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Bluetooth-Equipped Wireless Sensor Architecture

Source: Crossbow Technology, Inc.
Bluetooth-Equipped Wireless Sensor Architecture
CrossNet is a wireless sensor architecture that creates wireless data connections to the Internet using the Bluetooth wireless communications standard
Crossbow Technology, Inc.Net is a wireless sensor architecture that creates wireless data connections to the Internet using the Bluetooth wireless communications standard. The architecture reduces test errors and increases productivity in remote data acquisition, monitoring, security, compliance, actuation, data broadcast and logging, environmental facilities mapping, machine performance monitoring, and other applications.

By allowing sensors to transmit data via a CrossNet node to a computer or personal digital assistant (PDA), the architecture eliminates the challenges of wiring and managing different sensor types. It replaces the need for signal wiring by implementing small radio links in a system of nodes with PCs or PDAs equipped with the Bluetooth specification. Different sensors can self-identify in the architecture by transmitting the IEEE 1451 defined Transducer with large arrays of sensors.

The architecture includes the following:

  • CrossNet Nodes - compact units (4in x 3in x 1in) that control and monitor up to four sensors.
  • Smart I/O - connect individual sensors to a node
  • Software for PDAs, PCs and Internet - software for Windows-based PCs to gather data from and to transmit commands to and from the CrossNet nodes

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