I’ve just installed a SCADA system at a nearby town. There is an RTU that we installed in a main building that we ran all of our inputs into. There is a separate building in line of site that has a digital and an analog output that we would like to run into out SCADA RTU. Rather then running conduit, is there a way we could distribute the outputs we’d like through radio using a transmitter and a receiver to wirelessly grab those signals in to the RTU in the main building?
A person would want to define what exactly is meant by “digital” (RS232? RS485? Dry contact? TTL? …?) and similarly what is meant “analog” (voltage? 4~20mA? bandwidth? Accuracy required?) in order to make any serious selection choices. There’s also things to consider like management & configuration needs, wireless range, security considerations, finished-goods vs. assembly required, etc.
That said, these (with/without antennae) look like they might fit the need, though may be overkill from a signal count standpoint.
The digital output will be a dry contact and the analog output will be a 4-20mA signal. Security is not too much of a concern. We’d like the easiest way of execution as possible, whatever that may look like. The other building is line of site and estimated distance is between 600 to 1000ft.
Given that, and after some further looking I might suggest a DX80G9M6S-PM2 + DX80N9X6S-PM2 combo. That should offer an I/O count a bit more in line with your needs, a bit more radio range, and an IP6x rating. There are some other options in the series, and I’d look at this page if you wanted to explore a bit more.
I greatly appreciate your response. I’m very new to this technology. Does it matter which oneis used as the Gateway and which is used as a the Node. Is there a technical support phone number that I can call if I have any further questions?
If I recall correctly from what I read in the documentation, the DX80 combo mentioned offers communication paths going in both directions, so depending on your needs you may be able to set it up either way. Generally though a person would situate a “gateway” device at a central point where one wants to aggregate communication with multiple “nodes”.
The folks at Banner would be the most facile at answering in-depth questions about their products. Reading documentation on unfamiliar products is a familiar exercise here though, so feel free to ask if you so choose.