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Outputting LJ info via cellular


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#1 TechrZ

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

I'm looking to get a LabJack T7 to output sensor data via a cellular system (GSM, CDMA, etc).  Can you suggest a cellular module that's compatible with the LJ units?

 

In some applications I won't have access to WiFi, so any other form of wireless is sufficient.

 

In the end, I'm looking to get this data reported on an hourly basis to a home server I'll be keeping running locally.

 

Thanks!



#2 LabJack Support

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

What you want is some sort of modem/router/gateway/bridge/access-point that connects Ethernet or WiFi to the Internet via cellular.  It does not need anything special for the T7 as the T7 is a standard Ethernet device (and WiFi on the T7-Pro).  I would suggest searching for "cellular router"

 

A few of the first items I found that seemed to have wired Ethernet are:

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B006DEBXD0

 

http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B00453T6X0

 

http://earnesthart.b...le-hotspot.html

 

These have an Ethernet port that should connect to the T7, and a USB host port where you put in a USB Cellular Modem that you get from a cellular provider.

 

You also might be able to get a cell router from a service provider.  There are lots of options for WiFi to cellular, which is generally called a "hotspot" (e.g. Verizon Jetpack or even my iPhone can act as a hotspot).  Not sure about options for Ethernet to cellular from service providers.

 

If you want Ethernet connections and want to use a cellular hotspot that only has WiFi, you can have it connect to a router that has WiFi and Ethernet ports.



#3 TechrZ

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:36 AM

Great!  This is exactly what I'm looking for.

 

We'll test this all out soon - thanks!




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