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Q.monixx: Edge Device for Monitoring Solutions

Q.monixx is a new addition to the Q.series product family – the ideal edge computing and data logging solution for reliable process control and asset monitoring. The standard I/O configuration for the Q.monixx includes up to eight universal analog inputs, eight digital inputs, four digital outputs, two relay outputs, and eight serial channels for communication. Also included are four data loggers for parallel data acquisition to either local storage or a storage solution for easy accessibility, additional analytics, and detailed diagnostics. You can also host third-party apps on the device.

  • 8 multipurpose analog inputs for voltage, current, resistance, Pt100, Pt1000
  • 8 digital inputs (2 kHz) for status
  • 4 digital outputs (10 Hz) for status
  • 2 relays
  • Serial Channels: 6+1 RS485, all galvanic isolated
  • Connect up to a maximum of 4 Q.series or Q.series X I/O modules to the RS485 (Localbus) Interface of the Q.monixx.
  • Power supply 10…30 VDC
  • Channel to supply to interface, 500 VDC
  • Data Storage via USB & 16 GB SD Card (exchangeable)
  • Interfaces for data transmission Ethernet, USB, external modem
  • TFT Touch Panel Display, 5″ WVGA (800 x 480)
  • The capacitive touchscreen can be operated directly by tapping the desired option(s) with a finger or capacitive stylus.

Edge Computing: A Paradigm Shift in Data Processing

Edge computing is a distributed information technology (IT) architecture in which measurement data is processed and analyzed as close to the originating data source as possible, reducing overall data transfer and storage requirements, especially in big data applications. This is ideally performed by edge devices that compute and store at the same location as the data source on the network edge.

Edge Devices: The Powerhouses Driving Decentralized Computing

An edge device is any hardware that controls data flow and processing at the boundary between two networks, like a local network and the cloud. Edge devices play a key role in bringing computation and data storage closer to the devices that generate and consume the data. This allows data to be processed and analyzed in real time, improving the efficiency and speed of the system.

Q.monixx's Unique Advantages

Discover the unique strengths of the Q.monixx and why it’s a powerful solution for your monitoring applications.

  • Edge Computing Ready: Process and analyze data right where it’s captured, reducing transfer times and enhancing real-time decision-making.
  • Compact I/O: With up to 8 universal analog inputs, 8 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, 2 relay outputs, and 8 serial channels, Q.monixx ensures you have the flexibility you need for diverse monitoring scenarios.
  • Multipurpose Inputs: From voltage and current to resistance and temperature sensors like Pt100 & Pt1000, Q.monixx can handle a range of input types.
  • High-Speed Data Processing: With 100 S/s per channel at 24-bit ADC, rest assured you’re getting fast and accurate data readings for monitoring applications.
  • Top-notch Data Logging: Benefit from 4 data loggers for simultaneous data capture. Save your data locally or use the for easy access and in-depth analysis.
  • Expandable Data Storage: Need more storage? Q.monixx comes with USB and a replaceable 16 GB SD Card slot.
  • User-Friendly Display: The 5″ TFT Touch Panel Display ensures you can interact with your data and settings intuitively.
  • Reliable Communication: Its interfaces include Ethernet, USB, and an external modem, ensuring consistent and reliable data communication.
  • Seamless Integration with GI.bench: Easily access, store, and manage your data with high-performance interfaces on the GI proprietary platforms or other industrial systems.
  • 3rd-party App Friendly: Not only does it function well on its own, but Q.monixx can also host third-party apps, ensuring you can customize it for your unique needs.

In today’s fast-paced industrial world, Q.monixx stands out as a smart choice for efficient, reliable, and versatile monitoring.

Unlocking Q.monixx's Potential with GI.bench

Access, store and handle your edge device data with high-performance interfaces on GI proprietary platforms or any industrial third-party system using GI.bench’s connectivity.

