Wireless Sensor Gateway, USB for PCs – Leap Sensors

The Leap Wireless Sensor Gateway receives the data that is sent over the air by the Leap wireless sensor transceiver nodes. The gateway then passes the data to the Leap user interface software running on a server.

This version connects to a PC via a USB cable.  By changing the software configuration, it may be connected to a Local Area Network via an Ethernet Cable.

The Leap web-based User Interface and database software run on a powerful single-board computer inside the gateway. Just plug in the gateway, open a web browser, log-in, and you are ready to interact with your Leap Wireless Sensor system.

Part of the breakthrough Leap Sensors® system.


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Gateway – USB Connection Specifications

This USB-PC configuration is useful when the Leap wireless sensor system is to be monitored by a PC – and not on a cloud server or local server.

  • PC Connection: USB Cable
  • Gateway Power: 1 Amp wall transformer connected to the Leap Gateway with a standard barrel jack
  • On-Board User Interface: See the Leap Sensors User Interface page for more detailed information.
  • Operating Temperature: -20C to 85C.

Leap Gateway Overview

  • Leap wireless sensor gateways receive the data (over the air) from the Leap wireless sensor transceiver nodes. The gateway then passes the data to user interface software. Each gateway can support 250 sensors.
  • For web-based user interface software: the user logs into the password-protected software using any standard web browser, such as Chrome.
  • For server-based user interfaces (or cloud-based systems): the user interface is hosted on a server and the user logs into the server using a standard internet browser.
  • Need to get a better understanding of the different gateway options? See this comparison chart.

Gateway Functionality and Data Reliability

  • 2-Way Communication – in addition to receiving data from the sensor transceiver nodes, the gateway can also pass information to the sensors.
    • All successful sensor transmissions are acknowledged by the gateway with an “ACK” message indicating that the gateway received the data and a good CRC check on the data.
      • If a wireless sensor does not get an acknowledgment from the gateway, then the sensor will store the data to its memory and re-try sending at the next transmit interval. Sensors can store 10,000 readings.
    • Gateways can send firmware upgrades to sensors.
    • Gateways can update configuration data to sensors, such as sensor sampling time intervals and sensor transmit time intervals.
  • Data Storage
    • Server-based systems will have sensor data storage based on the server database capability.
  • Data Reliability
    • All data is encrypted from the sensor and through the gateway. Sensor data is decrypted only at the final user database.
    • If the gateway loses connection with a server that is passing the data to, then the gateway will store up to 1,000,000 readings until the connection is re-established.
  • Multiple Gateways and Roaming Sensors
    • Multiple gateways may be used in systems that cover a wide area.
      • Sensors may “roam” between the different gateways, unlike most wireless systems.

Customized Gateway Communication to Legacy Servers

  • Leap Gateways are easy to integrate with legacy IT systems.  A powerful on-board computer can be customized to support any communication protocol (such as Modbus) to facilitate a quick and easy link to existing IT systems and software.
  • Leap Gateways also have an easy to implement Leap Gateway API that facilitates quick integration of sensor data into software applications.
  • The gateway on-board single board computer also offers many types of physical connections (USB, Ethernet, RS232, and others).
  • Contact us to learn more about how easy it is to integrate the data from the Leap Sensors system to your existing IT infrastructure.

About Leap Sensors®

Better Design – Better Data – Better Decisions™

Based on Phase IV Engineering’s 25 years of wireless sensor experience, Leap is THE system designed from the ground up to meet the specific needs of industrial users. These sensors are a true leap advancement in Industrial IoT wireless sensing.

  • Modular design makes it easy & cost-effective to adapt to your specific needs – and update easily for a “future-proof” system.
  • Edge computing manages large amounts of data before transmission to software – only get information you need.
  • Bank standard data security: Multi-layered Thread network security using AES-128 data encryption.
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