Plug In, Open the COM Port and Start Sending Commands
Compatible with 900 MHz ProXR Boards
LED Status Lights Indicate Communication
Includes USB Cable
Includes Mountable Enclosure
900 MHz boards operate reliably and efficiently when the antennas can “see“ each other. Obstructions like walls, buildings and even trees and
hills can diminish the signal or prevent communication altogether. Metal being the worst for any wireless signal to penetrate with stone and brick and being
a close second. Positioning the antennas for line-of-site operation will greatly increase reliability.
with a Wireless Device does NOT have to be complicated. Our line of XSC modems allow first time users to communicate
with ANY XSC device on the site with a standard range of 2 miles (3.2 km).
Here's how it works
Plug the UXSCMSR_ZIGMO XSC Modem into your computer and install the drivers. The XSC modem will mount as a COM port on your PC.
Next, talk to the COM port as though you were communicating with a USB device that is directly connected to your PC. That's
all there is to it!
Modem offers wireless 2-way communications, compatible with any XSC device or network. The UXSCMSR_ZIGMO modem is Powered by
the USB Port and includes USB Cable and Enclosure.
Networking XSC Devices
It is possible to speak to many XSC devices within a local area. Each XSC device is hard coded with a device ID number. The
device ID number is printed on the bottom side of the XSC module. This XSC module can be easily removed. You can also query all
XSC modules to determine all device ID numbers within range.
Virtual COM Port Drivers
Virtual COM Port drivers are required before the XSC module can be used. Windows 7 and 8 typically recognizes the
device without drivers; however, the latest drivers may be downloaded and installed from the following location for
all operating systems: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.
The link also contains installation instructions appropriate to your operating system.
900 MHz Relay Videos
900 MHz boards operate reliably and efficiently when the antennas can “see“ each other. Obstructions like walls, buildings and even trees and hills can diminish the signal or prevent communication altogether. Metal being the worst for any wireless signal to penetrate with stone and brick and being a close second. Positioning the antennas for line-of-site operation will greatly increase reliability.
Long Range Wireless
XBee-PRO 900HP embedded modules provide best-in-class range wireless connectivity to devices. They are easy to setup and use, reliable and capable of transmitting a ling distance. You will need an 900MHz modem that plugs into your USB port of your computer to talk any number of boards with a standard range of 2-miles and up to 15 miles. You can choose the distance of the module installed at checkout.
As with any wireless technologies, for optimal performance it needs to be line-of-sight. In other words the antennas of the board and modem must "see" each other to get the optimal range or even be able to communicate at all. Mounting slots on the modem make it easy to attach to a wall to allow for line-of-site operation.
XBee-PRO 900 RF Module
This board is equipped with an 900HP Module. The XBee-PRO 900 RF module is ideally suited for less power-hungry, low-latency point-to-multipoint networking applications. Capable of point-to-point, peer-to-peer and point-to-multipoint networking, The XBee-900 modules have a higher selectable transmitting power of 250mW. This higher TX power allows for line-of-sight range up to 28 miles with the right antenna. It is ideal for solutions where RF penetration and absolute transmission distance are paramount to the application.
Standard Range Antenna
The XSC900SR Standard Range Antenna (distance of 2 miles) is included with the price of the controller. The included antenna is a 6" whip antenna with an RP-SMA threaded connection. The antenna will screw directly onto the wireless module.
900MHz Wireless Modem
Plug the UXSCMSR_ZIGMO short range modem or UXSCMLR_ZIGMO long range modem into the USB Port of your computer. The modem will mount as a COM port on your PC. Open the COM port and start sending data to the modem. The modem will forward your data to all Wireless XSC compliant devices within range (it is also possible to speak to a specific device when other controllers are in range). The modem is also available at checkout. XSC Modem
Base Station Software is available at no charge to get you up and running fast (more on Base Station below). Once powered up, the controller waits for a ProXR command. A command consists of a few bytes of data in numerical format usually between 2 and 6 bytes. Once the command has been received, the controller processes the command, and sends you back ASCII character code 85 to signal the completion of your command.
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of relay control is proper handling of inductive loads. Inductive loads can best be defined as anything with a magnetic coil, such as a motor, solenoid, or a transformer. Controlling a inductive load using this relay controller requires the use of induction suppression capacitors. The purpose of this capacitor is to absorb the high voltages generated by inductive loads, blocking them from the contacts of the relay. Without this capacitor, the lifespan of the relay will be greatly reduced. Induction can be so severe that it electrically interferes with the microprocessor logic of our controllers, causing relay banks to shut themselves down unexpectedly. In the case of Ethernet devices, customers may experience loss of communications until the device is reconnected. Capacitors that we offer are available at checkout, for more information view our Induction Suppression Video.
900 MHz Relay Videos
Data Sheets & Quick Start Guides
Below are the Data Sheets Quick Start Guides for this board. These are the guides that will help you communicate and
configure this board.