GSM Generator Monitoring System 

 USING SMS TO REMOTELY CONTROL & MONITOR YOUR GENERATOR

 The GSM monitoring system allows you full control of your power backup generator using a mobile phone

DISCOVER HOW TO CONTROL A GENERATOR USING INTERNET

 

GSM GENERATOR REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM WORLD CLASS COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY

BE16 GSM SMS ENCODER-DECODER

THE BE16 WORKS TOGETHER WITH BE124, BEK3 OR BE142 CONTROLLER. IT DECODES THE PASSWORDS STORED IN THE CONTROLLER PROVIDING TOP STATE-OF-ART SECURITY ON YOUR COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOUR CONTROL PANEL OR POWER GENERATOR. NOBODY CAN TAKE OVER YOUR DIRECT CONTROL. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE USER MANUALS HERE:

BE16XBE124 SMS Monitoring Manual             BE16XBE142 SMS Monitoring  manual       BE16XBEK3 SMS Monitoring Manual

[1] Power supply & modem supply connections     [2] RS485 MOD-BUS connection    [3] RS232-MODEM connection    [4] DIN rail mount clip    [5] Transparent front panel    [6] VDC supply indicator    [7] MODEM supply indicator    [8] MOD-BUS status indicator   [9] MODEM status indicator

 

ABOUT BE16 SMS & GSM GATEWAY

Be16 is an optional module that interfaces with Bernini Design generator controllers. It features an RS485 port that supports the MODBUS protocol and an RS232 port to communicate with a MODEM. It provides also a regulated power supply for the MODEM. All functions are controlled by a 16 bit microcontroller that decodes SMS coming from mobile phone and drives functions via MOD-BUS protocol. The Be16 features LOG-IN LOG-OUT function to limit the access to the system. On the front panel, four LED indicators inform you about the BE16 status.

PURCHASE THE BE16 GSM KIT

206.18€

IT INCLUDES MODEM AND ANTENNA

BY CONNECTING A MODEM TO BE16 YOU CAN GET A WIDE RANGE OF SOLUTIONS FOR GSM BASED MONITORING
AMF PANEL SMS MONITORING SYSTEM USING THE BEK3 & Be16 MODULES

 In this example, you can simultaneously monitor your BEK3 AMF panel and standby generator by using a mobile phone.

GSM generator remote monitoring system BeK3

You can control the status of the panel and you can transfer the load to Mains or Generator and vice versa. Connect the BeK3 AMF ATS Controller [6] to a BE16 Module [4] by using an RS485 twisted pair [5] (max. 1000m). Connect the Be16 [4] to a MODEM [2] by using an RS232 cable [3] (max 10m). Follow the setting up instructions for the Be16 to get connected to your generator in real time via simple and intuitive SMS commands.

READ MORE ABOUT BE16

SMS Tutorial BE16XBEK3

CONFIGURATION SOFTWARE

You can control the status of the panel and you can transfer the load to Mains or Generator and vice versa. Connect the Be142 AMF ATS Controller [6] to a BE16 Module [4] by using an RS485 twisted pair [5] (max. 1000m). Connect the Be16 [4] to a MODEM [2] by using an RS232 cable [3] (max 10m). Follow the setting up instructions for the Be16 to get connected to your generator in real time via simple and intuitive SMS commands.

READ MORE ABOUT BE16

SMS Tutorial BE16XBE142

CONFIGURATION SOFTWARE

ATS PANEL SMS REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM USING THE BE142 & BE16 MODULES

In this example, you can simultaneously monitor your BE142 AMF panel and standby generator by using a mobile phone.

GSM generator remote monitoring system using Be142
GENSET PANEL SMS REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM USING THE BE124 & BE16 MODULES

In this example, you can simultaneously monitor your BE124 panel and POWER generator by using a mobile phone.

GSM generator remote monitoring system using Be124

You can control the status of the generator panel and remotely start stop the generator. Connect the Be124 Controller [6] to a BE16 Module [4] by using an RS485 twisted pair [5] (max. 1000m). Connect the Be16 [4] to a MODEM [2] by using an RS232 cable [3] (max 10m). Follow the setting up instructions for the Be16 to get connected to your generator in real time via simple and intuitive SMS commands.

