The Orbit 360 is an evolution on our already proven logger technology. Beside it being easier than ever to configure and install, it brings several new significant features for more flexibility and for even further enhanced reliability.
The Orbit 360 includes a new Ethernet port and is now fully compatible with RS-485 smart sensors. Additionally, it includes expanded redundant memory, fail-safe power plug and a new powerful internal lithium backup battery that, in combination with the new “smart power management”, ensures “emergency” autonomy for up to 100 days.
Reliability and usability are key elements for a successful measurement campaign. Which is why we are bringing a greatly improved version of our desktop management software together with a significantly improved approach for setting up your fleet of data loggers.
The new Orbit 360 is designed for the industry professionals who is looking for a “top of the class” data logger specifically intended for wind & solar resource assessment.
The technology in use combined with our expertise in advanced technical support, as well as our comprehensive understanding of anemometry makes for a compelling product offering and a segment leading solution for our international customers.
Integrated Modbus TCP
Direct Modbus communication port with ability for remote configuration of Modbus settings. No need for external converter for SCADA communication.
Expanded Backup Memory
Data is stored on an extractable SD memory card (20 years data capacity). In case of emergency, an internal backup memory allows the Orbit 360 to keep storing data for about 100 more days.
More Sensor Channels
New serial sensor integration through 3 integrated RS-485 buses.
Internal High Capacity Backup Battery
New user replaceable internal lithium battery, enabling stand-alone operations for up to 100 days in case the external power supply fails or is disconnected.
Alarms and Automated Triggers
We have added a powerful new alarm feature in Atlas and Orbit 360, allowing users to setup level-based alarms, as well as “differential” triggers based upon the different between two logger channels and independent hysteresis settings. You can even set up automated actions based on the created alarms (e.g. activate the ventilation unit of a pyranometer, or the heating of an anemometer)
Smart Power Management
In combination with the internal backup battery, the Smart Power Management enables extremely low power consumption leading to an extended period of standalone “emergency” operation. Before going into emergency ultra low power mode, the user is notified by means of preprogrammed messages.
Smart Sensor Compatible
You can now connect up to 24 smart sensors directly to the data logger (e.g. Hukseflux SR30, Geovane, Thies First Class Advanced X, Dust IQ Kipp & Zonen, etc.)
Complete External Redesign
Redesigned logger enclosure. Industrial grade keypad. Brighter LEDs. New separate fail-safe power plug.
|INPUTS||Total frequency channels available:|
Physical frequency channels:
Total analog channels available:
Physical analog channels:
up to 16*
|Channels 1 to 10 are used for connecting frequency output sensors or mapping RS-485 sensor variables.|
Channels 11 to 16 are exclusively for mapping serial output sensor variables or sensors connected via the Frequency Channel Expander.
Channels 1 to 15 are used for connecting analog output sensors or mapping RS-485 sensor variables.
Channels 16 to 23 are exclusively for mapping RS-485 sensor variables.
|One for every frequency channel|
Pulsating battery voltage
|Smart sensors & Modbus (logger master)|
10/100 Mbps – BGAN & Modbus (logger slave)
RS485 (logger slave)
7.2 VDC (8500 mAh)
|Failsafe power plug, reverse polarity protection|
Stand-alone operations for up to 100 days without external power supply
|DATA COLLECTION||Sampling rate|
|1 Hz||Highly accurate frequency measurement|
Configurable 1, 5 or 10 minutes
Average, st. dev., min., max. for all channels
Calculated for recorded intervals + TI 30 sec. for frequency channels 1 & 2
1…3 sec. precision 0.05 m/s
precision 0.01 m/s
|DATA STORAGE||Removable memory|
|SD / MMC|
|Up to 20 years|
Up to 100 days
(24 hour access)
|GSM/GPRS, Satellite (BGAN or Iridium)|
Removable SD card, RS232, Bluetooth (coming soon)
Automatic daily email from logger
|REAL TIME MONITORING|
(24 hour access)
Atlas Mobile app
Coming Soon (Android & IOS)
|All data are encrypted and password protected (config.)|
All datasets are digitally signed with GPS coordinates
Remote connections, keypad access with date & time, power on reset, GPS changes
GPS synchronized & geolocated data
|LCD w/ 64×128 resolution|
New 5 buttons keypad design
SIM Card, MMC memory Card
Modem, GPS, CPU
|PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS||Terminal blocks|
|2||Enhanced Sensor Plug Distribution (no more cluttered cables)|
New separate failsafe power connector
|263 mm x 180 mm x 88 mm|
|ACCESSORIES||Wiring panel 2.0|
Global Internet SIM Card
Power supply module
|Extra protection from electrostatic discharges & easier connections of sensors|
Global internet connection – Automatic checks for best local GSM operator
PV panel + Solar Charge Regulator + Battery
(BGAN or Iridium)
* Using the Frequency Channel Expander
The Orbit 360 data logger is built on the same robust platform as the EOL Zenith, however, with a series of substantial improvements including direct compatibility with digital instruments, Ethernet port, integrated Modbus (RTU and TCP), alarms and actuators, improved electronic components, more robust keypad, high capacity internal battery, ultralow power mode, maximum and minimum on all analog channels, expanded internal memory etc..
The Orbit 360 models are designed so our customers can easily make the transition from the EOL Zenith to the Orbit 360 product range whilst immediately benefitting from all the new features in the Orbit 360 product range as well as our new fleet management software, Atlas.
|Orbit 360 Premium||Orbit 360 Basic Plus||EOL Zenith|
|Frequency Channels (pulse counters)||10||10||10|
|Analog Channels (voltage)||15||15||15|
|Extra channels for digital instruments||6 + 8||N/A||N/A|
|Number of simultaneous digital instruments via RS485||24 (3 buses x 8)||N/A||N/A|
|Alarms and actuators||√||N/A||N/A|
|Integrated Modbus RTU (RS485)||√||N/A||Add on module|
|Integrated Modbus TCP (Ethernet)||√||N/A||N/A|
|Atlas Mobile APP||√||N/A||N/A|
|Averaging time (minutes)||1, 5, 10||1, 5, 10||1, 5, 10|
|RS485 connectivity (for digital instruments)||√||N/A||Add on module|
|Maximum & minimum on all channels||√||√||N/A|
|Expanded Internal Backup Memory||√||√||N/A|
|High Capacity Internal Backup Battery||√||√||N/A|
|Ultralow Power Mode||√||√||N/A|
|Enhanced Sensor Plug Distribution||√||√||N/A|
|Global Internet SIM card available||√||√||√|
|Compatible with Iridium satellite communication||√||√||√|
|Compatible with BGAN satellite communication||√||√||√|