www.ekopower.nl       copyright 2006-2019  version 12    sept 2019  ONLY for version 12 firmware!  

iBOX (Full version)
For 7 up to max 16 inputs
DIN rail cabinet
h:11 cm, d 7,5 cm, w 10  cm
Mini iBOX-2S for 
max 6 inputs/outputs
Small size  DIN rail cabinet
h:11 cm, d 7,5 cm, w 2,7 cm

MANUAL iBOX / iBOX-2S Datalogger System

General information
- information at web page about iBOX dataloggers

Refer also to:
- application note for low power iBOX and with switched 4G Router
- application note for WiFi/ 4G Router networks
- Compact 4G Router type 4G100
* New 4G Routers, which can be powered via 6V Solar Power supply:  4G Industrial Router R700

NEW EKO-options:
* ULTRA LOW POWER version available for battery operation at remote sites
* 4G router with EKO switch in order to save energy and less HF electromagnetic fields:
  4G Router switch ONLY on during transfer of data
* Small low cost WiFi module available, including EKO switch in order to save energy and WiFi Fields


- Hardware connections must be made according to the supplied label at the iBOX (and pdf file)
- Install the (send or downloaded) control software version 12  (supplied in zip file)
- Copy the supplied configuration file into the software folder
- Start the software and open the supplied configuration nr
- Modify the settings according to your project (like intervals, server ip address, folder etc).
- Prepare the supplied TRANSCEND (u)SD Card (max 2GB) with specific settings and put into the iBOX
- For connections and specific information refer the label at the iBOX / iBOX-2S system
- Connect the power and the system will start.
After connecting power the GREEN LED should flash and will repeat flashing (operation OK)
 If the LED is constantly ON, reboot the system:
   1) disconnect and reconnect power or 2)  take out the memory card and insert again!
   If the LED is flashing each minute several times the uSD Card is not correct: prepare again with right
   configuration nr.or replace the memory card.

- Connect the iBOX (default ip address to a LAN network eg with
  router address (gateway) (must be in the same range as the datalogger)
  The iBOX has a static adjustable ip address (no DHCP for easy port forwarding)
  The iP address of the datalogger is to modify using the control software, see below
- The webserver is available in your browser : type the ip address of the iBOX,
   see also menu webserver below
- For security you may cover the uSD card with a tamper proof sticker.


The iBOX dataloggers are new (state-of-the-art) and very compact, easy to use, accurate and flexible
datalogger systems which can be supplied in standard versions or according customers specifications.
and can be used for a wide range of monitoring applications for eg:
nature & technology, energy & environment, laboratory & industry etc
The iBOX has an Ethernet connector and embedded webserver with optional online graphs and
Optional  ultra low power versions are available and with wireless LAN (WLAN via WiFi) or
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) using a 4G router: ideal for remote or mobile applications!

Two way remote communication is possible via Ethernet or over the Internet
(also from remote locations with wireless 4G router):
- The embedded webserver of the iBOX is available for setup, adjusting parameters and reading values etc
- The iBOX can send automatically values and collected datafiles at preset intervals to  a specified server and folder
The values can be displayed in optional online graphs and/or  webdisplay(s)  according to the requirements.

Besides Standard version (like pulse counter for kWh monitoring) also customised systems are available for eg:
wind energy feasibility  studies, meteorology, weather stations, energy and environment.
Also special projects (according your specifications) are carried out with the iBOX.

Setup and Operation

The installation should be carried out by qualified technicians.
Hardware connections must be made according to the supplied  label at the iBOX

The setup of the iBOX is easy using this Control Program for Windows for adjusting all parameters, which are written
at the SD memory card. After preparation of the SD card the operation can start by putting the SD card in the iBOX.
After start all LEDS are sequentially flashing and the only the green LED "operation ON will flash at the
adjusted sample frequency.

For operation it is also possible to use the embedded webserver and to change some of the most used parameters
Refer to part WEBSERVER

Notes before starting:

Note that the SD Card Memory card is a (solid state) harddisk. Windows will install this card as a hard disk!
After you inserted a SD Card memory card into the slot Windows should add a drive letter on your computer.
The added drive letter should be selected in the setup of the iBOX-EKO21N Control software.

How to get started?

Installing the iBOX Control Software

Installing the Control Software on a Windows XP/WINDOWS 7/8/10 based PC.
The software setup program (in a zip file) is send to you or can be downloaded from the download link.

