Promising to solve challenging requirements associated with process automation, monitoring, and control, the WaveContact family of wireless I/O solutions offer Class 1, Division 1 wireless I/O and data aggregation. As per the company, WaveContact extends reliable connectivity to sensor networks across wide areas and simplifies the M2M network setup for oil and gas, factory automation, industrial control, water/wastewater, smart grid, and, agriculture industries.
Offerings include WaveContact 10i EndPoint, a Class 1, Division 1 (C1D1) certified wireless I/O solution for enabling multiple process automation and control capabilities for hazardous locations. Designed with a self-contained, explosion-proof enclosure, it combines up to six analog voltage inputs and an RS-485 interface. It also includes a rechargeable battery and integrated solar panel, and a 1W 900 MHz or 500 mW 2.4 GHz wireless M2M communication module.
WaveContact 50i Data Concentrator aggregates telemetry from multiple sensors and other wireless M2M devices for connectivity to a data center or SCADA network. With both serial and Ethernet connections over wired or wireless connections, the Data Concentrator serves as an M2M gateway to the 10i Endpoints, other FreeWave wireless I/O modules, and performs as a serial radio master for connecting serial devices with existing FGR/FGR2 (900 MHz) or GX/I2 (2.4 GHz) FreeWave networks. It provides a built-in terminal server for hard-wired Ethernet connections, Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU translation and Ethernet I/O. For more info, visit http://www.freewave.com/PRODUCTS/allproducts/WaveContact.aspx