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Features

  • Supports Many Communication Interface Technologies
    • Long Range Wireless, Bluetooth, WiFi
    • Ethernet, USB, RS-232, RS-485
  • Mount as Serial Port or connect via TCP
  • Read up to 256 Inputs
  • Read one bank of inputs or multiple banks with one command
  • Base Station Software
    • Point & Click Interface
    • Use to Discover on Network
    • Read Status of Inputs

$69.00

Description

ProXR Series Contact Closure Detection

Multiple communication technologies available
Mounts as a Serial Port or connect over TCP
Monitor and Read Contact Closure Inputs Using a Computer
Monitor Inputs, Trigger Relays for Full Contact Closure Control

Contact Closure Monitoring

With this Scan Series Controller you can monitor Contact Closure Inputs using a computer.  With minimal programming, data collection and control from a single controller allows any computer to talk this device.  The SCAN Series command set allows you to read anywhere from 1 to 32 banks of 8 inputs in a single query.  A single bank contains 8 inputs.  Reading 32 banks will report the status of 256 inputs.  It doesn’t stop there, because we are focused on relay control you can add relays to the board (up to 256) and control them using the data collected from the inputs.  Remember these are contact closure inputs ONLY no voltage can be applied to these inputs.  Simply connect to your computer and this board mounts as a Virtual COM Port on your PC, allowing easy programming from any language that supports serial communications.

Mounts as a COM Port

This ProXR series controller connects to the USB port of your computer and will mount as a COM port on your PC.  USB Drivers will most likely be needed and can be found in the resources section to the right and will also be available in the Base Station Software.  Once powered up, the controller waits for a command.  A command consists of a few bytes of data in numerical format usually between 2 and 6 bytes.  Once the command has been received, the controller processes the command, and sends you back ASCII character code 85 to signal the completion of your command.

Sending Commands

Base Station Software is available at no charge to get you up and running fast (more on Base Station below).  Once powered up, the controller waits for a ProXR command.  A command consists of a few bytes of data in numerical format usually between 2 and 6 bytes.  Once the command has been received, the controller processes the command, and sends you back ASCII character code 85 to signal the completion of your command.  When a command was sent to read the status of the contact closure the status is sent back.

Easy Software Development

Most of our customers write their own program for controlling these devices. Since you can use almost any programming language, you can use one that is most familiar to you so you don’t have to learn a new language.

Base Station Software

Base Station will assist you in learning how this device functions and is the ultimate reference tool for setting up, testing and controlling this device.  Base Station software supports every feature of this device – no other controller manufacturer even comes close to offering this type of software.  Base Station works by communicating with your controller to identify the model and provides the appropriate graphical user interface for setting up and testing the identified device.  To help you get started and learn this controller Quick Start Guides are available for just about every feature.  As you discover a feature in Base Station a link is provided where you can easily download the Quick Start Guide.

ProXR Contact Closure

We’ve looked at the interface and the programming now let’s take a look at the board design itself.  The ProXR series ZSCAN controllers are manufactured by hand for a highly accurate and reliable design.  Equipped with the XR Expansion Port relays can be easily added.  Fully tested before they leave the production facility each ZSCAN controller is ready to stand up to rigorous demands from heat, cold or vibration.  The best test of all is the numerous boards in the field from customers all over the world in all sorts of conditions.  Take it from us, these controllers will hold up!

XR Expansion Port

The XR Expansion Port is available for adding relays to the board.  Relay expansion boards can be added up to a total of 256 relays.  The Expansion Boards get their logic from the main board and will require 12 VDC power.

UXP Expansion Port

While the XR Expansion port adds relays to the board the UXP Expansion adds additional contact closure inputs to the board.  The ZSCAN series controllers are expandable up to 256 total inputs.  The controller is fitted with an UXP Expansion Port where you can add contact closure expansion boards to this relay.  Expansion boards can be added until you reach 256 total inputs.  The Expansion Boards get their logic from the main board and will require 12 VDC power.

