The SensePoint Serial wireless RS-485 and RS-232 interface is a very small device that connects to the serial port on a piece of equipment. It has one RS-485 and one RS-232 channel to communicate with controllers, PLCs, or sensors. It connects to a Nexus Industrial or Nexus Panel cellular gateway over a wireless link. This system passes serial commands and data back and forth from a cloud server to the connected equipment. As an example, a Modbus register map is sent to the SensePoint Serial and the values in those registers are reported to the server.
The wireless link between the SensePoint Serial and the gateway is an 802.15.4 radio using a version of the Thread protocol. The SensePoint Serial is configured in the cloud from a web page. The configuration data is sent to the SensePoint through the gateway and over the radio. The website can be accessed from anywhere, so no special programming software or cables are needed. This makes setting up the system and installing it into end devices very simple and quick.
Power and data are on M8 connectors, providing a rugged watertight connection. A wide 9 to 36VDC power supply supports the power ranges that are already present on most industrial equipment and vehicles. A wireless link to the gateway eliminates the need to install data cables.
The SensePoint Serial wireless RS-485 and RS-232 interface is housed in an IP67/68 diecast aluminum enclosure. This makes it ruggedized for harsh industrial and outdoor environments. An integrated mounting flange makes installation simple into new and existing systems.
- 9 to 36VDC
- 1 RS-485 Channel
- 1 RS-232 Channel
- Bluetooth, Thread Enabled
- 77 x 1.97 x 1.12 Inches
- Diecast Aluminum Enclosure
- Rated to IP67 / IP68
||SensePoint Serial with Thread, standard external antenna