NEXCOM serial-Ethernet converter NMCB-101C harnesses IoT data from standalone serial devices, fostering the development of value-added IoT applications. To take advantage of long-established serial devices across industries, NEXCOM's serial-Ethernet converter NMCB-101C is designed to retrieve data from existing sensors, meters, and detectors and release hidden values in data, aimed at advancing IoT applications in healthcare, building automation, smart city, and more.
To enable field data to be put to good use, the NMCB-101C can pull data from a wide array of serial devices and share the data to the cloud. The converter has an RS-232 and micro USB port to harvest serial data, and provides network connectivity via wired LAN and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connections. The expansion of ZigBee, Bluetooth, and MQTT communication is also supported through the built-in UART interface.
In workplaces relying heavily on manual entering of data such as hospitals, the NMCB-101C can automate the data collection process. By connecting isolated medical devices and equipment to networks, the NMCB-101C enables hospitals to tap into self check-in information and pre-appointment check-ups including weight, temperature, and blood pressure. Meanwhile, efficiency of information exchange could be increased and potential human errors avoided because of the NMCB-101C.
The NMCB-101C can also be applied to remote monitoring of facilities and buildings. To come to the assistance of property managers, the NMCB-101C can be bolted to unconnected mechanical, engineering, and plumbing systems, gathering real-time information that is instrumental in security and access control, fire detection and alarm, administration and maintenance, and regulatory compliance assurance.
Another potential application that could benefit from the NMCB -101C is smart city which covers a broad spectrum of use cases. Air quality assessment in busy traffic areas, noise level measurement in residential zones, structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure, and truck weighing on highways are some possible uses of the serial-Ethernet converter.