Intelligent Interface

The IntelliPoller is an intelligent IP interface for MPL’s power and environmental monitoring and access control systems. It allows remote software to gather critical monitoring data from cabinets and to send back controls such as door unlock commands.

MPL devices (IntelliStrips, monitors, access control units etc) are connected via an industrial RS485 serial data bus. Up to 64 devices may be attached to each bus and the IntelliPoller controls 4 such busses allowing up to 256 monitoring devices to be connected to the LAN, WAN, VPN or internet via a single IP enabled connection point. This represents a significant infrastructure saving over a system that uses one IP connection per monitoring device.

  • The IntelliPoller provides an IP inteface for up to 256 monitoring and control devices. Auxiliary power supplies may be used to provide additional power on long chains.

  • Chains 1-4: RS485 + power, (4 x 6-way latching Weidmuller connectors)
  • Network: IP, 100M full duplex, Assignable address, Ports 4001 and 80, (RJ45)
  • Aux: Programming port, (RJ12)
  • Console: Diagnostics, (9-way sub-D)
  • IEC A & B: Dual (switching) mains connection
  • Future facilities: Aux 2 (RJ45); Aux 3 (Dual USB)
  • Dimensions: 480mm (19”) x 42.5mm (1U) x 375mm (inc removable cable bar)
  • Weight: 4kg.
  • Power: 100-240 VAC, 100W.
  • If cabinet monitoring devices were to rely solely on cabinet power to power their logic, then they run the risk of not being able to actively report a power failure when the cabinet power fails. Instead MPL monitoring products are powered from the RS485 data bus and the IntelliPoller supplies some or all the power to the bus.

The IntelliPoller is fitted with an information display as standard.
This display allows engineers to:

  • Check which monitoring devices are responding correctly
  • Check the power that the monitoring devices are taking from the poller
  • Set (and check) the IntelliPoller’s IP configuration
  • Perform system diagnostics

The front panel display and controls are not a requirement for daily operation and do not need to be permanently accessible.