Copy the zip file in a directory on your computer. Unzip the file and run the setup.exe file.

The Install Wizard will guide you through the installation process.

Tip: When the Install Wizard prompts you for a destination directory in which to install the software
change its name into a shorter and easier to use directory name by pressing the change Directory button
e.g. C:\iBOX-EKO21N (C:\ or D:\ depends on the hard drive you want to use).

After installing the Control Software you have to copy the supplied Configuration file into the
same folder in which the Control Software is installed.

This configuration file will be mailed to you.
The configuration file name is formatted as follows:
- Configuration-E.143 for an iBOX (E for Ethernet) with logger identification code 143.

Using the Control Software for the first time

After installing the program you can start using the program.
Press the START button and choose PROGRAMS. Select the iBOX-EKO21N program and start the program.
(Refer to the Windows Help about making a shortcut to the Desktop)

Select the supplied Configuration file see below and enter.

The SD Card drive should be specified when the memory card menu is choosen
First put in a SD card in the slot or SD reader and Windows will recognize the drive letter.
Select the card drive letter which is indicated by Windows.

Logger Description
You can give a description of your iBOX. You can enter eg the project name or location of the system
or postal code +nr eg   5641JA92  or site name.

Your system is now ready to work with the iBOX Datalogger.

Using the iBOX-EKO21N Control Software

Basic operations

Every time you use the iBOX-EKO21N Control Software the last used configuration file is opened automatically.

If you want to use a different Configuration File of a particular iBOX or EKO21N select it from the drop-down list box.

> Menu Memory Card

All options available in the Memory Cards menu interact with the SD memory card, which should be in the SD slot

Prepare Card

Prepare Card enables you to make a memory card (TRANSCEND max 2GB)  ready for use with an iBOX.
"Prepare Card" clears all data on that card and creates a file with default name iBOX-EKO21.DAT
The size of this file is equal to the size of the formatted card.
After preparing a card it can be inserted into the iBOX and a measuring period will start.
Before a card can be prepared it needs (usually) not to be formatted.

The parameters (which are defined in the other menu parts like Change Parameters) are written at the card, like:
- The Identification Text identifies a specific measurement location or period
- Sample interval (determines how often a sample is taken)
- Record Interval determines after how many samples data should be written to card
  (with average value and optional min/max/standard deviation)

Notes: (there are some important notes, please read these carefully)

Read Data from Card (Download Data from SD card)

Downloading data through a SD card reader  is the fastest way of downloading possible.
Press the Start button to start downloading. Select a directoy where the data should be saved.

The progress bar indicates the progress of downloading. After downloading the program asks you if you want to prepare the card.

The data file name format is: date time.log, e.g.: ascii datafile on the server: i052-20160104144600.txt
So in this case the file is made 4 january 2016 at 14h46, from ibox NUMBER 052

Change Parameters at SD card

It is possible to change all datalogger & measurement Parameters by preparing the memory card again.
Parameters included are Identification Text which identifies a specific measurement period, Sample & Record Interval,
Timing Method , Ethernet settings etc. The configuration is written at the SD card.
Besides changing parameters via SD Card, also some eparameters are to change using the embedded webserver,
see the chapter embedded webserver. This is also possible remote over the internet (for changing logger parameters).

> Menu Change Parameters
   (prepare card afterwards to make changes effective!)

In this menu can be set:

Sample & Record interval   For software version12.02:

NOTE For software version 12.01 the synchronise options are not available!

NOTE: fast logging only with special versions (only logging to SD Card and Ethernet is NOT active!)

> When synchronised logging is activated it will take 2 record intervals for pulse counters to synchonise!
   The first value after startup will be a zero in this case. So when a zero value appears, it may indicate 
   that the system is restarted, probably by interruption of the power supply (or re-inserted SD card). 
   For cumulative - non volatile counters  the correct (cumulative) value will be updated
   and will even continue counting during the interruption of the power supply  !!

Upload intervals

NOTE: When UTC synchronisation is activated the UTC time sync will take place:
> after the FIRST upload of the curent file
> later on this will be carried out daily

Choose menu: Change parameters - Upload interval
Upload current values: enter after how many samples current values must be send to the server
(is used for making graphs and reading instantaneous values)
When upload of current values is active ALSO the UTC time synchronisation can be set
(when current values are not frequently required set this  eg once a day).

