Advantech Launches RS-485 Wireless I/O Module
The module features cloud connectivity and IoT protocol capabilities.
Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group has launched its complete series of 2.4G WISE-4000 IoT Wireless I/O modules, designed to 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 the three core functions of data acquisition, processing, and publishing into a single I/O module to meet the needs of a wide range of industries such as environmental monitoring, machine monitoring, and smart cities.
The new WISE-4051 is a wireless Ethernet I/O module which can be used without the need of a gateway to provide information. 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. 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). It makes data more reliable during communication providing high efficiency data acquisition for smart factories and smart city big data acquisition solutions.
Compared to traditional transparent Ethernet COM ports, data should be polled from the master controller whereas the WISE-4051 can automatically push data to the cloud. 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. The new private server function allows the all the WISE modules to push data to specific web server by the RESTful web service and MQTT protocol with WebAccess. The helps reduce the effort of acquiring big data.
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
- WISE-4012E six channel input/output wireless I/O module with WebAccess