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Features

  • Industrial Long Range Wireless Push Notification
  • 2 Digital Inputs Channels
  • Up to 500,000 Transmissions from 2 AA Batteries
  • 2 Mile Range with On-Board Antenna
  • Superior LOS Range of up to 28 miles with High-Gain Antennas
  • Interface to Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Azure, Arduino and More
  • Example Software for Visual Studio and LabVIEW
  • Supports Wireless Mesh Networking
  • Send Data Directly to Azure and Losant Gateways
  • NO Monthly Fee or Locked Proprietary Protocols

$159.95

Description

IoT Long Range Wireless Push Notification Dry Contact Transmitter

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.

IoT Long Range Wireless Push Notification Dry Contact Transmitter

NCD IoT Wireless push notification transmitters make it easy to receive alerts when doors are opened or buttons are pressed.  This IoT long range wireless push notification transmitter includes 2 contact closure inputs, sending a transmission if any state of the inputs change.  Receive an alert when a button is pressed, receive another alert when the button is released.  This IoT long range wireless push notification device is ideally used in security applications that need a reliable long-range wireless dry contact transmission.  Powered by two AA batteries, users can expect up to 500,000 transmissions or up to 10 years of battery life depending on environmental conditions and the transmission interval required for your application.  Optionally, this sensor may be externally powered.  This contact closure transmitter will send wireless push notifications over a distance of up to 2 miles using the included antennas (line of sight) or up to 28 miles using high-gain antennas.  This wireless push notification transmitter works by sending data as soon as it detects an open or closed contact (any change on input).  Additionally, this contact closure transmitter will send periodic data, indicating the input status as well as the battery level, just to let you know it’s alive and well.

We take IoT security very seriously, which is why we encrypt every IoT sensor, gateway, modem, and device in the NCD Enterprise product line.  Encryption is much easier to manage than you might expect, as the encryption does not get in the way of using the device.  We include a standard 128-Bit AES Encryption key with every device or we can help you integrate a new encryption key into all of your devices.  All hardware devices must use the same encryption key.  Once the keys are set, the hardware manages the rest for you, 100% in the background. 

NCD long-range wireless IoT 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.  NCD IoT sensors are capable of a 2-Mile line-of-site communication distance with the included antennas and up to 28-mile range when using high-gain antennas.    

Your data belongs to YOU and it’s up to you to decide where you want your IoT sensor data to arrive.  Don’t be bogged down by the limitations of proprietary cloud solutions, post the data where you need it most.  We offer an open communications protocol so you can integrate NCD wireless transmitters into your own software.  This allows integration of NCD IoT sensors into any control system or gateway you could ever imagine.  Send data to a PC, Mac, or Linux computer, or a Raspberry Pi using NCD modems.  Send data to popular cloud platforms such as Microsoft® Azure® IoT, Losant, and MQTT using NCD Micro Gateways.  We can also help get data from NCD wireless IoT sensors to embedded platforms such as Arduino.  We also offer sample code for Microsoft® Visual Studio, Node-RED, LabVIEW®, and Python.  Our documentation fully breaks down the packet structure, so integration into other languages is possible.  We may even be able to help, so please feel free to contact us if you are working with a platform not mentioned here.

There is no better Long Range Wireless push notification/Dry Contact Sensor on the market today.  Nothing compares with the long range, the price, the accuracy, the battery life, or the security features we have to offer.

Transmission Interval

This device sends data periodically, based on user-preset timing intervals and on state change of the contact closure inputs.

IoT Sensor Data Transmission

NCD IoT Sensors send a lot more than just sensor data.  For instance, a unique serial number is sent so you can always identify a particular sensor on the network.  A Node ID is also included, which a single byte of data that you can use for anything, such as the floor of a building or to help identify which group a sensor belongs to.  Also included in the data packet is a firmware version, battery level, and sensor type.  This allows your software to positively identify and manage the health of NCD IoT wireless sensors.  While signal strength data is also available, it is handled in a different way, and is not included in the sensor data packet (but rest assured, signal strength data for each sensor is available).  Please see the Resources tab to see detailed information on the data structure of this device.  

NCD wireless sensors transmit data and require a receiver.  There are many options available for receiving data from NCD IoT devices, please see below for a in-depth description of destinations available for NCD sensors.  We highly recommend using our USB Modem (available during purchase) so you can monitor this device and use our LabVIEW® software for changing device settings.  Some sensors have advanced settings that can help send alerts when problems are detected while other settings can be used to adjust communication interval, which will directly affect battery life.

How Long will the Batteries Really Last?

