Projects and applications using innovative QTech solutions

Generator Remote Start

The QTech SMS Lite is used to remotely start and monitor your generator via text messages over the 4G cellular networks. Starting your generator is now as simple as sending a text. We have been involved with a generator remote start project for the popular Kubota GL600D-AU-B genset fitted with the DSE 4520 digital control…

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Bird Deterrent Systems

Bird control and bird deterrent systems are important safety consideration for airports and runways. They are also extensively used in agriculture and farming to help prevent birds eating crops and seeds. Our customer wanted to install a remote control option for an acoustic system at an airport runway. We were able to assist with the…

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New Product - DIN Rail Mount

The new DIN rail mount is suitable for all of the SMS Lite and Wireless Point to Point (WP2P) modules. The mounting bracket provides easy DIN rail mounting options in switchboards or control panels. The mounting bracket is made from 2mm mild steel with a powder coated finish and is supplied complete with an aluminium…

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LED Lighting Upgrades

LED lighting upgrades for sports fields are becoming more popular. Our low power wireless controllers are ideal for remote control of LED sports field lights. LED lighting has multiple benefits over incandescent lighting, including lower energy consumption (lower power costs) and longer life expectancy. Importantly, many of the modern LED lighting fixtures are modular and…

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Multi Point Controller Improvements

The Multi Point Controller (MPC) firmware version 2.03 has some great improvements. We have added the ability to configure the behaviour of digital outputs on the MPC under fault conditions such as comms failure. The outputs can now be configured to be turned off (RELEASE) or held in their current state (HOLD) in the event…

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XL4 Plus RTU Comms Options

A recent investigation demonstrated the flexibility and power of the XL4 Plus RTU comms options. The new rural water scheme is planned for a remote part of NZ. The aim is to add up to ten new telemetry sites over two separate zones. Hydraulically, the water scheme interconnection is relatively straightforward with a maximum of…

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3G Networks are Closing

The 3G networks are closing soon in New Zealand. One NZ (previously Vodafone NZ) plans to switch off in 2024, and Spark is likely to be similar. We appreciate this is not “new news” as some 3G networks have already been switched off overseas.However, this does not just impact old cell phones. We encourage you all…

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Remote Latching Solenoids

We were approached to provide a control solution for remote latching solenoids over a distance of 1200m. Latching solenoids are commonly used in the irrigation market as they are very low power. Latching solenoids require a special driver circuit which controls the polarity of the switching signals. Latching solenoid control can easily be achieved with…

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NZ Digital Strategy

Cellular connectivity and internet availability in rural NZ has been challenging for a long time. Black spots, call drop outs and being unable to use mobile technology in every location, has always been a problem. However, the government’s “statement of intent for improving digital connectivity ” has been recently announced by MBIE. Needless to say,…

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Server Replacement & Migration

We have been approached by several DATRAN SCADA users for advice on server replacement and migration projects. QTech has now produced detailed technical resources to assist all system administrators and IT staff looking at performing DATRAN server and SQL database migrations. Importantly, please get in touch with us before starting the project as there are…

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