Wireless, Ethernet data acquisition platform
Apr 01, 2009
Wireless, Ethernet data acquisition platformSix wireless and Ethernet data acquisition modules and two ingress protection (IP) enclosures for remote monitoring and control in harsh environments are available. The new modules combine high-voltage digital I/O and IEEE 802.11b/g (Wi-Fi) or Ethernet communication to remotely monitor and control actuators such as pumps, valves and relays. Engineers and scientists can use these and other Wi-Fi or Ethernet devices with the 9921 and NI 9922 IP enclosures to protect their equipment from dust particles and splashing water or rain in outdoor or industrial environments. These devices build on the NI Wi-Fi and Ethernet DAQ product family, which features 10 devices with built-in signal conditioning and direct sensor connectivity for electrical, physical, mechanical and acoustic measurements. The Wi-Fi DAQ devices reduce cabling costs and increase system flexibility without compromising the performance of a cabled solution. For integration into enterprise network infrastructure, engineers and scientists can also connect the Wi-Fi DAQ devices to a host PC wirelessly using the highest commercially available wireless security, IEEE 802.11i (WPA2). Similarly, the Ethernet DAQ devices extend portable and distributed measurements up to 100 m per segment to connect to any computer on a network. The WLS-9421 and WLS-9472 Wi-Fi DAQ devices provide eight channels of digital input and output, respectively, with 24 V logic levels. The ENET-9421 and ENET-9472 Ethernet DAQ devices offer these same measurements over a standard Ethernet connection. With these capabilities, engineers and scientists can monitor and control actuators such as pumps, valves and relays in remote applications.
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