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Phantom Manager

Phantom Manager

The application Phantom Manager is the software that enables a wide range of both operational and system configurations. The main feature of the app is the firmware update of the Phantom devices.

Enter the App Store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android) and search for the “Phantom Manager” app. Download and install it to your phone to use the app. It is important to note that it is necessary to be close to the device to achieve the update. For Phantom devices, the magnetic key will be required.

The capabilities and functions, as well as their step-by-step use, will be briefly described below.


Main Menu

On the home screen we can find 4 main sections:

  • Options
  • Node Update
  • Gateway Update
  • Node Configuration
  • EI Monitor Module

We’ll describe each section independently


Node Update

Here you can update the firmware version of your Sensors in two very simple ways:

Code Scan

  1. Click on Node Update.
  2. Scan your QR Code (as shown in the Picture)
  3. Verify your version and click Update Now.
  4. Wait for the installation to finish.**

* During the update process, the sensor LED will stay on indicating the connection

* Once the update is complete, the sensor will blink rapidly and then turn off, indicating that the update was received successfully.


Restart the sensor

  1. Click Node Update
  2. Restart your sensor using the magnetic key (As shown in the picture)
  3. Verify your version and click Update Now
  4. Wait for the installation to finish**

* During the update process, the sensor LED will stay on indicating the connection

* Once the update is complete, the sensor will blink rapidly and then turn off, indicating that the update was received successfully.


Gateway Update

With the Gateway Update option it is possible to carry out updates for the network and bluetooth drivers of your Gateway device.

To achieve this, it is necessary to connect the Gateway to a network to obtain the IP address shown on the Display. Once we know the address, we select the Gateway Update option which will show us the following information screen:

Here you can view the following information:

  • Latest version available for Wi-Fi
  • Latest version available for Bluetooth
  • Gateway ID
  • Gateway IP
  • Current Wi-Fi version
  • Current Bluetooth version

Click Update which will start the update. At the end we will get the following message:

* In case of not obtaining an automatic connection it is possible to carry out a manual update described in the next section.


Manual Mode

If the Gateway is not found automatically, it is possible to perform a manual search knowing the IP address. To do this, we select the Manual Mode option on the information screen, which will take us to the following screen:

Type the address shown on the Gateway display and click Update.

We wait for the installation to finish, which will show us the following message:


Node Configuration

The Node configuration option allows the user to modify the data collection behavior of Phantom sensors directly from the sensor.

To access this configuration it is necessary to click on the Node Configuration Option and immediately restart your Phantom sensor using the magnetic key.

Once connected you will access the following Menu:

Next, we will describe in detail the use and operation of each subsection of this configuration.

Range: Sets the sensitivity of the sensor with options of ± 8g, ± 16g and ± 32g for the High Frequency Sensor; and ± 2g, ± 4g and ± 8g for the Low Frequency Sensor.

Recording settings: This option will allow you to change the sensor measurement time. Select between 1s, 2s, 4s, 8s or 16s without affecting the captured resolution lines * (25,600).

* The frequency range is altered

Enable signal transmission: By unchecking this box the sensor will no longer take vibration data. This can be useful for saving battery or if you only need the RMS from the sensor.

Recording Mode: With this option you can configure the sensor data collection process with two possible alternatives:

  • Interval: Stablish the Interval for data recording using time in minutes. f.e. Take data every 360 minutes (6 hours). Min 10 minutes and max 2880 minutes.

  • Time of the day: It establishes an hour (or hours) for the sensor measurement, allowing to control the machine’s operating and rest times. Select Add to create a new schedule or Remove to delete it.

  • Enable RMS transmition: Allows you to enable and disable the sending of RMS, as well as control the time interval of the sending, expressed in seconds with a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 1800.

  • Enable Alarms: These alarms work the same as in your Digivibe software. You can set alarms that are activated when the sensor detects vibration values ​​lower or higher than those specified in this option. You can assign alarm values ​​for each axis independently having the following considerations:             Channel 1 = Y axis, Channel 2 – X axis, Channel 3 – Z axis

  • Enable Remote Trigger: This is probably the hardest to understand option. This option allows the sensor to capture useful signals from machines that aren’t running all the time. Think for example the garage door opener at your house, it’s only running for very short infrequent bursts so you want to record the signals only when it’s actually running. For this you can setup a trigger sensor that will trigger the recording of data. As of now it can either be an RPM  sensor or a Current sensor. The first step to setup this would be to setup your trigger sensor. Let’s say an RPM sensor. You will mount the RPM sensor in your machine. In the past this sensor would only transmit the immediate RPM value every 5minutes to the gateway. Additional now this sensor will broadcast it’s RPM value every 30seconds. You can see this broadcasted value in the “DEBUG AND DIAGNOSTIC” section of the Phantom Manager app. We recommend you check the sensor with this before proceeding with the new steps to make sure it’s working correctly. After you have setup your trigger sensor. You will setup your triaxial vibration sensor in the configuration you will setup the “Trigger type” as “Remote RPM”. Then you will need to setup the serial number of the RPM sensor (just the last big number) you can either write it in or scan the label of the rpm sensor with your phone’s camera. Then you will setup a RPM window (min and max RPM value) that will trigger the recording. When the RPM value falls inside this window the triaxial will record and transmit a signal. The Max wait parameter controls how long the triaxial sensor will keep trying to find the window before giving up. You can start with the max value of 240 minutes if you are unsure of this.

EI Monitor Module Update

To update your Monitor Module it is necessary to connect your cell phone to the same network where the Module is located. Once done, we select the option Monitor Module Update in the application, which will show us the following screen:

On this screen we place the IP of our Module which we can find on the Gateway screen with the legend IP Monitor.

We click Update and wait for the update to finish. At the end, it will display the following legend:


Beta Firmware

If you are an authorized Erbessd Instruments dealer, you may have early access to trial firmware. Erbessd Instruments reserves the selection of those who will have access to these test programs.

  • Select the menu in the upper left part of the “Phantom Updater” app where you will find two options.

  • Select the Beta Firmware option that will direct you to the next screen and enter the Firmware ID code on the indicated line. Click Download to download:

Note: All Firmware ID codes are supplied by Erbessd Instruments Technical Support and these codes are unique for each type of Phantom. Installing unsupported software can damage your device.

  • In “Available firmware images”, select the image of the code to install and select “Use”.
  • At this point you should be close to the device. Select “Scan” on your phone and immediately reset the sensor with the magnetic key.

  • Select the device that requires updating and select “Update

  •  You will see the following screens and the app will notify you when your device is updated with the legend “Update succeded”.
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