New cost-effective wireless I/O modules for industrial IoT

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New cost-effective wireless I/O modules for industrial IoTAdvantech Europe is launching a very cost-effective series of 2.4G WISE-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules, which the company says will revolutionise the way data is gathered from remote or difficult-to-wire locations.

For the first time Advantech has combined the three core functions of data acquisition, processing and publishing into a single I/O module to meet the needs of a wide range of industries such as machine monitoring, environmental monitoring and smart cities.

Advantech's new generation of remote I/O and sensing devices bring an IT-oriented spirit to the market. With the advanced concepts of data A-P-P (data Acquisition, data Processing to data Publishing), the new WISE (wireless sensor) devices fulfil mobile monitoring and controlling needs under an IoT framework. Broad adoptability has made WISE a reliable source of big data that benefits users in identifying their next steps and deciding what action to take. Intelligent processing and publishing features reduce the time required to generate insightful reports. Users can therefore quickly identify possible issues, so system downtime can be minimised or avoided.

The new Advantech WISE-4000 wireless Ethernet I/O module can be used without needing to go through a gateway to provide the information. This means that deployment is much easier because an unlimited number of I/O modules can be used to gather the information from any third-party sensors and connect to an existing network.

Simple remote configuration

With an integrated HTML5 interface, the WISE-4000 can be configured and accessed from any mobile device using a standard web browser and without needing to go through an Access Point. Since the WISE-4000 uses the popular RESTful API, system integrators can adjust the configurator to meet their specific needs and reduce the effort required to acquire big data.

The WISE-4000's Data Logger can send time-stamped information to a Dropbox account or a private cloud, depending on the configuration, and it can also buffer the devices' data so that, in the event of a network failure, no data is lost before it is sent to the administrator.

Other features of the WISE-4000 include: three levels of security (WPA2, SSL and three levels of user login); interchangeable antenna for greater flexibility; and external DIP switches so the default factory settings can be reapplied quickly and easily.

There are four models in the WISE-4000 series:

  • WISE-4050: a four-channel digital input, four-channel digital output IoT wireless I/O module;
  • WISE-4060: a four-channel digital input, four-channel relay output IoT wireless I/O module;
  • WISE-4012E: a six-channel input/output IoT wireless I/O module for developers with WebAccess (optional);
  • WISE-4012: a four-channel universal input, two-channel digital output IoT wireless I/O module.

Follow the link for more information about the new 2.4G WISE-4000 IoT Wireless I/O modules from Advantech.

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