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Features

  • 16-Channel Digital Potentiometer Controller 256 Taps per Potentiometer
  • 10K, 50K, and 100K Variants Available up to 1mA per Channel
  • Modular Communications Interface Supports Many Popular Communication Modules:
    • WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, WebPage, Industrial Wireless, USB, RS-232 and More
  • Expandable to Control up to 256 Digital Potentiometers using UXP Expansion Port
  • Expandable to Control Relays using the XR Expansion Port
    • Supports SPDT, DPDT, High-Power Relays and Solid State Relays
  • Supports Relay On, Off, and Toggle Functions
  • 16 Background Timers Can be Assigned to Any of the On-Board Relays
  • Server Reboot, Watchdog, & Keep Alive Duration/Pulse Timing Command Set
  • Control One Relay at a Time or All Relays Simultaneously

$145.00

Description

Digital Potentiometer Controller 16-Channel

You’ve been asking for us to bring back our Digital Potentiometer Controller and we’ve heard you! Back in production as a Legacy controller, this device will not become obsolete as long as Parts Remain Available!  Based on the MCP42xx0 Series Digital Potentiometers, use a computer to change the resistor values on 16 different programmable resistors with up to 256 taps per potentiometer.  Available in Potentiometer values of 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ and 100 kΩ with a wiper current of up to 1mA per channel.  Set the Power-Up Default State of the first 32 Potentiometers or read the Power-Up Default State of Each Potentiometer.  All other Potentiometers default to a center position for all wipers.

Built on the ProXR Framework, the ProXR Series has a long history of reliability while maintaining an easy learning curve using our Base Station Software as a guide for controlling and using this product.  Equipped with a UXP expansion port, add up to 256 Potentiometer Channels by chaining expansions to this main controller board.   Equipped with a XR Expansion port, this device is capable of controlling up to 256 relays of various types using XR Series relay controllers.  Simply plug in any XR Expansion Relay Controller and you are ready to switch solid state relays, DPDT signal relays, general purpose SPDT relays, and high-power relays.  Supports simple relay control commands such as off, on, or toggle functions as well as more complex commands for activating relays using integrated timers.

This controller features a modular communications interface, capable of accepting USB, RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Industrial Wireless communication modules, and more.  Control potentiometers directly from cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS or MQTT when working with our WiFi Bluetooth USB Communications module.  Control Potentiometers using a USB Interface and a Virtual COM Port communications when using our USB interface.  Control Potentiometers over WiFi or Ethernet by opening a TCP socket to port 2101 and start sending commands (as shown in Base Station).

Use Base Station software to quickly learn the command structure for potentiometer control using a simple Point and Click interface that supports all communication technologies.

New Version Shipping

Beginning Late 2020, we’ve made some updates to this product to make it better with increased component count while maintaining the same functionality and footprint.  The New Rev G2 Series adds a better power supply circuit to improve noise immunity while providing increased power availability.  We als changed the color of the circuit board to Black and updated branding to ncd.io with updated logos.

This is now a Legacy product, which means it will never go obsolete as long as critical parts are still available to us.  Built with our new high-speed pick and place assembly line, we can complete the surface mount assembly process at a rate of several thousand units per day with the potential to scale to any volume you could imagine, so you never need to worry about supply quantities or supply chain problems.  

Updated Features

  • Updated Logos and Branding, Changed PCB Color to Black
  • Improved Power Supply Circuit using a Switcher Regulator for Lower Heat and Higher Power
  • Ferrite Beads Added to Better Separate Logic and Drive Circuits from Noise
  • Updated Connectors and Positioning for Better Fit and Finish
  • Now Built by our High-Speed Pick and Place Machine for High-Volume Applications
  • Legacy Status Product – Will Not Become Obsolete as Long as Critical Parts Remain Available

Compatibility

900HP-S3B Wireless Compatibility Notes

Notice: Compatibility Notes Does NOT Apply to the Following Products:

  • NCD Enterprise Solutions
  • NCD Wireless Sensors
  • NCD Enterprise Modems and Gateways

Notice: Compatibility Notes Applies to NCD Industrial Products, Including Fusion, ProXR, ProXR Lite, Taralist, and Reactor Series Products.

Compatibility Notes

When using an 900HP-S3B communication module, it is essential that you use the ZIGMO_PCB to configure the module settings.  Long-Range wireless sensors may be programmed over the air without removing the communications module.

A 900HP-S3B Modem or a gateway of some kind that support the 900HP-S3B communications module will also be required.

