RoadTest: Advantech WISE-4012E IoT Developer Kit
Evaluation Type: Independent Products
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This is my first time working with an IOT product and the Advantech WISE-4012E proved to be a good introduction.
This is the basic, "developer" package, which gives just enough I/O options to learn the fundamentals on.
It has 2 analog 0-10V inputs, 2 digital inputs and 2 relay outputs. While this may be very limiting for anything
other than the simplest of projects, as stated, it's a learning tool, there is a full line of much more capable
modules from project IOT apps all the way up to full industrial instrumentation.
The package also comes with a really nice extension board which gives simulated inputs and relay status
indicators for easy testing of your setup.
Setup of the module couldn't be easier using either a computer or using Advantech's mobile app IoT Pro.
You can view the active status of your input settings or view the internal data loggger.
Cloud upload of data can be setup for Dropbox, Aliyun OSS, Advantech's WebAccess, or your own private server.
I was quite impressed with the quick response of the module to changes to input in real time through the interface.
Advantech provides a time limited version of their Web Access software which is a configurable web interface for HMI (human machine interface) and SCADA ( supervisory control and data acquisition).
This is geared more for the industrial instrumentation sector. There is a IoT demo project for the WISE-4012E which creates a automated personal greenhouse with lighting and ventilation control.
I didn't check the infastructure range limit on this. I would assume it would be installed in an existing wifi
network where the AP range limits had been established. This is definitely not a unit for
remote outdoor placement. AP mode on the unit is just for config so hi power output not needed.
To be honest, I was expecting some more detailed review. IMHO it sounds just like the product unboxing. What are the most interesting features? How about programming a project? What about the sensors reactivity ? Etc.
Do you plan to improve this document in the next future?
Nice test report.
Have you verified the range of the wifi connection?
I am curious as to how far you can place the sensors before the connection becomes unreliable.