ZB ZigBee CoordinatorZB ZigBee Mesh Networking Coordinator
ZB ZigBee Mesh Networking RelayMesh Networking is simply the hottest wireless technology of our time. Period. It's fast, it's very easy to use, highly reliable, and self healing. Three components are required for the ZB ZigBee Mesh Network, the Coordinator (C), the Router (R) and the Endpoint (E). Your computer can speak to a ZB ZigBee Mesh Network using a Coordinator. Think of the Coordinator as the interface to a ZB ZigBee Mesh Network. NCD Coordinators are equipped with a USB Interface. USB Coordinators mount as a Serial Port on your computer, and you will develop software that sends Serial commands at 115.2K Baud. The primary job of a router is to bridge the wireless gap between your computer (the Coordinator) and the device (Endpoint). If the Coordinator cannot speak to the Endpoint device because it is out of range, a Router can be used to bridge the two devices together. Endpoints are simply devices. With regard to NCD products, Endpoints can be relay controllers, data collection devices, PWM devices, and much more (and more coming).
Quick Summary of Mesh Networking
- A Coordinator Connects to your Computer
- A Coordinator is used to communicate with a Mesh network
- A Coordinator can talk to up to 8 Endpoints or Routers in any combination
- A device is an Endpoint
- If a Coordinator cannot talk to an Endpoint because it is out of range, a Router can be used to bridge data between the Coordinator and the Endpoint
- A Router can also be an Endpoint device, but it's slower
ZB ZigBee Coordinator
Communicating with a Wireless Device does NOT have to be complicated. Our line of ZB ZigBee Coordinators allow first time users to communicate with ANY XSC device, even if it was not manufactured by us!!!
Here's how it works. Plug the ZB ZigBee Coordinator into your computer and install the drivers. The ZB ZigBee Coordinator will mount as a COM port on your PC. Next, talk to the COM port as though you were communicating with a RS-232 serial device that is directly connected to your PC. That's all there is to it!!!
ZB ZigBee Coordinators offer wireless 2-way communications, compatible with any XSC device or network. This device is Powered by the USB Port. Includes USB Cable and Enclosure. PCB is NOT mounted inside enclosure, Enclosure is not drilled.
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