Dear Friend and Subscriber,
Last year I gave my wife an ironing board for Christmas (hey, she did need one) and as she tore the wrapping paper off of it, she gave me a scowl that might have killed a lesser primate.
How about you? Did you ruin your family's entire holiday shopping weekend with morose complaining, temper-tantrums and lost football games?
Here in the US, the Friday after our Thanksgiving holiday is ominously referred to as "Black Friday." Often the single busiest shopping day of the year as millions of enthusiastic consumers, stuffed to the gills with Thanksgiving turkey, flock to every store to spend their way into the Christmas season.
But MY wife calls the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday": because of me and my pig-headed stinginess.
Maybe you are not a scrooge. Maybe you camped out in a car park in the wee hours of Friday morning and nabbed a High-Definition Television for hundreds of dollars of coma-inducing savings. Perhaps you even experienced a shopping-induced head rush at the local mall that filled your brain cells with delirium.
OK then - if so, good for you. I am delighted that some people derive pleasure from such endeavors. I am even grudgingly happy for all who go home and turn on their High-Def TV's and snack happily with their beer and a bag of Ruffles. After all, such pursuits are good for the economy and Ruffles do taste great with beer.
But I, and the other members of B&B Engineering set our minds on higher undertakings. For when we are not ranting about tangled Christmas lights at home, we are making our mark on the economy by way of lots of hard, and clever, WORK.
We work on...
If soccer moms can sip lattes and check email at Starbucks, I decree that you should be able to transmit your own I/O across the kilometers. Digital, Analog, Temperature, Relays, RS-232, RS-485. Whatever you have got, we get it from here to there - wirelessly.
Wireless I/O is way, way cooler than some Hi-Def TV on sale for $299. Why?
-Goes up to 22km. Or shorter if you want the low power version. Way cheaper and easier than stringing shielded cable across the frozen tundra or through cement walls.
-We customize it your way. You name the I/O configuration (Analog 0-10 VDC, 4-20mA ins and outs; Digital 0-48V inputs; Sinking or sourcing digital outputs), radio frequency (2.4 GHz), distance (91m to 4.8km line-of-sight).
-We love Modbus: It is probably the most universal communications protocol, well understood everywhere and simple to use. Our wireless data flows in handy Modbus packets that flow right into most any controller or HMI.
- Mounts on a DIN Rail. 10-48VDC power and temperature range suitable for the frozen tundra, down to -40C.
Check this out at
Handy "Modbus Overview":
An easy one page introduction to Modbus
Just one page and you too will be able to throw around Modbus acronyms, and actually understand their meaning.
"Industrial Wireless" introduction:
Industrial wireless is no longer bleeding edge. If you are not using some form of wireless yet, your day is coming. This three page introduction will arm you with what you need to know before you cut the cord.
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Need a custom equipment station...
....with a particular combination of I/O, modems, enclosures, DIN Rails, Serial Servers, etc? We can put that together for you. Email email@example.com or call +353-91-792444.
Need a Custom Product?
We make custom industrial products right here in the US of A in surprisingly modest quantities. If its data related, we're happy to take a look at your requirements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +353-91-792444.
Oh, and one last thing.... Mike's Black Monday Christmas Special. Here goes:
*The first 10 people camped out in front of the B&B Office on MY Black Monday - which is Monday, December 3, 2007 - those 10 people will get $100 off their next Wireless I/O station.*
Am I generous, or what?