of IO module, or even PLCs and other intelligent devices, as part of its programmed monitoring and control of a remote site’s plant equipment. This arrangement allows for the full configuration of the telemetry system for a particular site, with the option also being there for further functionality enabling the connection of the unit to the client’s own specialist hardware. Various communication transmission options exist so that the unit and master station can be connected, with a live feed being reported of site events and previously recorded values sent back as required.


Amongst the possible communication options are, for unlicensed frequencies, GSM / GPRS / 3G, Low Power Radio Outstation 10mW – 750mW complying with MPT1329, (now replaced by the ETSI Standard EN 300 220), while Low Power Radio Outstation 100mW – 5Watt complying with MPT 1411, (now replaced by the ETSI Standard EN 300 220, EN 300 113, MPT1411) exists for licensed frequencies. Serial protocols RS232 / RS485 are also possible, besides standard telephone provider landline, broadband or PSTN.


It is possible to connect Oriel Systems’ ITOs to either digital or analogue signal outputs from the likes of Ultrasonic level sensors and Guided Microwave sensing equipment, while these telemetry systems can also have counter frequency outputs brought into them, such as from pumps for the purpose of measuring product consumption or movement. Functions such as the remote opening and closing of valves can be controlled via control outputs, while the system can also alert the operator, in such a form as a text or email, in the event of any remote site parameters being exceeded.


The ITOs of Oriel Systems are proven for a wide range of applications, from flood alleviation schemes and land drainage to flood defence and borehole water extraction, in the water industry alone. Meanwhile, the printing, fuel, gas, chemical storage and similar industries have continually turned to these telemetry solutions as a means of remotely monitoring/gauging the chemicals, fuels, ink or other products carried by tanks or silos.


The supplier can, with the assistance of Remote Inventory Management and Vendor Managed Inventory solutions, remotely monitor customers’ product stock levels and therefore save costs on the transport needed to top them up, as part of a “Just in Time” delivery philosophy. Contact Oriel Systems ( now about putting in place an effective tank or silo monitoring system.


How has Oriel Systems built such a strong industry reputation?

If a person knows anything at all about telemetry, then it is likely that they will have heard of Oriel Systems ( But why? What is it about the company that has allowed it to build such a robust reputation amongst those in the print, chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and water industries for which telemetry systems are required? After all, telemetry is not the kind of non-specialised field in which it is possible to be well-regarded for no apparent reason.


Telemetry solutions for many industries

As is mentioned above, Oriel Systems is seasoned at providing cost-effective, easy to use, scalable and innovative telemetry systems for clients across many of the most prominent industries that involve readings that need to be monitored and then transmitted by radio. Whether organisations need to monitor one remote water level or require the right level sensing equipment and galvanic isolation while working in the chemical industry, Oriel Systems can provide adaptable and tailored solutions.


Plenty of industry experience

Oriel Systems has been in business for more than 25 years now, which has allowed it to build its reputation as a provider of high technology industrial services, to the point where it is now regarded as one of the most successful and dynamic of all. In that time, it has continually refined the telemetry and remote tank monitoring systems that it provides for a wide range of industries, even providing groundbreaking software for Vendor Managed Inventory Systems (VMI) and establishing strategic alliances in Europe and the Far East. All of this experience has put it in the best possible position to provide solutions that are tailored to a given organisation’s exact needs.


In-depth expertise and innovation

Oriel Systems never rests in its continual development of telemetry software and other solutions that are designed to remove as much stress as possible from the telemetry process. Evidence of its ability to keep in step with the technical and economic needs of its customers include the option that it gives to host their systems, complete with easy online access. This arrangement relieves organisations of the need to check on the functioning of their AWAX server and is especially pertinent at a challenging economic time when more firms prefer to focus on their core business.


A high standard of advice and guidance

Thorough industry expertise would mean little if the company did not also employ friendly, responsive and professional staff members who are happy to guide clients through the exact requirements for their big or small projects. Thankfully, a client only needs to make one phone call to receive immediate help and support – and the fact that Oriel Systems develops its own software system means that they will be speaking to the developers, rather than an unhelpful third party.


These are just some of the key reasons to choose Oriel Systems as a telemetry installation, maintenance and support specialist. For more, simply visit


Telemetry Outstations

Oriel Systems have supplied two rack-mounted low power Oriel Intelligent Telemetry Outstations to act as remote data acquisition and collection devices for The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited based in the Orkneys.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is the first and only centre of its kind in the world which provides developers of both wave and tidal energy with purpose-built, accredited testing facilities. With 14 full-scale test berths, there have been more grid-connected marine energy converters deployed at EMEC than any other single site in the world, with developers attracted from around the globe. These developers use the facilities to prove what is achievable in some of the harshest marine environments, while in close proximity to sheltered waters and harbours. As well as device testing, they provide independently-verified performance assessments, a wide range of consultancy and research services

Oriel Systems were asked to design and build a pair of low power data acquisition and collection rack mounted outstations that are to be fitted inside 2 large offshore buoys some 2Km offshore. A special software driver or interface was developed by Oriel to allow connection to the on-board Dirius energy meters which show the amount of power generated in total and also shows the power that the buoy has used itself. The system will be collecting live data 24/7 from a series of instrumentation installed on these buoys to monitor their efficiency and performance. Along with the inputs from various sensors installed inside the buoys, EMEC needed a live video feeds from a pair of Colour CCD cameras mounted on each buoy so that if the buoys were hit by passing ships, the culprit could be identified and pursued for damages. All real-time and critical operating information along with the video feeds are transmitted back to the clients office using a NanoBridge 5Ghz WIFI link