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.
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.
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 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.
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.