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  • Learn to Use Alpha Station, it Only Takes a Few Minutes!
Current Release Version with Source Code
Release Date: 7-21-2020
  • Added Support for NCD CO2 Sensors
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 7-20-2020
  • Updated Support for NCD pH Sensors
  • Added Support for NCD ORP Sensors
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 6-9-2020
  • Added Support for NCD pH Sensor
  • Added Minor Change for Automated Configuration of NCD5500 Ethernet Modules (NCD Staff)
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 3-4-2020
  • Added Display and Better Handling of Unknown Wireless Data Transmissions
  • Allows Configuration of Modem Encryption Key
  • Click On Sensor Summary Lines to View Detailed Sensor Data Bytes
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 3-2-2020
  • User Interface Responds Faster to Sensor Data and Refreshes Faster
  • Fixed Close Bug that Made it Difficult to Shut Down the User Interface when Finished
  • Added Support for new Sensor Types
  • Added a New Configuration Button for Sensors that Works Much Faster than Before but Only Configures Basic Common Sensor Settings
  • Minor Bug Fixes and UI Improvements
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 2-17-2020
  • Minor bug fix to correct display of endNode Network ID Settings
  • Added a Default network settings button to recover all module settings to default
  • Be sure to click the “Store” button at the bottom of the configuration page to apply settings
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 1-24-2020
  • Two release versions as of this post date, this version makes many changes to how sensor data is handled.  This version is expected to improve performance in software reaction time to sensor data.  Changes are significant in structure, so please step back a version if any problems are encountered.
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 1-24-2020
  • Significantly Improved Sensor Detection Speed while Viewing the Main List of Sensors
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 1-22-2020
  • Minor Updates to Improve Reliability During Sensor Configuration
  • Fixed Sensor Retries Sensor Configuration Setting
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 1-7-2020
  • Added Support for Several New Sensor Types
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 1-2-2020
  • Updated Functionality for NCD Staff
  • No Difference to User Functionality from the Previous Version
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 12-11-2019
  • Major Improvements to this Version:
  • Handles Incoming Sensor Data as a Background Task Reducing the Possibility of Packet Loss from Wireless Sensors
  • Added Sensor Type 34 Tank Level Sensor
  • Multiple Infrastructural Improvements to Code
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 12-4-2019
  • Minor bug fix release version when mapping relays for endNode devices.

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 12-2-2019
  • Updated Control Panels for NCD USB to I2C Converters to Allow Better Support for both Basic I2C Converstion using PR33-17 as well as advanced multi-port Enterprise endNode devices. 
    • Current Monitoring Control Panel Updated
    • LCD Display Control Panel Updated
    • AS1115 LED Display Control Panel Updated
    • ADS1115 ADC Control Panel Updated
    • PCA9685 PWM Control Panel Updated
  • Added I2C Bus Scanner for Quick Access to all endNode I2C Bus Devices

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 11-20-2019
  • Added Sensor Type 45 16-Bit 4-20mA Wireless Transmitter
  • Added New Control Panels for NCD USB to I2C Converters
    • Current Monitoring Control Panel Added
    • LCD Display Control Panel Added
    • I2C Relay Control Panel Added
    • ADS1115 ADC Control Panel Added
    • PCA9685 PWM Control Panel Updated
  • Added Support for Hardware LCD Display in endNode (Requires endNode Firmware 1.2 or Later)

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 11-5-2019
  • Major Library Structure Changes and Improvements
  • This Update Supports All Sensor Types Currently Released
  • Administrative Release Version

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 8-29-2019
  • Major Library Structure Changes and Improvements
  • Adds Support for New NCD Key Fob endNode Relay Controllers
  • This Update Supports All Sensor Types Currently Released
  • Adds Support for PR33-17 and 20×4 Character LCD Display

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 8-7-2019
  • Added Support for Particulate Matter Sensor
  • Added Additional Support for Configuring PR33-17 V6
  • Updated MAX1069 Control Panel for Testing Purposes

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 8-1-2019
  • Added Support for all Available Sensors Plus a Few New Sensors Not Yet Released
  • Now Supports our Predictive Maintenance Sensor
  • Added Key Fob Setup Control Panels for Future NCD Key Fob Devices based on endNode
  • Added Support for Configuring PR33-17 as well as a MAX1069 Control Panel for Testing Purposes
  • Added Wait Notices to Sensor Control Panels to Help Clarify Sensor Testing

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 7-12-2019
  • Added Support for all Available Sensors Plus a Few New Sensors Not Yet Released
  • Fixed an issue related to configuring sensors over Ethernet Modem

Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 

Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 5-6-2019
  • Added Support for New Sensor Types
  • Added Finalized Initial Support for endNode Devices
  • Stability Improvements and Bug Fixes During Sensor Configuration
  • Improved Sensor Data Parsing to Include Better Packet Rejection
Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 2-4-2019
  • Added Support for New Sensor Types Including Asset Monitoring
  • Minor Stability Improvements and Bug Fixes During Sensor Configuration
  • Improved Sensor Data Parsing to Include Better Packet Rejection
Notice: When Configuring NCD Wireless Sensors, Make Sure Only One Sensor is In Configuration Mode at a time.  Ideally, Other Sensors Should be Disable to Improve Packet Rejection and Increase Reliability. 
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 12-18-2018
  • Added Support for New Sensor Types
  • Added Signal Strength Monitoring of Wireless Remote Sensors
  • Improved Sensor Data Parsing to Include Better Packet Rejection
  • Minor Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements
  • Updated ProXR Enterprise Control Panels (Coming in 2019)
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 12-7-2018
  • Added Support for NCD RPM Sensor Type 41
  • Added Support for NCD Vibration Sensor V2
  • Tested Support for NCD Ethernet Sensor Gateways
  • Updated ProXR Enterprise Control Panels (Coming in 2019)
  • This Version Does NOT Require Installation of Previous Versions, Source Included for VS 2017
Note: This Version is Now Obsolete
Release Date: 11-14-2018
  • Initial Release Version of NCD Alpha Station for Visual Studio 2017 and Windows 10
  • Complete Source Code and Install Package Included
  • Supports Monitoring and Basic Configuration of NCD Long Range Wireless Sensors
  • Supports Ethernet or COM Communications to NCD Gateways and Modems
  • Initial Support for ProXR Enterprise Controllers (Coming in 2019)
  • NCDLib Libraries for Communicating to NCD Wireless Sensors with Minimal Code
  • Learn More About Alpha Station Here

NCD Alpha Station makes it easy to configure and use NCD Long Range Wireless Sensors using USB and Ethernet Gateways.  Alpha Station is open source, and include Visual Studio 2017 Libraries for Easy Integration of NCD Enterprise Devices into your own applications with minimal programming.  Alpha Station includes many example programs so you can see how to receive data from Wireless Sensors in an intuitive way.  Simply access the NCDLib library to read “human readable” data from each sensor type.  

NCD Alpha Station also includes initial support for ProXR Enterprise Controllers (coming in 2019).  Control up to 2048 Relays using our I2C framework with the world’s most powerful relay control command set.  NCD Alpha Station include source code as well as a Run-time installer so you can be reading NCD Wireless Sensor data from all sensor types in just a few minutes.

Learn More About Alpha Station Here

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