Lantronix: Analog Device Server Enables Real-Time Remote Monitoring of Analog Sensors

Product enables process control systems with no conventional communication ports to go on a network.

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Lantronix, Inc., maker of smart machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, has introduced the xSenso analog device server, a DIN-rail or wall-mount device that enables sensors with analog outputs to send real-time data to any node on the network or over the Internet. The product remotely monitors and logs data from a variety of sensors including temperature, humidity, pressure, level, flow, weight, and gas/air quality transmitters.

xSenso is the first in a new family of analog device servers from Lantronix. Its embedded Web server allows for easy monitoring of input readings, as well as charting and logging data using browsers on computers, smart phones and tablets from anywhere in the world.  In applications where analog sensors and controllers are used, xSenso can be configured to send notifications via e-mail or text message when readings are outside a pre-defined range, thus allowing control engineers to take immediate, corrective action when thresholds are met.

“The xSenso is a feature-rich solution with a low port density, which allows for affordable installation in dispersed locations,” said Mak Manesh, vice president of product management for Lantronix. “Industries such as process control, instrumentation, and industrial/building automation will all benefit tremendously from this solution.”

Robert Rash is director of information technology for Coldchain Technology Services, a Spring Branch, Tex.-based provider of environmental assessments, monitoring solutions, consulting and equipment for food, government and pharmaceutical industry compliance. He said, “The ability to provide highly accurate, reliable, and real-time temperature, humidity and other related monitoring is absolutely mission-critical for the cold-chain industry, and the Lantronix xSenso boasts all the features and ease of use necessary to address their challenges.” 

xSenso key features include two analog inputs (voltage and/or current); Ethernet port for communication; USB port for configuration; redundant input power; dynamic Web-based monitoring, charting and data logging; email and text message alert notification; 256-bit encryption; compatibility with data acquisition systems including LabVIEW and DASYLab; five-year limited warranty.

“With more than 400 million sensors in use worldwide today, there is high demand for a product like the xSenso to address the growing device connectivity needs of millions of sensors that possess analog voltage and current outputs, but are not being monitored.  There is also a need for process control systems with no conventional communication ports to be able to go on network.  The xSenso accomplishes these tasks and more,” said Manesh.

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