Author: TravisE NCD Technical Engineer

4-20mA 4 Channel Mirror Product Manual

Introduction The purpose of this manual is to educate users on the functionality and use of the 4 channel Wireless 4-20mA Mirror Pro product.  Please contact us with any questions you may have on the use of this product. Power Requirements These products are sold with optional power supplies which are recommended for use with the product.  If you must supply your own power supply to the devices then a regulated 9-32VDC power supply source capable of supplying a minimum of 2.4 watts.  Power may be connected through labeled 2.1 mm barrel connector(center pin positive) or through screw terminals. Wireless

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Ethernet Mirror Configuration with NCD5500 Gen 3 Ethernet Module

Introduction This configuration guide applies to MirC/MirX Ethernet products which utilize the NCD5500 Gen 3 Ethernet module pictured below. In this guide we will cover configuring these Ethernet modules for the MirC/MirX products.  MirC and MirX series products were designed to communicate with each other over a Ethernet network connection.  The contact closure inputs in one location control the relays in the remote location.   Before you Start (Requirements) It should be noted that these products do not work over an internet connection.  Both boards must be on the same LAN.  Also both boards will require an assigned static IP

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Cellular Micro Gateway Setup for MQTT

Cellular Micro Gateway for MQTT SETUP INSTRUCTIONS Introduction The easy to use NCD Cellular Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate via the internet to any MQTT broker service using a Cellular connection.  It only requires Cellular network connection credentials, connection information about the MQTT host broker, and authentication information for the MQTT connection if applicable.  The MQTT gateway supports connection to MQTT brokers via open connection, basic authentication, as well as TLS.  Topics and message payload formats are fully customizable for compatibility with your specific MQTT broker service.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit

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Google IoT Core Gateway Setup

Google IoT Core G A T E W A Y   S E T U P Introduction The Google IoT Core Gateway was designed to make setup as simple as possible. In this guide we will walk through setting up a new Google IoT Core gateway.  It is not the intent of this guide to explain how to consume device data on Google cloud, but rather to simply get the data there so you can consume it as needed. This guide will walk you through creating: •  A Google Cloud Project •  Enabling the required APIs •  A service account

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NexGen WiFi Module User Guide

Introduction In this guide we will discuss the functionality and use of the NexGen modules.  The NexGen module implements all the same functionality from our previously supplied WiFi Bluetooth and USB modules but adds additional functionality including a simple web interface for configuration, Bluetooth interface, USB interface, we built in web interface for rudimentary control of select relay products, and MQTT compatibility.  We will now cover the configuration of the module. Configuring the NexGen module To configure a new NexGen module make sure it is installed in a Host board(Relay controller or other product) and it’s LED is flashing Blue.

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AWS IoT -> AWS SNS -> Text Message -> Awesome

Introduction Those of you with one of our AWS Gateways may find this article very interesting. One of the most powerful thing about using AWS as your IoT Cloud provider is not just AWS IoT itself but how it integrates with all of AWS’s other services.  Today we’ll investigate using AWS’s SNS service in conjunction with AWS IoT. SNS stands for Simple Notification Service.  It is essentially a pub sub service where messages can be published to a topic almost just like MQTT itself.  We will create an SNS topic add an SMS subscriber to it, then we will publish

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Logging data to Google Sheets through AWS IoT(Lambda)

Introduction In this article we will be logging sensor readings to a Google sheet using an AWS IoT gateway.  It’s interesting to see integration between two Tech giants like these so it should be fun to implement.  This article may be slightly on the advanced side due to account setup and requiring both an AWS account as well as a Google Developer account, however the code writing is minimal and it will be provided in this article. What you’ll need AWS IoT Gateway An AWS Account A Google Developer Account At least one NCD Enterprise Sensor Before we begin First

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Using the MQTT Gateway with BeeBotte and displaying info on MQTT Dash

Introduction In this article we will detail how to get Sensor readings from our Enterprise Wireless line into a dashboard on your Android device.  This article applies to all sensor devices available on our Enterprise line. Requirements for this project At least one Enterprise Wireless Sensor An MQTT Gateway An Android device An active BeeBotte account 30 minutes of free time Step 1: BeeBotte configuration If you do not already have one go over to https://beebotte.com and sign up for a free account and log in. Once logged in click on your account name and then select Channels from the

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Mega Modem User Guide

Introduction The easy to use NCD Mega Modem allows the complete line of NCD Enterprise series sensors to communicate with application software over USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, or MQTT connections.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES encryption.  WiFi, Bluetooth and MQTT communication is also fully encrypted for your security.  To get started using the NCD Mega Modem, follow the steps outlined below. Powering up the Mega Modem for the first time Make sure your Gateway is in setup mode which is indicated by a flashing blue LED.  If the gateway is not in setup mode see Entering Setup Mode below

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WiFi Micro Gateway Setup for MQTT

WiFi Micro Gateway for MQTT SETUP INSTRUCTIONS Introduction The easy to use NCD WiFi Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate via the internet to any MQTT broker service using a WiFi connection.  It only requires network connection credentials, connection information about the MQTT host broker, and authentication information for the MQTT connection if applicable.  The MQTT gateway supports connection to MQTT brokers via open connection, basic authentication, as well as TLS.  Topics and message payload formats are fully customizable for compatibility with your specific MQTT broker service.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES

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