How to set-up your ECOLOG-PRO monitoring solution

Get started with your ECOLOG-PRO temperature (& humidity) monitoring solution with the steps below

Last Updated: June 17, 2021

The following steps will show you how to register, configure and connect ECOLOG-PRO devices. ECOLOG-PRO family includes ECOLOG-PRO RBR, 1NTR, 2PTR and 1THR.

1. Register an account with ELPRO Cloud 

  • Click on Register new account in the lower part of the login window.

  • Fill in the information about your organization:

    • Your organization's name

    • Address (street and number),ZIP code, town, country

    • Your tax ID or Company ID

  • Fill in the information about yourself, as the Administrator for the organization account:

    • First name and last name

    • Email address

    • Mobile phone number (for receiving alarm messages via SMS); if not available, please provide a regular phone number

    • Password (2x)

  • Fill in your credit card details:

    • Card number

    • Name on card

    • Expiration date

    • CVC (in most cases, you can find this 3-digit number on the back of your credit card)

  • Confirm that you have read and understood the privacy policy as well as ELPRO Cloud's terms of use.

  • Click on Register

  • Check your email account for a new message from ELPRO Cloud.

  • Click on the link provided in this email to confirm your registration.

If you did not receive the activation e-mail, please check with your IT, whether your firewall has blocked the e-mail.

If that is not the case, please create a support ticket here

2. Install the communication module ECOLOG-PRO RBR

  • Plug in your ECOLOG-PRO RBR using the power supply unit provided with your device. Depending on the region you are in, there might be different adapters to allow connection to your local socket.

  • As a result, the ECOLOG-PRO RBR's left LED will turn red.

  • Connect the ECOLOG-PRO RBR to the internet by connecting it to your modem, router or local network. You may use the Ethernet cable provided with your Starter Kit. If you use an Ethernet cable longer than 3 meters, make sure to use a shielded cable.

  • As a result, the ECOLOG-PRO RBR's left LED will first turn yellow, indicating that it is connected to the internet, and finally green, indicating that it could connect to ELPRO Cloud.

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  • The left LED on the RBR indicates its connection to ELPRO Cloud:

    • red = powered, but no network connection

    • yellow = connected to the network, not (yet) connected to ELPRO Cloud

    • green = connection to ELPRO Cloud established

  • The right LED turns green as soon as the first 1NTR has been connected and indicates communication activity by short blue blinks. So the ideal picture in normal operation is two green LEDs on the RBR, while the right LED changes to blue for a short blink from time to time.

If your RBR light does not turn green or you have general difficulties establishing a successfull connection with ELPRO Cloud, please read this article on how to set and check your network settings

 

3. Configure one of the ECOLOG-PRO sensor modules

Step 1: Add your sensor on the dashboard

  • Go to your dashboard in ELPRO Cloud

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  • Click on Add sensor

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  • Enter the unique serial number of the sensor. You can find the serial number on the module's front. Your module will be identified automatically.


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☝️ Every sensor can only be set up once in one account.



Step 2: Configure Sensor basics

  • Choose which Sensor Channel you would like to configure (only applies to ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR and ECOLOG-PRO 1THR)

  • Fill in your prefered Sensor name (mandatory)

  • Set logging interval (by default 10 min). The logging interval determines, at which interval the sensor is logging temperature/humidity.

  • Fill in optional information, such as an ID for the sensor or memo text.

  • Click Next.

Step 3: Configure alarm limits

  • Click on Use Limit profiles to activate alarm limits.

  • In the dropdown below, choose an existing limit profile or click on Create new Profile.

  • Enter a profile name.

  • Enter an upper limit (H1) and a lower limit (L1) value. 

  • Choose the amount of logging intervals, after which you would like to get an alarm. You may choose immediate alarming or delayed alarming.

  • For delayed alarming: fill in the amoung of logging intervals, after which you would like to receive an alarm. E.g. with 2 logging intervals of 15min, you will receive your alarm after 30min.

If you want to get immediate alarms, leave the Delay fields with 0. Please note that this setting will notify you of any deviations immediately, even if they are only a few seconds over the limits.


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  • Choose how you would like to receive alarm notification (Email and/or SMS). Once you activate the notification, you will be able to choose the recipients in the dropdown list. If you would like to add new recipients, you first need to add the users to your user management.