READ MORE ABOUT BE16

SMS Tutorial BE16XBE124

CONFIGURATION SOFTWARE

How to use a GSM generator remote monitoring system video tutorial

In these two examples you can observe how the system works. The controllers are fitted on AMF control panels. In order to allow a remote control of the system, the genset or the AMF controller must be placed in AUTO mode of operation. To get more security you have the possibility to set password to limit the access to the system.

GSM Generator Remote Monitoring System SMS Syntax Tutorial

  In this tutorial we explain the SMS syntax. You can use your mobile phone to communicate with a BeXXX generator controller. The syntax for the commands for all controllers is the same. But, there are special 'dedicated' commands related to MAINS monitoring in case you use the BeK3 or Be142 controller. The basic SMS command syntax is:

[NAME] [COMMAND]

[NAME] is the ‘name’ of the controller. In case you use the Be124 controller the default [NAME] (in other words the name when the controller is used for the first time) is [BE124]. The purpose of the name is to provide security of the communications. As a matter of fact, you can change the name at any time (example [MYBE124] or [HOME GENERATOR]). Only an SMS that matches the name in the memory of the Be124 can be taken into consideration by the system. SMS commands with different [NAME] will be ignored. In this tutorial you will find how to change the [NAME].

[COMMAND] is the name of the command to be executed by the generator controller. For example [STOP] (it stops the engine). The following table lists the available commands for the BE124 generator controller. Please note that you can use upper or lower case letters: [STOP], [stop] or [Stop] have the same function.

 

Command

Description

engine test

Starts the engine (*)

genset test

Starts the engine and closes the GCB (*)

stop

Stops the engine, opens GCB if closed (*)

status

Requests the status of the controller together with miscellaneous information

alarm

Requests the list of all active alarms

genv

Requests generator voltage, current and frequency

genp

Requests generator power

engine

Requests engine instruments

clear

Clears the alarms (*)

gcb

Toggles the generator circuit breaker (*)

off

Sets the remote emergency shutdown (*)

 

(*) these commands work only if the Be124 generator controller is in AUTO mode of operation

 HOW TO SETUP A GSM GENERATOR REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM; HOW TO LOGIN & LOGOUT

HOW TO SET UP THE COMMUNICATIONS

 The first thing to do is to setup the MODEM. You can find detailed instructions in this link. But just for your reference there you are the short form guide:

[1] Insert the SIM card into your modem (remove the PIN on it)

[2] Connect Be16  supply terminals to the engine battery.

[3] Connect the cable supply to the modem supply connector input.

[4] Connect the RS485 cable to Be124.

[5] Connect the RS232 serial interface cable to the modem.

After setting up the hardware you are required to inform the MODEM about your phone number by sending the following message:

[BE124] * [PHONE NUMBER] #

After sending this message you will receive a message with this content:

[BE124] [OK]

At this point the modem knows your phone number. It will send all information when required. In case of alarms or notifications, for example. It will send messages that include information requested by you (voltage & current of the generator for example). We recommend that you limit the access to your system. Anyone who knows the MODEM SIM CARD number can potentially pay access to your system. Follow the instructions:

- insert a password into the generator controller

-change the default name of the controller.

After that, every time you send  a command that control the generator, the controller will ask your credentials (so called LOGIN procedure).

 

HOW TO LOGIN

 We recommend that you limit the access to the controller by using a password (see the user manual of the Be124 controller). In this case, all the time you send an SMS that activates particular functions, the BE124 will require a login procedure. This is the SMS syntax:

[NAME] [LOGIN] [XXXX]

[NAME] name of the controller (default = BE124)

[LOGIN] command LOGIN

[XXXX] Be124 generator controller password

After sending the above message, the BE124 controller will send the following confirmation SMS:

[NAME] [Remote commands enabled]

HOW TO LOG OUT

After finishing your activity, we recommend that you LOGOUT. The SMS syntax is the following:

[NAME] [LOGOUT]

[NAME] name of the controller (default = BE124)

[LOGOUT] command LOGOUT

After sending the above message the Be124 will send you this message:

[NAME] [Remote commands disabled]

If your application is about the control and monitoring of a diesel generator for industrial application or aircraft ground support equipment, this is the best option: Be16 and Be124. Download the user manual.

If your application is about the control and monitoring of an emergency diesel generator in standby configuration for general purpose applications, this is the best option: Be16 and Be142. Download the user manual.

If your application is about the control and monitoring of an emergency diesel generator in standby configuration for heavy industrial applications, this is the best option: Be16 and BeK3. Download the user manual.