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RTR-500DC Wireless Hand Held Data Collector - Tech Instrumentation

RTR-500DC Wireless Hand Held Data Collector

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  • $319.00

The RTR-500DC is a user-friendly wireless communication Data Collector designed for hand-held portability.

By carrying out wireless communication with Data Loggers, it is possible to start and stop recording and collect data from loggers placed in remote locations without having to manually gather them. The collected data can then be easily displayed in graph form in the LCD display of the RTR-500DC, enabling the immediate on-the-spot checking of data.
Application Examples
For downloading recorded data and monitoring current readings for moving or rotating Remote Unit(s) on production lines.
For downloading recorded data and monitoring current readings for Remote Unit(s) in cargo compartment(s) using a Base Unit in the truck cabin.
The RTR-500DC can collect recorded data from Remote Units via wireless communication. The wireless communication range, if unobstructed and direct, is about 150 meters (500 ft). By setting up RTR-500 unit(s) as Repeater(s), it is possible to extend the wireless communication range.
On-site Graph Display
The data collected to the RTR-500DC can be immediately viewed in graph form on the spot without the need for a computer.
A graph is displayed for each channel of data. It is possible to view, for example, four channels of data measured and recorded by the RTR-574 by pressing the Operation Dial to switch the channel for viewing.
A simple yet functional graph of the RTR-500DC enables you to check the judgement result weather the set Upper/Lower Limit has been exceeded or not, check the highest and lowest readings, as well as zoom in and out.
Monitoring for Warning and Current Readings
Using the monitoring function, the RTR-500DC carries out wireless communication at a set interval with the registered Data Loggers (Remote Units) to monitor Current Readings and Remote Unit Status. The RTR-500DC also monitors for warnings in Data Loggers for which the Upper / Lower Limit settings have been made via the supplied software.
Managing Remote Units in Groups with One RTR-500DC Unit
An RTR-500DC can manage a large number of Remote Units. When registering multiple Remote Units, they can be divided into Groups by location or measurement item, each of which can then be assigned a communication frequency channel. The maximum number of Groups which can be registered in one RTR-500DC Unit is 7 (seven). Within each group the maximum number of Remote Units which can be registered is 32 (If using RTR-505 or RTR-574 or RTR-576 the max is 16).
Operating Same Remote Units via Multiple RTR-500DC Units
Multiple RTR-500DC Units can be used to communicate with one Remote Unit. It is possible, for example, to use one RTR-500DC Unit to monitor the Current Readings and another to collect data, or to have a number of workers carry one each.
It is easy to prepare the number of RTR-500DC necessary for the job. After having registered a Remote Unit its registration info can then be sent to multiple RTR-500DC (Base Units), either by using the software "RTR-500DC for Windows" and copying the Base Unit registration info into a multiple number of Base Units, or by using the "Visitor Entry" function by having the Base Unit read the Remote Unit info directly without using the software.
The "Visitor Entry" function enables any RTR-500DC unit to accept "visitors" or Remote Units which have been previously registered to another RTR-500DC; allowing any RTR-500DC unit to directly communicate with the accepted Remote Unit without the need for registration via a PC. Note that this function can only be used with Remote Units that have already been registered.
Application Example A:
For monitoring warnings and downloading recorded data from a Remote Unit registered as a "Visitor" in the cargo compartment of a truck.
Application Example B:
For downloading recorded data from the Remote Unit(s) registered as "Visitor" to the multiple Base Units.
Ready for Use Without Troublesome Preparation
The RTR-500DC does not need troublesome preparation such as creating a network environment or carrying out wiring. All you need is a PC and accessories to use an RTR-500DC. By using the supplied software, you can carry out registrations and settings for Data Loggers to use with the RTR-500DC Unit, as well as the Unit operations such as downloading of the collected data to a PC, saving, and graph display.
Easy One-Hand Operation
The handy Operation Dial makes the operation of the RTR-500DC simple; moving the dial up and down displays the various menu selections which can be easily selected by pressing in on the dial. Easy-to-read LCD and simple menu structure enables a quick intuitive operation on site.
Various Power Supplies and Energy Saving Function
Power is provided by two AAA alkaline batteries. It is also possible to supply power to the RTR-500DC Unit from AAA Ni-MH batteries, USB bus power, or AC adaptor (optional).
The energy saving function will automatically turn off the Unit to save battery power if the Unit is not used for about three minutes.
LCD Backlight Display for Reading in the Dark
The RTR-500DC has a LCD backlight display to help you read data even in the dark. If the Unit is not used for more than five seconds, the LCD backlight will automatically turn OFF to save battery power. Once operation is re-started, it will automatically turn back ON. When the Unit is connected to an AC adaptor, the backlight remains ON.
Easy Firmware Update
The latest information and programs for the Unit, such as firmware updates, are available from the Support Page of our T&D Website. You can update the RTR-500DC firmware on your own to support the changes of the compatible devices as new models are released, for example.


