The Bullhorn® wireless
telemetry system includes several different types of devices that
are capable of remote monitoring for scheduled and by-exception
inbound reporting, as well as two-way communication for on-demand
reads and activating/deactivating equipment. Bullhorn units offer
the ability to capture and send information from remote equipment
easily and provide 100% coverage via cellular and satellite communication
Bullhorn units are available in the model types
identified below. Each model is also offered in a variety of enclosures.
- Automated Meter Reading: Units
report utility meter readings daily. During installation,
unit is set to match the meter's reading to allow for occasional
verification of accuracy. Unit can be configured to store the reading
at a particular time that may be different from the reporting time
to ensure that meter readings from multiple meters are comparative.
Model types include:
- AMR6 — 6 digits of meter resolution.
- AMR6-SAT or AMR6-ORB - Uses a satellite system
for communication and has the same functionality as the AMR6.
- Alarm Monitoring: Units
are suitable for general monitoring and cathodic protection monitoring
(rectifiers, test points, and critical bonds). Units accept analog
(±5V, ±50mV, or 4 to 20 mA with external resistor)
and/or digital signals. Model types include:
- APM2AM - 2 channel device accepting analog or
- APM4AM - 6 channel device. Channels 1-4 are
selectable as analog and/or digital. Channel 5 can be an accumulator
or a digital channel. Channel 6 can be an accumulator reset or
a digital channel.
- APM4AM-SAT - Uses a satellite system for communication
and has the same functionality as the APM4AM.
- APM4AMCP - Total of six inputs: 3 analog/digital
inputs that have a range of +/-5VDC and can be configured as active
digital or analog; 1 analog input which has a range of +/-100VDC;
1 input that can be digital or a digital counter; and 1 input that
can be digital or a counter reset. Comes standard with built-in
surge protection and ability to select from built-in rectifier
interface functionality and/or test point filtering. Also available
as a satellite unit.
- Serial Data Terminal: Units
interrogate modbus-compatible instruments via an RS232 connection
and report register readings on a flexible frequency. Units are
compatible with ASCII or RTU Modbus. Flow corrector protocols are
also available. Units sense alarms via an available contact closure.
Model types include:
- SDT16 - Reports up to sixteen 6-digit register
readings, eight 12-digit register readings, or a combination of
both from RTU or ASCII.
- SDT16-SAT - Uses a satellite system for communication
and has the same functionality as the SDT16.
- Remote Interruption, Control,
and On-Demand: The Bullhorn i-series ICP provides scheduled
and by exception inbound reporting as well as two-way communication
via satellite for on-demand reads and activating/deactiviating
equipment. The ICP can also be field upgraded to include a MicroMax® GPS80
current interrupter for IR Free CP reads. Unit is available in
2 and 4 analog channel versions; both versions have 6 digital
inputs and 6 digital outputs.
For Bullhorn product brochures and additional product information, visit the American
Innovations web site or contact an AIM representative.