Ethernet TCP/IP Compatibility Notes

This device periodically sends UDP Packets on port 13,000, which help identify the IP address of this device on your network.  This device sends UDP Packets to link.signalswitch.com to help users access this device from the internet (this feature can be disable).  Remote access over the internet requires users to configure Port Forwarding on the router that is associated with the WiFi communications module.  Port Forwarding is outside the scope of NCD technical support.  Please visit PortForward.com for instructions on configuring most routers for port forwarding.

RS-232 Serial Compatibility Notes

The NCD RS-232 Serial communications module is compatible with standard RS-232 signals (+/-10VDC), which are not directly compatible with UART signals from a microprocessor.  If you are working with Arduino, Microchip PIC, or other common microcontroller, a communications module is not required.   Microcontrollers will directly talk to the on-board processor of all NCD controllers.

RS-485 Serial Compatibility Notes

The NCD RS-485 Serial communications module is compatible with NCD ProXR, ProXR Lite, Fusion, and Taralist series controllers.  This module was designed to work with NCD devices, but may be used with devices outside the NCD family.  This device acts as a transparent RS-485 to USART serial converter.  Non-NCD products will require a software networking protocol to support multiple devices.

Resources

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Documentation

Communications

Tutorials

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Videos

WiFi Module Setup

The Wi-Fi Communications Module must be configured in order to connect to your network using the Wi-Fi Configuration Kit. The Wi-Fi Configuration Kit consists of a small black board with 3 LEDs. The Configuration Board will be labeled ZIGMO. The module may have to be removed from the board and plugged into the ZIGMO as shown. The ZIGMO will plug into the USB port of your computer for configuration and some USB drivers may need to be installed on your computer. ...

The Wi-Fi Communications Module must be configured in order to connect to your network using the Wi-Fi Configuration Kit. The Wi-Fi Configuration Kit consists of a small black board with 3 LEDs. The Configuration Board will be labeled ZIGMO. The module may have to be removed from the board and plugged into the ZIGMO as shown. The ZIGMO will plug into the USB port of your computer for configuration and some USB drivers may need to be installed on your computer. Base Station software is required to configure the Wi-Fi communications module and is available as a free download. This software identifies compatible Wi-Fi routers in your area and assigns the router you have chosen to the Wi-Fi communications module. Network security options may be configured using this software including passwords. You can find the NCD Base Station Software at ncd.io/start.

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Introduction to Ethernet Relay Control

This video will introduce you to Controlling Relays over your Local Area Network (LAN) using Ethernet Relay Controllers from store.ncd.io. Ethernet can be one of the more complicated communication interfaces due to the network protocol stack. We break it down for you to show you the most important parts for Relay Control. You can find NCD Base Station at ncd.io/start.

This video will introduce you to Controlling Relays over your Local Area Network (LAN) using Ethernet Relay Controllers from store.ncd.io. Ethernet can be one of the more complicated communication interfaces due to the network protocol stack. We break it down for you to show you the most important parts for Relay Control. You can find NCD Base Station at ncd.io/start.

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USB Intro

We explain the advantages and disadvantages to USB communications and how it effects our Relay Controllers and your application. Some of the information is outdated as we've moved away from controlanything.com. Most modern operating systems come with the FTDI driver installed so you should just need Base Station

We explain the advantages and disadvantages to USB communications and how it effects our Relay Controllers and your application. Some of the information is outdated as we've moved away from controlanything.com. Most modern operating systems come with the FTDI driver installed so you should just need Base Station

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Relay Control Commands (ProXR Part 1)

Controlling Relays from a Computer using Windows 10 and a USB Relay Board. Turn Relays On and Off and read the status of relays. This video gives you a quick introduction to how Relay Control Commands work using Base Station as a reference. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

Controlling Relays from a Computer using Windows 10 and a USB Relay Board. Turn Relays On and Off and read the status of relays. This video gives you a quick introduction to how Relay Control Commands work using Base Station as a reference. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

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Base Station Overview ProXR Series Relay Controllers

This video is a quick introduction to Base Station, available for FREE download at ncd.io/start. Base Station is a Free software download that can control any of our Industrial Series boards and give you a quick command reference. You can find the complete Base Station Quick Start Guide here: https://ncd.io/base-station-quick-start-guide/.

This video is a quick introduction to Base Station, available for FREE download at ncd.io/start. Base Station is a Free software download that can control any of our Industrial Series boards and give you a quick command reference. You can find the complete Base Station Quick Start Guide here: https://ncd.io/base-station-quick-start-guide/.

