AquisNet modules can be divided into two main families: AquisNet Data Center and AquisNet Data Acquisition System.
AquisNet Data Center modules are installed at the main control center.
- SYS - core system module for storing, analyzing, and manipulating your air quality data.
- DMO - desktop client application that provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) through which you access the powerful functionality in the SYS module.
- REP - web-based data viewing and reporting application with the ability to set, review and change various monitoring jobs/tasks from the comfort of your own home.
- WEB - A module for publicly displaying your monitoring network over the Internet or corporate Intranet.
- DV - The Delivery module is a system messaging tool.
AquisNet Data Acquisition System modules are installed in the remote monitoring sites.
- DAS - This is a desktop software application installed at your remote monitoring sites.
The AquisNet system core handles data management and communications, and provides functions to other modules. It manages database access for other modules, and is capable of carrying out complex calculations and plausibility checks using KISTERS time series management. Together with AquisNet DMO or AquisNet REP, it represents a functional system for operating air measuring networks.
AquisNet system core functions
- Import and export of time series and basic data
- Data management
- Time series management
- Arbitrarily cascadable aggregations (min/max, sum, percentile, indices, mean value, exceedance frequencies, etc.)
- Plausibility checks (relative/absolute standard deviation, 2-way plausibility check)
- Correction (interpolation)
- Provision of system core functions for other modules
- Optional: External archiving
Data Management Office DMO
The AquisNet DMO validation module, a Windows-based rich client, provides the professional user with a wide range of functions to configure AquisNet and for effective and easy-to-use data validation. AquisNet DMO allows you to manage stations, station groups, basic data, users, aggregation templates and many other data types. AquisNet DMO requires system core functionality to provide these functions. Together, these two modules are able to provide optimal control over large measuring networks. AquisNet REP, AquisNet DV for data forwarding and AquisNet DMS to control individual stations may also be deployed.
AquisNet DMO advantages at a glance
- Simple data management
- Wide range of system configuration options
- Wide range of data validation options
- Clear data overview
AquisNet DMO functions in detail
- Management of measurement and calibration data, including quality status, user data, stations and station groups, aggregation templates, components and master data
- System configuration
- Interactive time series processing in the time series editor, time series browser, simultaneous handling of multiple time series
- Clear graph and table views on data, graph export
- Formula editor, calculations, plausibility checks
- Editing history and rollback
Reporting Module REP
The AquisNet REP reporting module, the central evaluation and reporting tool, provides the user with a broad spectrum of options for data evaluation and calculation, as well as to create and manage reports. Together with the AquisNet system core, AquisNet REP is a functional and robust system for users at central stations. This base system may be extended using the DV forwarding module, for example, for automatic and manual report dispatch, or the DMS station module to operate measuring stations.
AquisNet REP advantages at a glance
- Individualized reporting functions, and reports in many formats
- Powerful evaluation and calculation functions
- Clear data overview
AquisNet REP functions in detail
- Basic data reports, measuring data reports
Basic data report
Measuring data report
- Supported report formats: HTML, PDF, CSV, XLS
Report as PDF
- Report storage and report scheduler
- Free and predefined evaluations
Free evaluation based on predefined individual functions
- Data display in graphs or zoomable tables
- Calculation of key data, statistical calculations, probability distribution
- Extensible function library for aggregation templates
- Hydrographs, wind roses, pollutant concentration roses
- Data collective for rapid case-related data evaluation
- Station group editor
- System monitor
- Data and report forwarding (in combination with DV)
With the help of AquisNet WEB it is now possible to make air quality measuring values and air quality indices available online in a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox). AquisNet WEB displays data in different formats such as graphs, tables and maps, and also allows users to download data to a local computer.
AquisNet WEB is available in two distinct configurations:
- AquisNet WEB Public - providing short and concise information such as an air quality index targeted towards public use.
- AquisNet WEB Pro - providing access to larger amounts of data and offering more flexibility in its operation with a direct connection to the AquisNet database. Typically, AquisNet WEB Pro is deployed on the intranet of the monitoring network operator.
Upgrading from AquisNet WEB Public to AquisNet WEB Pro is simple should your needs change.
Forwarding Module DV
Data forwarding from the AquisNet system is controlled by the DV (“delivery”) forwarding module. AquisNet DV includes functions for the maintenance of recipient data and time profiles, as well as their summarization into time-independent supply profiles, support for different media types and archive functions.
AquisNet DV advantages at a glance
- Report forwarding over a range of media types, simultaneously
- Supported media types: FTP, email, SMS, fax, printer
- New media types may be connected
- Simple address data and recipient group maintenance
- Management of time profiles and time-independent supply profiles
- Archiving of sent reports
Data Management Station DAS
AquisNet DAS, the data management module for individual stations, facilitates the operation, control and remote parameterization of individual metering points. AquisNet DAS also contains functions to check measuring and calibration data, initiate calibrations, trigger alarms and manage basic data. AquisNet DAS is a web application, and requires only a standard PC running Microsoft Windows for operation. The range of access options makes it easy to control a measuring network: Stations have access to the master station user interface and vice versa, and stations may also access each other.
AquisNet DAS advantages at a glance
- Simple data maintenance
- Simple metering point control, including metering point function checks
Controlling a measuring device
- Alarm functions
- Remote parameterization and maintenance of individual stations
AquisNet DAS functions in detail
- Manage station basic data and metering point basic data
- Manage QS information (calibration logs, etc.)
- Flexible user management (roles/rights concept)
- Automatic recognition of active metering points and function monitoring over all metering points
Display of current 5-second values as a graph
Display of current 5-second values as a table
Automatic selection of correct parameter by metering point type
- Cyclical execution of automatic function checks (under consideration of idle periods)
- Wide range of metering point interfaces (serial, mgs1, Bayern/Hessen protocol, ...)
- Support for metering points in batch operation or with time-delayed data
- Options for manual metering point control from the interface
- Data transfer over DDP (other protocols available)
- Read values, messages and results from automatic function checks and manual calibrations
- Send spontaneous messages generated by the station
- Support for various transmission media (WAN, ISDN, analogue switched/leased lines, GSM, ...)
- Check for threshold violations
- System self-monitoring, notification of metering point faults and station failure
- Station behaviour parameterization from the master station using remote data transfer
- Remote installation of station software possible, including operating system components
- Access to other user interfaces possible (master station to station, station to master station, station to another station)
- Issue commands from the master station to metering points, deactivate metering points
- Manage high-resolution time series (e.g. 5-second instantaneous values)