Wi-Fi Sensor System


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  • Wi-Fi Sensor System (WSS)
    Monitor wireless sensors over local networks or the internet!
    for 802.11 WLAN networks
     Starter package includes WS-1000 controller, receiver, antenna, three motion
    detectors, one door/window sensor, and Windows software!


    The WSS is for applications requiring sensor monitoring over a local network or the internet. It is a completely wireless hardware solution that consists of WS-1000 controller, receiver, and compatible RF sensors.  The WS-1000 controller is the heart of the system, receiving sensor signals, translating the data, and sending it via Wi-Fi to a client computer.  The system uses standard TCP/IP sockets, thereby insuring compatibility with many client platforms including PCs, tablets, smart-phones, etc.  Ideal for OEMs and system integrators, the WSS is suitable for use in a variety of applications including the following:

    • Employee attendance
    • Meeting room monitoring
    • Security systems
    • Elder-care assistance
    • Inventory tracking
    • Tradeshows & conventions

     The WSS is comprised of these elements:

    • WS-1000 controller
    • RF receiver + antenna
    • Sensor(s)
    • WSS Online host software

    WS-1000 Controller
    WS-1000 Controller

    Note:  The
    WSS is designed for indoor use and must be appropriately shielded from the elements if used outdoors.

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    Available sensors include PIR motion sensors, door/window sensors, and more.  These devices are compact, completely self-contained, and install almost anywhere.  No wiring is needed as the devices communicate via wireless RF signals. Standard alkaline batteries last a year or longer with typical use.

    Motion sensor, available in white or black
    Wireless door/window sensor

    The door/window sensor has an internal reed switch that is activated by a magnet, typically mounted on a door or window frame.  This unit also has screw terminals for wiring an external switch, making it a great general purpose sensor for a number of uses including the following:

    • Multimedia kiosks
    • Pump systems
    • Production lines
    • Access control
    • Pressure sensitive mats
    • Water level monitoring
    • and more

    Sensor Addressing

    Sensor addressing allows a WS-1000 controller to uniquely identify a sensor and allows the use of many devices in a single application.  While there are a number of compatible sensors and peripheral devices, they generally use one of two addressing methods:
    • Automatic (registered)
    • Manual (non-registered)
    A device that uses automatic addressing auto-assigns its ID when the batteries are installed.  Such devices are designed for use in security applications including alarm systems.  Since their addresses cannot be manually set, they must be registered at the controller for proper recognition.  The WS-1000 controller can manage up to 10 auto-addressed devices. 

    A device that is manually addressed must have its ID assigned by the user.  These devices are used in general purpose applications.  The device typically provides house- and unit-code buttons for his purpose.   Each device must be assigned both a house-code and unit-code as listed below:
    • House codes:  'A' - 'P'
    • Unit codes:     '1' - '16'
     The WS-1000 controller can manage up to 256 manually addressed devices.  (Manually addressed devices do not require registration.)

    The following table compares the two addressing methods: automatic vs. manual:

    Sensor Addressing Comparison

    Method of assignment Requires
    Automatically, when batteries installed  
    Until battery power is lost
    Manually, using code buttons  
    Until battery power is lost

    Device addresses (both manual and automatic) can be changed at any time.  (Requires re-registration for auto-addressed devices.)  Devices maintain their established addresses until battery power is lost.


    Our WSS Online host software for Windows is a tool for data capture and display of sensor data and includes a Wi-Fi configuration utility.  It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Win7 clients.

    WSS Software

    The software is available in two editions: standard and premium.  The standard edition has the following primary features:

    • Wi-Fi configuration utility
    • Sensor data capture and display
    • Maintains connections to multiple WS-1000 controllers

    The premium edition has all features of the standard edition plus the following additional feature(s):

    • Data logging (to ASCII text files)
    • Audible alerts

    The WS-1000 unit is easily configured for your network (requires specialized USB cable).  Or, if desired, we can pre-configure the unit for you.  The following network parameters are applicable:

    • SSID
    • Passphrase
    • Gateway (router) address
    • Static I.P. address
    • Port number

    The following network authentication modes are supported:

    • WEP
    • WPA
    • WPA-PSK

    If desired, custom OEM software may be developed for any client system including PCs, tablets, etc.
    Here are the steps your software should perform for establishing a network connection to the WS-1000 controller and receiving data:

    • Create a TCP socket
    • Designate host assignment for the WS-1000 server (I.P. address or host name)
    • Connect to the server via the created socket
    • Initiate a receive operation and wait for sensor data from the WS-1000

    Note:  These steps are high-level instructions for informational purposes only.  The specific method required will depend on the programming language, libraries, and operating system being used. 


    Wireless operation - no communications cables
    Easily integrates into your network
    Internally integrated Wi-Fi antenna
    TCP/IP protocol
    802.11 b/g
    Authentication modes:  WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK
    Supports up to 256 manually addressed (non-registered) sensors
    Supports up to 10 auto-addressed (registered) sensors
    Compatible with motion sensors, door/window switches, remote keyfobs, etc.
    Status LEDs: system status plus network indicators
    Optional relay for external circuit activation (500 mA contact rating)
     Windows host software for Wi-Fi configuration and sensor data display
    Can also be used with OEM developed software applications
    Internal DIP switches for Wi-fi configuration mode
    DB9 host interface for receiver
    Slimline enclosure, measures: 5.5" x 4.75" x 1"
    Easily detached lid for wiring and configuration operations
    Includes AC adapter

    Sample Application #1:  Local access


    Sample Application #2:  Remote access


    Design Licensing

    This item is available for licensing to OEMs. This design is available for OEM licensing.  Licensing permits your company to manufacture this item and allows you royalty-free sales and distribution rights.  Click here for additional details.


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