The PVI-RADIOMODULE is an add on to the PVI-DESKTOP Module.
The Aurora PVI-DESKTOP is an innovative control and monitoring platform for residential and small commercial applications of Power-One's Aurora Photovoltaic Inverters. It also provides an appealing solution to customers who want to have production data and device status available at a glance without use of either computer or internet connection.
The Aurora PVI-DESKTOP is capable of gathering data from up to six string inverters for power plants up to 60 kW in a local plant environment. It provides an extensive presentation of all relevant plant parameters through user-friendly screen shots on a 3 1/2" touch-screen colour TFT display. The communication between the inverters and the Aurora PVI-DESKTOP is carried out through either RS485 wire link or radio link at 915 MHz. In both cases the communication is supported by an Aurora proprietary protocol.
The Aurora PVI-DESKTOP is a cost effective and flexible answer to the need for local site monitoring especially intended for residential applications, and it operates within a range of 1000 feet from the farthest-controlled inverter. Thanks to its radio link and the installation of an Aurora PVI-RADIOMODULE on each controlled inverter, the Aurora PVI-DESKTOP can also function without data line wiring. Flexibility of main power backup is guaranteed by an integrated Lithium battery with a backup time of three weeks from full charge.
The Aurora PVI-DESKTOP comes with a table-top docking station as well as a wall-mount bracket, stylus pen, and battery-recharge wall-plug AC adapter. In addition, a supplied standard 2GByte SD memory card guarantees an energy production data storage up to 10 years with a sampling period of 15 minutes, or 20 years with an optional 4GByte SD memory card. The Aurora PVI-DESKTOP USB port can be connected to a PC for free software upgrades.