Quite likely, the simplest and most useful device we can control is the ubiquitous Light Emitting Diode (LED). When it comes to simplicity, low cost, and effective ways to communicate information, the humble LED can always be counted on to convert a simple digital output into light. If some clever methods are used, the LED can be used to blink various codes and instructions that can then be used by human operators or to communicate with sophisticated equipment and programs. When an LED is combined with a Cellio Transceiver and a Cellio Gateway, you have the makings for a highly efficient, effective, and distributed IIoT system that can be used reliably to get information from the back-end and into the physical world.
Caption: Cellio plus a simple LED provides a rapid means of communicating with users to signal conditions and control devices from the back-end.
Integrating the LED
In a very simple example, an LED is connected to one of the digital outputs of the Transceiver. The back-end datahosting/Dashboarding communicates with the Gateway over CDMA, GSM, or Wi-Fi. The Gateway then communicates with the Transceiver using LoRa (up to a mile away).
Caption: Cellio and an LED makes for a powerful combination that can be used in a vast array of applications.
This simple set of connections can enable the following applications and many more:
- Notifying a user which container is full/empty
- Signaling for assistance/service
- Isolated signal to communicate optically with other equipment
- Confirming information that some action had been performed
- Notifying users that resource is on/off duty
- Functioning as an Industrial Light or Flashlight
- And many more
Caption: Information coming from back-end data analytics is used to generate location based error conditions to signal users in the field.
The Cellio Wireless Network has been designed to be as quick, affordable, and high quality. Cellio Wireless Transceivers allow the Cellio system and customers to quickly and easily expand existing systems with as many sensors and controllers as they like (with minimal incremental expense). The data collected in the back-end data system can be easily and rapidly mapped and provided for view on PC’s, tables, smartphones, etc. both via browser views as well as automatically generated native mobile app views. Sharing and modifying the dashboard views is quick and easy. All of this is available and easy to put in place today. We know that getting IIoT/M2M/IoT solutions successfully designed/implemented/running from scratch can be tough if you try to do it alone – that is why we have assembled all the pieces you need with Cellio. When in doubt, you can always start with a simple LED. We want to make sure you are successful the first time.
Caption: The flow from the back-end through the Gateway, Transceiver, to the LED, and ultimately to the end User.