Communications & Networks
Advantech releases WISE-4000 wireless I/O modules with Cloud connectivity
August 9, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 9, 2016 – Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group says its complete series of 2.4G WISE-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules will “revolutionize the way data is gathered from remote or difficult to wire locations.”
With the WISE-4051, Advantech provides a “complete wireless I/O solution” which includes RS-485 port, analog, and digital signal models. This combines data acquisition, processing, and publishing functions into a single I/O module to meet the needs of various industries such as environmental monitoring, machine monitoring, and smart cities, says the company. With integrated digital input and RS-485 in the same module, the WISE-4051 “provides a flexible combination” of I/O to acquire digital signal and data from Modbus/RTU slave devices, says Advantech, adding that the RS-485 port can also support data log functions from Modbus/RTU slave devices with time stamp, “preventing data loss compared to traditional transparent Ethernet COM ports (virtual COM of serial device server).” The WISE data logger can send time-stamped information to a Dropbox account, or a private Cloud depending on the configuration, and it can also buffer the devices’ data so that in the event of network failure, no data is lost before it is sent to the administrator, it adds. The five WISE-4000 modules are: WISE-4051 eight channel digit input IoT wireless I/O module with 1 RS-485 port; WISE-4012 four channel universal input, two channel digital output Wireless I/O module; WISE-4050 four channel digital input, four channel digital output wireless I/O module; WISE-4060 four channel digital input, four channel relay output wireless I/O module; and WISE-4012E six channel input/output wireless I/O module with WebAccess.