Vulink is a global cellular telemetry device that will change the way you think about remote monitoring. The device is easy to set up, works from anywhere and delivers long-lasting power. So, you never have to worry about your equipment or your data.
VuLink is part of the most complete monitoring solution available. Instrumentation, telemetry and software work together within In-Situ's shared ecosystem to make it easier than ever to collect, access and manage your data.
VuLink autodetects any In-Situ device with one button press or scheduled report. Icons indicate battery life, instrument connection, network connection and HydroVu connection.
The cost to install a pole for device mounting is typically more than the cost of an entire In-Situ telemetry and level monitoring system. Save time and money by installing the VuLink inside a 2-inch/50 mm well with standard well caps and casings to keep it secure and hidden from view.
Free Global Cellular Data
VuLink CI offers free data for life, right out of the box, no set up required. Forget about provisioning SIM cards and checking multiple systems for data usage; VuLink and HydroVu promise free transmissions of a limited number of parameters and readings once per day. Upgrade for a small monthly fee to increase parameters and readings.
VuLink CI provides two-to-five times the battery life of similar devices. M1/NB-IoT offer extraordinary power savings. And at faster reporting rates, VuLink offers exponential are supported.
Enhanced In-Device Alarms
VuLink supports having a different reading and report schedule when in an alarm state. This enables VuLink to conserve battery and bandwidth when everything is normal and get the real-time response for critical events.
HydroVu uses VuLink’s GPS to automatically locate and mark devices on maps, synching devices and locations, increasing data quality, and making it easier to track free-floating buoys.
Complete Monitoring Solution
In-Situ’s complete monitoring solution, with HydroVu, In-Situ telemetry, and In-Situ instrumentation, works better than any pieced-together solution. In-Situ performs comprehensive, end-to-end integration testing. And if a problem occurs, our Tech Support team will be available to support the whole system.
VuLink is completely sealed and designed to go in the water. A new innovative design for venting allows desiccant-free operation with non-vented and vented instrumentation. Ryton construction holds up to 280 lbs. And firmware can be updated over the air.
VuSitu Mobile App
Use VuSitu to perform advanced setup on your iOS or Android device. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications support connection without pairing or cables. And Beacon Mode BLE communications lets you connect to VuLink and connected instruments without physical access.
Automated barometric compensation removes the effects of atmospheric pressure changes to improve system accuracy. Save time and potential for error vs. manual correction.
Monitor inland or coastal water easily and accurately with equipment designed to work together.
Continuous Groundwater Monitoring
Measure water level and water quality over time at local or regional scales.
Remotely monitor for harmful algal blooms for quick response and improved trend analysis.
Manage water entering, moving through and leaving a mine site.
|BATTERY||3 x D cell (1.5V - 3.6V) Alkaline / Li-SOCl2 [Lithium Thionyl Chloride] / Li-MnO2 [Lithium Manganese Dioxide] supported.
Li-MnO2 [Lithium Manganese Dioxide] recommended for best performance
|OPERATION TIME (24 hour reporting, Li-MnO2)||Up to 12 years*||Up to 3 years*|
|OPERATION TIME (24 hour reporting, Alkaline)||Up to 3 years*||Up to 1 year*|
|OPERATION TIME (hourly reporting, Li-Mno2)||Up to 2 years*||Up to 6 months*|
|CLOCK ACCURACY||Less than 1 minute drift per year with ability to synchronize to network provided timefor accuracy +/- 1 second|
|NETWORK TYPE||4G LTE Category M1 (LTE-M) / NB-IoT (Narrow Band) with 2G fallback||Iridium Short Burst Data|
|BANDS||LTE Global - B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS1700), B5(850), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B28(700)
Verizon - B4(AWS1700), B13(700)
2G Quadband - B2(1900), B3(1800), B5(850), B8(900)
|PROTOCOLS||HTTPS (HydroVu), SMS (alarms)||HydroVu|
|DATA PROVIDER||Built-in free** global roaming (see Network List Addendum for details: in-situ.com/VuLinkNetworks), additional single 4FF slot for 3rd party SIM support||Iridium Short Burst Data|
|GPS||Up to 3m accuracy, built-in antenna|
|FILE FORMAT (non-HydroVu)||CSV||N/A|
|DIAMETER||1.85 in / 47 mm|
|LENGTH||19.1 in / 485 mm|
|WEIGHT||2.2 lb / 1.0 kg (with included alkaline batteries and carabiner, excluding antenna)|
|MATERIALS||Ryton (housing), PVC (battery cover), Titanium (Twistlock connector, eyebolt), 316 Stainless Steel (carabiner), Silicone (keypad cover), Brass (SMA antenna connector), Polycarbonate (label), Viton (O-rings)|
|STORAGE TEMPERATURE||-20°C to 60°C|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||-20°C to 50°C (Li-SOCl2/Li-MnO2), 5°C - 40°C (Alkaline)|
|INGRESS PROTECTION||Device: IP68
System: Up to IP68 per antenna specification
|PROTOCOLS||Modbus over RS-485, Pulse low/high frequencies (max 40 kHz)|
|CONNECTORS||1 In-Situ Twistlock (supports multiple instruments via Rugged Cable Splitter, TROLL Net Hub, or Load-Bearing Universal Adapter)|
|SIMULTANEOUS CONNECTIONS||Up to 8 instruments (total maximum of 75mA provided to connected instruments at 16V)|
|VENTING||Built-in on all models, no desiccant required|
|BAROMETRIC COMPENSATION||Built-in on all models for automatic compensation of non-vented level readings|
|BAROMETER ACCURACY||+/- 1 hPa|
|ALARMS||Configurable based on instrument readings and device parameters, second reading/reporting schedule available when in alarm state|
|POWER||Total maximum of 75mA provided to connected instruments at 16V (intended typically to power a single instrument)|
|WIRELESS SETUP||Supported via Bluetooth Low Energy|
|LOGGING RATE||1 minute to 7 days|
|TRANSMISSION RATE||5 minutes to 7 days|
|MEMORY||512 MB (soldered to circuit board)|
* Measured at a temperature of 23°C, LTE-M network connectivity, internally-powered instrument
** Free up to 1 transmission of 6 data points per day for life of instrument, additional plans can be purchased at hydrovu.com