XL2 Remote Control via Web Browser
Remote monitoring of noise is getting easier: the XL2 Sound Level Meter can now be remotely controlled directly from a web browser. Level measurements can be executed remotely from your desk at home as if you were standing next to the instrument. Also, all recorded measurement data is immediately available for download.
The XL2 Sound Level Meter offers an abundant range of functions for acoustic, audio and noise measurements. The meter can now be operated through a web browser. To set this up, the XL2 is simply connected to a NetBox, which transmits the data via 3G or LAN - you instantly see the display of the XL2 live on your smartphone or computer. The remote access allows full control of the instrument.
All measurement data is stored locally on the XL2 Sound Level Meter. The available storage space and the current supply voltage are indicated in the web browser. While the measurement is in progress, the data can be manually downloaded to a local computer - this includes all levels, third-octave spectral data and audio files. Alternatively, the measurement data may be scheduled to automatically download to your data server, for example, every night. This can be done with any FTP software that supports the secure SFTP protocol.
In addition to the SFTP access, all optional remote measurement commands available on the XL2 are supported. For example, the current measurement data may be captured in real time into a computer application, e.g. C#, MS Excel or LabView. You may program a customized measurement application for remote sound level monitoring, audio analysis or automated measurement tasks.
The new remote control capability via a web browser is part of NoiseScout - the unattended noise monitoring solution. The feature gives customers the choice selecting between a flexible remote monitoring and a fully managed service. NTi Audio provides the infrastructure for the Gateway connection to the XL2 Sound Level Meter. This service is offered as an annual subscription or with a usage-based service model. This provides full flexibility and transparency of the costs. It requires a NetBox with firmware V1.60 or higher connected to the XL2 Sound Level Meter.