6LoWPAN Meshing Nodes

Product Codes: GEN-AM-201, GEN-AM-201P


The 6LoWPAN Meshing Node provides a powerful, stand-alone interface to the Genesys M2M IoT ecosystem.

Join the M2M Revolution

All you need to start your own M2M system is an application and two or more Meshing Nodes. In their simplest form, Meshing Nodes beam raw RS-485/422 commands between one another, allowing you to control and monitor an RS-485 device remotely.

Expand your M2M Network

Strategic placement of Meshing Nodes configured as 6LoWPAN repeaters is a simple, low-cost method of expanding the range of your existing Genesys M2M system.


Stacks of Possibilities

The Meshing Node comes equipped with Genesys Modular Stack technology, allowing it to seamlessly integrate with all current and future Modular Stack modules, including GPS, climate sensing, 3G/4G connectivity and Wi-Fi. Modules add functionality just by stacking on top of each other.

Pro Version for Demanding Users

The 6LoWPAN Meshing Node Pro is suitable for outdoor use, and is housed in an IP65 rated security enclosure to cope with the harsh Australian environment. Backed up by a high-capacity SLA battery to give you the full confidence that your application will be unencumbered by unscheduled outages. Coupled with an optional user interface board (GBU-XN-200) with LCD screen and context-sensitive buttons, you can enjoy on-device monitoring of your M2M application.

Genesys Modular Stack Two GMS Stack Modules atop one another

Genesys Modular Stack is our proprietary technology allowing for the easy interconnection of expansion modules. The main board of any device carrying the Genesys Modular Stack logo features a characteristic pair of board-to-board connectors, filled by default with a wireless personal area network (WPAN) module. This module can be replaced with a different PAN module, or with a device from our range of expansion modules , which are infinitely stackable via board-to-board feed-through connectors. These clever devices add additional functionality to your base device, ranging from Wi-Fi and 3G communications to GPS, temperature and humidity sensing. The greatest benefits are cost saving, as you only need to buy the modules your application requires; and speed to market, through the use of pre-manufactured, compliant hardware and off the shelf, verified firmware.

Diagram outlining how GMS Nodes connect to each other, and the Internet of Things.


6LoWPAN Meshing Node Series Characteristics

Wireless Network

  • IEEE 802.15.4 full mesh network
  • 6LoWPAN IPv6 enabled stack
  • Supports drop-in, drop-out PnP

Internet Connectivity

  • Transparent RS-485/422 connections between subnets via Internet
  • Access and control of network from PCs or mobile devices via internet
  • Modbus TCP enabled

RS-485/422

  • Transparent RS-485/422 to RS485/422 data piping with full or half duplex capabilities (Dual in Pro version)
  • Looping connector for multi-drop applications
  • Power feed over RS-485 cable
  • MODBUS RS-485/422 Master

I/O

  • 2 A/D input channels 0 to 3V3 (4 in Pro)
  • 2 D/A output channels 0 to 3V3
  • 2 Solid State Relay outputs 30V 1.2A
  • 3 GPIO lines 0 to 3V3 (Up to 9 in Pro)
  • I2C and SPI ports 0 to 3V3 (Pro only)
  • Supply Output (200mA)
  • 3V3 Output (200mA)

USB

  • USB serial port for PC or modem interface

Storage

  • Dual on-board data backup EEPROMs
  • EUI-48 48-bit Extended Unique Identifier

User Interface

  • Dual TX/RX indicator LEDs
  • Dual status indicator LEDs
  • Two pushbuttons
  • Reset button
  • Remote monitoring and control via mobile app
  • Optional accessory board with 128x64 monochrome back-lit LCD, 4 user LEDs and 4 user pushbuttons or a 4x4 keypad (Pro Only)

Physical (Meshing Node)

  • Dimensions: 140mm (W) by 140mm (H) by 90mm (D)
  • Weight: 400g

Physical (Meshing Node Pro)

  • Dimensions: 172mm (W) by 273mm (H) by 110mm (D)
  • Weight: 3445g

Environmental

  • Temperature (operating): -15°C to +55°C
  • Temperature (survival): -55°C to +85°C
  • Humidity (operating): 95% RH at 50°C

Power

  • Supply Voltage—5VDC to 9VDC (15VDC for Pro)
  • Integrated UPS 7.2Ah SLA Battery Backup (Pro Only)
  • Power Consumption (Operating) - 300mW (500mW Pro)
  • Power Consumption (Standby) - 50mW
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Contact Genesys

Are you looking to integrate Genesys M2M products into your system? Need an obligation-free quote on a Genesys module? Contact us on +61 2 9496 8900 or email us at enquiries@genesysdesign.com.au today!