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MANNER Wireless Smart Interface for sensor measurement tasks in the real automotive environment - App & Connect

Viewing and checking sensor data, limited to the workplace, no longer meets the modern standard of connectivity and an efficiently networked working world. Especially for measurement tasks on the vehicle in connection with test runs on the test track, quick checks of the measurement technology data are indispensable.

The MANNER Smart Interface in combination with the MANNER App enables the user to check the measurement data or other important parameters such as the supply voltage, the temperature or the sensor check anywhere without a cable connection. No additional components are required for this – the size of the telemetry and evaluation unit remain identical.

Look and see by the example of a side-wave application how easy it is to connect and use:

The solution at a glance:
The Wi-Fi hotspot integrated in the evaluation unit allows the desired smart device – whether Android smartphone, Apple iPad or Apple iPhone – to be connected directly. Alternatively, of course, a network connection can also be established.

Figure 2: All measurement technology components at a glance: Lateral shaft with laminated sensor and antenna, flexible loop antenna and evaluation unit with WLAN interface for smartphone or tablet

The focus of the development was simple connectivity. For easy search or reconnection, the QR code of the desired measuring device can be scanned and the connection is established. Each measuring application can in turn be assigned a name so that it is possible to switch between several applications without swapping them. Without having to scan again, previous connections in the vicinity are displayed to make connecting even easier.

The features of the MANNER app are comprehensive. All configuration parameters of the sensor, such as the measuring range setting, zero point or the general health data such as the voltage supply can be conveniently set and also saved for documentation. Especially for field applications, where antenna positions can still slip after mounting on the lifting platform and after spring deflection, one look at the smartphone is enough to check the supply voltage again for successful measurement.

It is also now possible to easily change the measuring range during field tests. For example, in side-wave applications, the measuring range resolution can be adjusted based on the test scenario. Thus, your application can be realised for several measuring ranges with easy changeover!

While driving, the data can be viewed, analysed and visualised live in the app’s oscilloscope. These analyses can be recorded for later viewing.

Figure 3: Real-time data on the tablet even while driving

The app is an innovative solution that makes everyday measurement with sensor telemetry more convenient.

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