Bluetooth Contact Closure Detection
Communicate Through a Bluetooth Connection
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.
Our Bluetooth ProXR Series Contact Closure Detectors make it easier than ever to monitor the status on contact closures with a computer or smart phone. Simply pair to your smart phone or computer this controller. The controller mounts as a Virtual COM Port on your PC, allowing easy programming from any language that supports serial communications.
Smart Phone & Computer Pairing
This Bluetooth Relay will be paired with a Bluetooth connection on your smart phone or computer. This involves opening the Bluetooth control panel on your computer, pressing the "pairing" button on our controller, and finally, using the Bluetooth control panel to add the device to the Bluetooth network. Once paired, the NCD part number will appear in your Bluetooth control panel, and a new COM port will be available for use on your computer. To communicate to the device, all you have to do is open the new Bluetooth COM port at 115.2K baud and start sending commands. The Blue LED on our controller will light as soon as the port is opened.
This board is equipped with a ZBT Module. The ZBT communications module adds Bluetooth communications to the board. The ZBT 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.
Configuration is easy with the optional Bluetooth ZigMo Modem. Simply connect it to the USB port of your computer with the supplied cable and you will be able to select a COM port, change the baud rate or enter a security pin code. The Bluetooth ZigMo is available as an option when you purchase your Bluetooth controller. The ZBT module will pull off the board and can be installed in the ZigMo for configuration. You can then configure the baud rate and password settings if you require a secure wireless control. After configuration the ZBT module can be reinstalled in your board and it will be configured to fit your needs.
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.