ProXR Enhanced Firmware Installed

This board has ProXR Firmware installed that responds to the full ProXR Command Set.  The ProXR Firmware is the industry leading firmware for controlling relays with more commands and functionality than any other board on the market.  The list of commands and parameters this board is capable of is extensive.  ProXR Enhanced is the newly released enhanced version of the ProXR Firmware with more commands, more functionality and better control than ever before!

Contact Closure Monitoring Is Here!

A more streamlined manufacturing process brings a more durable, reliable and better relay board to the market.  Here’s a lists of great features:

User Friendly Board Design

  • “Wall Wart” Power Capability
  • XR Expansion Port
    • For Adding Relays
  • UXP Expansion Port
    • For Adding More Contact Closure Inputs
  • Screw terminal connections make connecting to the board easy

ZSCAN Features

  • Works with the full ProXR Enhanced Command Set
  • Highly reliable relay with industry leading command set
  • Base Station Software for Connecting to Controller

Updated Communication Technologies

This product has been updated to support many communication technologies.  Please reference the quick start guide for each of the associated communication technologies, as they generally all work as protocol converters to convert data to serial communications at 115.2K baud.  Please choose from any of the communication technologies below:

Compatibility

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.

Ethernet TCP/IP Compatibility Notes

This device periodically sends UDP Packets on port 13,000, which help identify the IP address of this device on your network.  This device sends UDP Packets to link.signalswitch.com to help users access this device from the internet (this feature can be disable).  Remote access over the internet requires users to configure Port Forwarding on the router that is associated with the WiFi communications module.  Port Forwarding is outside the scope of NCD technical support.  Please visit PortForward.com for instructions on configuring most routers for port forwarding.

RS-232 Serial Compatibility Notes

The NCD RS-232 Serial communications module is compatible with standard RS-232 signals (+/-10VDC), which are not directly compatible with UART signals from a microprocessor.  If you are working with Arduino, Microchip PIC, or other common microcontroller, a communications module is not required.   Microcontrollers will directly talk to the on-board processor of all NCD controllers.

Resources

Essential

Documentation

Communications

Tutorials

Download NCD Base Station

Official Repository

Drawings

Mechanical Drawing

Videos

WiFi Module Setup

The Wi-Fi Communications Module must be configured in order to connect to your network using the Wi-Fi Configuration Kit. The Wi-Fi Configuration Kit consists of a small black board with 3 LEDs. The Configuration Board will be labeled ZIGMO. The module may have to be removed from the board and plugged into the ZIGMO as shown. The ZIGMO will plug into the USB port of your computer for configuration and some USB drivers may need to be installed on your computer. ...

The Wi-Fi Communications Module must be configured in order to connect to your network using the Wi-Fi Configuration Kit. The Wi-Fi Configuration Kit consists of a small black board with 3 LEDs. The Configuration Board will be labeled ZIGMO. The module may have to be removed from the board and plugged into the ZIGMO as shown. The ZIGMO will plug into the USB port of your computer for configuration and some USB drivers may need to be installed on your computer. Base Station software is required to configure the Wi-Fi communications module and is available as a free download. This software identifies compatible Wi-Fi routers in your area and assigns the router you have chosen to the Wi-Fi communications module. Network security options may be configured using this software including passwords. You can find the NCD Base Station Software at ncd.io/start.

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Introduction to Ethernet Relay Control

This video will introduce you to Controlling Relays over your Local Area Network (LAN) using Ethernet Relay Controllers from store.ncd.io. Ethernet can be one of the more complicated communication interfaces due to the network protocol stack. We break it down for you to show you the most important parts for Relay Control. You can find NCD Base Station at ncd.io/start.

This video will introduce you to Controlling Relays over your Local Area Network (LAN) using Ethernet Relay Controllers from store.ncd.io. Ethernet can be one of the more complicated communication interfaces due to the network protocol stack. We break it down for you to show you the most important parts for Relay Control. You can find NCD Base Station at ncd.io/start.

