iMETOS NBIoT  

Communication Terminal Guide 

Pessl Instruments, GmbH 

Version 1.1, 06-2018

Content 

1. PURPOSE................................................................................................................................................ 2 2. REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................................................................... 2 

3. COMMUNICATION................................................................................ ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. 3.1. EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESSFUL AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATION..................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. 3.2. FAQ................................................................................................................ ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED

I have a SIM card. What is next? .....................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. Where does the station send the data?...........................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. No data for my station is visible on the FieldClimate platform......................Error! Bookmark not defined. How to check the network availability? ..........................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. 

4. DOCUMENT REVISIONS......................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.


1. Purpose 

This document includes the instructions on how to connect the iMetosNBIoT board to the PC and  describes the options in the terminal menu. 

2. Requirements 

In order to be able to connect the iMETOS NBIoT board to the PC and access the menu you need: − uMetosNBIoT Rev 2.0 board 

− USB-to-serial cable 

− PC and TeraTerm terminal application 

− Battery

3. Top view of the iMETOS NB-IoT board 

Picture 1 - Top view of the iMETOS NB-IoT Rev. 2.0 board (29-0330)

4. Connecting the iMETOS NB-IoT board to the PC 

In order to access the terminal menu, user needs to connect the serial cable to the UART – PC 10 pin connector  on the iMETOS NB-IoT board and the other end to the USB port of the PC. 

The iMETOS NB-IoT board needs to be connected to the power source (battery). 

Picture 2 - Connected cable to the iMETOS NB-IoT board

5. Accessing the terminal menu 

Serial port settings 

- Baud rate 9600 bps 

- Data byte 8 bits 

- Start bit 1 bit 

- Stop bit at least 1 bit 

- Parity None 

5.1 Example of setting up TeraTerm terminal application 

1. Select the appropriate Serial port 

Picture 3 - Selec the Serial port

2. Navigate to Setup > Serial port and set the correct settings 

Picture 4 - Setting up correct serial port settings 

3. Select Setup > Terminal and set New-line Transmit: CR+LF 

Picture 5 - Setting up the line end format on Transmit

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4. Press H to see the menu 

Picture 6 - Main menu of the iMETOS NB-IoT device

6. Terminal menu 

Once connected to the com port in your terminal application, press key H to see the main menu.  The main menu on the iMETOS NBIoT station: 

 1 - Print system info 

 2 - Print last raw data of data memory 

 3 - Print all raw data of data memory 

 4 - Print sensors configuration set 

 5 - Sensor testing 

 6 - Print all control registers of data memory 

 7 - Print DataFlash memory organization 

 8 - Make a new sensors configuration set 

 A - Set up the measure/logging intervals 

 B - Set up the system date and time 

 L - Print NBIoT module info 

 P - Setup NBIoT module parameters 

 M - NBIoT module bridge mode 

 U - FW Upgrade mode of NB-IoT module 

6.1 Option 1 - Print system info 

To access ‘1 - Print system info’ press the 1 key. The option displays the general information of the system. 

Example output: 

 uMetos NB IoT - System info: 

 Hardware version: v2.00 

 Firmware version: v1.45 

 Firmware revision date: 2018-04-25 12:27:00 

 Serial Number: 03100125 

 Current date and time: 2000-01-01 20:13:44 

 NB-IoT module power: ON 

 Status of measurement: running 

 Next alarm time: 20:14:00 

 Measure interval [sec.]: 60 

 Logging interval [sec.]: 300 (Transmission int.) 

6.2 Option 2 - Print last raw data of data memory 

To access ‘2 - Print last raw data of data memory’ press the 2 key. 

Example output: 

 Last raw data records from DataFlash memory: 

 Ord.Nm. RECORD HEADER RAW SENSOR DATA VALUES 

 ------- ---------------------------- ---------------------->

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6.3 Option 3 - Print all raw data of data memory 

For development use only! 

To access ‘3 - Print all raw data of data memory’ press the 3 key. 

Example output: 

 All raw data records from DataFlash memory: 

 Ord.Nm. RECORD HEADER RAW SENSOR DATA VALUES 

 ------- ---------------------------- ----------------------> 

 0000001 1A 58 01 2000-01-01 00:05:00 198B 1ABA 12FF 12E1 131D 0A61 0A5D 0A68  0000002 1A 4B 01 2000-01-01 00:10:00 1977 1AC6 1314 12F5 1350 0A5D 0A5C 0A60  0000003 1A F4 01 2000-01-01 00:15:00 197E 1ACE 1329 1318 133F 0A63 0A60 0A67  0000004 1A D7 01 2000-01-01 00:20:00 1980 1AD6 1300 12F2 1309 0A64 0A63 0A67 

6.4 Option 4 - Print sensors configuration set 

To access ‘4 - Print sensors configuration set’ press the 4 key. 

Example output: 

 Sensors configuration set: 

 Chan. S.Code Full Name Short Unit Size LST SUM AVG MIN MAX  TIM USE AXL 

 ------ ------ ------------------------------ ----- ---------- ---- --- --- --- --- --- - -- --- --- 

 1 0x0007 Battery voltage BATTR mV 2 X  2 0x001E Solar Panel SOLPN mV 2 X  12 0x01FB HC Relative humidity HC-RH % 2 X X X  13 0x01FA HC Air temperature HC-TM C 2 X X X 

6.5 Option 5 - Sensor testing 

To access ‘5 - Sensor testing’ press the 5 key. 

