The next version of our IoT device produced since 2011.
Applies to hardware version (HW) 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7, which only differ at the production level.
Compared to version 3.0, version 3.5 has a faster processor with a 108MHz clock, more RAM and flash memory.
The INPA1-2 analog inputs have an extended voltage range up to 5V/55V. This allows you to work with a more sensitive measuring range also for sensors whose signal reaches 5V.
The battery connector, supporting the power supply of registers, will allow to implement the RTC clock and remember the status of outputs before the power reset (planned option).
The most important change is the addition of transmission encryption support. Thanks to this, you can use https, mqtts SNMPv3 connections and use e-mail servers that require outgoing e-mail authentication, e.g. Gmail.
As in the previous version, the device provides a user interface in the form of a website. Readings of various types of sensors are presented on the website: temperature, humidity, pressure, voltage, current. It also allows you to configure the device, including setting events and controlling up to 10 outputs.
The device was designed and manufactured in Poland.
Amplifiers for measuring small signals - this makes it possible, for example, to measure AC current simply and safely. PWM modulated outputs are also available to control, for example, brightness of light or speed of the electric motor, as well as control of modeling servos. To facilitate installation in remote installations, the board can be powered by PoE. Updating the firmware is now very easy.
Very extensive expansion options - in addition to the 1-Wire bus for reading from DS18B20 temperature sensors, a serial I2C port is available on the same RJ12 connector. This means that many sensors and other devices can be connected. For example, AM2320 and BME280 temperature/humidity sensors, 0.96 inch OLED display, real time clock or SPS30 dust sensor are supported. We have also prepared a new universal TB board for this bus. It allows the simultaneous connection of 6 DS18B20 sensors, a display and an I2C sensor, e.g. BME280. The offer includes a 1-Wire splitter with I2C support and a compact relay board. All these accessories are on a stand with the possibility of mounting on a DIN rail.
Through the serial port we can read, e.g. CO2-MH-Z16 sensor, MH-Z19, dust sensor SDS011, as well as use the GSM module to send sms.
From the hardware version 3.7 a separate connection of the RS485 converter for MODBUS transmission is introduced, which reads the 2-way electricity meters SDM120M (1 phase) and SDM72 (3 phase).
Lan Controller is a universal device with an open architecture of communication with other devices or servers. Supported communication protocols, HTTP, SNMP and MQTT, provide enormous possibilities of remote reading or controlling outputs even when the device is behind a router.
The user interface in the form of a website has been rebuilt with the use of modern tools to improve its operation and eliminate previous problems. The responsive website allows convenient use of it from a desktop computer and a smartphone.
User page building function has been introduced. It allows you to choose only the desired fields (labels, readings, control buttons), with the possibility of any arrangement on the panel with a modifiable background (user image, for example showing the installation of sensors). In addition, two levels of access are distinguished - user and administrator, which, in combination with an editable user panel, allow you to personalize the controller to your own requirements.
The new version could not miss the watchdog function, which has been present since the development of the device. Currently, you can monitor up to 6 devices, with much more configuration options available.
The device has a very extensive programming function when the condition on one of the sensors is met. We can now check the conditions on two inputs simultaneously and set a logical operator when the output is to be controlled. Virtual outputs are available that can be used for more complex event configurations. We can conveniently configure and add more lines to our program.
Scheduler, which allows you to turn on/off devices at a specific time or for a specific time, can be useful for many applications. Also new in version 3 is the introduction of the virtual EVENT output. We can use it as a condition in the event table, thus simply programming the time and circumstances of event activation. The new look of the Scheduler makes it easier to use, offers extensive setting options not only on the day of the week but also on a specific date.
It is our proprietary solution that complements the functionality of the Lan Controller v3, based on the MQTT protocol.
Access is free for non-commercial users (up to 5 devices).
The service currently offers the following features:
A simple phone application significantly extends the possibilities of using Tinycontrol devices. You can check the sensor reading or switch the output at any time. Icons with editable names of readings and buttons for outputs with a typical Lan Controller color status indication (green - on, red - off) clearly display information from the device.