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Features

  • Industrial Grade Wireless Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor with 16 bit resolution
  • Proximity distance up to 200mm
  • Proximity Data update rate 32.25 measurements/sec
  • Proximity IR Led current 160mA
  • Ambient Light Range 0.25 to 16k lux
  • Ambient Light Sample Update rate of 3 samples/sec
  • Auto sample transmission on Proximity or Ambient Light change detection every 3 seconds (user configurable duration)
  • 10% Proximity or Ambient Light change detection (user configurable percentage)
  • 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
  • Wireless Mesh Networking using DigiMesh®
  • 256 Sensor Nod e per Network
  • Open Communication Protocol for custom interfacing applications
  • Small Form Factor Wireless Sensor (3×3 inch)
  • Two modes of Operation
  • Configuration mode for Sensor and X-bee Settings
  • Factory Default Option using combination of hardware buttons
  • Power efficient Built-in Sleep mode
    • User Configurable Sleep duration
    • Up to 500,000 Transmissions from 2 AA Batteries
  • X-bee API mode use for reliable communication
  • Improved reliability incorporating Re try feature in case of packet loss
  • Real time battery status

$159.95

SKU: PR49-24B UPC: 689860070004 Categories: , , , ,

Description

IoT Long Range Wireless Proximity and Light Sensor

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 Proximity and Light Sensor

Introducing NCD’s Long Range IoT Wireless Proximity Light Sensor, boasting up to a 28 Mile range using a wireless mesh networking architecture.  It incorporates VCNL 4010 proximity and ambient light sensor and a transceiver that sends data at user defined intervals while sleeping during the time it is not sending data to minimize power consumption. This IoT Wireless Proximity Light Sensor has an additional feature of detecting change in proximity and ambient light every 3 seconds (user configurable) and sending out samples if the change is greater than 10% (user configurable). To minimize power consumption, it sleeps during the time it is not checking for change in proximity and ambient light. 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 Proximity Sensor makes it an affordable choice which exceeds the requirements for most of the industrial as well as consumer market applications.

Receiving Data From Long Range IoT Wireless Proximity Light Sensor

This IoT Wireless Proximity Light Sensor device sends data periodically, based on user-preset timing intervals and on Certain % change of the Proximity and Light Condition.  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 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!

Long Range IoT Wireless Proximity Light Sensor

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.  We can help you post data to your Azure IoT account with some of our tutorials!

Applications:

  1. Wireless Security devices
  2. Wireless proximity detection for Racks and Panels
  3. Login Automation from a server
  4. Wireless optical switch for consumer, computing or industrial devices
  5. Wireless dimming control
  6. Proximity Based Switch
  7. Docking Door Automation Using Proximity
  8. Proximity and Light to Cloud Transmitter Device For AWS/Azure

Note : This is a Proximity Sensor Not a Distance Sensor

Where do I send my Sensor Data?

Sensor Data can be sent anywhere you need it.  Whether you need sensor data on a desktop computer, an IoT cloud platform, or an embedded platform, we have you covered.  NCD sensors broadcast data, so data handling is very easy, expandable, and versatile.  Send sensor data to Gateways when you want to talk directly to a IoT cloud platform.  Send 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.  

Sensor Clusters are also possible.  You can build a cluster of 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 sensor data separated for easier management.  Each Gateway and Modem can be configured to listen to a different cluster of sensors.  Because NCD devices support thousands of clusters, expanding your sensor network is virtually limitless.

Send Sensor Data to Microsoft® Azure®

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

The Micro Gateway reports all incoming 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.

Learn More about the NCD Micro Gateway for Azure Here

Send Sensor Data to Losant

Collect 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 automatically provisions the gateway on the Losant Cloud and registers all sensors as children of the gateway.  Watch 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 is an Azure® Device Connection String to register this device to your Azure® account.

Learn More about the NCD Micro Gateway Losant Here

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

Send Sensor Data to Visual Studio

We Developed Alpha Station using Visual Studio to demonstrate how 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 Sensor Data to Node-RED

We Developed a complete set of Drivers for Node-RED, so you can build your own flows and dashboards to help get you connected.  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, 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.

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

Send Sensor Data to LabVIEW®

We Developed a complete set of tutorials for working with NCD 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.

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 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.

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 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.  The sensing element is rated for use for 5 years and may be replaced.  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

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.

Resources

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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.
Product Identification
SKU: PR49-24B
UPC: 689860070004
Country of Origin: US
HTS Code: 854231
1+ Pieces
$159.95/ea
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$150.35/ea
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$140.76/ea

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Wireless Interface Options for NCD Enterprise IoT Sensors & DevicesChange

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.

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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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