Description: Sensor input and control output hub
Terminals: RS-485, 12V DC Power, 4x Pulse Inputs, 4x Analog, 4x Control, 4x 1-Wire, 2x I2C
Meter Support: Pulse output water and gas meters
Sensor Support: Analog, 1-Wire, I2C
Data: RS-485. Supported by EKM Push3
Features: Included: ioStack (no case included) 12V power supplies sold separately.
FEATURES OF THE IOSTACK
4x Pulse Inputs
Can be used in multiple ways:
- 4 x Pulse Counters (from water or gas meters)
- 4 x Inputs States (used to know in real time if a switch is open or closed)
- 4 x Runtime timers (used to meter the time a machine has been on or off)
- 4 x Pulse rates (used to calculate the rate of flow or speed of an object, etc)
Here is an example drawing of water and gas meters connected to ioStacks. The ioStacks are daisy-chained to a Push3 gateway in order to make the meters readable remotely online:
4x Analog Inputs
4x Controllable Outputs
4x 1-Wire Buses
2x I2C Inputs
The ioStack is stackable with the Push3, meaning that both devices have pins and headers with the same spacing and layout, which allow the two devices to be physically connected. The stacking connection sends DC power and RS-485 communication up and down the stack.
We think the ioStack is a great addition to our offerings so that you will have more insight and control into your remote assets. Not only can you use the EKM Push system to remotely meter your thousands of electricity, water, or gas meters around the world, but you will also be able to remotely sense the temperature, voltage, pressure, humidity, light levels, etc at your thousands of sites. This combined with great data access and web based charting, makes for a really powerful and scalable system. It becomes even more powerful if you are able to leverage EKM Push3 gateway based triggers to alert you to issues or automatically control devices if thresholds are reached. You could save thousands in avoided damages just by sensing a leak or water on your floor for example by triggering on either the pulse counts, pulse rate, or the analog inputs for example.
THESE DO NOT SUPPORT IOSTACK:
Encompass (pulse count support coming soon)
Push3 I2C data (support undecided)
Push2 (no support planned)
EKM Dash (no support planned)
THESE DO SUPPORT IOSTACK:
The EKM Widget offers another option for quickly seeing your ioStack sensor data online for EKM Push3 users. It is also easy to save and share your Widget setting once you have it setup how you want. Here is an example of a analog water tank level sensor:
EKM Push Account Portal
Like Omnimeters, ioStacks are listed in your online Push3 Account Portal. When logged in you can view raw data, view the status of your ioStack, configure your Push3/ioStack, and make settings in your ioStack.
Real Time Data:
You can either hardwire up to 126 ioStacks or Omnimeters to a single EKM Push3 gateway on up to 4000 feet of twisted pair wire, or you can use 485Bee radio modules, which create a mesh network for wireless communication between the ioStack and the Push3 gateway.
It is possible to fit this into a Watertight Enclosure but the beta units do not include an enclosure or DIN rail mount.
For developers who are interested in working with our Open Push APIs which give you free access to the real-time data, summary data, triggers, and control of the ioStack, please check out our Developer Portal.
For additional information about our products and services, we encourage you to visit our online Knowledge Base, which provides spec sheets, videos, tutorials, FAQs, diagrams, and more.
Spec Sheet: EKM ioStack