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Relay Power-up Status Map (ProXR Part 3)

This video demonstrates how to read the status of relays as well as setting the power-up default status of relays using ProXR relay controllers. This video uses a 16-Channel USB relay board. Relay Power-up Status Mapping allows you to account for power loss to a Relay Controller.

This video demonstrates how to read the status of relays as well as setting the power-up default status of relays using ProXR relay controllers. This video uses a 16-Channel USB relay board. Relay Power-up Status Mapping allows you to account for power loss to a Relay Controller.

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Controlling Individual Relays (ProXR Part 4)

This video demonstrates controlling individual relays on a 16-Channel USB Relay Board. Controlling relay individually is the easiest way to control relays on your Relay Controller. It is ideal for applications with a single endpoint/pc controlling it and doesn't need to control multiple relays with one command.

This video demonstrates controlling individual relays on a 16-Channel USB Relay Board. Controlling relay individually is the easiest way to control relays on your Relay Controller. It is ideal for applications with a single endpoint/pc controlling it and doesn't need to control multiple relays with one command.

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Relay Refreshing Automatic and Manual Modes (ProXR Part 2)

Automatic and Manual Relay Refreshing Modes Explained for users of ProXR Industrial Relay Controllers. This video shows a 16-Channel USB Relay board. Manual Relay Refreshing is useful if you need to only update Relay Status (On/Off) on interval. You can send relay control commands to the board and the changes won't become live until the manual refresh command is sent.

Automatic and Manual Relay Refreshing Modes Explained for users of ProXR Industrial Relay Controllers. This video shows a 16-Channel USB Relay board. Manual Relay Refreshing is useful if you need to only update Relay Status (On/Off) on interval. You can send relay control commands to the board and the changes won't become live until the manual refresh command is sent.

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USB FTDI Communication Module Compatible with the Digi XBee ® Controlling Relay

FT232RL USB Interface Adapter Similar to the Digi XBee ® footprint shown controlling a 16-Channel Relay Controller Board Available from https://store.ncd.io/product/usb-communications-module-ft232rl-zusb/ Drivers Available from FTDI: FT232RL USB Interface Adapter Similar to the Digi XBee ® footprint shown controlling a 16-Channel Relay Controller Board Available from https://store.ncd.io/product/usb-communications-module-ft232rl-zusb/ Drivers Available from FTDI: http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Base Station Software: ncd.io/start Digi.com offers a wide variety of XBee Interface modules for industrial wireless applications. Digi XBee® devices are compatible with NCD products.

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Relay Grouping Demonstrated with a 16-Channel USB Relay Controller (ProXR Part 6)

This video demonstrates ProXR relay grouping commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Controller. Grouping commands are useful full to simulate DPDT Relays and for applications that require multiple relays to be triggered any time one relay is triggered.

This video demonstrates ProXR relay grouping commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Controller. Grouping commands are useful full to simulate DPDT Relays and for applications that require multiple relays to be triggered any time one relay is triggered.

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Relay Flashers Demonstrated with a 16-Channel USB Relay Board (ProXR Part 7)

This video demonstrates ProXR relay flashing commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Board. Relay flashing is ideal for signal operation, warning buzzers, and any other application that needs relays to be activated at regular intervals.

This video demonstrates ProXR relay flashing commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Board. Relay flashing is ideal for signal operation, warning buzzers, and any other application that needs relays to be activated at regular intervals.

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Relay Timers Demonstrated with a 16-Channel USB Relay Module (ProXR Part 5)

This video demonstrates ProXR relay timer commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Module. Relay Timers are a powerful tool in the ProXR command set. Turn a relay on or off for a pre-selected amount of time using a single command after the relay has been set up. This makes for a useful tool for pulsing relays, rebooting servers/computers, and many more application where a Relay only needs to be activated for a specific amount of time.

This video demonstrates ProXR relay timer commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Module. Relay Timers are a powerful tool in the ProXR command set. Turn a relay on or off for a pre-selected amount of time using a single command after the relay has been set up. This makes for a useful tool for pulsing relays, rebooting servers/computers, and many more application where a Relay only needs to be activated for a specific amount of time.

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USB Setup

Learn how to set up you own ZUSB Module to work with your NCD Relay Controller. For complete instructions and details on how to use an NCD ZUSB Module see our article at https://ncd.io/zusb-usb-communications-module-quick-start-guide/ Portions of this video may be outdated as we have moved from controlanything.com since this video was created.

