HOBO MicroRX Station
 

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HOBO MicroRX Station

The compact and rugged HOBO MicroRX Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular solution for long-term, reliable field monitoring.
Part Number: RX2101 & RX2102
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The new web-enabled HOBO® MicroRX station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular field monitoring solution.

With a compact size and rugged design, the MicroRX Station offers long-term, reliable environmental monitoring. Configurable station-side alarms provide immediate notification of critical conditions, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink® platform makes it easy to view, access, and share your data.

Two power source options are available: a solar panel for extended deployments, and user-replaceable batteries for flexible mounting in covered or protected locations. The station includes inputs for up to five of Onset’s research-grade plug-and-play sensors, and can be ordered with an additional water level sensor input with integrated flow conversion. Configurable station-side alarms trigger immediate notifications of critical conditions, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink platform makes it easy to view, access, and share data.


Key Advantages:

  • Optional integrated solar panel for easy deployment
  • Battery-powered option for covered or shaded deployment locations 
  • Wide range of research-grade plug-and-play sensors 
  • Optional water level sensor input, and water flow conversion
  • Station-side alarms include new accumulated rainfall alarm
  • Real-time monitoring with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular


Powerful Access to your Data in Real Time

Access your field monitoring data anywhere on your desktop or mobile device with Onset’s powerful cloud-based HOBOlink software. Customizable dashboards and easily-configurable alarms make your field data more accessible and meaningful. Learn More >>


Highlighted Features

  • Compact size for easy deployment
  • Robust, weatherproof IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure
  • Two power options:
    • Integrated 1.7W solar panel with rechargeable battery pack
      • 5W and 15W external solar panels can be added (RX2102 or RX2104 only)
    • User-replaceable AA lithium batteries
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors
  • Optional water level sensor input (RX2103 and RX2104 only)
  • Built-in LCD confirms proper setup and operation
  • Integrated mounting tabs for use with screws, zip ties, or U-bolts
  • Station-side alarms, including water flow and accumulated rainfall
  • Up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular data plans
  • Cloud-based monitoring and data access through HOBOlink


Long-Term, Reliable Field Monitoring

With a compact and rugged design, the MicroRX Station provides long-term reliable performance, even in harsh conditions.


Multi-Channel Monitoring in any Field Environment

  • Environmental Research: Rugged and reliable microclimate monitoring in harsh field conditions, with access to your data from anywhere.
  • Agricultural Research: Field condition monitoring and data collection to help save water, enhance crop quality, and increase yields.
  • Commercial Agriculture: Critical field condition monitoring for optimal irrigation, pest control, and harvest timing decisions.
  • Water Use Tracking: Optional water level sensors and integrated flow calculations for automated water use tracking and alert notifications.


Available Measurements

HOBOlink is a web-enabled software platform designed for HOBO RX3000/MicroRX Remote Monitoring Systems and HOBOnet Field Monitoring Systems.

HOBOlink service plans are 12month subscriptions that provide remote access via any web browser, offering 24/7 access to your data and the ability to verify your system status, set up and manage alarm notifications, and schedule automated delivery of data, plus a whole lot more. 

 

HOBOlink Key Features

  • Access your data with a web browser or mobile device
  • Verify system status remotely
  • Set up and manage alarm notifications remotely
  • Schedule automated delivery of data
  • Configure a dashboard that highlights your most important measurements
  • Create dashboards that bring data from multiple systems together in a single view
  • Configure calculated channels such as dew point, accumulated rainfall, and evapotranspiration (ET)
  • Export the exact date range and sensors you want
  • Supports HOBO U30 Remote Monitoring Systems as well

 

Click here to learn more about HOBOlink or to watch our helpful tutorials of the system!

 


   


   

Onset have a complete range of external smart sensors to suit the;

HOBO RX3000, RX2100 Range, U30, H21 and H22 Data Logger series.