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USB Intro

We explain the advantages and disadvantages to USB communications and how it effects our Relay Controllers and your application. Some of the information is outdated as we've moved away from controlanything.com. Most modern operating systems come with the FTDI driver installed so you should just need Base Station

We explain the advantages and disadvantages to USB communications and how it effects our Relay Controllers and your application. Some of the information is outdated as we've moved away from controlanything.com. Most modern operating systems come with the FTDI driver installed so you should just need Base Station

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Relay Control Commands (ProXR Part 1)

Controlling Relays from a Computer using Windows 10 and a USB Relay Board. Turn Relays On and Off and read the status of relays. This video gives you a quick introduction to how Relay Control Commands work using Base Station as a reference. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

Controlling Relays from a Computer using Windows 10 and a USB Relay Board. Turn Relays On and Off and read the status of relays. This video gives you a quick introduction to how Relay Control Commands work using Base Station as a reference. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

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Base Station Overview ProXR Series Relay Controllers

This video is a quick introduction to Base Station, available for FREE download at ncd.io/start. Base Station is a Free software download that can control any of our Industrial Series boards and give you a quick command reference. You can find the complete Base Station Quick Start Guide here: https://ncd.io/base-station-quick-start-guide/.

This video is a quick introduction to Base Station, available for FREE download at ncd.io/start. Base Station is a Free software download that can control any of our Industrial Series boards and give you a quick command reference. You can find the complete Base Station Quick Start Guide here: https://ncd.io/base-station-quick-start-guide/.

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Relay Power-up Status Map (ProXR Part 3)

This video demonstrates how to read the status of relays as well as setting the power-up default status of relays using ProXR relay controllers. This video uses a 16-Channel USB relay board. Relay Power-up Status Mapping allows you to account for power loss to a Relay Controller.

This video demonstrates how to read the status of relays as well as setting the power-up default status of relays using ProXR relay controllers. This video uses a 16-Channel USB relay board. Relay Power-up Status Mapping allows you to account for power loss to a Relay Controller.

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Controlling Individual Relays (ProXR Part 4)

This video demonstrates controlling individual relays on a 16-Channel USB Relay Board. Controlling relay individually is the easiest way to control relays on your Relay Controller. It is ideal for applications with a single endpoint/pc controlling it and doesn't need to control multiple relays with one command.

This video demonstrates controlling individual relays on a 16-Channel USB Relay Board. Controlling relay individually is the easiest way to control relays on your Relay Controller. It is ideal for applications with a single endpoint/pc controlling it and doesn't need to control multiple relays with one command.

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Relay Refreshing Automatic and Manual Modes (ProXR Part 2)

Automatic and Manual Relay Refreshing Modes Explained for users of ProXR Industrial Relay Controllers. This video shows a 16-Channel USB Relay board. Manual Relay Refreshing is useful if you need to only update Relay Status (On/Off) on interval. You can send relay control commands to the board and the changes won't become live until the manual refresh command is sent.

Automatic and Manual Relay Refreshing Modes Explained for users of ProXR Industrial Relay Controllers. This video shows a 16-Channel USB Relay board. Manual Relay Refreshing is useful if you need to only update Relay Status (On/Off) on interval. You can send relay control commands to the board and the changes won't become live until the manual refresh command is sent.

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USB FTDI Communication Module Compatible with the Digi XBee ® Controlling Relay

FT232RL USB Interface Adapter Similar to the Digi XBee ® footprint shown controlling a 16-Channel Relay Controller Board Available from https://store.ncd.io/product/usb-communications-module-ft232rl-zusb/ Drivers Available from FTDI: FT232RL USB Interface Adapter Similar to the Digi XBee ® footprint shown controlling a 16-Channel Relay Controller Board Available from https://store.ncd.io/product/usb-communications-module-ft232rl-zusb/ Drivers Available from FTDI: http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Base Station Software: ncd.io/start Digi.com offers a wide variety of XBee Interface modules for industrial wireless applications. Digi XBee® devices are compatible with NCD products.

