WiMCS is a monitoring and control system with applications in sectors such as energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, industrial automation and telemedicine.

WiMCS is based on the wireless standard ZigBee that supports low-power multi-hop communication at 2.4 Ghz.

The WiMCS architecture includes:

  • Zigbee Terminals with sensors that measure parameters, such as temperature, humidity and power consumption, and actuators that regulate the operation of devices and electronic systems
  • Routers for multi-hop connections between terminals
  • Gateways that interface ZigBee networks with IP-based networks
  • a User Interface that allows operators to manage the network, visualize sensor measurements and send commands to actuators

The ZigBee standard supports:

  • Multihop communication
  • Secure communication
  • Optimization of node battery life






Compared to traditional monitoring and control systems based on wired networks, WiMCS allows a significant reduction of installation and management costs and offers greater flexibility in adding new devices and services during the lifetime of the system.



ZigBee Terminals
ZigBee Terminals are devices powered at 12-24VDC with a ZigBee wireless interface at 2.4 Ghz and connectors for the integration of external sensors and actuators.

Terminal SRIO-Z
The terminal SRIO-Z has a serial interface RS232 and RS485.
SRIO-Z can be used to establish wireless connectivity between a control center and devices with a Modbus interface commonly used in industrial automation.

Terminals DCIO-Z
The terminal DCIO-Z has 4 input ON/OFF channels and 4 relays.
DCIO-Z can be used with devices with ON/OFF output signals and actuators.

Terminal ACIN-Z
The terminal ACIN-Z has 4 input analog channels.
ACIN-Z can be used with sensors with output signals 0-10V or 4-20mA.


The main characteristics of the ZigBee Terminals are:

  • Remote configuration of sensor transmission rate
  • Battery power
  • “Over-the-air” firmware update

Gateway
The Gateway is a device that interfaces a ZigBee network with an IP network and supports remote access to the services of a ZigBee network. The interface with IP networks is based on the REST paradigm and allows remote users to request data measured by sensors, send commands to actuators and manage ZigBee networks. In most applications the Gateway is also used as the coordinator of the ZigBee network.

Interfaccia Utente
The User Interface allows remote users to access the services offered by the ZigBee network through a browser.

The User Interface allows the:

  • Visualization of the parameters measured by the sensors
  • Real-time visualization of alarms
  • Dispatch of commands to actuators
  • Configuration of network and device parameters
  • Monitoring of correct network operation
testo alternativo
So.Tel EMS is an energy management system based on ZigBee wireless sensor and actuator networks.
It enables energy efficiency in residential, commercial and industrial facilities through the monitoring of the energy consumption and the control of the HVAC and lighting systems.

The energy used in residential and commercial buildings is estimated to account for fourty percent of the total energy consumption. A significant amount of building energy consumption is devoted to HVAC and lighting systems. Powering these systems can often be improved significantly by deploying advanced monitoring and control systems that take into account environmental conditions and user behavior.

So.Tel EMS optimizes energy consumption by:
  • Monitoring the total energy used in the building and the energy consumed by individual loads using power meters.
  • Controlling the operation of lighting and HVAC systems using real-time measures of environmental parameters, such as internal temperature and lighting, and taking into account user needs.
Monitoring building energy consumption at system and appliance level allows facility managers to determine the energy consumed by individual units and identify inefficiencies and anomalies in system operation.

Monitoring environmental parameters and user presence allows facility managers to determine the optimal regulation of HVAC and lighting systems at any time during the operation of the building.
So.Tel EMS uses the wireless standard ZigBee at 2.4 Ghz to connect sensors and actuators. The use of the ZigBee standard allows to cover large buildings through multi-hop communication and ensures security and robustness against interference.

The architecture of So.Tel EMS includes:
  • Zigbee Terminals with sensors and actuators
  • Routers for multi-hop connections between terminals
  • Bridges between a ZigBee network and devices with a Modbus interface
  • Gateways that interfaces ZigBee networks with IP-based networks
  • a User Interface that allows operators to manage the network,
    visualize sensor measurements and send commands to actuators
Compared to traditional monitoring and control systems based on wired networks, So.Tel EMS allows a significant reduction of installation and management costs and offers greater flexibility in adding new devices and services during the lifetime of the system.

Terminali Zigbee
ZigBee Terminals are devices powered at 12-24VDC with a ZigBee wireless interface at 2.4 Ghz and connectors for external sensors and actuators.

ZigBee terminals are of three types:
  • The terminal SRIO-Z has a serial interface RS232 and RS485. SRIO-Z can be used to establish wireless connectivity between a control center and the devices with a Modbus interface such as power meters and PLC.
  • The terminal DCIO-Z has 4 input ON/OFF channels and 4 relays. DCIO-Z can be used with devices with ON/OFF output signals and actuators.
  • The terminal ACIN-Z has 4 input analog channels. ACIN-Z can be used with sensors with output signals 0-10V or 4-20mA.

Bridge ZigBee-Modbus
The Bridge ZigBee-Modbus enables the connectivity of devices with a Modbus interface, such as PLC and power meters, to ZigBee networks.
The Bridge performs read and write actions to the registers of the Modbus devices and makes the content of the registers accessible by a remote monitoring and control center over the wireless interface.

Gateway
The Gateway is a device that interfaces a ZigBee network with an IP network and supports remote access to the services of a ZigBee network. The interface with IP networks is based on the REST paradigm and allows remote users to request data measured by sensors, send commands to actuators and manage ZigBee networks. In most applications the Gateway is also used as the coordinator of the ZigBee network.

User Interface
The User Interface allows remote users to access the services offered by ZigBee networks through a browser. The User Interface allows the:
  • Visualization of the parameters measured by the sensors
  • Real-time visualization of alarms
  • Dispatch of commands to actuators
  • Configuration of network and device parameters
  • Monitoring of correct network operation