XBee 802.15.4 Adapters
802.15.4 wireless connectivity for all types of end-point devices. Compatible with ConnectPortTM X IP gateways for IP connectivity. Small form factor for easy handling and installation, Flexible powering options, Outdoor RF line-of-sight range up to 1 mile with XBee-PRO®
IEEE 802.15.4 technology enables low-cost, low-power networking of sensors, controllers and other such devices in wireless point-to-multipoint Personal Area Networks (PANs). Digi's XBee adapters are used to retrofit existing devices for 802.15.4 connectivity. Available with multiple interface options, these adapters deliver the benefits of 802.15.4 networking off-the-shelf, without the development time required when using an embedded solution. As part of Digi's Drop-in Networking product family, XBee adapters can be used with ConnectPort X gateways to "drop-in" end-to-end device networks without the need for a wired network infrastructure.
Each XBee 802.15.4 (formerly Series 1) adapter contains a wireless module for network connectivity and a physical interface for device connectivity. Interfaces include RS-232 (powered and power harvesting), RS-485, USB, 1-Wire Sensor (for use with Digi's Watchport® sensors), Digital I/O and Analog I/O. Each is offered in a small, easily-mountable enclosure and can be powered with an external power adapter or (3) N-cell batteries. The USB and RS-232PH versions both harvest power from the device to which they are connected. XBee adapters do not ship with a power adapter or batteries. Both are available separately.
Two performance levels of XBee adapters are available: XBee and XBee-PRO. The PRO version provides greater transmit power and approximately three-times the range of the regular version.
XBee adapters are offered in multiple wireless platforms. Users must standardize on one platform-ZNet 2.5 (mesh)/formerly Series 2 or 802.15.4 (point-to-multipoint)/formerly Series 1-when using products within the Drop-in Networking family.