Learn how to set up you own ZUSB Module to work with your NCD Relay Controller. For complete instructions and details on how to use an NCD ZUSB Module see our article at https://ncd.io/zusb-usb-communications-module-quick-start-guide/ Portions of this video may be outdated as we have moved from controlanything.com since this video was created.

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802154 RANGE

A simple demonstration of the Wireless Range of 802.15.4 in the 300' and 1 Mile Range with and without obstacles.

A simple demonstration of the Wireless Range of 802.15.4 in the 300' and 1 Mile Range with and without obstacles.

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Wireless Range Testing Setup

This video tells you the set up that we used to get real world ranges on our wireless communication modules.

This video tells you the set up that we used to get real world ranges on our wireless communication modules.

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WiFi Introduction

Introduction to our WiFi Module and technologies. Learn the advantages, disadvantages as well as tips and tricks for using WiFi Relay Controllers available from store.ncd.io. You can find more in depth information on how to use and configure your WiFi Relay Controller at https://ncd.io/wifi-module-quick-start-guide/.

Introduction to our WiFi Module and technologies. Learn the advantages, disadvantages as well as tips and tricks for using WiFi Relay Controllers available from store.ncd.io. You can find more in depth information on how to use and configure your WiFi Relay Controller at https://ncd.io/wifi-module-quick-start-guide/.

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Ethernet over Virtual Serial Setup

Learn how to communicate to your Ethernet Module using a Virtual COM Port. Virtual COM Port communications are ideal for existing applications that make use of our wired and wireless relay control already and want to quickly add support for Ethernet Relay Controllers. Virtual COM Port communication allow you to send commands to an Ethernet Relay Board as if it were directly connected to the controlling PC.

Learn how to communicate to your Ethernet Module using a Virtual COM Port. Virtual COM Port communications are ideal for existing applications that make use of our wired and wireless relay control already and want to quickly add support for Ethernet Relay Controllers. Virtual COM Port communication allow you to send commands to an Ethernet Relay Board as if it were directly connected to the controlling PC.

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Web-i FTP Instructions

Learn how to FTP and customize your Web-i Interface. If you want to make some changes to your Web-i interface and how it works you can follow the instructions on this video and be up and developing in minutes.

Learn how to FTP and customize your Web-i Interface. If you want to make some changes to your Web-i interface and how it works you can follow the instructions on this video and be up and developing in minutes.

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Web-i Configuration

Learn how to properly configure your Web-i. Learn how to alter the configuration of your Web-i to better suit your needs. Whether customizing macros, changing the UDP broadcast, or setting a static IP address or password this video will get you up and running.

Learn how to properly configure your Web-i. Learn how to alter the configuration of your Web-i to better suit your needs. Whether customizing macros, changing the UDP broadcast, or setting a static IP address or password this video will get you up and running.

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Getting Started with Web-i

This video will show you the basics on how to get started familiarizing yourself and using the Web-i Interface. This software used to find your Web-i Controller has changed. You can now use NCD Base Station to find your Web-i Device. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

This video will show you the basics on how to get started familiarizing yourself and using the Web-i Interface. This software used to find your Web-i Controller has changed. You can now use NCD Base Station to find your Web-i Device. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

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Web-i Introduction

Get the rundown of the benefits and capabilities of using a Web-i in your next project. From relay control to sensor monitoring Web-i gives you an easy to use interface for your web controlled relays.

Get the rundown of the benefits and capabilities of using a Web-i in your next project. From relay control to sensor monitoring Web-i gives you an easy to use interface for your web controlled relays.

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XR and UXP Expansion Ports

Get a basic introduction to both our XR Relay Expansion and UXP IO Expansion Boards. XR Expansion Boards provide additional Relays to your ProXR controller while UXP Expansion Boards provide additional functionality like ADCs and Digital IOs.

Get a basic introduction to both our XR Relay Expansion and UXP IO Expansion Boards. XR Expansion Boards provide additional Relays to your ProXR controller while UXP Expansion Boards provide additional functionality like ADCs and Digital IOs.

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Finding the Com Port

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

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Wired Communications

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

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Introduction to Relay Control

This video will guide you in determining which relay controller you need for your application as well as a general overview of the differences between Relay Options. If you're new to our products or just need a refresher for a new application this is a great place to start.

This video will guide you in determining which relay controller you need for your application as well as a general overview of the differences between Relay Options. If you're new to our products or just need a refresher for a new application this is a great place to start.