View the range of smart sensors here >>

Technical Information 

Operating Range

RX2101 and RX2103: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
RX2102 and RX2104: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Smart Sensor Connectors

5

Smart Sensor Network Cable Length

100 m (328 ft) maximum

Smart Sensor Data Channels

Maximum of 15 (some smart sensors use more than one data channel; see sensor manual for details)

Logging Rate

1 minute to 18 hours

Time Accuracy

±8 seconds per month in 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) range;
±30 seconds per month in -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F) range

Battery Type/Power Source

RX2102 and RX2104: Integrated 1.7 watt solar panel and NiMH rechargeable battery pack; optional AC power adapter (P-AC-1) or external solar panel (SOLAR-xW) can be used in place of integrated solar panel
RX2101 and RX2103: 6 AA 1.5 V lithium batteries or AC power adapter (P-AC-1)

Battery Life

RX2102 and RX2104 Battery Life:

Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4° to 104°F); operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life.

Maximum connection rates with built-in solar panel, in full sun:

  • 10 minute connections year round for latitudes less than ±40°
  • 10 minute connections through three seasons in other regions, reduced to 30 minute connections in winter

Maximum connection rates with external 5W or 15W solar panels:

  • 10 minute connections year round, in full sun
  • Connection rate with external solar panels may be less if deployed in partial sun

Battery life without solar recharging, with hourly connections and
1 minute logging:

  • RX2102: 3 months
  • RX2104: 2 months

RX2101 and RX2103 Battery Life:

Battery life with daily connections:

  • RX2101: 1 year with 1 minute logging
  • RX2103: 1 year with 2 minute logging

Battery life with hourly connections and 1 minute logging:

  • RX2101: 3 months
  • RX2103: 2 months

Note: Deployments in areas with weak cellular strength could reduce battery life.

Memory

16 MB, 1 million measurements, continuous logging

Alarm Notification Latency

Logging interval plus 2–4 minutes, typical

Enclosure Access

Hinged door secured by two latches with eyelets for use with user-supplied padlocks

LCD

LCD is visible from 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F); the LCD may react slowly or go blank in temperatures outside this range

Materials

Outer enclosure: Polycarbonate/PBT blend with brass inserts; Interior: Polycarbonate/PBT; Gasket: Silicone foam; Cable channel: Santoprene™ TPE; U-Bolts (not included): Steel with zinc dichromate finish

Dimensions

19.95 x 13.68 x 7.49 cm (7.85 x 5.39 x 2.95 in.)

Weight

678 g (23.9 oz)

Mounting

Optional U-bolts are compatible with masts up to 4.14 cm (1.63 in.) mast diameter; can also be mounted with zip ties or mounted to a flat surface with screws

Environmental Rating

Weatherproof enclosure, NEMA 4X and IP66 (requires proper installation of cable channel system)

Wireless Radio

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS/HSPA+: Seven band 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
LTE: Twelve Band 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz

Antenna

4G LTE

CE

The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)

Q. Are there Ethernet or Wi-Fi options for the HOBO MicroRX?
A. The HOBO MicroRX is a cellular station. If you need to monitor via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, you can use the HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station.

Q. If I choose the battery-powered MicroRX, can I add a solar panel later?
A. No, the battery-powered station is only wired for use with lithium batteries, not for use with the solar panel. If you want to use solar power, choose one of the solar-powered stations: the RX2102 or the RX2104.

Q. Can I add more plug-and-play smart sensors to my HOBO MicroRX Station?
A. Yes. You can add the S-ADAPT-6 Consolidator Box to connect up to five additional smart sensors with your MicroRX Station.

Q. Why would I need an additional solar panel if I choose the integrated solar MicroRX station?
A. You may want an additional solar panel to boost power to ensure connectivity at the maximum 10-minute rate. It may also be a good option if your system is not deployed in full sun.

Q. Does the HOBO MicroRX work with HOBOnet wireless motes?
A. The HOBO MicroRX Station has inputs for up to five plug-and-play smart sensors. If you need wireless monitoring, use the RX3000 with the RXW Manager for HOBOnet sensors.

Q. Do the S-CIA or S-VIA analog inputs adapters fit in the HOBO MicroRX Station?
A. No. If you want to use these adapters to connect analog sensors, use the S-ADAPT-6 Consolidator Box and mount the adapters in this.

Q. What tools will I need to install the HOBO MicroRX?
A. If you are mounting your station with cable ties, you will need diagonal cutting pliers for cutting off excess cable tie. If you are mounting with U-bolts, you will need a ½” box wrench. If using screws to mount your station, you will need a Phillips-head screwdriver.

The new web-enabled HOBO® MicroRX station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular field monitoring solution.