Upload Data files : enter after how many records the data file will be uploaded to a server
The data file name format is: date time.log, e.g.: ascii datafile on the server: i052-20160104144600.txt
So in this case the file is made 4 january 2016 at 14h46, from ibox NUMBER 052 .

As the data is send in blocks of 512 bytes very short intervals are not possible.
The settings should be so the datafile for upload is at least 512 bytes!

Calculation of used memory:
Each character has one byte ; (;=delimiter for separation of colums for eg import in Excel)
date        ; time       ; value1; value2 ;   etc
Example of one line with data:
12-03-09;12:26:25;32.25 ; 4.03    has 28 bytes ,
 so in this case at least 20 log intervals must be entered in the upload setting

A practical tool for combining of downloaded files to one file is available, see manual here

Ethernet Settings

You have to change the preset FTP settings if you are using your own server!

   - when (default) email settings are entered an active alarm can be send via email  
   - When used in low power mode, the connected router is only switched on during data transfer
     It will take some time until the connection is made, so a wait time is required, which depends on the
     type of network and provider..
     You can check the Wait time for your connection (for 4G router) by connecting it to a PC and
     wait until internet connection is available. Add some seconds extra for security.
     The Keep alive time is the time the connetion will be available after data transfer, eg for contacting the
     webserver remote (eg for reading values/setting parameters). When used with 4G router the sim card must
     have a static external ip number for reaching the webserver. This is not required for sending data only.
  - You can check the upload to the server in advance by uploading a testfile
  - e-mail alarms are only possible when the e-mail server is from the same provider as the network
    ask EKOPOWER for supporting providers.
 The default ip address of the iBOX is usual and can be connected to a LAN network
    eg with router ip address (gateway) (must be in the same range as the datalogger)
    The iBOX has a static adjustable ip address (no DHCP for easy port forwarding)

    When more iBOX-2S systems are used with the same configuration (eg nr 705) each system can be configured with
its own specific parameters , like Server iP address,  Filename , Server folder (directory) and logger identification txt
    In this way the unique properties of each logger are easy to recognize in the server.

    This can be carried out  by using an unique configuration file, which can be modified by the user for each system with
    the same configuration file nr.
    The uSD Card can be programmed with these parameters, and the iBOX-2S will operate according to these settings.
    The specific configuration file can be stored for backup in a specific folder for each system and copied back to the
    software folder when required.
   When a (wireless) Router  (or WiFi Bridge) is used for ultra low power application at remote site you can adjust
   (in advance)  some  parameters:
   > Wait time is the time the system wait for a respons from the network
   > Keep alive time is the time the system is available for contact, see also the notes below:

NOTE: when the iBOX is supplied in ultra low power mode you can make only direct contact with the iBOX when you connect
the Ethernet cable first to the (at least one minute unpowered) iBOX and then connect the power supply to the iBOX !
Low power mode is enabled again after you disconnect and connect the power of the iBOX again and carried out without
Ethernet cable connected OR automatically 5 minites after power up.

When an iBOX is configured to send data files to a server and the internet connection is
(temporary) not available, the collected data collection will continue and all (not send data) will be send
when the internet connection is active again.
When a long period no internet connection is availble the datafile can grow very big!
Be aware of that, especially when connected via 4G Router and powered via battery
So do not operate a battery powered logger without an internet connection if data file upload is selected!!
It may take a very long time to send the data afterwards, depending on speed an size of data file!
This is NO problem when only the current value file is send to the server !

The iBOX system is supplied programmed ready for use and the settings are usually entered (by Ekopower)
in the control software for test purposes .
We recommend that you save the original configuration file separately for backup.
You have to change the preset server settings for your own server!


> HOW to find the iP address of a server?
Start - execute - cmd<enter>      (command mode)
enter command: Ping www.servername.com<enter>

> HOW to find the MAC address of an iBOX?
At first make contact with iBOX webserver (type the ip address in browser)
Start - execute - cmd<enter>    (command mode)
enter command: arp -a <enter>
The MAC address is shown now (at the line of the ip address of the iBOX)
eg:ip nr  and MAC address:  00-50-C4-28-10-81
and will always start with: 00-50-C4

The embedded WEBSERVER

Some parameters are also adjustable using the embedded webserver of the iBOX.