Most NCD IoT Sensors are rated for 300,000 to 500,000 transmissions until the batteries become so weak they are unreliable.  You could spread these transmissions out over a 10 year period and send 50,000 transmissions per year.  This would allow up to 136 transmissions per day, or about 5 transmissions per hour (for a 500K sensor, or 3 per hour for 300K sensor).  If you only need the batteries to last 3 years, you could send 166,666 transmissions per year, or about 456 transmissions per day (about 19 transmissions per hour for a 500K sensor).  As you can see, battery life is really up to you.  By altering advanced settings in the NCD IoT sensor, you have control over longevity.  Please note the 500,000 transmission rating is for premium alkaline batteries.  NCD ships all sensors with premium Lithium batteries, which include a ultra-wide temperature range that typically lasts in excess of 600,000 transmissions.  These batteries weigh less than half of alkalines, and they work in the freezer!  A word of caution though, putting a sensor in configuration mode will drain the batteries very quickly.  It’s important to configure your sensors and exit configuration mode as soon as possible or use a external power supply during configuration (if supported by the sensor).  The table below indicates how many Transmissions Per Hour (TPH) your can expect from different sensors over a lifespan of up to 10 years.

Life in Years:1 Year2 Years3 Years5 Years10 Years
300K Sensor34 TPH17 TPH11 TPH6 TPH3 TPH
400K Sensor45 TPH22 TPH15 TPH9 TPH4 TPH
500K Sensor57 TPH28 TPH19 TPH11 TPH5 TPH
600K Sensor68 TPH34 TPH22 TPH13 TPH6 TPH

TPH = Transmissions per Hour

How Do I Change Settings and Examine Raw Sensor Data?

Using our long-range USB wireless modem, users can expect easy operation over a virtual COM port at 115.2K baud.  Simply open the virtual COM port of the USB modem and watch data stream in.  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.  Alpha Station was developed to work with our wireless modems.  Of course gateways are also available for sending data to popular cloud platforms such as Azure® and Losant (more information below).  We take software samples seriously, so be sure to to check out the “Resources” tab to see code samples for Raspberry Pi, Visual Studio, LabVIEW®, Arduino, Python, and more.

What Frequency Do I Need 900MHz or 868MHz?

NCD IoT Wireless Sensors are currently available in two different frequencies to maintain compliance with your local laws.  If you are located in North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States), you will need to order the  900MHz version.  The 900MHz version of this product transmits data at 24dBm, offering a stronger signal than the 868MHz version, which transmits data at 14dBm.  The 900MHz version generally should not be shipped outside North America, but there may be a few exceptions.  Many countries use 900MHz for cellular communications.  This is not a 900MHz cellular product and will not work on cellular networks.  If you are located in Europe, the 868MHz version should be used.  Since the 868MHz version transmits data at 14dBm, a 2-Mile range may not be possible.  We strongly suggest reviewing your local laws to determine if either frequency is legal for use in your area.  Generally speaking, neither version is legal for use in Asian countries.  We are working on a 2.4GHz version to service the worldwide market, but this version will have reduced communication range and penetration through obstacles.  Again, we recommend reviewing your local laws prior to purchase.

 

IoT long range wireless push notification

Industrial Dry Contact Sensor with Long Range Wireless Communications sending contact closure data to LabVIEW®

 

Full Node-RED Support

Use the power of Node-RED to quickly create complex logic flows and alerts without a single line of code!

Enterprise Push Notification Dashboard

Where do I send my IoT Sensor Data?

IoT Sensor Data can be sent anywhere you need it.  Whether you need IoT sensor data on a desktop computer, an IoT cloud platform, or an embedded platform, we have you covered.  NCD IoT sensors broadcast data, so data handling is very easy, expandable, and versatile.  Send IoT sensor data to Gateways when you want to talk directly to a IoT cloud platform.  Send IoT Sensor data to Modems when you want to talk to local computers.  Of course you can always send data to both gateways and modems simultaneously, so you always have access to your sensor data locally and remotely.  Use multiple Gateways when you need data redundancy or if you need to send sensor data to multiple IoT cloud platforms.  

IoT Sensor Clusters are also possible.  You can build a cluster of IoT sensors on every floor of a high-rise building, sending data to gateways and modems on each floor.  Clustering makes it possible to keep your IoT sensor data separated for easier management.  Each Gateway and Modem can be configured to listen to a different cluster of IoT sensors.  Because NCD devices support thousands of clusters, expanding your IoT sensor network is virtually limitless.

Send IoT Sensor Data to Microsoft® Azure®

Collect IoT Sensor Data up to Two Miles Away and send your data to Microsoft® Azure® using the NCD Micro Gateway.    

The Micro Gateway for Microsoft® Azure® reports all incoming IoT sensor telemetry, as real-world values, to Microsoft® Azure® through the connected Device Twin, and/or Device to Cloud Messages.

Setup could not be easier.  The NCD Micro Gateway uses SoftAP and includes embedded web pages for configuration.  Simply connect your WiFi capable computer to the NCD Micro Gateway Access Point and the Configuration Pages will appear.  All you need is an Azure® Device Connection String to register this device to your Azure® account and a WiFi network with internet connectivity.

Learn More about the NCD Micro Gateway for Azure Here

Send IoT Sensor Data to Losant

Collect IoT Sensor Data up to Two Miles Away and send your data to Losant using the NCD Micro Gateway.  Leverage the power of the Losant Flow Builder to build a stunning dashboard that displays graphs of sensor telemetry over time.  

