Author: Jacob Youngblood

Particle Photon Quick Start Guide

  Particle Photon Introduction: The Particle Photon module is an engineer favorite here at NCD when we need to put together a control, monitoring, or automation project quickly and easily.  With Particle’s backend cloud we have remote access and monitoring right out of the box.  Writing application code and flashing it to the module is a breeze using Particle’s web based Build IDE and OTA firmware flashing. Programming is via the very popular C/C++ based Arduino Wire language.  Arduino developers will feel right at home developing application code for the Particle Photon module. Power/Communication Connection Overview Most NCD products connect to the

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Lantronix XPort Communications Module Quick Start Guide

Introduction This section will give you step by step instructions on how to access your controller using DHCP Addressing. If you would like to use a static IP Address that will be covered further on in the guide. This section assumes that you have a network with a windows based machine on it running NCD Base Station. Connection to NCD Lantronix devices can be made in two ways, TCP Socket connection or a Virtual Com Port. Both are covered individually in the following pages. Communication Setup TCP Socket Setup Remove the Ethernet Relay Controller from its packaging and connect it

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Fusion Master Control Panel Quick Start Guide

Fusion Master Control Panel Fusion Series controllers have some very important commands that warranted their own control panel.  The Fusion Master Control Panel is used to control the performance of the Fusion CPU as well as control the three most important background tasks.  The Fusion Master Control Panel also allows you to download and upload device settings to the controller.  This is very useful for customers who need to backup certain features of their Fusion controller. Taralist Event Processing Turn Taralist Event Processing on or off with this control panel.  When off, Taralist event processing will stop functioning, but the

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Fusion Essentials Quick Start Guide

Introduction The Fusion® Series is our fourth generation relay controller offering the ultimate relay control solution . . . without exception. Fusion controllers are the most powerful relay controllers we have ever manufactured.  While the learning curve is modest, there are key elements that must be discussed as a foundation to any Fusion series controller.  This guide should be considered a starting point for understanding and using the Fusion series controllers.  We strongly encourage all Fusion users to review this guide carefully, as many important questions are answered that are pertinent to the initial use of Fusion Series controllers.   

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EEPROM Memory Map Quick Start Guide

EEPROM Memory Commands EEPROM Memory is used to store important parameters within the controller.  Many of the ProXR Standard commands have been removed and replaced with EEPROM Memory Commands.  In the past, the controller had a separate command for each parameter.  This consumed an excessive amount of space within the microprocessor firmware.  To save space, we have consolidated all parameter read and write functions into two simple commands, which saves a lot of space inside the MCU. Below you will find an EEPROM Memory Map.  This Memory Map shows you what each memory location is used for.  The valid parameter

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Digi 802.15.4 Quick Start Guide

Getting Started with 802.15.4802.15.4 SetupBase StationDevice Identification and DocumentationComm OperatorCommand Sets804.15.4 TroubleshootingGetting Started with 802.15.4 This 802.15.4 Quick Start Guide is designed to demonstrate our implementation of 802.15.4 Wireless Communications technologies.  This guide is not applicable to other implementations of 802.15.4 outside the NCD product line. Things you will need: Zigmo Modem with 802.15.4 module installed A device with a 802.15.4 module installed Power Supply (Computer Grade 12v DC Regulated Power Supply is strongly recommended USB Cable 802.15.4 Setup Connect power supply to your device with a ZigBee module installed. Connect USB cable to the 802.15.4 modem and to your

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Controlling Relays with Matlab

Here is some quick source code to control a ProXR series relay controller using Matlab.  This code cycles the relay on and off and displays the return data.  The bytes sent to the controller can be easily changed to send other commands to the controller.  The communications baud rate is set to 115.2K Baud.

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Onion Omega Quick Start Guide

Onion Omega is one of the most popular SBC in the IoT community, it has 3 variants, known as Omega, Omega2 and Omega2 plus. Omega comes with 580MHz CPU, WiFI, UART,I2C,SPI and much more. This tiny computer run on linux , so it’s like working on a complete computer with full graphics. Connecting Onion Omega with CE devices Most of the CE devices work with onion omega. There are two ways we can interface CE devices with the onion omega. Onion Omega I2C Shield (OOI2C) This Shield lets you plug your onion omega and comes with a USB port which

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Web-I WebRelay Communications Module Quick Start Guide

Web-I WebRelay SetupThings you will needThings you will need to know:Getting StartedRemote Internet AccessNoteSetting Static IP AddressAdvanced UsersCustomizing Your Web-i InterfaceFTP Process Example: Simple edit of A/D html pageCGI Gateways: Web-i JavaScript GatewaysgetAdName.shgetBankCount.shgetBankRelayNames.sh*getDefaultHome.shgetMacros.sh*getnetworkinfo.shgetWebConfi.shruncommand.sh*setAdNames.sh*setBankCount.sh*setBankRelayNames.sh*setDefaultRelayNames.sh*setlpConfig.sh*setMacros.sh*setWebConfig.sh*TroubleshootingIf you are unable to save configuration files or experience general functional errors:If you experience a loss of communication with a static IP Address:If Web-i Interface pages do not display all content:If the AD page of Web-i Interface is freezing up:If you experience problems discovering the Web-i module on your network:Web-I WebRelay Setup Things you will need A computer running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (only required

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Bluz Quick Start Guide

Introduction The Bluz module is an ultra low power Bluetooth 4.0 LE module which was designed for compatibility with Particle Photon based products.  Bluz aims to provide a cloud connected solution for ultra low power applications. Development on the Bluz module is very simple and intuitive especially if you have experience developing on the Arduino or Particle platforms as it uses the same language and syntax. The concept behind Bluz is you will have one or many Bluz modules in an environment which communicate back to a Bluz Gateway(Bluetooth ->WiFi->Internet->Particle Cloud) which will pass variables and events from the Bluz

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