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Relay Grouping Demonstrated with a 16-Channel USB Relay Controller (ProXR Part 6)

This video demonstrates ProXR relay grouping commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Controller. Grouping commands are useful full to simulate DPDT Relays and for applications that require multiple relays to be triggered any time one relay is triggered.

This video demonstrates ProXR relay grouping commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Controller. Grouping commands are useful full to simulate DPDT Relays and for applications that require multiple relays to be triggered any time one relay is triggered.

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Relay Flashers Demonstrated with a 16-Channel USB Relay Board (ProXR Part 7)

This video demonstrates ProXR relay flashing commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Board. Relay flashing is ideal for signal operation, warning buzzers, and any other application that needs relays to be activated at regular intervals.

This video demonstrates ProXR relay flashing commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Board. Relay flashing is ideal for signal operation, warning buzzers, and any other application that needs relays to be activated at regular intervals.

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Relay Timers Demonstrated with a 16-Channel USB Relay Module (ProXR Part 5)

This video demonstrates ProXR relay timer commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Module. Relay Timers are a powerful tool in the ProXR command set. Turn a relay on or off for a pre-selected amount of time using a single command after the relay has been set up. This makes for a useful tool for pulsing relays, rebooting servers/computers, and many more application where a Relay only needs to be activated for a specific amount of time.

This video demonstrates ProXR relay timer commands using a 16-channel USB Relay Module. Relay Timers are a powerful tool in the ProXR command set. Turn a relay on or off for a pre-selected amount of time using a single command after the relay has been set up. This makes for a useful tool for pulsing relays, rebooting servers/computers, and many more application where a Relay only needs to be activated for a specific amount of time.

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USB Setup

Learn how to set up you own ZUSB Module to work with your NCD Relay Controller. For complete instructions and details on how to use an NCD ZUSB Module see our article at https://ncd.io/zusb-usb-communications-module-quick-start-guide/ Portions of this video may be outdated as we have moved from controlanything.com since this video was created.

Learn how to set up you own ZUSB Module to work with your NCD Relay Controller. For complete instructions and details on how to use an NCD ZUSB Module see our article at https://ncd.io/zusb-usb-communications-module-quick-start-guide/ Portions of this video may be outdated as we have moved from controlanything.com since this video was created.

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802154 RANGE

A simple demonstration of the Wireless Range of 802.15.4 in the 300' and 1 Mile Range with and without obstacles.

A simple demonstration of the Wireless Range of 802.15.4 in the 300' and 1 Mile Range with and without obstacles.

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Wireless Range Testing Setup

This video tells you the set up that we used to get real world ranges on our wireless communication modules.

This video tells you the set up that we used to get real world ranges on our wireless communication modules.

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WiFi Introduction

Introduction to our WiFi Module and technologies. Learn the advantages, disadvantages as well as tips and tricks for using WiFi Relay Controllers available from store.ncd.io. You can find more in depth information on how to use and configure your WiFi Relay Controller at https://ncd.io/wifi-module-quick-start-guide/.

Introduction to our WiFi Module and technologies. Learn the advantages, disadvantages as well as tips and tricks for using WiFi Relay Controllers available from store.ncd.io. You can find more in depth information on how to use and configure your WiFi Relay Controller at https://ncd.io/wifi-module-quick-start-guide/.

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Ethernet over Virtual Serial Setup

Learn how to communicate to your Ethernet Module using a Virtual COM Port. Virtual COM Port communications are ideal for existing applications that make use of our wired and wireless relay control already and want to quickly add support for Ethernet Relay Controllers. Virtual COM Port communication allow you to send commands to an Ethernet Relay Board as if it were directly connected to the controlling PC.

Learn how to communicate to your Ethernet Module using a Virtual COM Port. Virtual COM Port communications are ideal for existing applications that make use of our wired and wireless relay control already and want to quickly add support for Ethernet Relay Controllers. Virtual COM Port communication allow you to send commands to an Ethernet Relay Board as if it were directly connected to the controlling PC.

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Web-i FTP Instructions

Learn how to FTP and customize your Web-i Interface. If you want to make some changes to your Web-i interface and how it works you can follow the instructions on this video and be up and developing in minutes.

Learn how to FTP and customize your Web-i Interface. If you want to make some changes to your Web-i interface and how it works you can follow the instructions on this video and be up and developing in minutes.

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Web-i Configuration

Learn how to properly configure your Web-i. Learn how to alter the configuration of your Web-i to better suit your needs. Whether customizing macros, changing the UDP broadcast, or setting a static IP address or password this video will get you up and running.

Learn how to properly configure your Web-i. Learn how to alter the configuration of your Web-i to better suit your needs. Whether customizing macros, changing the UDP broadcast, or setting a static IP address or password this video will get you up and running.

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Getting Started with Web-i

This video will show you the basics on how to get started familiarizing yourself and using the Web-i Interface. This software used to find your Web-i Controller has changed. You can now use NCD Base Station to find your Web-i Device. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

This video will show you the basics on how to get started familiarizing yourself and using the Web-i Interface. This software used to find your Web-i Controller has changed. You can now use NCD Base Station to find your Web-i Device. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.

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Web-i Introduction

Get the rundown of the benefits and capabilities of using a Web-i in your next project. From relay control to sensor monitoring Web-i gives you an easy to use interface for your web controlled relays.

Get the rundown of the benefits and capabilities of using a Web-i in your next project. From relay control to sensor monitoring Web-i gives you an easy to use interface for your web controlled relays.

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XR and UXP Expansion Ports

Get a basic introduction to both our XR Relay Expansion and UXP IO Expansion Boards. XR Expansion Boards provide additional Relays to your ProXR controller while UXP Expansion Boards provide additional functionality like ADCs and Digital IOs.

Get a basic introduction to both our XR Relay Expansion and UXP IO Expansion Boards. XR Expansion Boards provide additional Relays to your ProXR controller while UXP Expansion Boards provide additional functionality like ADCs and Digital IOs.

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Finding the Com Port

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

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Wired Communications

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

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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: ZSCAN16PROXR
UPC: 689860058415
Country of Origin: US
HTS Code: 854231
1+ Pieces
$69.00/ea
10+ Pieces
$66.24/ea
25+ Pieces
$64.86/ea
100+ Pieces
$60.72/ea

Industrial Sensor Communication OptionsChange

Do you need to Configure or Remotely Connect to this controller?Change

Use the USB Configuration Adapter if you want to change the settings inside the WiFi, Bluetooth, KFX Key Fob, and Wireless communication modules. You will need a Modem to talk to Wireless and RS-485 devices. You do not need any of these options if you will only communicate over an Ethernet, RS-232, or USB communication interface above.

Would you like a power supply?Change

NCD Controllers Need Power. Standard NCD Power Supplies use a 2.1mm Barrel Connector with 12VDC (center positive) rated at 1.25 Amps (minimum).


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.

+MORE App customizations

We partnered with Blynk who have developed the +MORE app.  If you are interested in customization to their +MORE app then we're sure you will enjoy working with them as much as we did.  They can customize the user interface +MORE mobile app at your request.

  • Add new functionality and features to the mobile applications and web dashboard
  • Change/ add data visualizations options

Contact them today for custom App Development!

White-labeled mobile apps and dashboard

Blynk the developer of +MORE has a fantastic team of developers eager to help with your IoT applications.  They offer the following services.

We provide white-label IoT infrastructure:

  • Private IoT cloud
  • Branded mobile applications for remote monitoring and control
  • A branded web dashboard to manage fleet of your devices
  • Big Data analysis with actionable insights
  • Development of machine learning algorithms

Contact them today for all of your IoT cloud needs!

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