If you set up your MATE3 appropriately, you can view its performance data by connecting into it from any
browser. However, you can only view this selected data - you can't feed it into more sophisticated
The situation is better for the MATE3 Data Stream. If you turn on the Data Stream, you can get more
detailed data, every second, that a program can analyse. The receiving computer can also be anywhere
(with internet access), and need not be on site, so long as it has a relatively static IP address.
Unfortunately, the MATE3 can only send that Data Stream to a single specific computer, whose IP address
and listening port must be programmed directly into the MATE3.
WattPlot™ NetMATE removes this limitation, giving multiple computers
ad hoc access to the MATE3 Data Stream without changing anything on the MATE3!
The MATE3 must be configured to send its Data Stream to a single monitoring computer, running WattPlot NetMATE
as a Windows application. You then turn on NetMATE's built-in TCP Server. Now any compatible WattPlot
software on any other computer can access the MATE3's data stream from anywhere (with optional password
The MATE3's UDP/IP and TCP/IP services are not mutually exclusive. Using WattPlot NetMATE will not
prevent you from still connecting directly into your MATE3 from a browser.
WattPlot™ NetMATE supports the following connectivity options:
MATE3 via UDP/IP
MATE3 via USB card
AXS Port via Modbus TCP
MATE or MATE2 via Serial port
MATE or MATE2 via TCP/IP-to-serial converter
MATE or MATE2 via compatible Serial-to-USB converter
MATE, MATE2, MATE3, or AXS Port to a WattPlot TCP/IP Server
MATE, MATE2, or MATE3 data captured for simulations (.OBM file)
You can also set up NetMATE's built-in email capability to inform you of
critical OutBack system events. Pick and choose which events you wish to be notified of, from the following
Device errors (can include AC grid power failures)
MATE command passed through
NetMATE was auto-started (might indicate a Windows reboot)
TCP server start failure
TCP server stopped
TCP client connection accepted
NOTE: Most cell phone providers offer an email address, based on your phone number, that will
convert email notifications to text messages. So WattPlot™ NetMATE
can easily text you about alerts!