With a compact size and rugged design, the MicroRX Station offers long-term, reliable environmental monitoring. Configurable station-side alarms provide immediate notification of critical conditions, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink® platform makes it easy to view, access, and share your data.

Two power source options are available: a solar panel for extended deployments, and user-replaceable batteries for flexible mounting in covered or protected locations. The station includes inputs for up to five of Onset’s research-grade plug-and-play sensors, and can be ordered with an additional water level sensor input with integrated flow conversion. Configurable station-side alarms trigger immediate notifications of critical conditions, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink platform makes it easy to view, access, and share data.


Key Advantages:

  • Optional integrated solar panel for easy deployment
  • Battery-powered option for covered or shaded deployment locations 
  • Wide range of research-grade plug-and-play sensors 
  • Optional water level sensor input, and water flow conversion
  • Station-side alarms include new accumulated rainfall alarm
  • Real-time monitoring with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular


Powerful Access to your Data in Real Time

Access your field monitoring data anywhere on your desktop or mobile device with Onset’s powerful cloud-based HOBOlink software. Customizable dashboards and easily-configurable alarms make your field data more accessible and meaningful. Learn More >>


Highlighted Features

  • Compact size for easy deployment
  • Robust, weatherproof IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure
  • Two power options:
    • Integrated 1.7W solar panel with rechargeable battery pack
      • 5W and 15W external solar panels can be added (RX2102 or RX2104 only)
    • User-replaceable AA lithium batteries
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors
  • Optional water level sensor input (RX2103 and RX2104 only)
  • Built-in LCD confirms proper setup and operation
  • Integrated mounting tabs for use with screws, zip ties, or U-bolts
  • Station-side alarms, including water flow and accumulated rainfall
  • Up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular data plans
  • Cloud-based monitoring and data access through HOBOlink


Long-Term, Reliable Field Monitoring

With a compact and rugged design, the MicroRX Station provides long-term reliable performance, even in harsh conditions.


Multi-Channel Monitoring in any Field Environment

  • Environmental Research: Rugged and reliable microclimate monitoring in harsh field conditions, with access to your data from anywhere.
  • Agricultural Research: Field condition monitoring and data collection to help save water, enhance crop quality, and increase yields.
  • Commercial Agriculture: Critical field condition monitoring for optimal irrigation, pest control, and harvest timing decisions.
  • Water Use Tracking: Optional water level sensors and integrated flow calculations for automated water use tracking and alert notifications.


Available Measurements

Picture of HOBO MicroRX Station with Solar (Standard logging)
HOBO MicroRX Station with Solar (Standard logging)
Includes 12 month HOBO Link plan with 30min logging / 6 hr upload. Recommended Environment: Outdoor. PLEASE NOTE: Ongoing yearly fees will be required after the initial 12 months for the Sim Plan as well as, access to the HOBOlink cloud-base software to manage your site.
Part Number: RX2102-SP-611
$2,110.00 ex GST
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Picture of HOBO MicroRX Station with Solar (Fast Logging)
HOBO MicroRX Station with Solar (Fast Logging)
Includes 12 month HOBO Link plan with 1min logging / 10min upload. Recommended Environment: Outdoor. PLEASE NOTE: Ongoing yearly fees will be required after the initial 12 months for the Sim Plan as well as, access to the HOBOlink cloud-base software to manage your site.
Part Number: RX2102-SP-610
$2,362.00 ex GST
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Picture of HOBO MicroRX Station with Battery (Standard Logging)
HOBO MicroRX Station with Battery (Standard Logging)
Includes 12 month HOBO Link plan with 30min logging / 6 hr upload. Recommended Environment: Indoor. PLEASE NOTE: Ongoing yearly fees will be required after the initial 12 months for the Sim Plan as well as, access to the HOBOlink cloud-base software to manage your site.
Part Number: RX2101-SP-611
$1,967.00 ex GST
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Picture of HOBO MicroRX Station with Battery (Fast logging)
HOBO MicroRX Station with Battery (Fast logging)
Includes 12 month HOBO Link plan with 1min logging / 10min upload. Recommended Environment: Indoor. PLEASE NOTE: Ongoing yearly fees will be required after the initial 12 months for the Sim Plan as well as, access to the HOBOlink cloud-base software to manage your site.
Part Number: RX2101-SP-610
$2,219.00 ex GST
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