How to make contact with the webserver of the iBOX?

This is possble in 3 ways:
1 LOCAL Connection
   By using a cross cable and set the ip address of the PC according the range of the iBOX
   eg iBOX ip adress default and choose ip address of the PC eg
   by choosing internet protocol (ip address not automatic but static with sub net mask
   Type in your browser the ip address of the logger (default type the username and password
   (both defaut 2 times ekopower) and the webserver will appear, see below

2 LAN (or WLAN, WiFi) Connection
   Connect the iBOX (defaut ip address with a router with ip address in the range of the
   iBOX eg (gateway address)
   Type in your browser the ip address of the logger (default type the username and password
   (both defaut 2 times ekopower) and the webserver will appear, see below

3 WAN Connection remote over internet
   Prepare the router at the iBOX end with portforwarding from outside via port 80 to the ip address of the iBOX
   (default See the manual of your router.
   Find the external ip address of this router at the iBOX end eg You can use a seach engine for
   finding the extenal ip address
  Type in your browser the extrenal ip address http: //   type the username and password
  (both defaut 2 times ekopower) and the webserver will appear, see below


See also:
Help   embedded webserver v12
Demo embedded webserver

NOTE: the webserver is not accessible during a FTP session (during sending a file to server)
In some cases you need to restart the browser and or repower the iBOX system when the webserver
is not available.

Overview important logger parameters and possibilities how to set or change:
- via SD card by using the Control software and to prepare the card
- via the embedded webserver of the iBOX or iSENSE (iSENSE without logging function to SD card) 

logger pararameter:  
with embedded webserver
time and date 1)  via webserver and via SD Card (UTC setting)
sample interval  via webserver and via SD card
record interval  via webserver and via SD card
upload interval  via webserver and via SD card
ip address/map server/etc.  via SD card
ip address of system  via SD card
 note: default ip address without SD card
set input type and nr 2)  via SD card
ranges and units 2)  via SD card
sample/record delay 2)  via SD card
set alarm conditions 2) 4)  via SD card
sms alarm message 4)  (via forwarded email)
email alarm message 4)  via SD card
description of logger  via SD card
UTC time synchronisation  via SD card
Log synchronisation (eg13:10, 13:20)  via SD card
FTP and server settings  via SD card
IP nr settings of logger  via SD card
timer switch settings
& low power mode 4)
 via SD card (switching GPRS/4G router)
operation & actions
controlling outputs 4)  via webserver (also over internet!)
clear card  via webserver and via SD card
read values and status  via webserver and via
 optional online webdisplay / graphs
upload data to server  3)  via FTP (automatically)
 via SD card transfer of data to PC

 Two way communication:
 1 Data to server (via FTP)
 2 Webserver (via LAN or via internet)

 The webserver is also remote available
 via internet using  wireless GPRS/4G
 router and sim card has fixed ip  nr
 See demo webserver here

1) by setting time and date the system will restart, in this way it is possible to set a start time (eg 12:00)
    for synchronisation. Also the upload time can be changed in this way.

2) password protected

3) a practical tool for combining of downloaded files to one file is available, see manual here

    Note: do not include incomplete uploaded files in the file combine utility
    as (after the data is resend)  this will prevent double values in the combined file.
    So at first inspect the datafiles before using the file combine function!

4) some mentioned features may not yet be available as each system is supplied according your specifications



The status of the system can be displayed via the Webserver.

The operational status of the iBOX is also displayed via the LEDs at the iBOX module.
Nomally the 2 green LEDS at the iBOX are flashing : Operation OK and Power supply OK
are flashing during each sample. For iBOX-2S there is only one green LED.
When card is not OK it may also be that a card with wrong code is entered.
When the smal LED of the iBOX-2S is flashing 3 times each minute a wrong uSD card in inserted


This is another useful tool for checking the operation of the iBOX via webserver!
The instantaneous value of every active channel is displayed in the first column and is updated every sample interval.
The last recorded values are displayed in the other columns. The last recorded values are updated every record interval.


Use this option to enter parameters

After setting the time/date the iBOX resets but data remains on the card.
If you reset the time the system will restart (for synchronisation purposes eg start at 12:00)


If hardware is implemented up to 3 switches can be operated via your browser.
The state of the switch is displayed in the Status menu.
The switch has an open collector output and can be expanded with a power relay

> Menu Change Configuration

The pre-set logger configuration can only be changed by authorised users:
password is only available upon request.

