Alpha Micro Components, an independent specialist franchised distributor of components for telematics and M2M, recently introduced a new product to its M2M connectivity portfolio: the xSenso analog device server (ADS) from Lantronix (News - Alert). This compact DIN-rail or wall mount device enables sensors with analog outputs to send real-time data transparently to any node on a network or over the Internet.
The xSenso is capable of remotely monitoring and logging data from a number of sensors, including temperature, humidity, pressure, level, flow, weight and gas/air quality transmitters. As such, the xSenso is ideal for data acquisition and alarm notification in critical environments.
Despite its low cost, the xSenso offers one of the richest feature sets on the market with an embedded Web server that allows for easy monitoring of input readings, as well as the charting and logging of data by way of any Web browser, including mobile ones. Furthermore, xSenso can be configured to send notifications through e-mail or text message when readings deviate from the user-defined range, allowing engineers to respond immediately.
“xSenso is a feature-rich solution with a low port density, which allows for affordable installation in dispersed locations,” said Christos Papakyriacou, managing director at Alpha Micro Components, in a statement. “Industries such as process control, instrumentation, and industrial/building automation will all benefit tremendously from this solution.”
Key features of the xSenso include two analog inputs (voltage and/or current), 256-bit encryption, Ethernet and USB ports, redundant input power, and dynamic Web-based monitoring, charting and data logging. It is compatible with most leading data acquisition systems, including LabVIEW and DASYLab.
Earlier in January, Alpha Micro Components became the U.K. distributor for Laird Technologies' range of embedded wireless solutions.
In December, the company announced the release of its FTDI FT12 series of high performance USB controller ICs designed to facilitate mass data transfer from embedded systems applications including medical, industrial data logger, power metering and test instrumentation.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman