National Instruments has extend the communication and measurement capabilities of the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform. The NI 9792 programmable WSN gateway can communicate with NI WSN measurement nodes and other hardware through a variety of open communication standards.
LabVIEW Real-Time applications can run locally on the gateway to aggregate data from NI WSN devices, making it suitable for embedded, wireless data-logging applications.
The NI WSN-3226 voltage/resistance temperature detector (RTD) combination node supports resistance-based measurements such as RTDs and potentiometers and allows voltage and temperature measurements to be combined on a single NI WSN device. The NI 9792 gateway which is programmable with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module for standalone operation features a high-performance 533 MHz processor and 2 GB of onboard storage for embedded data-logging applications. It features integrated web (HTTP) and file (FTP) servers which allow remote access to measurement data from thin client devices. The WSN-3226 measurement node adds resistance-based measurements and features four analogue input channels that can be configured on a per-channel basis for ±10 V measurements or resistive measurements.