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Induction Suppression

Learn about Induction and how it comes into play with Relay Controllers. Induction suppression can make your Relay Control applications intermittent and unreliable. This video will show you what causes it, how to avoid it, and how to account for it in your application.

Learn about Induction and how it comes into play with Relay Controllers. Induction suppression can make your Relay Control applications intermittent and unreliable. This video will show you what causes it, how to avoid it, and how to account for it in your application.

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Would you like a Communications Interface for this Controller?Change

ProXR controllers are designed to work with a wide variety of communication modules. Change modules as your application needs change using the options shown below. Please note that your controller will be shipped without a communications module installed if you do not make a selection below.

Would you like a power supply?Change

NCD Controllers Need Power. Standard NCD Power Supplies use a 2.1mm Barrel Connector with 12VDC (center positive) rated at 1.25 Amps (minimum).

Do you need to Configure or Remotely Connect to this controller?Change

Use the USB Configuration Adapter if you want to change the settings inside the WiFi, Bluetooth, KFX Key Fob, and Wireless communication modules. You will need a Modem to talk to Wireless and RS-485 devices. You do not need any of these options if you will only communicate over an Ethernet, RS-232, or USB communication interface above.


Customize

We Customize Just for You!!

NCD offers many custom IoT electronic design services to help tailor our product to your exact needs.  Whether you are looking for custom firmware, circuit board modifications, metal enclosures, or industrial color printing, we can help you with a wide variety of design services.

Custom IoT Electronic Design Services Process

Most of our users purchase off-the-shelf hardware for initial testing.  Once everything is working, they contact us to build a custom solution which may include specialized changes to the board, firmware, connectors, etc.  Custom boards have many advantages such as reduced wiring, easy installation, small size, less power consumption, and in some cases, an overall reduction in product cost.  Custom IoT Electronic Design Services will have your company name and logo on the board as well as the enclosure.

Customized IoT Electronics

NCD engineers can help build a customized solution for your particular application based on the designs you see on our website.  We can combine devices onto a single board, change the shape, or even some of the components to meet your exact needs.  We also provide turn-key metal enclosures with powder coating and full-color printing on the top side starting at just $500 for setup!  We have more than 20 years of experience in electronics design and manufacturing.  All of our products are designed and manufactured in the USA, so we are here to support the products we make.  We only ask that our customers prototype their needs using our existing products before we customize.

Customization Guidelines

  • Custom designs should be based on our existing product because we can’t build rockets or electric cars over here!
  • We do not provide customization services if it involves the introduction of a new or untested technology.
  • Custom engineering fees depend on your requirements, so please contact us for a quote!
  • We maintain ownership of all designs, including our customized designs as they are based on our existing Design.
  • We will only ship the customized product to you or your authorized agents.
  • We have an NDA available if needed.
  • The turn-around time is about 2-3 weeks.
  • We specialize in low-volume designs, no quantity is too small!
  • We have the ability to scale to large volumes as needed.

Getting Started with Product Customization

All you have to do is contact us and we will walk you through the process from beginning to end, based on your individual needs.  Some people are surprised at how fast we finish CAD design (usually a few hours), but keep in mind, we still have to build your design, which takes considerably more time.  When we customize product, here are the general services we provide:

  • We design the circuit board.
  • We communicate with our customers throughout the customization and manufacturing process.
  • We manufacture surface mount stencils and circuit boards.
  • We program our pick and place machines to build your boards.
  • We build a working sample and run it through our wave solder machine.
  • We test your custom IoT solution.
  • Once the design is finalized it won’t be possible to make changes during production (changes cost money and require us to repeat the above processes)
  • Once it meets all your requirements, we will start production as needed.
  • We work with our metal fabricators to design a metal enclosure if required.
  • You work with our artist to print the top side of the enclosure in full color with your company logo if required.

+MORE App customizations

We partnered with Blynk who have developed the +MORE app.  If you are interested in customization to their +MORE app then we're sure you will enjoy working with them as much as we did.  They can customize the user interface +MORE mobile app at your request.

  • Add new functionality and features to the mobile applications and web dashboard
  • Change/ add data visualizations options

Contact them today for custom App Development!

White-labeled mobile apps and dashboard

Blynk the developer of +MORE has a fantastic team of developers eager to help with your IoT applications.  They offer the following services.

We provide white-label IoT infrastructure:

  • Private IoT cloud
  • Branded mobile applications for remote monitoring and control
  • A branded web dashboard to manage fleet of your devices
  • Big Data analysis with actionable insights
  • Development of machine learning algorithms

Contact them today for all of your IoT cloud needs!

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