Lantronix, a global provider of smart M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity solutions, has announced the launch of the Lantronix xSenso controller.
The newest member of the Lantronix xSenso analogue sensor networking family is designed specifically for use in rugged and harsh environments including industrial automation, process control, manufacturing, chemicals, oil and gas industries, and many more.
The new analogue and relay outputs provide the ability to take action by instantly controlling industrial processes and equipment based on the sensor readings and predefined thresholds to solve real-time problems.
‘Lantronix has done an outstanding job positioning the xSenso Controller as a vital solution for a variety of industrial automation challenges,’ said Josh Varghese, Technology Lead for Industrial Networking Solutions – one of the nation’s largest dedicated industrial networking distributors.
‘There is a tremendous need for remote monitoring and data logging of critical events in process control and automation applications where xSenso Controller can be used – especially where users can leverage web browsers to monitor and chart the data on mobile devices including tablets and smartphones from anywhere in the world,’ said Varghese.
The xSenso product family
The Lantronix xSenso product family comprises feature-rich, low cost solutions for remote sensor monitoring and process control. The new xSenso controller is a compact, DIN-rail or wall mount solution that enables analogue sensors (voltage or current) to easily and transparently send real-time data to any node on the Internet or to a cloud-based application.
In addition to its already robust feature set, the new xSenso can take action when a condition is met (e.g., temperature threshold, pressure level, etc.), triggering its internal relays or outputting voltage or current to control an event in real time.
In an existing control system, the xSenso can also be placed in between the sensor and the controller to mirror the analogue data from its input to its output, while simultaneously presenting the data through a web browser to computers or mobile devices.
The product family is compatible with some of the most popular off-the-shelf data acquisition systems such as LabVIEW and DASYLab, and its compact and efficient design enables it to be affordably installed in dispersed or remote locations.
‘The launch of the new xSenso controller reflects our commitment to expanding Lantronix into new market opportunities – addressing a growing market that already consists of more than 400 million sensors deployed worldwide,’ said Mak Manesh, vice president of product management for Lantronix.
He continued: ‘Our latest addition to the xSenso family delivers a wealth of new and mission-critical functionality used in industrial and control automation applications, while offering the state of the art networking communications and security features.’
xSenso controller: features and benefits
- Two isolated analogue voltage/current inputs
- Two isolated analogue voltage/current outputs or two mechanical relays
- Redundant input power
- Power excitation per input
- Ethernet port for communication
- USB port for configuration
- Supporting ModbusTCP protocol
- Web-based monitoring, charting, and data logging
- HTTP/HTTPS POST to cloud-based applications
- Email and text message alert notification
- Authentication, up to 256 bit encryption, SSL, SSH
- Industrial operating temperature range of -40° to +85° C
- Five year limited warranty