A Remote Zone Node (RZN) is for smart SCADA and Telemetry node with general purpose control capability in a compact, cost-effective package. RZN can switch on/off 8 AC and DC power outputs, and convert up to four analog devices, 8 digital inputs, and 2 switch inputs, into: EtherNet/IP or Modbus-TCP. This is a RTU and has many more IoT and wireless features than most traditional RTUs.
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Switched AC and DC power connections and Flexible IOs
User Wires (Ethernet, RS485, USB) or use Wireless (ISM, LoRa, UHF, VHF)
Optically Isolated switched power outputs and reverse power protected.
Flexible Input/Output Options: Digital, Switching AC or DC Power, Voltage, Current, buttons,…
The RZN is a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) used to monitor and control a variety of devices and systems. An RTU is similar to a programmable logic circuit (PLC) but has more in-depth functionality. A key component of a the RZN is the ability to send and receive real-time data.
Simplified SCADA for Less Complex Applications
This simplified RTU communicates with your control center as quickly as you need to know about the status of things connected to it. The sooner you get the information, the faster you can fix the problem and avoid negative consequences.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) features of this simple smart device offers opportunities to enhance your operations across manufacturing, energy, agriculture, transportation, water utilities and other critical infrastructure sectors of the economy. It improves the way you collect, analyze and share real-time information to help your organization make better decisions. The RZN enables machines and equipment to resolve potential failures before they become a catastrophe. It allows remote objects in remote zones to operate autonomously while being monitored by personnel from remote locations or locally.
With this easy-to-deploy IIoT solution, you can monitor and control your system from anywhere. And The Remote Zone Node’s smart wireless interfaces enable you to monitor and control thousands of things using one Ethernet connection or one cellular connection, to greatly reduce your connectivity costs.
- Interoperable using a Variety of Communication Media and Systems and Its own communications expansion features.
- Real-Time Processing with Real Time Clock for Complex Control and Automation Applications.
- Easy to Configure, Install and Maintain.
- Robust Communication with a myriad of intrface options: Ethernet, USB, RS-422, LoRa, Long-range narrow-band wireless
- MODBUS Protocol Support for More Efficient Data Communication over Narrowband or Broadband
- Green and efficient Performance along with Lowpower and Sleep Modes.
- ARM processor with optimized OS dedicated to SCADA, security, and data communications.
- The communication capability is designed to specifically support secure communications over diverse networks.
Things to use RZN to do
- Control DC powered lights. Switch lights that need up to 30-40watts.
- Meteorological Instrument Functions to measure weather.
- Control AC powered lights if the low-voltage AC is within spec. Of switch an external AC power relay on and off.
- Connect buttons to the SW pins to detect switches and report switch condition.
- Smart Cities can use the RZN to control the things in the city they need to smartly manage.
- To connect things to internet cloud servers or your private servers, the Ethernet or wireless connections can pass the status of switches and sensors to your servers.
- Control valves and pumps. Turn on and off irrigation devices.
- Monitor water sensors, and report their status and report emergency information.
- Monitor analog sensors such as temperature, pressure, current, voltage,… connect them to the Analog inputs
Use the Remote Zone Node (RZN) to control your devices with Ethernet connectivity or Long range wireless.
The RZN can control and also relay messages onward to very remote areas with more RZNs in them.
Efficiently Control Nodes All Around a CITY, STATE, or COUNTRY.
Smart and High Performance
Designed in 2018, the ARM processor is much higher performance and lower power than RTUs design 10 years ago. CPU processing power provides accurate data analysis and communication for the most critical, and demanding SCADA applications to ensure optimal operation.
The RZN is designed to use a variety of digital, analog, and switched power interfaces so you are never locked into proprietary solutions. The flexible communications capability enables the RZN to connect with hundreds of local devices, analyze the data, and send that status information to various other locations. Data transmission and processing is supported simultaneously across multiple communication media and industry standard data protocols including MODBUS.
Real-Time Process Automation And Robust Communication
The RZN’s General Purpose IOs (GPIOs) can be sedup in any way you want. Each GPIO has many configuration options.
- Digital Inputs
- Digital outputs
- Open drain switch output
- Voltage monitoring
- 4-20mA input to measure current
- Push-button digital inputs.
The RZN also has switched power capability to pass on DC or AC power to many different products, valves, relays, lights,…
The communication is the most robust in the industry. With some many interface options, it will work with anything, and because it is a smart Remote Terminal Unit, it also can pass on messages to other devices in the area using RS-422, Ethernet, LoRa or long-range narrow-band wireless modems. All of these features can in included int he RZN model you acquire for your system.
Remote Zone Node Features
- Wired or Wireless Connection to your network.
- RF Frequency Bands: UHF, VHF, MURS, ISM, LoRa
- Interface: RS485, Ethernet 10/100, USB (or change to WiFi)
- Output power is 0.5W to 5 Watts
- Commutations can be secured and encrypted.
- It has 8 Optically Isolated relays, 8 General Purpose IOs.
- Input DC 12~30V Over voltage and reverse voltage protected.
- LED status displays.
Connecting a Remote Node in a Remote Area
In Remote Areas, have one, dozens, or thousands of Nodes communicating through one connection.
Connection Methods Available with the RZN
Link one Remote Zone Node (RZN) to your Master Controller any way you want.
- Wired Ethernet connection.
- USB link to a PC or smart device.
- Wireless ISM band (license free) using LoRa technology
- Wireless VHF narrow-band data radio.
- Wireless UHF narrow band data radio.
- Wired RS485 serial interface.
All of these options are available within the RZN. Choose the one you want.
The data encryption feature may be enabled on wireless communication. When secure data is enabled, the product will encrypt transmissions using AES128 encryption.
Inputs, Outputs, and Switches
Power Control, (Switched Voltage)
The RZN has 8 switched power outputs connections.You can also provide the input power that will be switched.
DC input 2 – 30 volts DC. AC input 2 – 32V AC.
The 8 outputs will switch as configured and controlled by the commands. One open Collector switched output pin. LEDs on the RZN show switch status on or off.
Besides the Switched Voltage, there are additional Flexible IOs such as
- 4 Digital inputs. TTL for binary inputs.
- 4 Digital outputs. TTL binary output bits.
- 2 Analog input. 0-6V, 4-20mA option.
- 2 Analog inputs, 0-6V.
- 2 robust Switch sensors. Switch Grounds.
- 1 DC power out, same as in, switchable.
- Digital DC voltage output, 5V, or 3.3V.
Meteorological Instrument Functions
External temperature sensors can be connect to analog inputs. Meteorological sensors utilize analog inputs.
Rain gauge connects to digital input. Wind speed connect to digital inputs, status, frequency, duration can be read remotely. Wind direction anemometer connects to analog input. The Analog to Digital converter (ADC) input voltage is 0-50V, and input impedance is 10k-20k Ω. ADC accuracy 0.1 to 2.5%
If you need some other voltage range, accuracy, or special interface, we will be glad to work with you to make a version to meet your needs.
Methods to Control the Switched Voltage Outputs
The RZN makes remote automation and monitoring of your complex processes robust and cohesive by connecting across a variety of communication methods and data protocols.
- Send Commands via Ethernet, Serial port, USB port, or Wireless network
- Turn on and turn off commands.
- Reset to defaults if the power is cycled.
- Internal timers and counters setup to manage Outputs
- Turn off after XX milliseconds.
- Turn on for XX milliseconds
- Command protocols (Contact sales to incorporate you protocol).