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Cortex Controller

Unrivalled data quality from remote sites

With its powerful multi-core architecture and enterprise-grade Linux OS, the Cortex Controller is an edge computer that underpins the success of our comprehensive energy management service for decentralized energy systems.  

This compact and ruggedized controller has been crafted to ensure the most reliable user experience in challenging environments.

Connectivity made easy

There is no need to source and maintain local SIMs, it has an integrated 2G/3G/4G modem and globally roaming multi-carrier IoT data plan with cyber security measures.

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Robust and reliable

An industry-first, featuring opto-isolation on every port for full short-circuit protection. Built with industrial-grade circuit board components and a ruggedized enclosure, it withstands heat up to 70°C.

Built-in backup

Its internal smart Lithium battery provides emergency alerts and sensor data when site power fails.

Data backfilling

It features an industry-first of M2 solid-state drives, allowing for local storage of years of data. If a connection is lost, backfilled data is uploaded for seamless reporting.

Real-time alerts

It acquires data from energy assets at up to 1-second resolution, effectively triggering warning alarms for identified faults and threshold limits.

Maximum flexibility

With an extensive range of I/O and WiFi, BT, and LoRa wireless connectivity, it is truly vendor-agnostic and reliably identifies faults and threshold limits of all equipment.

A plug-and-play device, the Cortex Controller is designed for easy installation, and when in place, engineers can use our Field Commissioning App to configure the energy assets on site.

It also facilitates over-the-air communication when integrating additional electrical and power system equipment using Modbus communication protocols.

Designed with a 4-inch, sunlight-readable, high-resolution touchscreen, the Cortex Controller allows field engineers to view critical data and energy system information to support operations and on-the-ground troubleshooting capabilities.


Specifications

SKUCortex 200
EnclosureABS, IP44
Mount optionsDIN Mounting (TH 35/7.5) and Magnets
Operating temperature-40 C to 70 C
Humidity<95% (No condensation)
Input parameters6-60 V DC (12V to 48V nominal)
Power consumption5W (typical), 8W (Max), Increased for PoE +powered CCRTV, 4x PoE + up to 25.5W each port
ProcessorQuad Core ARM Cortex-A35@1.2GHz
Memory2 GB LPDDR4
Storage64GB Solid State Drive for data storage, 16GB internal eMMC for Circadian OS
HMI4 Inch Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 720 pixels, 300 cd/m2 brightness
Operating systemCircadian OS (Custom Linux based on Kernel 5.1)
RS4852 x 4-Pin RS-48 Serial Port (Tx, Rx, Gnd, Pwr)
CAN2 ports
Special FunctionsRS485 fail safe bus protection (with safety relais), Software selecteable termination resistor for each port
DI/O5-15 Digital inputs, 5-15 digital outputs, Digital Bus expansion connector
LAN1x 100MBit (WAN), 4x 10/100/1000 Mbps 802.3at PoE+ (LAN)
USB1x USB-A, 1x USB-C
Power ConnectorTerminal block connector, screw Type
Embedded ModemGPRS, 3G, 4G (LTE)
Additional ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.2
Antenna Connectors3 x SMA
Time Series Granularity1s resolution, 2 or 5-minute uploads, Real-time alarms
Power Input Voltage6-60 V DC
Data Storage64GB SATA Solid State Drive, 365 days of data stored for USB CSV Export
Back-up UPS11Wh Li-Ion Battery with 2-8 hours backup mode

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