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Can a Particle Counter Communicate on my Existing Network?


May 22, 2019

When selecting a particle counter, it is necessary to consider what building automation network it can communicate with. Examining the available options helps to ensure the particle counter will connect to your existing network.

Whether or not a particle counter will communicate on your existing network is contingent on 2 factors:

  • The model of particle counter under consideration
  • The building automation network you have in place

Setra provides multiple options for communication network with our particle counters. Our SPC5000, SPC7000, SPC8000, AQM5000, and AQM7000 particle counters all come standard with an intuitive touchscreen interface and ethernet. USB communications. All functions of the particle counter can be controlled via USB or ethernet connection to a PC or on the touchscreen of the unit. Sample data can also be reviewed on the screen, printed out on the optional thermal printer accessory, or reviewed on a PC using the included Instrument Management Software (IMS).

Depending on your application, Setra's particle counters have options for additional communication networks for controlling and accessing sample data. Setra's particle counters and air quality monitors can be easily integrated into a building automation and facility monitoring system with optional Wireless 802.11 b/g, Modbus RS485, or Modbus RS232 connections.

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Topics: Critical Environments, Particle Counting