ZB ZigBee is simply
the hottest wireless technology of our time. Period. It's fast,
it's very easy to use, highly reliable, and self healing. Three
components are required for the ZB ZigBee Mesh Network, the Coordinator
(C), the Router (R) and the Endpoint (E). Your computer can
speak to a ZB ZigBee Mesh Network using a Coordinator. Think of
the Coordinator as the interface to a ZB ZigBee Network. NCD Coordinators
are equipped with a USB Interface. USB Coordinators mount as a Serial
Port on your computer, and you will develop software that sends
Serial commands at 115.2K Baud. The primary job of a router is to
bridge the wireless gap between your computer (the Coordinator)
and the device (Endpoint). If the Coordinator cannot speak to the
Endpoint device because it is out of range, a Router can be used
to bridge the two devices together. Endpoints are simply devices.
With regard to NCD products, Endpoints can be relay controllers,
data collection devices, PWM devices, and much more (and more coming).
Summary of ZB ZigBee
A Coordinator Connects to your Computer
A Coordinator is used to communicate with a Mesh network
A Coordinator can talk to up to 8 Endpoints or Routers in
A device is an Endpoint
If a Coordinator cannot talk to an Endpoint because it is
out of range, a Router can be used to bridge data between the
Coordinator and the Endpoint
A Router can also be an Endpoint device, but it's slower
ZB ZigBee Devices offer Unparalleled Dynamic Networking and Adaptability. Simply power up a ZB ZigBee Device in Range of a Coordinator or a Networked Router and the network will automatically Associate itself with that Device.
Switch Closure Input is a vital part of just about any control system.
ZSCAN ZB ZigBee Series Contact Closure Input Scanner Detectors
allow you to read 16, 32, or 48 switches per board. Ideal for reading
motion detectors, glass breakage detectors, window/door open detectors,
ect. and it's all on the mesh network.
ZB ZigBee Coordinator
Plug a ZB ZigBee Coordinator
into the USB Port of your computer. The Coordinator will be
used to communicated to your wireless ZB ZigBee network. The
Coordinator will mount as a COM port on your PC. Open the
COM port and start sending data to the Coordinator. The Coordinator
will forward your data to any or all devices on the ZB ZigBee Mesh
New to Mesh Networking? Click the following links for helpful wireless
articles to get you started.
UXP is a new standardized data port, specifically for the purpose
of speaking to various expansion modules. If the controller you
are considering is equipped with a UXP port, you can take advantage
of extended commands to speak to our growing line of I/O expansion
modules. UXP in the part number allows you to:
By downloading the NCD Component Library you will receive
over 40 samples from A/D Conversion to Duration and Pulse
Timing and best of all it's FREE!! We want the user to be
able to experiment with all the different samples available
so as of right now the samples cannot be downloaded individually.
We've "Started" the Programming for You
With the NCD Component Library we've "started" the programming
for you. We say started because these are fully functioning
samples but we've also included the source code so you can
customize them to your exact needs. Start by downloading
the NCDComponentSetup.zip file from the
NCD Component page.
Fusion 4 Series Controllers are the most powerful relay controllers we currently manufacture.
Capable of controlling relays from a computer, sensor readings, or a time schedule, Fusion 4
controllers can be used to automate just about any application. Choose a controller based on
the quantity and power rating of relays your application requires.
Flip a switch and send a SMS Text Message. Push a Button and Send an email. Trip a sensor
and send a message to a server to do just about anything you want... from anywhere in
the world. Push Notification series controllers send messages from real-world electronics to
computers and servers.