GI.connectivity fully integrates data storage, security, configuration, authentication, and update management from the sensor interface to the data lake. Customers can acquire data on their devices, desktops, or the cloud, while APIs and microservices permit full scalability and flexibility for data processing via third-party, GI.bench, and solutions. Multiple combinations are possible if data or control flows need to be aggregated from numerous edge devices

Find out more about the power of GI.connectivity:


Simple Graphical Programming for Edge Computing Devices

The complete measuring, signal conditioning, data management, control, visualization, and operation tool for your edge-computing controller. test.con Studio allows graphical programming of application-specific functionalities, which run on the edge in real-time.
test.con Studio is a free programming system that you can install on any number of computers. Licensing of software is not required. test.con Studio runs on all designated controllers, such as the Q.monixx.

How can test.con be used?

Curve Generator

Test and simulate different signal setups (e.g., Type K, PT100, NTC) in real-time.

Statistical and engineering calculations

Perform statistical and engineering calculations in real time on the module level.

Designing HMI pages

Create your touch-screen HMI
display and variable control functions.

Flow control

Design and control your powerful measurement and data-logging automation system.

Key Features of Q.monixx

The Q.monixx is a controller with built-in analog and digital I/O ideal for remote monitoring applications and computer-independent data logging.

  • Analog Digital Conversion: 100 S/s per Channel, 24-bit ADC
  • 8 multipurpose analog inputs for voltage, current, resistance, Pt100, Pt1000
  • 14 Digital I/Os
  • 4 configurable Data Logger with selectable logging rate 0.01 s (100 Hz) up to 24h
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility according to EN 61000-4 and EN 55011
  • DIN rail mountable (EN60715)
  • One UART interface for connection of Q.bloxx I/O modules
  • Auto-off selectable 10 s up to 10 min
  • User-defined HMI with test.con
  • Voltage

  • Current

  • Resistance

  • Potentiometer

  • Thermocouple

  • Strain gage: Full-, Half-, Quarter-Bridge

  • Inductive full-& half bridge

  • LVDT

Comparative Analysis: Q.monixx vs. Q.station X

Are you exploring the Q.series X DAQ solutions and contemplating which controller best suits your needs?

For other Q.series DAQ solutions, explore our comprehensive DAQ systems overview.

Comparative Analysis: Q.monixx vs. Q.station X

Good question. Both controllers are Edge Devices for High-Performance Monitoring and Control, Remote Configuration, and Universal Connectivity, converting raw data to preprocessed information for efficient storage, enrichment, and analytics.

High-performance Controller

Q.station X is a high-performance data acquisition controller and edge computing device that provides accurate and reliable synchronization of high-speed measurement data and redundant data logging. It offers an optional full-featured programmable environment, for sophisticated automation, control, and parallel communication over TCP/IP, CAN, ProfiNet, Modbus, and EtherCAT.

Do you need a Q.station X?

Select from a variety of Q.station X controllers differing in scalability, performance, additional interfaces, additional internal storage, PLC programmability, and physical size. 

Find out more about how test.con can benefit you:

Q.monixx Key Features

Interfaces Q.monixx
Ethernet TCP / IP yes
EtherCAT -
ProfiNet -
RS-485 7 interfaces
CAN (optional)
SDI-12 1
Configuration (local or remote) via GI.bench yes
Modem (optional) connection yes
Data Logging / Control
Sampling rate up to 100 Hz
Continuous / event-based logging yes / yes
Numbers of data loggers with arithmetics, filters 4
Data Storage
RAM [MB] / Flash [MB] 64 / -
SD card yes
USB expandable yes
DAQ Modules
Number of DAQ modules DAQ module integrated
Digital inputs and outputs 8 input, up to 2 kHz/ 4 output/ 2 relays
Analog input 8 multi-purpose (voltage, current, resistence, Pt100, Pt1000) *1
Programmable edge computing functionallty real time/ non real time - / yes
Apps (external) can be installed yes
Display with touch (optional) yes
Typical power consumption [W] <8
*1 Otherconfigurations Q3/2019

Application Examples

Gantner’s cutting-edge DAQ technology is trusted globally for applications in the mobility, aerospace, civil engineering, and energy sectors. Choose from the following industry examples to discover the most versatile DAQ on the market.

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