BTD-200 Lightning Works Messenger

Model Number: BA.026
Manufacturer: Biral
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The BTD-200 Lightning Works Messenger allows email and SMS text messages to be sent automatically when thunderstorm activity is detected.

Overview

BTD-200 Lightning Works Messenger

The BTD-200 Lightning Works Messenger is a software application that works alongside the BTD-200 Lightning Works software to send warning email and SMS text messages when thunderstorm activity is detected. Messages are sent both when thunderstorm activity is detected and when it clears.

  • Works with the BTD-200 Lightning Warning System to automatically send thunderstorm warnings
  • Unlimited number of message recipients
  • Messages sent over the internet, no monthly SIM card costs
  • Password protected access and encrypted recipient details for compliance with data protection regulations
  • Choice of four SMS service providers gives flexibility and worldwide coverage
  • Inhibit message sending out of hours to some or all recipients
  • Choose whether to send warnings, alerts or system status information on a per recipient basis
  • Send messages by email, SMS text or both
  • Works with the BTD-200 Lightning Works server software
  • Supports eight languages including English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese

 

Use of Lightning Works Messenger With Existing BTD-200 Installations

If you wish to use Lightning Works Messenger with a BTD-200 sensor purchased before April 2020 it is necessary to update the sensor firmware and both the Lightning Works Server and Client applications. Full details on how to perform the update are contained in the document available by following this link, BTD-200 System Firmware & Software Update Instructions

Technical Description

The BTD-200 Lightning Works Messenger is a software application that works alongside the BTD-200 Lightning Works software to send warning email and SMS text messages when thunderstorm activity or a system fault is detected. Messages are sent both when thunderstorm activity is detected and when it clears.

Email and SMS text messages are sent through third party email and SMS messaging service providers. For emails, you may use your existing email address or one dedicated to the BTD-200 sensor. The use of free Gmail accounts is also supported. For SMS messages, a service contract is required with one of the four SMS messaging service providers supported by Lightning Works Messenger. SMS messaging service providers charge for their service and this cost is not included in the Lightning Works Messenger purchase price.

The number of recipients that can be set up to receive warning messages is unlimited. Each recipient can be set to receive email or SMS messages, or both. Sending of messages to recipients can be enabled and disabled on an individual basis, as can the ability to not send messages between certain times of the day. All recipient data is held in encrypted files and is password protected for compliance with data protection regulations.

Lightning Works Messenger runs on current Microsoft PC and server operating systems. It can be installed on the same computer as either a Lightning Works client or server, or any other computer on the same local network. An essential requirement is that the computer on which it is installed has a reliable internet connection; this is required to send email and SMS messages.

Lightning Works Messenger has built in language support for eight languages including French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

To run Lightning Work Messenger the BTD-200 sensor firmware and Lightning Works server must be at or above the minimum revision levels given in the Specifications tab. Updates for the BTD-200 firmware and Lightning Works software are available from the Service Support pages of the website.

Specifications

Supported Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 standard. Compatibility with other Microsoft operating systems has not be checked
Licencing A licence code, available from Biral, locks the software to the BTD-200 thunderstorm detector hardware
Internet Connection A reliable internet connection is essential for the sending of email and SMS text messages
Networking Lightning Works Messenger may be installed on any computer on the same local network as the Lightning Works server software
Maximum Instances Up to five copies of Lightning Works Messenger, all connected to the same BTD-300 sensor, may be run on the same local network. Only one instance per computer is allowed
Minimum Hardware Requirement Any computer capable of running the supported operating systems
Supported Languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Urdu, Chinese
Compatible Lightning Works Server revisions 2.0.0.0 and above
Compatible BTD-200 firmware revisions 3.0.0.0 and above

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Sales & Support

Sales & Support

Contact Biral for more information

To find out more about this product or to discuss your application requirements please do not hesitate to contact Biral.

 

After Sales Support

Biral offers free advice and technical support for the lifetime of the instruments we sell. Once you have purchased the unit you can always contact us for help using the links on our Service Support page.