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Base Station (SD-Base)

The Base Station enables users to place wireless sensors in remote locations where wireless transmission is not possible, setting up a local receiver station that communicates to the MCM computer via hardwire.

base station

Rugged Data Collector

The Base Station is the nerve center of any industrial SmartDiagnostics® installation, allowing effective predictive maintenance for industrial equipment. The Base Station provides a simple, plug-and-play receiver location with minimal configuration or setup necessary, and its ruggedized construction makes it appropriate for all industries

  • Relays data from sensor nodes to SmartDiagnostics® analysis software
  • Integrated Collection Server & Primary Receiver Node
  • May be expanded using Repeater (SD-R)

The SmartDiagnostics® Network

Base Station role in SmartDiagnostics System


KCF’s Base Station enables the user to place wireless sensors in remote locations, providing communication to the cloud or local data analysis computer. A single Base Station can interface with multiple Repeaters to gather data from various locations in a plant. Base Stations can operate unattended and may be managed remotely.


The SmartDiagnostics® Base Station is a ruggedized industrial computer used to manage and organize the data collected from sensor nodes, providing guaranteed delivery of sensor information even when the data analysis computer is offline. The Base Station complements the data analysis software by pre-processing sensor data before conveying the information to the software database.


The Base Station relays data to the analysis software, either on a local computer or in the cloud, through a network connection. This can be accomplished via:

  • Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)
  • Cellular data network
Each option has its own benefits depending on the setup of the plant.


SmartDiagnostics® Base Station is used to run the vibration data collection software. It is an excellent choice when an expensive personal computer is not needed or financially feasible. The base station is pre-installed with the MCM Collection Service software. The Collection Server operates unattended and can be managed remotely, should it be required.


  • Offers simple setup and configuration
  • Enables location of sensor clusters in remote and varied locations
  • Automatically passes data through to the MCM Application Server
Dimensions11.8 x 9.8 x 7.7 in (300 x 250 x 200 mm) without cables or antennas
Weight9.8 lb (4.4 kg)
Storage Temperature-40 to 176 °F (-40 to 80 °C)
Operating Temperature32 to 140 °F (0 to 60 °C)
CasePelican Storm iM2075 Case
IP RatingIP 65
Software And Connectivity
SoftwareBalenaOS (Linux)
Network Communications
  • Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)
  • Cellular (call for data plan specifics and pricing)
PRN Connectivity1 PRN included. Add up to 4 optional Repeaters for additional PRNs.
Power Source110-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption≤ 60 Watts
Wiring Standard Three-blade AC power cable SJ00W rated, 7ft
Data Reliability
Offline Data Caching During Network Outage
  • Stores up to 285,000 vibration data samples
  • Automatic retransmission of cache when communication is restored
Example: 50 Vibration Sensors with 1 Collector Collection FrequencyOffline Storage
1 minute4 days
10 minutes40 days
1 hour238 days
Part NumberDescription
SD-RARange Extension Upgrade to Base Station (Upgrades Base Station to allow use of Repeaters)
SD-RRepeater (Remote unit which adds a PRN at a remote location and relays remote sensor data back to Base Station)
SD-MNTUniversal Mount (allows mounting to poles, walls, work benches, vehicles, etc.)

Federal Communications Commission Compliance ‒ FCC Class B Device Statement The radio equipment in the SmartDiagnostics® Receiver Nodes and SmartDiagnostics® Sensor Nodes has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Hazardous Location Information ‒ The SmartDiagnostics® Vibration Sensor Node model SD-VSN-2N is certified to be suitable for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D or non-hazardous locations only.

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