IoT Long Range Wireless Pulse/Frequency Meter Sensor
Introducing NCD’s Long Range IoT Wireless Pulse/Frequency Meter, boasting up to a 28 Mile range using a wireless mesh networking architecture. It samples frequency and duty cycle and internally adjusts its time base to maximize output resolution and minimize error. However, the above complexities are abstracted from the user and the output comes out pre-processed. This process is repeated at user defined intervals while sleeping in between to minimize power consumption.
This IoT Wireless Pulse/Frequency Meter has an additional feature of detecting change in frequency and duty cycle at user defined detection time intervals and sending out data if the change is greater than user defined detection change percentage. This change detection feature can be enabled/disabled by the user and works for both frequency and duty cycle against a single change percentage and detection time configuration. To minimize power consumption, the sensor sleeps during the time it is not detecting a change. Both of these features work in parallel to support multiple application areas in one package.
Powered by just 2 AA batteries and an operational lifetime of 500,000 wireless transmissions, a 10 years battery life can be expected depending on environmental conditions and the data transmission interval. Optionally, this sensor may be externally powered.
With an open communication protocol this sensor can be integrated with just about any control system or gateway. Data can be transmitted to a PC, a Raspberry Pi, to Microsoft Azure® IoT, or Arduino. Sensor parameters and wireless transmission settings can be changed on the go using the open communication protocol providing maximum configurability depending on the intended application.
The long range, price, accuracy, battery life and security features of Long Range IoT Wireless Frequency Meter makes it an affordable choice which exceeds the requirements for most of the industrial as well as consumer market applications.
We opened the communications protocol so you can integrate wireless transmitters with just about any control system or gateway you could ever imagine. Send data to a PC, a Raspberry Pi, to Microsoft Azure® IoT, or Arduino. Your data belongs to YOU and it’s up to you to decide where you want the data to arrive. Don’t be bogged down by the limitations of proprietary cloud solutions, post the data where you need it most. Speaking of Communications, NCD long range IoT Wireless Pulse/Frequency Meter sensors use the DigiMesh® protocol from Digi.com. DigiMesh® was designed by The industrial leader in secure wireless communications for industrial applications. DigiMesh® automatically hops data from gateway to gateway until it arrives at the desired destination.
Note: By default the change detection feature is disabled to save the battery life.
Receiving Data From IoT Wireless Pulse/Frequency Meter Sensor
This device sends data periodically, based on user-preset timing intervals and on state change of the contact closure inputs. Data transmissions include battery level, signal strength, payload, firmware version, sensor type, and device serial number. Please see the Resources section to see detailed information on the data structure of this device. This wireless transmitter needs a receiver. There are many options available for receiving data from NCD transmitters. We highly recommend using our USB Modem (available during purchase) so that you can monitor this device and use our LabVIEW software for changing device settings. Using our long-range USB wireless modem, users can expect easy operation over a virtual COM port at 115.2K baud. Optionally, we offer a Wireless receiver that operates over ethernet. Data from NCD sensors will appear over TCP/IP on port 2101. Simply open a TCP/IP socket, port 2101, to the IP address of the Ethernet modem and see your data stream in to your local area network. We take software samples seriously! Be sure to to check out the resources section of our web site to see code samples for Raspberry Pi, Visual Studio, LabVIEW, Arduino, Python, and more.
Now Supporting Microsoft Azure® IoT
We’ve been working with Microsoft engineers to post data from our sensors to Azure®. If you need help integrating this sensor into Azure®, please let us know and we will work with you to get you connected!
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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 our products, as this is the best the 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.