The Gas Clip Technologies MGC Dock is an all-in-one stand-alone docking station designed for maximum testing efficiency and portability. It tests up to four units simultaneously, reducing the testing time and gas usage. With only two buttons, it’s simple to train workers how to use it for regular bump tests, occasional calibrations, or to deactivate detectors. It can be optionally housed in a rugged Pelican© case or a wall-mountable metal enclosure. Logs are stored on a USB flash drive which can easily be transferred to a computer for analysis.
Each Dock comes with the following standard features:
- Test 4 units at one time, up to 12 instruments in a minute
- Easy 1 button operation
- Robust rechargeable internal battery, up to 1500 tests before recharging
- Internal gas cylinder regulator and pressure gauge
- USB flash memory for bump test and event log storage
- Optional unit configuration and firmware updates via GCT Manager Software
- Rugged Pelican© case or Wall Mount Dock case
- No computer required to operate
Unit Configuration/Firmware Updates: In order to keep your fleet of gas detectors compliant with specific settings, we allow for the MGC Dock to program each unit during either bump testing or calibration. The programmable fields are as follows: User ID, Calibration Interval, Bump Interval, Self-Test Interval, Low Alarm, High Alarm, Show Sensor Readings, Hide Bump Due LED and Hide Clock. For example, if your company or facility requires each detector on site to have specific alarm set points and a bump test interval, instead of programming each unit individually, the instruments can be group programmed while simultaneously bump testing (4 units at a time per MGC Dock) using our GCT Manager software. As firmware updates become available, we can program each MGC Dock to update units during bump testing and calibration. Facility safety standard compliance for single gas detectors is now easily achievable.
Event Data and Record Storage: In addition to performing tests, unit configurations and firmware updates, the MGC Dock also stores important information about both the docking station and units tested. All tests performed on the docking station can be accessed from either the USB directly or using the GCT Manager software. Each bump test and calibration event is recorded and logged by date, time and serial number. Along with the test records, the individual event logs from each unit are saved. At the time of the test, the detector transmits its’ event log to the memory. By default, the station will save the previous 10 event logs.
Wall Mount MGC Dock: Gas Clip Technologies offers a wall mount solution for our MGC Dock. Instead of being housed in a Pelican© case, we provide a slim cabinet type case that can be easily mounted on a wall. This option can be selected at the time of order or can be ordered separately to convert your existing MGC Dock to a Wall Mount MGC Dock. This option is a perfect fit for facilities or office environments.
Gas Clip Technologies GCT Manager software provides users the ability to communicate and program the MGC Dock or Wall Mount MGC Dock via IR Link or USB memory stick. In order to communicate with an MGC Dock system via infrared, an IR Link is required. Following is a full list of programmable features offered when communicating with the MGC Dock or Wall Mount MGC Dock using the GCT Manager Software via the IR Link:
- Docking Station Location
- Number of Event Logs
- Auto Power-Off Time
- Gas Cylinder Expiration Date
- Gas Cylinder Lot #
- Gas Cylinder Concentration
- Feature Administration Controls
- Station Test Logs
- Individual Instrument Logs
- Inventory Report
- All IR Link Software
*System Requirements: Available for Windows© based PCs (XP, Vista, Windows 7) ; Users must also install Microsoft Net 4.0 software.