In this menu can be set:


Select the input channels activated on your Logger. Note: A selected channel has a fixed Input Type.
After you have selected a channel, you can fill in a Quantity and a Unit (for example Quantity=Temperature and Unit=C).
Select a Minimum, Maximum, Average, Deviation or a Log sample.
Note: If Log sample is selected then all other options will be disabled.
The defined alarm via e-mail can be set or changed in each channel.
Afterwards the memory card needs to be prepared
(all new parameters are saved on the card and the logger read this data at start-up).


The counter value represents the value of 1 count (e.g. 0.2 mm for rain collector or 0.5 Wh for kWh transducer.).
The range is standard 12 bits. Combined counter have a range up to 24 bits (excluding optional pre-scaler).
Combined counters can be supplied also with battery backup, so a non-volatile kWh meter can be created.
In order to reset this type of counter an extra hardware-reset switch can be implemented.

By combining counters the capacity is doubled: 24 bits iso 12 bits counter, ideal for cumulating kWh meter!
(also available with non-volatile counter!)

Also possible : to devide the counter value by the record interval (in seconds)
for determination of an "AVERAGE"  value , for eg :
* wind speed (anemometer with pulsoutput) and including to set an offset parameter for the anemometer or
* power (Watts=Wsec/seconds) using a pulsgenerating kWh meter

Serial Sensors

Serial sensors are only possible when pollng is possible, like with the acoustic ultrasonic anemometer.


For low power applications sensors can be switched, just before taking a sample.
As most sensor have a warm-up time this can be adjusted in a sample or logsample delay.

Two modes of sampling and recording are possible:
- sampling during record interval for recording average values
- just taking one sample and record (logsample)


Alarms can be specified: with several possibilities (higher/lower/between an alarm value)
2 alarms with hardware output for switching are possible
and alarms for sending email alarm notifications (emails can be forwarded to sms message ,
using a email/sms service!) 

Choose the alarm condition : channel , condition, value (can also be average value!)

Choose the hardware alarm output (2 possible) , open collector or relay

Also a notification via email can be send when the alarm is no longer active

Troubleshooting & Hints

> The webserver is not accessible during a FTP session (during sending a file to server)
In some cases you need to restart the browser and or repower the iBOX system when the webserver
is not available.

> Procedure for changing the anemometer calibration:
When a calibrated anemometer must be exchanged, the channel configuration should be changed of that logger,
according to the anemometer calibration data.
Follow this procedure:
* download all old data from cards, using the original configuration
* choose Memory Card, logger configuration and enter the password (available from your supplier)
* select in channel configuration the corresponding wind input channel
  note that: the calibration curve of a linear anemometer is expressed by: (refer to calibration certificate)
  v = af + b       v=wind speed (m/s), a=slope, f = frequency (Hz), b=offset (m/s)
  so in order to calibrate the datalogger according to the calibration data of the anemometer:
  - enter the new offset of the new anemometer (e.g. 0.365 m/s)
  - enter new maximum of the range . The new range for a calibrated anemometer is calculated via:
    old range * new slope/old slope  (eg new range = 50 * 0,76/ 0,77
   (50 is old range, 0,76 is new slope, 0,77 is old slope)
* save the new configuration
* put the memory card of the logger in the SD Card slot of the PC
* prepare the card with the new configuration and put the memory card in the logger again

> Uploading data files
*  when an uploaded file to the server could not be completed, the complete file willl be resend
  during the next session and the incomplete file will stay at the server
* when it is - temporary- not possible to send a data file to the server, the data is stored
  at the SD card and will be send when it is possible again.
* Reasons for not successful uploads can be: bad or no internet connection, no cover
  of  4G in case of use of a 4G router , server not available etc.
- Some hints and tips in order to solve problems with upload of data
1. Check server settings and send testfile to server, check the arrival on the server
2. Check datafile will be >512 bytes  (upload data file for at least 12 loggings in this case)
3. Check power supply (battery)  Lithium battery must be  appr 7.2 volt
    When external power supply is used it must be at least 6 volt
4. Connect battery direct to 4G Router and check after how many seconds the NET led is coming up 
    (see also enclosed details for 4G Router R700)
    This time is depending on provider and network conditions. (In the Netherlands we use 75 sec )
    (You may carry this out also with external power supply)
    The adjusted wait time in the Ethernet settings (when Low power mode is active!) must be at least 
    10-20 seconds more for security , see below
5 When mains power is available the external power supply can be used  (eg 6V )
   In this case the logger system can also operate in Full Power mode : choose LAN connection always on
   and prepare a Card for Full Power
   Then logger AND 4G Router will be always ON, so always network connection and no wait time required.
   In this case the Router + line can also be connected to nr 11 (+ of power supply)
6 Do not change the sample and record intervals as it is adjusted with the lowest power consumption
    for battery operation
7 Do not operate the system without functioning internet connection (datafile will accumulate!!) ,
    the datafile upload must be possible
    If this has happened prepare the card again (and collected data will be saved)


