The OilCop Controller (CTR) is able to communicate with Tank Monitor Modules (TMM) and Fluid Command Modules (FCM’s) via a self-healing mesh wireless network or, if desired can be hard wired via a two wire cable. This arrangement assures reliable communication since any, or all portions of the system may operate either hard wired or via wireless. Extended distances can be easily accommodated with the addition of Communication data Modules (CDM’s).
The primary purpose of the OilCop Controller (CTR) is to act as a communication hub and control center for the OilCop system. It records and stores transaction information such as User ID, date and time of dispense, fluid type, dispense amount, work order, oil inventory, etc. all in a dynamic relational database that allows for flexible report generation.
A unique feature of the OilCop system is that any smart device with internet connectivity such as iPads, iPhones, laptops or internet connected computers can access the OilCop system. When the OilCop Controller (CTR) is connected to an office network, the OilCop system can be accessed by any computer on the network, the system also allows integration with 3rd party management software systems.
In addition, if the OilCop Controller is connected to the internet, it can email various reports and alarm conditions as well as receive software updates. The Controller (CTR) contains all operational firmware, eliminating the need to install application software on office computers accessing the OilCop system.