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Features

  • Industrial Grade IoT Wireless Modem
  • USB, WiFi TCP/IP, WiFi MQTT, Bluetooth
  • Supports Virtual COM Port Over USB  and Bluetooth
  • Supports Basic Authentication MQTT brokers.
  • Operating Temperature Range -40 to +85 °C
  • 5V-32V DC Input Voltage with Power Supply Included
  • Compatible with NCD IoT Sensors and endNodes
  • 2 Mile Range with On-Board Antenna
  • 900MHz, 2.4GHz, and 868 MHz Options
  • Wireless Mesh Networking using DigiMesh®
  • Supports 128-Bit AES Wireless Encryption

$199.95

SKU: PR55-21A_MEGA UPC: 689860072565 Categories: , , ,

Description

Industrial IoT Wireless Mega Modem – USB WiFi Bluetooth MQTT

Our long range wireless enterprise series sensors are an easy to use and reliable start to any data aggregation application. This video will demonstrate how they work, what they do, and how to use them.

Industrial IoT Wireless Mega Modem

The Mega Modem is 4 in One Modem that helps users explore different communication options for NCD Enterprise products.  The Mega Modem offers USB, WiFi TCP/IP, WiFi MQTT, and Bluetooth, all in one devices.  Talk to NCD Enterprise products using any of your favorite communications technologies, or use all at one time.  As a USB Modem, you will be able to read sensor data from NCD IoT Wireless Sensors and endNodes into any application that supports serial communications at 115.2K Baud.  Also supported is Bluetooth VCP, a virtual COM port over Bluetooth, which provides the same functionality as USB, but with a Wireless Bluetooth connection.  With integrated WiFi communications, you will be able to speak to IoT Wireless Sensors and endNodes using TCP/IP communications on a local network.  Simply open the IP Address and Socket and begin sending and receiving data.

We saved the best for last, as the Mega Modem supports a MQTT Tunnel over WiFi.  As a tunnel device, you can read and control NCD Enterprise IoT devices from a MQTT broker.  We have tested compatibility with Beebotte, but it should work with any basic auth MQTT broker. Unlike a Gateway which interprets sensor data and converts it to real-world values, MQTT communications is tunneled, sending the raw data from the sensor to the MQTT Broker.  This allows all sensor parsing to take place on the cloud, eliminating the need for firmware updates as new sensors are released.

What Frequency Do I Need?

During purchase, you will see three frequency options.  Not all options are legal for use in all areas, so it’s important to make the right selection during purchase.  We will build your product and accessories based on the options chosen.  Here, we will explain these options in much greater detail, but please check your local laws BEFORE purchase.

900MHz for North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

If you are located in North America, the 900MHz Option will provide the longest range currently supported with the best penetration through walls, buildings, industrial equipment, and trees.  This option is also the best choice for long range applications.  The official Line of Sight rating for this option is 2 Miles with included antennas or 28 Miles with high-gain antennas.  We suggest contacting Digi.com for a high-gain antenna recommendation if required.  Please check your local laws before choosing this option.

868MHz for Europe Only

If you are located in Europe, the 868MHz Option is the only legal choice available at this time. This option offers better penetration through walls, builds, trees, and industrial equipment that 2.4GHz. The official line of site rating for this option is 14.5km using 2.1dBi antennas. Please check your local laws before choosing this option.

2.4Ghz for Worldwide Use (Except Europe)

The 2.4GHz option should be chosen if 900MHz and 868MHz are not legal for use in your country. Please note this particular module is NOT LEGAL for use in Europe, as it has a higher transmission power than is legally allowed at 2.4GHz. This option is certified for use in the United States, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. Please check your local laws before choosing this option.

Not Sure?

If you are unsure of which sensor option to choose, please contact us.  We may be able to help determine which sensors are legal for use in your area.

802.15.4 Module Wireless

900HP-S3B Industrial Wireless Mesh

Long-Range Wireless Mesh networking is our favorite of all wireless communication technologies.  This is the ONLY communications technology NCD recommends on the factory floor, operating at a safe 900MHz.  Mesh technology will hop data from one location to another to reach its intended destination, users do not need to do anything other than make sure wireless modules stay within hopping range of each other.  We use the Digi 900HP-S3B module in many of our products, as this is the best industry has to offer.  With a 2 mile range between modules and up to 8 hops, it is possible to cover 16 miles of wireless territory using this technology.  Using high-gain antennas, this module is capable of communicating to a remote module up to 28 miles away.  Please note that data hopping only works between live devices.  Data will not hop between sleeping sensors.  Data will hop from sensors to gateways and modems.  Data will also hop between gateways and modems.

Bluetooth Module

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a easy way to add wireless communications to the NCD Industrial product line.  The Bluetooth communications option acts as a transparent serial port between your computer and NCD devices.  Simply pair the device with your computer and access the device through the COM port that is associated with the Bluetooth communications module.

ZUSB USB Module Side Entry

USB

Our USB interface module makes it easy to control our devices using the USB port.  Simply plug into any available USB port and start controlling our devices using standard serial commands.  NCD USB Interface modules feature genuine FTDI USB to Serial Converter Chips, the very best in the industry.

Compatibility

Requires a 12VDC Power Supply (optional during checkout).  For indoor use only.

This device operates at 900MHz and converts raw sensor data into raw serial data over a virtual COM port using USB communications.  Compatible with Alpha Station https://ncd.io/alpha

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.

Bluetooth Compatibility Notes

Second Generation Bluetooth Devices us a Web Page for Configuration while First Generation Bluetooth devices require the following: The default pairing code for NCD Bluetooth devices is 1234.  Users may change the pairing code and other settings, including encryption options, using the ZigMo_PCB, which will provide a USB interface for configuring settings inside the Bluetooth communications module.

USB Compatibility Notes

This device is compatible with USB communications, which will mount as a Virtual COM Port on your computer.  All device functions will be accessed via the virtual com port using standard serial commands.  The default baud rate is 115.2K Baud for most NCD devices.  USB Drivers are included with most versions of Windows, but users of other operating systems may want to download the latest drivers directly from the FTDI web site.

Resources

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Documentation Downloads

Drawings

Mechanical Drawing

Wireless Sensor Enclosure

 

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Product Identification
SKU: PR55-21A_MEGA
UPC: 689860072565
Country of Origin: US
HTS Code: 854231
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$199.95/ea
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Wireless Communication OptionsChange

Please choose a wireless communications module that is legal for use in your region.  Please note: transmission range will be affected by the product options selected below.  If you are in North America, we strongly suggest the 900MHz option for best results.  If you are in Europe, the 868MHz version is the only legal option.  The 2.4GHz option is certified for use in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea.  Please note the 2.4GHz version will not penetrate objects as well as the 900MHz and 868MHz versions.  If you need help choosing a wireless option, please contact us.  This option will determine how we build this product and any applicable accessories that may be displayed below.

Antenna Extension CablesChange

Do you need to extend the Antenna? Use Any of these Antenna Extension Cables:


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.

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