Author: Ryan

Send IoT Sensor Data to Kosmos by Temboo!

Send IoT Sensor Data to Kosmos by Temboo! Temboo is an official partner of National Control Devices, and we have thoroughly reviewed their support and integration of our sensors into their cloud platform. Kosmos was designed with a built-in integration with NCD’s sensors which means that you can quickly set up and deploy applications in minutes – no coding required. It’s the easiest way to implement Industrial IoT applications at any scale on a single platform. Learn More about Kosmos Here Temboo is an Official Partner of National Control Devices

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Connecting Ubidots to NCD IoT Sensors

Connecting Ubidots to NCD IoT Sensors Connect the entire ecosystem of NCD IoT sensors to Ubidots in just a few minutes!  Ubidots is an innovative IoT company with a strong focus reliability, connectivity, and easy of use.  NCD sensors are easily integrated into the Ubidots platform.  Before proceeding through this article I would highly recommend referencing the WiFi Micro Gateway Setup for MQTT article.  It explains the MQTT Gateway in greater detail.  This article simply serves as a reference as to connecting the MQTT Gateway to Ubidots. Things you will need Be sure to setup Ubidots account before you get

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Top 3 IoT Sensors for Greenhouse Monitoring

Greenhouse Monitoring using NCD IoT Wireless Sensors Greenhouse Monitoring is a lot easier than you might think, as we have been working with a wide variety of growers to develop an ecosystem of sensors that meets their specific needs.  From organic farms to cannabis farms, we’ve assisted our customers in just about every aspect of the farming industry.  From big agriculture to small homestead farming, we have a solution available at a price-point the makes sense for everyone.  While greenhouse monitoring is a common request, we actually went beyond monitoring to include control for ventilation, humidity, temperature, and light if

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RS-232 to Wireless Converter Modem Guide

Introduction The NCD RS-232 Wireless Modem is designed to act as a RS-232 communications interface between NCD Wireless Sensors and computers or embedded systems equipped with a RS-232 communications port.  This device acts as a 2-Way converter, making it possible to read and configure sensor settings. The wireless range of the Wireless RS-232 Modem may be up to 2 Miles when using a 900MHz communications technology.  Shorter ranges should be expected for indoor applications and other frequencies.  The 900MHz module is also rated for use up to 28 Miles away when working with high-gain antennas (please contact Digi.com for a

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4-Channel 0-10V Input USB Wireless endNode Getting Started

Wireless 0-10V Input with USB Highlights0-10V Input 4-Channel endNode IntroductionWireless 0-10V InputUSB 0-10V InputReading 0-10V Input ChannelsUSB CommunicationsStep 1: Download and Install Alpha StationStep 2: Plug in the USB PortStep 3: Read 0-10V Input ChannelsWireless CommunicationsLong Range Wireless USB ModemLong Range Wireless Ethernet ModemStep 1: Wireless Serial NumberStep 2: Connect a Wireless ModemStep 3: Run Alpha StationStep 4: Read Wireless 0-10V InputsASM1-6 Command SetReading Wireless 0-10V Input ChannelsThe API Calculator is Required0-10V Input CommandsReading 0-10V Input Channels 1 through 4 0-10V Input USB Wireless endNode with nodeLynk Wireless 0-10V Input with USB Highlights Read Industrial 0-10V Sensors over a Long

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RS-485 to Wireless Converter Modem Guide

Introduction RS485 to WirelessGetting to Know NCD RS-485 Node ModulesRS-485 Node Module Hardware DescriptionRS-485 Node Jumpers1, 2, 3 Jumpers: RS-485 Bus TerminationBR JumperC  Jumper: Configuration ModeChanging Baud RatesChange the USART Baud RateChange the RS-485 Baud RateFactory Reset ProcedureStandard Version Communications ProtocolAutoEncoder Version Communications ProtocolRead Network ID – AutoEncoderWrite Network ID – AutoEncoderSet Node ID – AutoEncoderRead Node ID – AutoEncoderSet Destination Address – AutoEncoderRead Destination Address – AutoEncoderRS-485 Serial Settings – AutoEncoderCommand Errors – AutoEncoderEmulator Version Communications ProtocolRead Network ID – EmulatorWrite Network ID – EmulatorSet Node ID – EmulatorRead Node ID – EmulatorSet Destination Address – EmulatorRead Destination Address

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4-Channel 0-10V Output 12-Bit DAC USB Wireless Getting Started

Wireless 0-10V Output with USB Highlights0-10V Output 4-Channel endNode IntroductionUSB 0-10V Output 12-Bit DACControlling 0-10V Output ChannelsUSB CommunicationsStep 1: Download and Install Alpha StationStep 2: Plug in the USB PortStep 3: Read 0-10V Output ChannelsWireless CommunicationsLong Range Wireless USB ModemLong Range Wireless Ethernet ModemStep 1: Wireless Serial NumberStep 2: Connect a Wireless ModemStep 3: Run Alpha StationStep 4: Read Wireless 0-10V OutputsASM1-5 Command SetReading Wireless 0-10V Output ChannelsThe API Calculator is Required0-10V Output Read and Write Commands0-10V Output Read Command0-10V Output Write CommandWireless 0-10V Output with USB Highlights Control Industrial 0-10V devices over a Long Range Wireless Mesh Network or over

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What is nodeLynk? The nodeLynk I2C Communications Standard

What is nodeLynk I²C Communication?​ https://media.ncd.io/20190612110234/NodeLynk-Vid-3.mp4 nodeLynk I²C is a physical I²C communications bus standard developed by National Control Devices in 2014.  nodeLynk devices use I²C communications to communicate between an I²C Master device and a chain of I²C Node devices.  nodeLynk I²C is a physical standard that does not alter the I²C communications protocol in any way. If you are already familiar with I²C communications, you can use nodeLynk devices to quickly expand your hardware platform without the need for soldering.  nodeLynk is the ideal standard for expanding popular computing platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Feather, ESP32, or

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4-Channel 4-20mA Output USB Wireless endNode Getting Started

Wireless 4-20mA Output with USB Highlights4-20mA Output 4-Channel endNode IntroductionWireless 4-20mA OutputUSB 4-20mA OutputControlling 4-20mA Output ChannelsUSB CommunicationsStep 1: Download and Install Alpha StationStep 2: Plug in the USB PortStep 3: Read 4-20mA Output ChannelsWireless CommunicationsLong Range Wireless USB ModemLong Range Wireless Ethernet ModemStep 1: Wireless Serial NumberStep 2: Connect a Wireless ModemStep 3: Run Alpha StationStep 4: Read Wireless 4-20mA OutputsASM1-4 Command SetReading Wireless 4-20mA Output ChannelsThe API Calculator is Required4-20mA Output Read and Write Commands4-20mA Output Read Command4-20mA Output Write Command 4-20mA Output Wireless USB I2C Expansion Wireless 4-20mA Output with USB Highlights Control Industrial 4-20mA devices over

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Top 3 Motor Failure Detection Sensors & Benefits

Top 3 Motor Failure Detection Sensors It’s no secret that motors run our lives. But some motors are far more important than others, and in some cases, motor failure is not an option.  Keep in mind, we rely on motors to run the cooling systems in nuclear reactors.  We rely on motors to run elevators in high-rise buildings.  Motors keep fuel flowing into jet engines of our airplanes.  There’s a lot riding on today’s motors, and failure can cost lives.  Because of our reliance on motors, motor failure detection is probably more important today than at any point in our

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