  • Click Next.

Loggers that have an additional sensor such as a humidity sensor or an external sensor, you must enter the alarm limits for the second sensor accordingly in a second step. The procedure is exactly the same as for the first step.

 

Step 4: Configure sensor issue alarms

  • Click on Activate issue alarms to activate.

  • In the dropdown below, choose an existing issue limit profile or click on Create new Profile.

  • Enter a profile name.

  • Define what kind of sensor issue alarms you would like to receive:

    • Missing value alarms: Activate if you want to be notified, in case the sensor does not transfer values anymore into ELPRO Cloud. Choose after how many measuring intervals you would like to be notified. Read more here on what to do when receiving missing value alarms.

    • Sensor failure alarm: Activate if you want to be notified, in case the sensor is damaged and does not measure anymore.

    • Radio strength warning: Activate if you want to be notified, in case the connection between the Radio Bridge RBR and any of your sensors is Weak/Bad. Choose after how many measuring intervals you would like to be notified. 

    • Low battery warning: Activate if you want to be notified, in case the battery of any of your sensors is low.

  • Choose how you would like to receive alarm notification (Email and/or SMS). Once you activate the notification, you will be able to choose the recipients in the dropdown list. If you would like to add new recipients, you first need to add the users to your user management.

  • Click Next.

Step 5: Check the summary and price for your configuration.


  • Select the payment method you would like to use. In order to adjust your available payment methos, please read our article on Invoices & Cards settings.
  • If you have a coupon, you may redeem it by entering the code in the corresponding field. Click Submit.

  • Accept the privacy policy & terms of use.

  • Click Buy and start sensor and follow the instructions to connect your measurement module.

4. Connect your ECOLOG-PRO temperature sensor 

Having finished registration, make sure that you have defined the sensor's settings in the ELPRO Cloud software and that the "Add sensor" wizard shows the image displayed below. This gives you a 10 minutes time frame to connect your module via the following steps.

👉 For ECOLOG-PRO 1NTR

  • Open the sensor module's screw cap.

  • Insert the two batteries.

  • Bring the sensor module close (approximately 1 meter) to an ECOLOG-PRO RBR connected to ELPRO Cloud.

  • Press the button inside the sensor module for more than 3 seconds.

  • As a result, the two LEDs "Link", one in red and one in green, will start to blink. As soon as only the green LED blinks, the module has been connected successfully.

  • Close the sensor module's screw cap and position the sensor to its intended location.

If you experience problems when trying to connect your sensor, check this article on troubleshooting connection issues between ECOLOG-PRO measuring modules and ELPRO Cloud.

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👉 For ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR

  • Remove the screw on the front and open the measurement module's cover.

  • Insert the three AA batteries.

  • Bring the measurement module ECOLOG-PRO 2PTR in close proximity (approximately 10 cm) to an ECOLOG-PRO RBR connected to ELPRO Cloud.

  • Press and hold the "Connect" button inside the measurement module for more than 3 seconds. The left LED will blink red 3 times.

    • Wait until the left LED starts flashing red (once per second).

    • A successful connection will be indicated by the left LED illuminating in green for 10 seconds. Afterwards, the left LED will be flashing green every 10 seconds.

    Close the communication module's cover and tighten the screw. Place the module in its intended location (e.g. storage room, next to your ultra-freezer or cryo container, etc.).

    ELPRO Cloud Pairing 2PTR


    👉 For ECOLOG-PRO 1THR

    • Remove the screw on the front and open the measurement module's cover.

    • Insert the three AA batteries.

    • Bring the measurement module ECOLOG-PRO 1THR in close proximity (approximately 10 cm) to an ECOLOG-PRO RBR connected to ELPRO Cloud.

    • Press and hold the "Connect" button inside the measurement module for more than 3 seconds. The left LED will blink red 3 times.

      • Wait until the left LED starts flashing red (once per second).

      • A successful connection will be indicated by the left LED illuminating in green for 10 seconds. Afterwards, the left LED will be flashing green every 10 seconds.

    Close the communication module's cover and tighten the screw. Place the module in its intended location (e.g. storage room, laboratory, server room etc.).

    ELPRO Cloud Pairing 1THR