The NCD Micro Gateway for Losant automatically provisions the gateway on the Losant Cloud and registers all IoT sensors as children of the gateway.  Watch IoT Sensor data arrive on the Losant cloud with minimal setup time.  

Setup could not be easier.  The NCD Micro Gateway uses SoftAP and includes embedded web pages for configuration.  Simply connect your WiFi capable computer to the NCD Micro Gateway Access Point and the Configuration Pages will appear.  All you need are Losant connection credentials (Application ID and Application Token) and a WiFi network with internet connectivity.

Learn More about the NCD Micro Gateway for Losant Here

Losant is an Official Partner of National Control Devices, Learn More about Losant Here.

Send IoT Sensor Data to Amazon® AWS® 

Collect IoT Sensor Data up to Two Miles Away and send your data to Amazon® AWS® using the NCD Micro Gateway.  Leverage the power of the Amazon® AWS® to connect to the complete ecosystem of NCD IoT Wireless Sensors.  The NCD Micro Gateway for Amazon® AWS® automatically provisions the gateway on the Amazon® AWS® Cloud and registers all IoT sensors as children of the gateway.  Watch IoT Sensor data arrive on the Amazon® AWS® cloud with minimal setup time.  

Setup could not be easier.  The NCD Micro Gateway uses SoftAP and includes embedded web pages for configuration.  Simply connect your WiFi capable computer to the NCD Micro Gateway Access Point and the Configuration Pages will appear.  All you need are Amazon® AWS® connection credentials and a WiFi network with internet connectivity.

Learn More about the NCD Micro Gateway for Amazon AWS Here

Send IoT Sensor Data to Visual Studio

We Developed Alpha Station using Visual Studio to demonstrate how IoT sensor data can be received and converted to real-world values.  Alpha Station allows you to view and set basic configuration settings of remote sensors up to 2 miles away.  Alpha Station supports our Wireless USB Modem and our Wireless Ethernet Modem.  The source code and run-time application is available for download on our web site at https://ncd.io/alpha.

Send IoT Sensor Data to Node-RED

NCD Node-RED Libraries are always expanding,  you can read about how to integrate our sensor into Node-RED Here.

We Developed a complete set of Drivers for Node-RED, so you can build your own flows and dashboards to help get you connected.  Send NCD IoT sensor data to Node-RED and use flows to build logic operations to send alerts or turn things on or off.  Combining Node-RED with NCD IoT sensors gives you limitless power to monitor, control, and visualize data locally and remotely.

The Node-RED Flow Builder is powerful, allowing you to build complex graphs and dashboards in minutes.  Node-RED may also be used for advanced Gateway applications, so you easily send data to your favorite IoT Cloud service such as Losant, or Azure®, or Amazon® AWS®.  Since Node-RED runs on a local computer, you should use one of the Modems below for communication to NCD sensors up to 2 Miles away.

Send IoT Sensor Data to LabVIEW®

We Developed a complete set of tutorials for working with NCD IoT Sensors using LabVIEW®.  Use LabVIEW® to configure advanced sensor settings or to graph incoming sensor data.  Monitor the battery level of remote sensors and watch sensor data flow over time.  We will be adding source code for LabVIEW® in the future, please contact us if you have a urgent need for LabVIEW® source code.  Since LabVIEW® runs on a local computer, a USB Modem or Ethernet Modem is required.

Data Logging

Using our LabView software, data logging from a single sensor is also possible.  Simply run the software and watch the graph fill with data over time.  Export the data into comma delimited tables for use in Excel or into other data analysis tools.  Logging data from multiple sensors simultaneously is not supported at this time in our software, but can easily be accomplished using Losant or Azure web services. 

Please check the “Resources” tab above for resources relevant to this product or Click Here to see all of our LabVIEW® resources.

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.

Compatibility

Not for use in outdoor applications or for use in excessive temperature conditions.  Prolonged freezing will prevent batteries from functioning until thawed, using extended temperature range industrial batteries (included) may improve the useful temperature range.  Extended freezing applications should use a full-time powered solution.  Prolonged exposure to extreme humidity conditions may damage this device.  Exposure to high temperatures may cause the batteries to leak, causing permanent damage to this device.  NCD Warranty does not cover battery corrosion or use in excessively smoky environments under any circumstances.

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.

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Standard Lead Times

Standard lead times are 3-5 business days as we manufacture and test the product at the time of order. Larger orders may require additional time.
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UPC: 689860072282
Country of Origin: US
HTS Code: 854231
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Where would you like to send your sensor data?  NCD Enterprise IoT Sensors and Devices are capable of communicating to computers and popular cloud platforms using a variety of interface technologies.  Please choose the communication interface technologies that best matches your application requirements.  You may choose more than one, as NCD Wireless Sensors are capable of sending data to multiple destinations simultaneously.


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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