Data Collector RTR-500DC Unit
Compatible Devices Remote Unit: RTR-501 / 502 / 503 / 507 / 574 / 576 / 505-TC / 505-Pt / 505-V / 505-mA / 505-P,RTR-501L / 502L / 503L / 507L / 505-TCL / 505-PtL / 505-VL / 505-mAL / 505-PL
Repeater: RTR-500
Storage Capacity When downloading units at full logging capacity:
15 units of RTR-501 / 502 / 503 / 507 and/or 505
7 units of RTR-574 / 576
When downloading units at non-full logging capacity, it can store and manage up to 250 downloading sessions.
* Varies depending upon the device type, number of channels, type of recorded data.
Internal Clock Accuracy At +/- 30 sec/month at 25 ûC
LCD Display FSTN 1.9 inch, 128 x 64 dpi, semi-transmissive, monochrome, amber colored LED backlight
Wireless Communication
Downloading and Saving Recorded Data, Monitoring Current Readings and Remote Unit Status (Warning Monitoring), Starting and Stopping Remote Unit Recording,
Checking Signal Strength for Communication with Remote Unit
Non-Wireless Communication
Downloading and Saving Recorded Data
Starting and Stopping Remote Unit Recording
RTR-500DC Operations
Changing Unit of Temperature, LCD Backlight, LCD Contrast, Checking Memory, Button Sound, Checking Battery Power,
Auto Power Off Function (if the Unit is not used for three minutes)
Display Functions Graph (Highest / Lowest Measurement, Upper / Lower Limit Settings)
Data Details (Downloading Date/Time, Recording Start Date/Time,
Recording Stop Date/Time, Last Recording Date/Time)
Types of Warning Monitoring Upper Limit / Lower Limit Exceeded
Upper Limit / Lower Limit Exceeded for Cumulative Illuminance and Cumulative Amount of UV Light (RTR-574)
Power AAA Alkaline Battery x 2
*AAA Ni-MH batteries, AC adaptor (option AD-0638 or AD-0638-C), or USB bus power may also be used.
Battery Life Expected battery life for 2 AAA alkaline batteries:
Monitoring: 96 hours of continuous use
For communication without Repeater(s) at 60 second intervals
Checking Signal Strength: 32 hours of continuous use
Downloading Data: 730 consecutive sessions
Via wireless communication (When downloading RTR-501 at full logging capacity / without Repeater(s) / LCD backlight Off )
*Battery life varies depending upon the ambient temperature in which it is used, the frequency of communication, and the battery performance. All estimates are based on operations carried out with a new battery and are in no way a guarantee of actual battery life.
Communication Interfaces With PC: USB Communication: 38,400bps
With Remote Unit: Wireless Communication,
Optical Communication: 2,400bps (Remote Units excluding RTR-574 / 576)
Cable Communication : 19,200bps ( RTR-574 / 576 )
Communication Time
(except Wireless Communication)
When downloading one Remote Unit at full logging capacity:
-From RTR-500DC to PC
USB Communication: 12 sec. (1 Ch) / 24 sec. (4 Ch)
-From Remote Unit to RTR-500DC
Optical Communication: about 170 sec. (Remote Units excluding RTR-574 / 576)
Cable Communication: about 45seconds (RTR-574),about 32seconds (RTR-576)
Dimensions H125mm x W58mm x D26.3mm (excluding protrusions)
Antenna Length: 109mm
Weight About 127g (including 2 AAA batteries)
Operating Environment Temperature: 0 to 50 ûC / Humidity: 90%RH or less (no condensation)
Others Not waterproof, moisture proof, or dust proof


Wireless Communication Specifications
RF Power FCC model 7mW / CE model 5mW
Communication Method FCC Part 15 Section 247 / IC RSS-210
(Frequency Range: 902 to 928MHz)
ETSI EN 300 220 (Frequency Range: 869.7 to 870MHz)
Transmission Range About 150 meters [500 ft] (if unobstructed and direct)
Communication Time When downloading a Remote Unit at full logging capacity:
About 120 sec.* (Remote Units excluding RTR-574 / 576)
About 240 sec.* (RTR-574)
About 180 sec.* (RTR-576)
*The same amount of time should be added for each Repeater.
RTR-500DC Dimensions
1: Antenna Connector
2: Operation Dial
3: LCD Display
4: List Button
5: Collect Button
6: Power Button (ON/OFF)
7: Optical Communication Area
8: Slitted Area
9: Antenna
10: USB Communication Cable Jack
11: RS-232C Communication Cable Jack
12: AC Adaptor Jack
13: Battery Cover