TechNotes

This note applies to all customers ordering SkyRouters with standard part numbers. It DOES NOT apply to customers ordering with custom part numbers that include the required applications. As an example, if you order part number Z4200UUV this notice applies. However, if you order part number Z4200173 and that part number includes the application(s) that you require it DOES NOT apply since the application(s) will be preloaded at the factory.
This TechNote describes the hardware configuration of the B1216 multifunction I/O module. The module provides 8 multifunction (digital, analog, pulse) inputs and 8 digital outputs. Communications with the module uses a 2-wire RS485 connection.
This TechNote describes the steps required to create a development environment for the Ctek circuit board CK415 used in the Ctek SkyRouter and for the circuit board CK801 used in the Ctek NetServer.
This TechNote describes the steps required to flash a new or replacement image on Ctek circuit board CK415 Rev F and higher. This circuit board is currently used in SkyRouter models Z4200 and Z4400.
This TechNote describes the steps required to activate a Ctek Series 4200 or newer SkyRouter on the Aeris Network. Once the steps described in this TechNote have been performed on an individual SkyRouter you should not need to repeat them.
The Ctek Z4200, Z4300 and Z4400 SkyRouter products provide reliable communications for the Rain Bird irrigation controllers on any CDMA/EvDO or GPRS/EDGE/HSPA network. In addition, the PowerMinder option can be added for solar and low power installation, if required. All units equipped with the Ctek PowerMinder option draw less than one-hundred microamperes in stand-by mode making this option the ideal choice for solar operation.
This tech note describes how to install or update a feature on a Ctek SkyRouter. Updates may be performed locally through the LAN connection or over-the-air using the cellular interface. The option installer is available in SkyRouters beginning with release 3.01.03. The option installer can be used to install features such as TCOPlus and can also be used to install configuration files and router core application files.
The Ctek Z4200, Z4400 and Z4300 SkyRouter products are a perfect complement for the Campbell Scientific CR1000. Offering reliable communications on any CDMA/EvDO or GPRS/EDGE/HSPA network, the customer is free to choose the cellular network that best serves their specific area. Equally as important is the SkyRouter’s ability to stand by with an extremely low current draw. All units equipped with the Ctek PowerMinder module draw approximately sixty microamperes in stand-by mode making them the ideal choice for solar operation.
This TechNote describes the software and optional hardware configuration required to use Ctek's PowerMinder feature set. PowerMinder significantly reduces power consumption in selected SkyRouter models by managing a schedule of when the SkyRouter will be actively connected to the network and when it can be placed in a low power standby mode of operation. Designers of solar and battery powered applications will find this feature particularly useful to minimize the solar panel and battery requirements at each remote site.
This TechNote describes the hardware configuration of the Z1204S/U Relay module and the Z1216S/U I/O Sensor and Control Module. These modules are components of Ctek's Automation Framework. The Z1204S and Z1216S rely on two-wire RS485 communications and an external power source. The Z1204U and Z1216U use USB communications for both control and power. These modules can be managed from a Ctek SkyRouter by Ctek's Automation Control application or by a custom application.