Press Release

New Multi-channel Wireless Sensor System for Industrial Monitoring from Deeter Electronics

 

Up to eight analogue sensors and up to thirty two switched inputs

2.4 GHz Frequency band High Power Radio Transceiver

Simple and reliable operation

 

August 2010 – Deeter Electronics announce the latest addition to their ground breaking Wireless Sensor System for industrial measurement and control. The market leading international company, specialists in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, has introduced a new multi-channel Wireless Sensor System for more complex installations. The new system permits the monitoring of greater numbers of remote devices than was previously possible and can display the state of up to eight analogue sensors and up to thirty two switched inputs.

 

The Deeter Multi-channel Wireless Sensor System is connected from the Base Station to a personal computer by an RS485 to USB adaptor. On the host computer Deeter Data Viewer Software displays the outputs of up to eight analogue inputs and up to thirty two switched inputs from as many as eight sensor nodes which can be multi-input Deeter Wireless Senders or Deeter Wireless LVCS-RF Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensors.

 

The Deeter Data Viewer application runs under Windows™ and provides a means of viewing the outputs from multiple sensor nodes by interpreting the data stream from the Base Station’s serial communications port. The Data Viewer visualises the performance of the Base Station and it is the best way to utilise all the features of the Deeter Wireless Sensor System. It permits the user to view the inputs from multiple sensor nodes (Deeter Wireless Senders or LVCS-RF), change the settings in the Base Station and network, record the sensor data-stream, monitor and record network events and monitor remote sensor battery voltages.

 

Up to eight Deeter Wireless Senders can be used per Multi-Channel Base Station, each take the input from either a resistive potentiometric sensor or a 4-20mA device, and up to four switched inputs. This gives a total of up to eight analogue inputs and up to thirty two switched inputs. Deeter LVCS-RF (Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensors RF) can also be used as sensor nodes. Up to eight LVCS-RF sensors can be used per Multi-channel Wireless Base Station. A combination of Senders and LVCS-RF can be used up to the maximum of eight sensor nodes.

 

The simple-to-use Deeter Base Station receives the data from remote wireless devices and acts as the coordinator for an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network. It operates on one of 16 radio frequency channels available in the 2.4GHz ISM band. The high power transceiver can achieve a range of greater than 1km, subject to local environmental factors. The internationally recognised IEEE 802.15.4 protocol allows several wireless sensor networks to share the same wireless spectrum without interference.

 

To increase the range of the Deeter Wireless Sensor System or overcome adverse environmental conditions one or a number of Deeter Routers may be added to the wireless network. The use of multiple Deeter Routers creates a highly reliable self-healing wireless mesh network.

 

Peter Whiteaker, Managing Director of Deeter Electronics, comments;”The launch of our Wireless Sensor System has been met with great interest. It provides a highly cost effective wireless monitoring solution for a large number of smaller industrial and agricultural applications. We have now received a number of customer requests for a greater number of input channels and we are very pleased to introduce our new multi-channel system. As we design and manufacture our products in the UK we are able to offer a rapid response to our customer’s requirements.”

Deeter Wireless Sensor Network products are housed in rugged ABS enclosures with external antennas. Cable glands are provided for power input and signal outputs and they come complete with external, wall mounted, universal AC input power supplies.

 

The Deeter Electronics product range includes level sensors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems. For more information on the Deeter Electronics range of wireless sensing products call +44 (0)1494 566046 or visit www.deeter.co.uk

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Editor’s note: The attached photograph shows the new Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor System available from Deeter Electronics.

 

About Deeter Group:

The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.

 

Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. Deeter Electronics now designs and manufactures sensor and wireless products in the UK and is a distributor for a number of market leading component Brands. Deeter provides a wide range of instrumentation products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.

 

 

Contact:

The Deeter Electronics Ltd.
Deeter House
Valley Road
Hughenden Valley
HP14 4LW

T: +44 (0)1494 566046
F: +44 (0)1494 563961

E: [email protected]

W: www.deeter.co.uk

 

Press Release

Deeter Electronics “Sender” Extends Industrial Wireless Sensor System to incorporate Industry Standard Inputs

 

2.4 GHz Frequency band High Power Radio Transceiver

Simple and reliable operation

 

June 2010 – The Deeter Group; a market leading international company in the design, development and manufacture of electronic sensors and control systems, announces introduction of its Wireless Sender which increases the possible applications of the recently launched Deeter Wireless Sensor System for industrial measurement and control.

