RSTAR RTU Host Software

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Overview

The RSTAR Array Radio Series (RSTAR) uses wireless technology to provide continuous data acquisition from RST field instruments to RST data loggers. The RSTAR Nodes use the same star topology at the sensor level as a continuously active RTU Hub. The individual Nodes are accessed via ModBus RTU commands from an RTU Hub interfaced with a FlexDAQ data logger. The RTU Hub is based on 900 MHz-, 868 MHz-, and 2.4 GHz-spread spectrum bands (the spectrum band used depends on the country in which it is deployed), with an extensive open-country range through use of a simple dipole antenna. A complete RSTAR system is packet-oriented and consists of RSTAR Nodes (slaves) and an RTU Hub (master). The RSTAR Nodes wake from low-power sleep to collect data from their attached sensors, such as RST’s Vibrating Wire Piezometers. This data, which includes the module address, hub address, sensor module serial number, diagnostics, data, and CRC check, is then sent wirelessly as a packet to the RTU Hub. Upon receipt by the FlexDAQ, the RTU Hub will issue an ACK signal which may include clock synchronization and rate data. The RTU Hub stores the data in a temporary register set that is overwritten as new data is received; there is an intermediate data logging function in the RSTAR Node. The data logger within the FlexDAQ has the ultimate responsibility for logging data.


The RSTAR Array Radio Series (RSTAR) uses wireless technology to provide continuous data acquisition from RST field instruments to RST data loggers.

File Name

RTU Host Instruction Manual

Resource Type

Manual
Language Version Download
English ELM0098A

File Name

DT Logger Host Instruction Manual PC Platform

Resource Type

Manual
Language Version Download
English ELM0080L

File Name

RSTAR RTU Host

Resource Type

Software

Note

Unzip the ZIP file once it is downloaded.
From the extracted files, double click on the “.exe” file.
Follow the instructions to install.

Language Version Download
English 1.33.0

File Name

Drivers for USB Devices

Resource Type

Software

Note

Upon download completion, run “InstallRSTDrivers.exe” then follow instructions in device Software Host Manual.

Language Version Download
English 2.12.28_2

File Name

Firmware Updates for Mobile (Mobile Firmware Update)

Resource Type

Software

Note

The following loggers firmware can be updated using this utility:
DT2011, DT2011B, DT2055B, DT2040, DT4205, RTU, DTL201B, DT2485, DT2350, GAA2820, DTSAA

Only download and install the firmware for your device if you have been instructed by a representative from RST Instruments Ltd. Any unnecessary installation of the firmware can cause unexpected device behaviour.

Please contact RST Technical Support for more information:
Email: support@rstinstruments.com
Telephone: 604-540-1100

Language Version Download
English 1.23

File Name

Firmware Updates for PC (Logger Firmware Update.exe)

Resource Type

Software

Note

The following loggers firmware can be updated using this utility:
DT2011, DT2011B, DT2055B, DT2040, DT4205, RTU, DTL201B, DT2485, DT2350, GAA2820, DTSAA

Only download and install the firmware for your device if you have been instructed by a representative from RST Instruments Ltd. Any unnecessary installation of the firmware can cause unexpected device behaviour.

Please contact RST Technical Support for more information:
Email: support@rstinstruments.com
Telephone: 604-540-1100

Language Version Download
English 1.23

Speak with an Expert

I’m very happy with the quality of the instrumentation and technical support from RST, as always. They worked with us from the initial stages of the project to ensure that we were fully prepared and equipped to use the RSTAR network for the first time. They delivered everything within the tight project time frame to ensure that there were no delays on site, and the submersible tilt meters looked like new even after over twelve months of being submerged in Thames water!
 
-Richard Lipscombe, BEng (Hons), Director & Principle Consultant - RL Geotechnical Ltd