For years, we have been providing RFID systems for access control, inspection monitoring and asset tracking. As well as powerful software, we also use custom hardware to create a seamless end-users experience. Our data terminals used all over the world, and we offer them in a number of configurations.
Five Uses for Digitalquill Data Terminals
Our Data Terminals run a customised version of Debian Linux so you can easily configure them for almost any purpose. We can add new functionality easily, and we offer VPN services so you can remotely access them.
Data terminals can be used anywhere that you would normally use a computer, but do not need a complete desktop system. They are a versatile and cost-effective solution for any number of tasks. We will be covering just some of the uses in more detail over the coming weeks.
1 – Temperature monitoring
We can add up to four temperature sensors to the data terminal. These can be configured to take temperature readings at specified intervals and record the data in a local database. This is a similar method to that which we use for our Temperature Monitor system – our cloud based monitoring and alert system for commercial greenhouses, cold-rooms and more.
2 – VPN access into networks
If you need remote access tunnelling into a network from outside without opening public ports on the firewall, then the data terminal can be configured to do so. We can create VPN connections and allow you to remotely monitor your network, or provide access to other services running on it.
3 – Management of remote hardware
Hardware such as scientific instruments, weather stations, USB data loggers. etc can easily be integrated with a Date Terminal. The peripherals can even be powered from a field battery with solar panel and wind turbine trickle charger options.
4 – Truly remote solution
If you need a truly remote solution we can power the devices with a field battery, which trickle charges via solar panels and/or a wind turbine. An IP68 case is available for water proofing. There are many applications for such a device, including monitoring cattle feeding stations, remote weather stations, optical sensors on foot paths or maybe even tourism studies. The possibilities are endless.
5 – Optical sensors
An optical sensor can be used to monitor people coming in and out of a shop; count the number of visitors for use in statistical analysis; measure the average spend per person through the door, and many other applications.