smaXtec system SX.1

The smaXtec Repeater

Here you will find all details on activating and mounting the smaXtec Repeater.

On this site you find the following content:

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

Overview scope of delivery

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Overview scope of delivery

The scope of delivery of the smaXtec Repeaters SX.1 includes the following:

  • 1x smaXtec Repeater
  • 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 tutorial Repeater installation

In this video you will learn which steps are necessary for the installation and mounting of the smaXtec Repeaters.
Step 01 / 04

Activating the  Repeater

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 Repeater 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 Repeater needs to be mounted vertically
  • Power outlet should be up to a maximum of 3 metres away, install a new power outlet otherwise
  • Think about locations for further planned smaXtec Repeaters – an unobstructed view enables a greater read-out range

  • Consider read-out range: 10 to 30 metres between boluses and Repeater, up to 100 metres between Repeater and Base Station, up to 50 metres between Climate Sensor and 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  & LEDs

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

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

Step 04 / 04

Mounting &   final setup

Follow these steps to mount the Repeater

  • Use the screws and wall plugs provided
  • Lift up the plastic panel
  • Use the drill template provided to drill mounting holes
  • Mount the Repeater. 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. As soon as the mains adapter is connected, the Repeater launches. Verify the proper functionality of the Repeater by examining the status LEDs. 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 different LED displays

Power-LED
indicates if the smaXtec Repeater is switched on
Link-LED
indicates the status of the connection in the wireless network (either to another smaXtec Repeater or to the smaXtec Base Station)
Data-LED
indicates if data is being read out from smaXtec Boluses

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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No, smaXtec Repeaters do not need to be connected to the Internet. They transmit the measured data to the smaXtec Base Station (optionally via other Repeaters to cover larger distances).

Download technical product sheets here:

smaXtec
Base Station

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smaXtec
Repeater

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Smaxtec
Climate Sensor

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