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What it does:
Allows standalone industrial hardware to be connected to the Cloud. Can perform calculations prior to transmitting this data. Requires Bridge Key for programming.
The Zen IoT is a gateway device for connecting standalone equipment (PLCs or other discrete control systems) to the Cloud.
Use it also for Edge Processing: when you need to collate data, perform calculations and send the results to the Cloud. The Zen IoT allows this with ease. Calculations are performed within the device and resulting data communicated via a choice of Cloud connection options.
While most devices only convert Modbus to wireless, the Zen IoT converts process signals straight to wireless! No additional devices needed. The unit features industrial grade analog and digital I/O, with 4–20mA, RTD, TC and many more available.
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It's now simpler than ever to connect your industrial equipment to the Cloud, as the Zen IoT supports a wide range of communication protocols.
Modbus is supported, as well as new IoT comms like MQTT. Physical connections include Ethernet, WiFi, 3G/4G cellular modems, RS485 and Bluetooth*. Potential applications include AMR (Automatic Meter Reading), remote monitoring of assets, and data collation and transmission.
This product is available in custom configurations for OEMs and high volume orders. If you have a difficult application, please call 1-888-652-4757 so we can assist you.
Privacy and security are big concerns but the Zen IoT gives you peace of mind. It has its own WiFi port and connects with an extra layer of security: Transport Layer Security (TLS). Additionally it has an ethernet port which uses only Modbus TCP so the port cannot be hijacked for any other communication uses.
The Zen IoT features a unique low power design which can be programmed to start at power levels of less than 1/20W, making battery packs and solar panel systems smaller and more cost effective.
Additionally, the Zen IoT offers a flexible logic engine which can be programmed with a powerful scripting language for custom applications.
Use the product simulator inside our free WorkBench software to demo how this instrument works.
In addition to this software a Bridge Key is required for the configuration of this product. You must order one unless you already have one from a previous product purchase.
Wired Ethernet Port
An Ethernet port (use order code 'EIOT') is available for wired internet connection. (Ethernet Modbus TCP is also supported by this instrument and is available to OEM's on request.)
WiFi connection (use order code 'WIFI') enables LOS transmission of up to 1476ft (450m) using the supplied 3dBi wireless antenna.
External 3G or 4G Modem
An external 3G or 4G modem may be used for remote devices, and is especially useful when other connections are not an option. The Zen IoT supports 3G/4G modems by default via the included RS485 serial port. (You can also order an additional RS485 comm if required for connection to your PLC.) The external modem supported at this time is the GateTel GT-HE910-NAD with type approval for AT&T and T-Mobile.
Once you have decided on a Cloud connection option, Define WorkBench can then be used to configure your Cloud/server connection settings. Currently supported Cloud platforms are Amazon Web Services and deviceWISE (please contact us if your preferred Cloud provider is not listed).
A Custom connection can also be used to connect to your own server or that of a third party. The Custom connection is secured using TLS and uses MQTT as the protocol transfer mechanism. It sends JSON packets containing the industry standard SenML (Sensor markup language) data.
* Note: Bluetooth option available to OEM's. Please inquire.
Zen IoT Datasheet A4 v1, 01-Oct-2019 | (789 KB)
Zen IoT Datasheet US Letter v1, 01-Oct-2019 | (789 KB)
Use Define WorkBench to simulate, configure and view data for all Zen series control stations, including:
With a user-friendly, uncluttered design, WorkBench offers a simple interface for setting up and scaling your Zen unit, as well as retrieving and graphing your datalog.
N.B. Version 2 features Simulation Mode and is only compatible with legacy ZEN-16 firmware 2.0.0 and later.
Define CodeLab is our advanced macro editor. It enables you to write and compile a macro for your Zen series controller using the BASIC programming language, for total programming flexibility. CodeLab is compatible with:
The basics of CodeLab are easy to pick up for users with beginner to intermediate programming experience. We also provide a Macro Development Tutorial document, offering a simple, step-by-step introduction to CodeLab.
|-4||4 x Universal Isolated Inputs, 4 digital inputs, 1 relay, 3 solid state relays, Up to 2 comm ports. Battery low voltage. Real-time clock and data logging (32MB). Case width 1.38" (35mm)|
|-12||12 x Universal Isolated Inputs, 4 digital inputs, 1 relay, 3 solid state relays, Up to 2 comm ports. Battery low voltage. Real-time clock and data logging (32MB). Case width 2.36" (60mm)|
|-16||16 x Universal Isolated Inputs, 4 digital inputs, 1 relay, 3 solid state relays, Up to 2 comm ports. Battery low voltage. Real-time clock and data logging (32MB). Case width 3.35" (85mm)|
|1 x RS485 / RS232 (included by default)|
|-RS||2 x RS485 / RS232|
|-WIFI||1 x RS485 / RS232, WiFi (3dBi antenna included)|
|-EIOT||1 x RS485 / RS232, Ethernet IoT|
|Sample order codes: ZEN-IOT-4-RS, ZEN-IOT-12-WIFI|
NOTE: Bluetooth and Modbus TCP comms are also supported by this instrument and are offered to OEM's, subject to minimum order requirements. Please contact us to inquire about these options.
|Bridge Key||USB Bridge Key and communications kit (Sold separately)|
|GT-HE910-NAD||GateTel cellular modem for 3G/4G connections (Sold separately)|
|Define WorkBench||Simple utility for setting up your Zen IoT|
All prices are in US Dollars. For pricing in other currencies, please contact us.