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The ZUSB USB to USART converter is based on the FTDI FT232-RL, making it the world’s most cross-platform compatible USB to serial converter available. With drivers available for Windows, Mac, Linux and much more, users may communicate to NCD devices using a virtual COM port, which greatly simplifies software integration. Once installed, users may open a COM port at 115.2K Baud and begin sending and receiving bytes of data to talk to the complete line of NCD Industrial devices. On-board USB, TX, and RX status LEDs indicate all aspects of communications activity. This USB to serial converter is considered one of the most essential components for integration, configuring, or troubleshooting NCD Industrial devices. This device uses a USB Mini interface, which is our strong preference for best durability. This interface is powered by the USB port of your computer and is available in 3 versions:
The ZUSB has a USB port that accepts a USB cable that enters from the side of the ZUSB module.
The ZUSB-TOP has a USB port that accepts a USB cable that enters from the top of the ZUSB module.
The ZUSB-TS has two USB ports that accepts a USB cable from the Top or the Side of the ZUSB module. Only one port can be used at a time.
The ZUSB is ONLY compatible with NCD devices and should not be used with devices manufactured by other companies.
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 Some of the information is outdated as we’ve moved away from controlanything.com.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
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.
This video demonstrates many communication modules similar to the Digi XBee industrial wireless modules. This video shows Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Key Fob, RS-232, and Drop Net (Similar to RS485), all of which fit into NCD Controllers equipped to use the Digi XBee interface. Mobicle WiFi Interface provides an encrypted IoT interface Solution. Mobicle Provides a Universal Graphical User Interface (GUI) for all IoT devices.
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 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.
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.
This device is compatible with the complete line of Taralist, Fusion, ProXR, ProXR Lite, Reactor, Pulsar, and many more NCD Industrial devices. This is an essential device for communications and troubleshooting. This device was not designed for compatibility with devices outside the NCD family of products.