 

The new Wireless Sender is an extension to a Deeter Wireless Sensing System and communicates with a Deeter Base Station which acts as a coordinator for an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless network. The Deeter Sender has a number of sensing inputs and will transmit sensor data at regular intervals to the Base Station for conversion to process system outputs and alarms.

 

The Deeter Sender has the following sensor inputs; four discrete inputs from external switches, such as Deeter level sensors, float switches, or other voltage free contacts, one analogue resistive input, such as a Deeter Resistive LVCS (Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensor) or an industry standard 4 – 20mA current loop analogue input.

 

Wireless communication between the Deeter Sender and Base Station uses the internationally recognised IEEE 802.15.4 protocol in the 2.4GHz ISM radio band providing a range of up to 1km under ideal conditions.

 

The Sender is housed in an ABS enclosure with an external antenna and cable glands for power and signal inputs. An optional 3m extension lead and bracket are available for mounting the antenna in a position more favourable to wireless communication should the need arise. The unit can be powered by an internal 3.6V Lithium Thionyl Chloride battery or externally by a 5VDC mains powered wall adaptor. The internal battery acts as a no-break back-up should the external supply be interrupted.

 

If a 4-20mA current loop sensor input is being monitored, a small amount of power is derived from this source to help extend battery life. Battery life for a battery only powered Deeter Sender is greater than one year (based on a transmission interval of 10 seconds) transmission rates of 1 – 60 seconds are user configurable.

 

 

Information from a Deeter Sender will be received and processed by the simple-to-use Base Station designed to receive data from remote wireless devices such as the Deeter Liquid Vertical Sensor (LVCS-RF). The base station converts remote sensor input signals into industry standard process outputs. It operates on one of 16 radio frequency channels available in the 2.4GHz ISM band. The internationally recognised IEEE 802.15.4 protocol allows several wireless sensor networks to share the same wireless spectrum without interference.

 

The Base Station provides four open-collector transistor outputs which may be used to drive external relays for pumps and alarms or Deeter’s Dual Level Controller. Continuous analogue sensor data, such as liquid level, is output using a 4-to-20mA current-loop driver which enables interfacing with industrial process controllers or the Deeter Group’s range of Current Loop Indicators. A serial communications channel provides full-duplex RS232 and half-duplex RS485 transceivers allowing software to be developed for linking to PCs, data-loggers, PLCs or other proprietary equipment.

 

 

Peter Whiteaker, Managing Director of Deeter Electronics, comments; ”The introduction of our new Wireless Sender increases the flexibility of our wireless sensor system by allowing widely used conventional sensor inputs to be simply connected to our robust and easy to use wireless communication system. This not only allows existing sensors to communicate via a wireless network but also means our customers are not locked-in to using a single source for their measurement and control needs. The simplicity of installation, removal of cabling costs and increased reliability of control signals makes a Deeter Wireless Sensor System a very viable alternative to conventional control and instrumentation systems.”

 

The Deeter Group product range includes level sensors, industrial weighing equipment, reed and proximity switches, security switches, termination assemblies, litz and magnetic wire and solar power systems. For more information on the Deeter Electronics range of wireless sensing products call +44 (0)1494 566046 or visit www.deeter.co.uk

About Deeter Group:

The Deeter Group is a privately owned group of companies first established in the UK in 1982 and set up to provide electronic services and products to industry. The Group comprises Deeter Engineering Services Ltd, Deeter Weighing Systems, Deeter Electronics Ltd, Deeter Electronics Inc and Deeter International Ltd. During its existence it has developed from a small local supplier to a Group of companies which trade throughout the world. Deeter now lists among its customers many large international companies and has justly earned its reputation as a supplier of quality products and services.

 

Deeter Electronics was established in 1991 as a distributor of specialist electronic products. It now supplies a range of products to customers in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. In addition to some sensor products manufactured within the Deeter Group, Deeter Electronics is now either an agent or distributor for a number of market leading component Brands.

 

 

Contact:

Deeter Electronics Ltd
Deeter House
Valley Road
Hughenden Valley
HP14 4LW

T: +44 (0)1494 566046
F: +44 (0)1494 563961

E: [email protected]

W: www.deeter.co.uk