Tag: Essential

ProXR Quick Start Guide

ProXR is a standard set of relay control commands that allow users to control relays by sending bytes of data.  Turn relays on or off, trigger timers, flashers, and control relay groups using the ProXR command set.  This document will guide you through everything you need to know to start using NCD ProXR series controllers.  

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WiFi Micro Gateway Setup for LOSANT

WiFi Micro Gateway for LOSANT® Setup Instructions Introduction The NCD WiFi Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate over the internet to Losant using a WiFi connection.  The NCD Micro Gateway is very easy to use, as it only requires network connection credentials and a Losant Connection String.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES encryption.  WiFi communications is also fully encrypted for your security.  To get started using the WiFi Micro Gateway, follow the steps outlined below. Losant Account Setup If you have not yet created a Losant account then proceed to https://losant.com and

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WiFi Micro Gateway Setup for Microsoft Azure

WiFi Micro Gateway for Microsoft® Azure® Setup Instructions Introduction The NCD WiFi Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate over the internet to Microsoft Azure using a WiFi connection.  The NCD Micro Gateway is very easy to use, as it only requires network connection credentials and an Azure Connection String.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES encryption.  WiFi communications is also fully encrypted for your security.  To get started using the WiFi Micro Gateway, follow the steps outlined below.   Azure Account Setup If you do no already have one you will need to

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Alpha Station – Sensor and Control Software for Windows using Visual Studio

Introduction to Alpha StationWhere to Download Alpha StationSystem RequirementsSource Code for Alpha StationWireless SensorsSensor Summary ListViewing Sensor DataWireless Sensor ConfigurationWireless Sensor Configuration SettingsRecovering Lost SensorsProXR Enterprisehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpAJX1itsm0 Introduction to Alpha Station Alpha Station is Windows Application used to communicate and configure the vast majority of NCD devices offered within the “Enterprise Solutions” category of our web site at ncd.io.  Alpha Station is the successor to Base Station, which is used to test and configure older NCD devices.  Base Station is now finalized, and no further changes or enhancements will be made.  All future work will be focused on Alpha Station.  Base

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Ethernet Push Notification Quick Start Guide

Introduction What is the Push Notification Series? The push notification series was designed for customers requiring contact closure input monitoring via push notification rather than a query based method. This means your application is free to process other tasks while listening for input status change. This opens the door to many new and exciting applications such as email/text message notification, data logging, security monitoring, and much more. These controllers can be configured to send information to a specific server via internet connection when their input status changes, or alternatively they can broadcast their input status change across all devices a

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Serial to I2C Conversion

Serial to I2C ConversionV3 Feature OverviewV4 Feature OverviewV5 Feature OverviewV6 Feature OverviewNCD APITransmitting DataReceiving DataCommunicating to I2C DevicesI2C Write: Transmitting I2C DataI2C Read: Receiving I2C DataStep 1: Configure PCA9536 for InputsStep 2: Move PCA9536 Address PointerStep 3: Read PCA9536 InputsI2C Write Read CommandI2C Bus Scan CommandI2C Stop CommandI2C Converter Reboot CommandI2C Error CodesI2C Communication ExamplesMCP23008 8-Bit GPIOMCP23008 InitializationMCP23008 Programmable Pull-UpsReading 8 Inputs1 Relay + 7 GPIO2 Relays + 6 GPIO4 Relays + 4 GPIO8 RelaysMCP23017 16-Bit GPIOMCP23017 InitializationMCP23017 Programmable Pull-UpsReading InputsControlling RelaysPCA9685 Pulse Width ModulationPCA9685 InitializationControlling PWM ChannelsAS1115 LED Display DriverAS1115 InitializationSetting the BrightnessWriting to the DisplayControlling the Decimal PointI2C

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Receiving Wireless Sensor Data over Ethernet

Getting StartedHardware RequirementsSoftware RequirementsSetupNetwork CommunicationDiscovering the IP AddressComm Operator & UDP BroadcastsBase Station & UDP BroadcastsWatching Sensor Data Getting Started In this tutorial, we will show you how to receive wireless sensor data from NCD IoT sensors over a standard Ethernet connection.  The photo shown above is a pre-production prototype of a simple Ethernet to wireless gateway, which will be used to receive all data over the Ethernet connection.  The enclosed version of this device is on the way, but we will go ahead with our article for those who need to know more about the process. For this tutorial,

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Industrial wireless sensors

Long Range IoT Wireless Sensor FAQ

Wireless Sensor FAQ General Frequently asked questions How do I know if this Wireless sensor is working if there is no power light on it? We didn’t add a power led to save power, you can hit the reset button on the sensor and it will send two data packets. First data packet will indicate that the sensor is in run mode and the second data packet will contain all the sensor info, device info and sensor readings. You can find more about this in the product manual. What is the Zigmo/Wireless Router and why do I need it? Zigmo

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MXNET Quick Start Guide

IntroductionWho Is Qualified to Use the MirX Series?How do the MirX Series Controllers Work?Order of OperationsLearning CycleUsage CycleGetting StartedNOTICE:Hardware ReferencePower RequirementsTemperature RequirementsBreak-Away TabsUnderstanding InputsWarningBeacon/Smart Mode JumperBeacon ModeSmart ModeBeacon vs. Smart Mode ComparisonUnderstanding RelaysControlling RelaysWiring RelaysRelay LogicUsing Relays to Create Logical ConditionsMirX EthernetHow Ethernet Mirror Modules WorkJumper SettingsSmart Mode SettingConnection Options—Default SettingsOption 1 – Connect DirectlyOption 2 – Connection through Internet with NCD Mirror ServerQuick Setup for Direct Connection (no Internet required)Quick Setup for Internet ConnectionMirX Ethernet ConfigurationNCD Base Station SoftwareMirror Server SetupSetting up your own Mirror ServerSuggestion:Advanced ConfigurationAdvanced SetupElectrical SpecificationsTroubleshootingBusy LED does not FlashController is Running HOTRelays Turn Off Unexpectedly

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AnyI2C I2C Communications Quick Start Guide

AnyI2C is a open-source software application used to communicate to NCD I2C devices for the purposes of learning and testing basic functionality.  AnyI2C works in combination a low-cost USB to I2C converter that we designed, which focuses on compatibility with just about any I2C chip ever created.  AnyI2C is frequently used to test just about every device in the NCD IoT Devices category prior to shipment to our customer. Software: AnyI2C runs on a Windows based computer, download from our GitHub repository. Hardware: A USB to I2C Converter is available for all I2C Devices here. AnyI2C Software Usage: The screenshot above

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