Barix, a Swiss company specializing IP- based communications and control technology, has introduced a new Barionet programmable I/O controller with Barionet 1000, the first model of the company to run Linux, and in this case OpenWrt, and to offer WiFi and USB connectivity.
- Processor – Undisclosed
- System Memory – 64MB RAM
- Storage – 16MB flash
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; IPv4 & IPv6 support.
- USB – 2x USB Host Ports
- Serial – 1x DB9 RS-232 serial port
- User programmable I/Os
- 2x relay outputs (30 VDC max, 5 A)
- 4x open collector digital outputs (4 x 24 VDC, 0.3 A)
- 8x contact closure inputs (0 – 15 V), including 4x 12-bit analog inputs (0 – 15 V)
- 1-wire interface for 18DS20 temperature sensor
- Misc – 11 LED status indicators
- Power Supply – 9 to 30V DC (2.5 Watts max)
- Dimensions – 103mm x 85mm x 31mm; plastic DIN Rail Case
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0 to +50°C; Storage: 0 to +70°C
- Certifications – CE (A&B), RTT&E, FCC (A&B), RoHS
They also have another similar model, named Barionet 1100, which adds RS-485, an RTC clock, Wiegand capability, and “future optional internal interface” for LoRa. Hardware & software documentation appears to be missing for now, but they’ll certainly update their Wiki, like they did for their previous models.Typical applications for the system include access/door control, environmental monitoring, photovoltaic power management, temperature monitoring & logging, and HVAC control.
Pricing and availability of Barionet 1000 have not been announced, but for reference, the older Barionet 50 is currently selling for $189, so the new model should cost more with the extra features. Barionet is currently showcasing their products at ISE 2017 (Integrated Systems Europe) in Amsterdam, Stand 8-N270. Further details may be found on the product page.
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