An industrial gateway (or router) is a rugged device that manages traffic between networks or to the outside world; it connects and directs signals as a central point of network convergence. Gateways are able to dynamically learn newly added network devices as well as the fastest path to networked devices within its reach.


Power Line Communication (PLC) allows one to transmit and receive data by floating a modulated carrier signal over existing power lines. The primary benefit of PLC is the ability to use existing infrastructure rather than install new wiring, thus saving space, weight, time and cost as well as providing flexibility in solving problems.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is the delivery of DC power along with data over short distances of Ethernet unshielded, twisted-pair cables and has evolved from proprietary solutions to inclusion in the IEEE802.3af standard of 2003, and again in IEEE802.3at of 2009 for PoE+. Ethernet data transmission requires two of the four available pairs in standard […]

An occupancy sensor is exactly as it sounds: a device for sensing whether an indoor space or room is currently occupied. Many advanced occupancy sensors also detect the number of people present, often by way of sophisticated video content analysis.

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is an electronic device used in many industries to monitor and control building systems and production processes. Unlike PCs and smartphones, which are designed to perform any number of roles, a PLC is designed to perform a single set of tasks, except under real-time constraints and with superior reliability and performance.

An air handling unit ( AHU ) conditions and circulates air for the purpose of maintaining suitable indoor air quality for people and equipment. “Two-stage” refers to simple binary (ON/OFF) heating or cooling in the form of resistive electric elements or direct expansion (DX) cooling with a closed-system refrigerant. An AHU controller regulates all the different aspects of the AHU system, […]