> Procedure for adjusting wind vane in software
The direction indication of the wind vane can be "fine tuned" in software.
Follow this procedure:
* download all old data from cards, using the original configuration
* choose Memory Card, logger configuration and enter the password (available from your supplier)
* select in channel configuration the corresponding wind vane channel and enter the required value
  in the offset field. Eg when you want that the direction must indicate 11 degrees more enter value 11.
  Note that the offset value must always be a positive value, so when you want to decrease the vane
  reading with eg 9 degrees you should add  (360-9)=351 degrees!
* save the new configuration
* put the memory card of the logger in the SD Card slot of the PC
* prepare the card with the new configuration and put the memory card in the logger again

> After starting the program there is no Configuration file listed.
The program can not find any Configuration files in the directory in which the program is installed.
Copy your Configuration file into the directory in which the program is installed.

> Setup can not find an SD  card drive.
If an SD card drive is installed at your computer select the right SD card drive letter.
A SD Card drive can also realized via usb !

> No memory card in slot present  error.
There is no memory card in the slot which is installed by the setup option.
Put the memory card in the correct slot and see which drive letter is active.

>After preparing the iBOX reacts with a "card not prepared" error.
The card is probably not prepared.
Note that it is NOT required to format the card. If you fotmat  the card you must do this using FAT
(not FAT32) and fast (without MS DOS starting up!)


- a practical tool for combining of downloaded files to one file is available, see manual here
  Note: do not include incomplete uploaded files in the file combine utility
  as (after the data is resend)  this will prevent "double values" in the combined file.
  So at first inspect the data files before using the file combine function!

- if the system is not responding at all OR a LED is constant  ON :switch power off and reconnect again for restart
  (LEDS will be flashing and green LED wll flash during sampling only)
  Tthe logger will also start again after taking out the SD card and re insert the Card in the logger.


Besides standard solutions we supply tailor-made systems for specialised purposes

POSSIBILITIES of the iBOX (7-16 inputs) and iBOX-2S (1-6 inputs):
> Simple operation via your web browser,  also remote over the internet
 > Access remote sensors over the internet or via optional Wireless WAN  connection
> Log data from sensors, voltages, currents, pulses, status etc

> SD-card memory for secure data storage or backup: Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card:  128Mb…2 Gb  (uSD for iBOX-2S)
> Instantaneous values automatically transferred to server or website with optional Web dispay and online graphs
> Data files automatically transferred to your FTP server or Cloud  (either via ethernet or wireless 4G connection)
> Integral online status display via built-in webserver
> Optional Outputs can be controlled via the user-interface (via webserver)

> Optional Alarms can trigger outputs and send email alarm messages (may be forwarded as SMS text alerts)
> Web hosting optional available for demo & test purposes

> Measure & Control up to 3 switches via internet, using your browser
> Built-in webserver for(partial)  setup &  reading values & status and  for (protected) setup & setting logger parameters)
> Quick and easy setup of the system (including setting logger parameters)  by using the iBOX control software

> For remote or mobile applications an Ultra Low Power (ULP) version is availble with
   optional ULP wireless (GPRS/4G) router

The new iBOX family of iP dataloggers (4th generation)  -with internet connectivity options-
it is possible to realize a telemetry & control system over the internet: receive data files at your server,
control outputs via your browser, alarms can trigger outputs and  receive alarm notification via email etc.

