Wireless Contact Closure Detection
Communicate Through a Modem on Your Computer
Monitor and Read Contact Closure Inputs Using a Computer
Monitor Inputs, Trigger Relays for Full Contact Closure Control
Wireless Contact Closure Monitoring
With this Scan Series Controller you can monitor Contact Closure Inputs using a computer. With minimal programming, data collection and control from a single controller allows any computer to talk this device from a modem connected to the USB port of your computer. The SCAN Series command set allows you to read anywhere from 1 to 32 banks of 8 inputs in a single query. A single bank contains 8 inputs. Reading 32 banks will report the status of 256 inputs. It doesn't stop there, because we are focused on relay control you can add relays to the board (up to 256) and control them using the data collected from the inputs. Remember these are contact closure inputs ONLY no voltage can be applied to these inputs.
Long Range Wireless
XSC is not one of the most widely known wireless technologies but it is easy to setup and use, reliable and capable of transmitting a ling distance. You will need an XSC modem that plugs into your USB port of your computer to talk any number of XSC relays with a standard range of 1-mile and up to 15 miles. You can choose the distance of the module installed at checkout.!
XSC Wireless Modules
This board is equipped with an XSC Module. The XSC communications module adds long range wireless communications to the board. The module is powered from the board. The board itself will require 12 volts of power and can be hard wired or you can purchase a "wall wart" type Power Supply 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.
Standard Range Antenna
The XSC900SR Standard Range Antenna (distance of 2 miles) is included with the price of the controller. The antenna has a short pig tail that connects to a button on the XSC module.
Long Range Antenna
An outside antenna will need to be installed in order to reach the 15 mile limit of these devices. When you choose this optional antenna we will include everything you will need to install this except for the pole. Included will be the Cushcraft PC9013 antenna, 20 feet of cable (longer cables are not recommended) and the connector to connect the board to the cable. Purchase a pole to mount the antenna from your local home improvement store and install the antenna. Connect the board to the antenna via the provided cable and start sending commands.
XSC 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.
Sending Commands 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 (ProXR Enhanced Command Set) 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. When a command was sent to read the status of the contact closure the status is sent back.