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National Instruments releases new wireless gateway for NI CompactRIO

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article image WSN C Series Gateway and Serial Nodes

National Instruments Aust & NZ  has introduced a new wireless gateway and two new measurement nodes that extend the capabilities of the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform and illustrate the company’s commitment to wireless measurement technology.

With NI LabVIEW system design software, engineers can now easily integrate wired and wireless measurement and control systems, and deploy autonomous programs to WSN nodes that perform local control, data analysis and event-based alarming or notification.

According to Jamie Smith, director of embedded systems product marketing for NI, some of the world’s most challenging applications require a solution that combines both wired and wireless measurement and control systems. The new WSN C Series gateway offers a complete, reconfigurable platform for these hybrid systems.

NI 9795 C Series Gateway

The NI 9795 C Series gateway aggregates measurement data from distributed WSN nodes, making data available within deployed LabVIEW Real-Time applications running on CompactRIO. It also adds to existing programmable and non-programmable WSN gateways to offer choices for cost and flexibility.

NI WSN-3230 (1-port RS232) and NI WSN-3231 (1-port RS485) Serial Nodes:

These serial nodes feature one serial port and two digital I/O channels for discrete inputs, event detection and programmatic control. They also embed query and parse algorithms directly on WSN node with LabVIEW WSN module to create an autonomous programmable interface to a variety of serial-based instruments, sensors and control boards.

Key features of the new NI WSN C Series gateway: 

  • Plugs directly into any CompactRIO chassis for wireless connectivity to distributed WSN measurement nodes
  • Uses new WSN serial nodes for wireless, programmable interface to thousands of sensors and instruments
  • Creates complete wired and wireless measurement control systems with LabVIEW that are ideal for applications including environment monitoring, industrial measurements and control, and energy monitoring

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