For remote or mobile applications an Ultra Low Power (ULP) version is availble with optional wireless 4G router


The iBOX is an easy-to-use, accurate and reliable internet enabled datalogger system with built-in
web server with versatile inputs :1 up to 16 analog & digital inputs , status, pulsinput
The iBOX has integrated internet connectivity with Ethernet connector and a SD memory card
 (128Mbyte up to 2 Gbyte) for data storage. 
  Optional possibility: wireless 4G router for mobile or remote applications in Wireless WAN.

It is an essential tool for state of the art  iP measurements for e.g. meteorology, environmental monitoring, wind energy
feasibility studies, kWh metering, but also for general purpose projects: complete systems according your
requirements can be supplied
Controlling and working with the IBOX is made easy with the built-in webserver.
The iBOX logger configuration is pre-adjusted by EKOPOWER (number and type of input channels) and the
logger parameters (like sample and record interval) are stored on the SD memory card.
Besides the logger configuration also the recorded data is secure stored at the SD card.

Moreover by using the software the setup of the system (including setting additional parameters) can be carried
out quick and easy, like:
- ranges and units (password protected, preset at factory: according to the physical inputs boards and
  connected sensors/signals)
- optional alarms: software alarms via e-mail (or forwarded as SMS) and hardware alarms:
   open collector output (with optional DIN rail relais)
- sample interval, record interval, upload interval etc.
- iP address for server,  iP address of iBOX itself etc.
- moreover up to 3 switches van be controlled via the webserver, also remote over the internet  (if implemented).

 The iBOX can send automatically data files via FTP to a specified server( e.g. the server of your website)
  at pre-adjusted intervals:
 - file with instantaneous status and values 
 - file with recorded values (eg average values with optional min/max/standard deviation during each record interval)

The online graphs can be created via:
- our server and copied into your own website/application (simply link, using copy and paste the graph)
- our server for historical graphs

APPLICATIONS: measurement (industrial and remote field applications) e.g.:

* monitoring of machines                     * energy managemen (kWh metering)       * renewable energy projects
* meteorology                                          * research                                                        * environmental technology                                
* process monitoring                              * feasibility studies                                        * water level monitoring                                                                        
* building physics                                   * solar energy projects   (PV metering)      * wind energy evaluation   


(each system will be supplied according to customer specifications: ask for availability !)





iBOX /iBOX-2S system


















memory card



Secure Digital (SD) or uSD for iBOX-2S





memory size



Standard 128MB
Up to 2 Gb uSD







Data file format



ASCII (direct import in Excel)






Optional  wireless










Analog inputs (or status)


1 up to 16  standard or special*)  inputs in one unit  iBOX-2S up to 6 inputs





Expansion units



 total max 16








Analog: iBOX-2S  standard 12 bits  ADC 
             iBOX  16 bits ADC






Counter inputs



Option: up to 6 (12bits)  or  up to 3 pc 24 bits non-volatile counter








Adjustable  1 - 200 sec
















Alarm outputs

Control outputs



up to 2 open collector (2 email/sms)

up to 3  open collector

Optional power relais at DIN rail






e-mail alarm










Optional WiFi wireless Bridge or
 4G wireless router







Web server





















Standard version

ultra low power-field version


6-12 Volt DC via 220V adaptor

Option with Battery / solar module

Or 24 V DC






Internal excitation for 4..20 mA









Backup battery



Option  (for logger part rechargeable)





*) standard inputs: 0/4..20 mA, voltage inputs, temperature inputs, special inputs for all kinds of sensors and signals (also mV inputs) on request

TEMPERATURE  RANGE                                                 -25 to +70 C (industrial / field version)
Humidity                                                                       up to 100% (non condensing in waterproof cabinet with dessicator)

 1) For remote applications:  an ultra low power system with battery life up to 10 years, running on one battery pack
    with optional GPRS/4G router ,which will be switched on only during data transfer!                                                           

EKOPOWER reserves the right to change specifications and functions without prior notice,
 for improvement of the system

Supplied by EKOPOWER - The Netherlands with Metaalunie conditions,
Warranty: 2 years (carry-in) based on normal operational conditions;
damage by chemical environments and lightning is excluded from warranty.
Place logger in heated cabinet in (very) cold climates.
Take care for lightning arrestor and proper grounding of the
lightning sensitive signals, like anemometer etc
When used outside place the logger in well closed waterproof box with silicagel bag.
Designed and made in the EU (The Netherlands).