Example output: 

 Sensor testing: 

 Input Full Name Of Sensor Short Value Unit Notes  ----- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- ---------- ------->  Battery voltage BATTR 6459 mV 

 Solar Panel SOLPN 6803 mV 

 HC Relative humidity HC-RH 38.50 % 

 HC Air temperature HC-TM 24.73 C 

 Done. 

6.6 Option 6 - Print all control registers of data memory 

For development use only! 

To access ‘6 - Print all control registers of data memory’ press the 6 key. 

Example output: 

 Control registers of data memory: 

 The number of all records = 2844 

 The number of prev. rec. = 1

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 The number of last records = 0 

 Pointer to initial record = 0 

 Pointer to prev. start rec.= 2843 

 Pointer to starting record = 2844 

 Pointer to next record = 2844 

 Pointer of Memory Ctrl. = 2844 

 Force data saving = FALSE 

 Size of SD record = 26 

 Max. number of rec. ptrs = 162330 

 Max. number of SD rec. = 162328 

 Number of SD values = 8 

 Number of 1k thresholds = 2 

6.7 Option 7 - Print DataFlash memory organization 

For development use only! 

To access ‘7 - Print DataFlash memory organization’ press the 7 key. 

Example output: 

 DataFlash memory organization: 

 DataFlash memory size = 4325376 

 Record Ctrl Reg. adr. = 1584 

 Sensor Config. Set adr. = 1597 

 Sensor Config. Set size = 102 

 SD Record memory adr. = 4752 

 SD Record memory size = 4220624 

 Events Rec. memory adr. = 4225376 

 Events Rec. memory size = 100000 

 SD Record (max. size) = 138 

6.8 Option 8 - Make a new sensors configuration set 

To access ‘8 - Make a new sensors configuration set’ press the 8 key. 

Output: 

 Do you really want to make a new sensors configuration set? [Y - Yes / N - No] 

 New sensors configuration set: 

 AWS sensor config... restored! 

 Static data rewrited! 

 Done. 

6.9 Option A - Set up the measure/logging intervals 

To access ‘A - Set up the measure/logging intervals’ press the A key. 

Example output: 

 Set up the measure/logging interval: 

 Enter NEW MEASURE INTERVAL (60 sec.) [in seconds] (from 10 to 14400) = 300  Enter NEW LOGGING/TRANSMISSION INTERVAL (300 sec.) [in seconds] (from 60 to 14400) = 900  The new intervals changed! 

 Current status of intervals: 

 Measure interval [sec.]: 300

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 Logging interval [sec.]: 900 (Transmission int.) 

6.10 Option B - Set up the system date and time 

To access ‘B - Set up the system date and time’ press the B key. 

Example output: 

 Set up the system date and time: 

 Enter NEW DATE AND TIME [in format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss] = 2018-06-14T10:49:00  RTC upgraded. 

6.11 Option L - Print NBIoT module info 

To access ‘L - Print NBIoT module info’ press the L key. 

Example output: 

 NBIoT module - System info: 

 MCC+MNC code: 23203 

 IP address: 91.114.24.20 

 Remote port: 1992 

6.12 Option P - Setup NBIoT module parameters 

To access ‘P - Setup NBIoT module parameters’ press the P key. 

Output: 

 SETUP THE NBIOT MODULE PARAMETERS: 

 1 - MCC+MNC CODE 

 2 - IP ADDRESS 

 3 - REMOTE PORT 

 Press ESC to return. 

Option 1 set the MCC and MNC code of the network provider: 

 Current MCC+MNC code: 23203 

 Enter new MCC+MNC code [5-6 digits]: 23203 

 New MCC+MNC code: 23203 

 Done. 

Option 2 set the IP address of the server, where the station sends the data:  Current IP address: 91.114.24.20 

 Enter new IP address [IPv4 format]: 91.114.24.20 

 New IP address: 91.114.24.20 

 Done. 

Option 3 set the port number of the server, where the station sends the data:  Current remote port: 1992 

 Enter new remote port [0-65535]: 1992 

 New remote port: 1992 

 Done.

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Press Esc key to get back into main menu. 

Note:  

IP and Port values need to be of the Pessl Instruments server, where data is processed and displayed on the  Fieldclimate platform. 

The iMETOS NBIoT weather station uses the UDP protocol for data exchange with the PI server. 

6.13 Option M - NBIoT module bridge mode 

For development use only! 

To access ‘M - NBIoT module bridge mode’ press the M key. The NBIoT module bridge mode opens the UART  connection to the u-Blox Sara NBIoT module, where all commands supported by that module can be manually  executed. Useful for doing manual tests and setting up additional parameters, which are not supported in the  main menu.  

Example output: 

Bridge mode opened (ESC - close): 

at 

OK 

Bridge mode closed. 

NB-IoT module power: OFF 

6.14 Option U - FW Upgrade mode of NB-IoT module 

For development use only!


  

7. Guide revisions

GUIDE 

VERSION 

MODIFICATIONS

1.10 

- Added connecting the board instructions.

1.00 

- First release of the document.



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