June 26, 2012
-- The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces its latest wireless I/O modules, the ADAM-2000Z series. These I/O modules utilize the IEEE 802.15.4 standard I/O and latest sensor technology whilst supporting 2.4GHz mesh networking to provide flexibility and build a cost-effective distributed monitoring system. The wireless ADAM-2000Z series includes five modules, a Modbus/RTU gateway, router node, I/O, and sensor devices. With an outstanding design, the ADAM-2000Z series features low power consumption, ensured data integrity, Modbus/RTU protocol support, a high degree of accuracy of 16 bits for AI module, and a wireless site survey tool in the ADAM Utility. Regarding the lower power consumption, the module has an internal compartment for 2 x AA alkaline batteries that will keep the devices updated at 1-minute intervals for a year.
In addition, the ADAM-2000Z series supports the Modbus/RTU protocol so that it can be connected to other Modbus modules without any additional software or cost. The control of the ADAM-2000Z Series can be easily integrated into most HMI and SCADA devices using the Modbus/RTU protocol. Configuring a reliable wireless network, site survey is an important task; the ADAM-utility includes the site survey tool, “Topology”
, for users to get a module’s status and wireless communication quality. For the network capacity, the ADAM-2000Z series can connect up to 32 nodes, including router and end devices.