- Ultra low power 802.15.4e SmartMesh IP technology
- Communicates with Spectre Network Gateway via highly scalable and reliable wireless mesh networks
- Connect to industry standard digital sensors
- Wzzard app lets you read or configure the nodes using Android tablets and smart phones
- Rugged, IP66-rated, fiber reinforced polyester PBT enclosure
- MQTT and JSON IoT protocol to application platform
- Class 1 DIV 2 approved for hazardous locations
- Operating temperature from -40 to 80°C
Wireless Connectivity Where You Need It
The Wzzard intelligent wireless sensor platform creates a complete, quick and easy connectivity stack between your sensors and your application, on you network or the Internet. The platform uses Intelligent Edge Nodes, a wireless 802.15.4e SmartMesh IP network, to transmit sensor data to the Network Gateway. The Network Gateway can connect to the Internet via wired connections or the cellular data networks and communicate with application platforms using the MQTT IoT protocol and JSON data formats. Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes accommodate virtually any industry-standard external sensors. The Nodes provide a wide variety of sensor interface options, including general purpose analog inputs, digital input/output and thermocouple. They can also contain internal sensors like an accelerometer (depending upon the model number). All 802.15.4e Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes contain an internal temperature sensor. Nodes are available with an integrated or longer range external antenna, allowing for connectivity distance of up to 500 meters outdoors and 200 meters indoors.
The Industrial Internet of Things Starts with Intelligence at the Network Edge
Monitoring and managing remote machine assets can deliver real value in reducing downtime and cutting maintenance costs. Industry estimates suggest up to 85% of the value will come from brownfield installations that are inadequately networked – or exist in a closed system unable to communicate with enterprise systems. Capturing, translating, aggregating, enriching, filtering and sharing data from these machines seamlessly into analytics packages is both the challenge and the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things. This is your Network Edge – the point where data meets the real world. Wzzard allows monitoring in remote and demanding locations at a much more reasonable price point per node than forerunner wireless technologies such as WirelessHART, WiFi, and Proprietary RF. Advanced power-saving features and low power consumption caters to networks deployed across difficult to reach and often power-less locations.
MQTT Messaging Protocol
Wzzard uses the lightweight, publish/subscribe messaging transport MQTT protocol for sensor communications. MQTT is an extremely simple messaging protocol created for M2M and IoT applications over wireless networks. Because of its efficient distribution of information to single or multiple receivers, it is ideal for wireless connection to remote locations. Another benefit is low power usage, making it ideal to provide long life on batter power. MQTT is now supported by most platform system providers making integration with the Wzzard system quick and simple.
Secure, Reliable and Highly Scalable Wireless Networking
The Wzzard platform uses mesh networking and time-synchronized channel hopping to provide up to 99.999% connectivity, even in the most demanding RF environments. New nodes may be added at any time, and the SmartMesh IP network will dynamically self-configure as new nodes are added or removed. This is a function of the mesh network itself and does not need to be controlled by the network gateway.
Easy Configuration and Installation
Configuration of the Wzzard sensor platform is easy via Android smart phones or tablets. Using the Wzzard app, your handheld devices can configure the Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes over their Bluetooth LE connections. The Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes can be configured with calibration and scaling information, eng. units, friendly names, geolocation and other descriptive information. The platform simplifies physical installation as well. The Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes can be attached to any surface using screws or their embedded magnetic bases. The IP66-rated, fiber reinforced polyester PBT housing makes the units deployable in virtually any industrial environment with minus temperature from -40 to 80 °C.
|Durability class||Rugged I/O|
|I/O ports||Analog Input (0 - 5 VDC, 0 – 20 mA, 4 – 20 mA)
Digital Input (0-48 VDC)
Digital Input Frequency 1-1kHz
Digital Input Counter
Integrated Accelerometer 3 Axis
Integrated Temperature Thermocouple J, K
Digital Output (0-30 VDC)
|Communication||802.15.4e SmartMesh IP (Dust), 2.4GHz, R-SMA connector
128 bit AES-based encryption with multiple keys
|Power supply||3.3 VDC +/- 5%|
|Battery||2x 3.6V 2400 mAH Lithium Thionyl Chloride AA batteries|
|Battery rundown||Few years (depending of measurement cycles)|
|Dimensions||95,25 x 96,86 x 65,15 mm|
Fiber reinforced polyester PBT / M12 connectors
|Shock/drop/vibration resistance||Shock, 50g, 11ms half sine wave, 18 shock
Vibration, 2g, 10-500Hz 1.5mm displacement
|Operating temprature||-40°C - 80°C|
|Storage temperature||-40°C - 85°C|