Expand the wireless world with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software management tools and connected services. Designed for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, Zigbee and Bluetooth are ideal for building automation, energy monitoring, health care devices, advanced meters, instruments, smart appliances, HVAC control, and security systems. If you are rolling out a Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) and need the same reliability WIFI but at a lower cost, then these wireless protocols are your answer. These modules are easy to install and provide the durability you expect. Our partner, SENA Networks offers low cost and low power wireless products that are designed explicitly for WPAN.
First developed in the 1990s, Zigbee is an ad-hoc low-power, wireless mesh technology based on IEEE 802.15.4. It is used for personal area networks. The transmission range from 10 to 100 meters may be extended using mesh network characteristics via the intermediate devices. It has since developed into a robust set of efficient products that are inexpensively combined to provide robust and reliable wireless networks.
SENA Family of Zigbee Adapters and Accessories
The ZigBee product line includes the ZigBee embedded short and long-range modules, ZigBee USB adapter, ZigBee Serial adapter products, and accessories. They are all designed for economically minded and energy efficient wireless applications. SENA's ZigBee products provide high performance and robust data transfer capability across a wide range. And, they are a very affordable alternative to traditional wireless technologies. Zigbee DIP / SMD embedded modules and software are ideal for original equipment manufacturers (OEM). These devices are built tough for industrial applications and backed by a three-year warranty.
ZigBee OEM Modules and Starter Kit
The Probee-ZE10 embedded module adds Zigbee functionality to an OEM device. It features analog and digital I/O and choice of antenna connections. For rapid prototyping and software development, the ZE10-SK01 starter kit includes every component you need to begin programming immediately: three OEM modules, development boards, antennas, power adapters, cables, and configuration software. The ProBee-ZE20 and starter kit offers a choice of SMD or DIP packaging. It also accommodates multiple antenna configurations.
ZigBee to Serial Adapters
The ProBee-ZS10 is an RS-232 serial port to ZigBee adapter that offers high performance and robust data throughput for many types of wireless applications. It includes a ZigBee core, radio circuitry, antenna, and management software. It is an affordable and simple way to transmit wireless data in an industrial environment. Just plug the module into an RS-232 port, configure and start communicating. Battery pack, external power adapters, and high gain antennas are available.
Because serial ports are less common, the ProBee-ZU10-G01 ZigBee adapter plugs into a standard USB port. Like the ZS10 above, it also includes ZigBee and radio electronics, stub antenna and software for quick and easy deployment.
Bluetooth connectivity can open new worlds to industrial networks. Using one of the most successful communication standards, you can count on any Bluetooth device to require little to no configuration. You get app-friendly control and access to all of your essential equipment with a medium built for efficient power consumption, improved data flow, and low-stress installation. Antaira and SENA Technologies’ Bluetooth components are designed for specific work and connectivity. You save cost by getting the exact features you need. Best of all, their parts come standard with a 5-year warranty.
If your facilities don’t already accommodate wireless connection, then it’s time to consider adopting Bluetooth for your operation. It’s surprisingly easy to add coverage with tools like the SENA Bluetooth to Ethernet Gateway. This access point allows Bluetooth enabled equipment to connect to your Ethernet lines wirelessly. It provides stable simultaneous connections for up to 28 unique devices and requires no software setup. You’ll be surprised how much cable you can cut from your network with simple additions like this. The universal nature of Bluetooth means you won’t spend precious labor on complex deployments.
If you’ve already adopted some Bluetooth into your systems, expansion is effortless. You can upgrade equipment to make use of your features with simple converters like the Antaira BTS-1000A serial converter. This plug-and-play adapter converts an RS-232 port to Bluetooth. No installation or configuration is necessary. Other improvements are surprisingly inexpensive. SENA antenna extensions are available in some varieties to help you boost signal on demand. Cable extensions help you customize network layout and boost capacity where it’s needed most.
One of the best aspects of Bluetooth networks is replacement parts are primarily inexpensive. SENA provides software drivers and configuration tools to scan, monitor and setup your industrial Bluetooth devices. When problems arise, diagnostics identify affected components, ensuring your network stays online. SENA’s easy-to-use Windows-based tools (ParaniWin, ParaniUpdater, and Serial / IP COM Port Redirector) means your staff stays unburdened and upkeep costs stay under control. You can trust your Bluetooth investment will be returned by minimizing the resources you devote to maintenance and repair.
No matter where you currently stand in WPAN deployment, we have the resources to help you along the way. Talk with one of our expert associates today. We’ll go over the pros and cons of all of your options, and we’ll get to know your network to help you build a customized package that is perfectly tailored to optimize the impact of your budget. You’ll be boosting productivity in no time when you partner with Westward Sales for your Bluetooth networking needs.