smaXtec system SX.1

The smaXtec Base Station

Here you will learn everything about the activation and mounting of the smaXtec Base Station, the main read-out device for your smaXtec system SX.1.

On this site you find the following content:

  • Step-by-step installation & mounting guide
  • Technical details & product sheets

Overview scope of delivery


Overview scope of delivery

The scope of delivery of the smaXtec Base Station SX.1 includes the following components:

  • 1x smaXtec Base Station SX.1
  • 1x magnet with tag (needed for switching on the smaXtec Boluses)
  • 1x mains adapter (3 m/10 ft cable lenght)
  • 1x optional: GSM antenna
  • 4x screws and 4x wall plugs for mounting
  • 1x drill template
  • 1x Quickstartguide

Video installation guide for the Base Station SX.1

In this video you will learn which steps are necessary to install and mount the smaXtec Base Station. You can also scroll down and watch the illustrated step-by-step instructions.

Important note
The Base Station requires a permanent Internet connection. You can either establish this via integrated SIM card or via a local router using an Ethernet cable. When using the Ethernet cable a network cable is needed that ensures dust and water resistance when plugged in. You can order this cable directly from smaXtec.
Step 01 / 04

Activating  the Base Station

Inform your smaXtec consultant upfront if you want to use the Internet connection via GSM (using the built-in SIM card) or via a local router.

If no mobile reception is available at your barn, the Internet connection will be established via Ethernet cable. In this case, the smaXtec Base Station will be connected to a local router.

Activation in the smaXtec Messenger: Navigate to „Boluses & Devices“ and activate the device using the serial number on the side label. Activating the device is necessary so the Base Station will be assigned you organisation and can be used properly.

Step 02 / 04

Mounting: Selecting the   right position

  • Consider height: ideally 2.5 to 3 metres height (out of reach of cows)
  • Select position(s) in a way that ensures all areas where cows spend time will be read out
  • Consider alignment: The Base Station needs to be mounted vertically
  • Power outlet should be up to a maximum of 3 metres away, install a new power outlet otherwise
  • Already think about locations for planned smaXtec Repeaters – an unobstructed view enables a greater read-out range

  • Consider read-out range: 10 to 30 metres between boluses and Base Station/Repeater, up to 100 metres between Repeater and Base Station, up to 50 metres between Climate Sensor and Base Station/Repeater
  • Avoid construction elements reducing reach, e.g. steel, concrete
  • Do not mount in a closed storeroom (transmission problems)
  • Do not mount to close to other electronic devices/systems
Step 03 / 04

Mounting: Power supply,   Internet & LEDs

1. Prepare the Internet connection. The Internet connection can be established via a local router (1a) or via the integrated SIM card (1b). If the built-in SIM card is used, the GSM antenna is necessary.

2. Prepare the power supply. Consider avoiding loop cables as they might lead to transmission problems. If possible, lead the cable from above to the Base Station. If no wall socket within 3 metres is available, we recommend installing the new power outlet on the left side of the smaXtec Base Station.

3. Status LEDs: The LEDs on the top left of the device will inform you about the proper functionality of the Base Station. The Power LED (on top) indicates, if the smaXtec Base Station is switched on. The Link LED (in the middle) shows the status of the Internet connection. The Data LED (bottom) indicates if data from smaXtec sensors is being read out.

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Mounting and final   setup

To mount the Base Station, follow these steps:

  • Use the screws and wall plugs provided
  • Lift up the plastic panel
  • Use the drill template provided to drill mounting holes
  • Mount the Base Station. If it’s mounted on wood, the screws can be used on their own. If it’s mounted on a wall, use the wall plugs additionally.

Next, establish the power supply via the mains adapter. If you don’t use the GSM option, establish the Internet connection via Ethernet cable. For a dust- and waterproof use of the smaXtec Base Station, use an according smaXtec network cable (availbale in 5/10/20m length). The cable is not included but can be purchased at smaXtec or your local smaXtec dealer.

Verify the proper functionality by looking at the status LEDs. The connection can take up to 10 minutes. After successful installation, the Power LED and the Link LED should glow continuously in green. If this is not the case, please take a look at the user manual for more details.

Overview of the three status LEDs

indicates if the smaXtec Base Station is on
indicates the status of the connection to the server
indicates if data from smaXtec boluses and the Climate Sensor are being read out

Safe installation with the quickstartguide

Use the quickstartguide provided or download it here. Follow the steps described and make sure that you complete them correctly.
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Download technical product sheets here:

Base Station

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Climate Sensor

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