New Multi-channel Wireless Sensor System for Industrial Monitoring from Deeter Electronics
Up to eight analogue sensors and up to thirty two switched inputs
2.4 GHz Frequency band High Power Radio Transceiver
Simple and reliable operation
August 2010 – Deeter Electronics announce the latest addition to their ground breaking Wireless Sensor System for industrial measurement and control. The market leading international company, specialists in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, has introduced a new multi-channel Wireless Sensor System for more complex installations. The new system permits the monitoring of greater numbers of remote devices than was previously possible and can display the state of up to eight analogue sensors and up to thirty two switched inputs.
The Deeter Multi-channel Wireless Sensor System is connected from the Base Station to a personal computer by an RS485 to USB adaptor. On the host computer Deeter Data Viewer Software displays the outputs of up to eight analogue inputs and up to thirty two switched inputs from as many as eight sensor nodes which can be multi-input Deeter Wireless Senders or Deeter Wireless LVCS-RF Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensors.
The Deeter Data Viewer application runs under Windows™ and provides a means of viewing the outputs from multiple sensor nodes by interpreting the data stream from the Base Station’s serial communications port. The Data Viewer visualises the performance of the Base Station and it is the best way to utilise all the features of the Deeter Wireless Sensor System. It permits the user to view the inputs from multiple sensor nodes (Deeter Wireless Senders or LVCS-RF), change the settings in the Base Station and network, record the sensor data-stream, monitor and record network events and monitor remote sensor battery voltages.
Up to eight Deeter Wireless Senders can be used per Multi-Channel Base Station, each take the input from either a resistive potentiometric sensor or a 4-20mA device, and up to four switched inputs. This gives a total of up to eight analogue inputs and up to thirty two switched inputs. Deeter LVCS-RF (Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensors RF) can also be used as sensor nodes. Up to eight LVCS-RF sensors can be used per Multi-channel Wireless Base Station. A combination of Senders and LVCS-RF can be used up to the maximum of eight sensor nodes.
The simple-to-use Deeter Base Station receives the data from remote wireless devices and acts as the coordinator for an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network. It operates on one of 16 radio frequency channels available in the 2.4GHz ISM band. The high power transceiver can achieve a range of greater than 1km, subject to local environmental factors. The internationally recognised IEEE 802.15.4 protocol allows several wireless sensor networks to share the same wireless spectrum without interference.
To increase the range of the Deeter Wireless Sensor System or overcome adverse environmental conditions one or a number of Deeter Routers may be added to the wireless network. The use of multiple Deeter Routers creates a highly reliable self-healing wireless mesh network.
Peter Whiteaker, Managing Director of Deeter Electronics, comments;”The launch of our Wireless Sensor System has been met with great interest. It provides a highly cost effective wireless monitoring solution for a large number of smaller industrial and agricultural applications. We have now received a number of customer requests for a greater number of input channels and we are very pleased to introduce our new multi-channel system. As we design and manufacture our products in the UK we are able to offer a rapid response to our customer’s requirements.”
Deeter Wireless Sensor Network products are housed in rugged ABS enclosures with external antennas. Cable glands are provided for power input and signal outputs and they come complete with external, wall mounted, universal AC input power supplies.
The Deeter Electronics product range includes level sensors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems. For more information on the Deeter Electronics range of wireless sensing products call +44 (0)1494 566046 or visit www.deeter.co.uk
Editor’s note: The attached photograph shows the new Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor System available from Deeter Electronics.
About Deeter Group:
The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.
Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. Deeter Electronics now designs and manufactures sensor and wireless products in the UK and is a distributor for a number of market leading component Brands. Deeter provides a wide range of instrumentation products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.
The Deeter Electronics Ltd.
T: +44 (0)1494 566046
F: +44 (0)1494 563961