December 18, 2014
I'm Jason Firth.
We set up some Omega wireless temperature transmitters the other day, and I thought the method they used to get wireless connectivity is quite clever.
Take a look for yourself:
That's an XBee Pro wireless transceiver.
XBee is a wireless communication standard for instrumentation that's been made popular thanks to its association with Arduino microcontrollers. This popularity means that the chips are easy to acquire, and that debugging tools are simple to find and quite inexpensive.
Using an established protocol probably made their development costs way lower, and it also makes this whole system a lot more repairable. Really smart move, from where I'm standing.
Thanks for reading!