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Norvi IoT devices – The industry ready I/O controllers for automation and IoT applications

Industrial IoT Devices

Norvi IoT devices are ESP32 integrated industrial controllers which come with a number of features that make them suitable for industrial automation and IoT solutions. These devices come equipped with digital and analog I/O , enabling them to detect digital logic states and analog inputs, depending on the choice of the model. The inputs can come from several sources. In general cases, the source of input can pose a potential threat to the system, but the Norvi devices ensure isolated digital inputs for added protection.

Variety of models in the Norvi lineup are capable of measuring the environmental factors like flow rate, pressure, temperature and offer analog inputs (for dedicated voltage/current measurement) at the industrial level. 

With the Norvi relay model, it becomes simple to control the industrial appliances. When it comes to digital outputs in this relay model, both relays and transistor outputs perform the same task. However, compared to transistors, switching can be far slower in relays, and relays emit clicking sounds. Moreover, relays also have a larger appetite for current consumption. The transistors are smaller in size and silent in operation and affordable. 

Setting up the Norvi devices only require lesser wiring, which offers more flexibility to management of the device. Also the sinking and sourcing capabilities within Norvi industrial ESP32 IoT devices ensures that current flows in either direction. Hence the machines are capable of switching inputs between sink and source functions. 

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Industrial IoT Nodes with WiFi LTE NB-IoT LoRa communication

As one of the most affordable and efficient microcontroller technologies, the ESP32 SoC add a new dimension to industrial IoT. The Wall mount nodes from NORVI are equipped with well-defined communication options as they are designed using multiple processors. Moreover, these wall mount sensor nodes also support NB-IoT, LoRa, as well as communication over Wi-Fi.

For totally battery powered applications, the devices are offered with STM32L series micro-controller. Here the batteries can operate for a long time altogether before they are required to be replaced.
Moreover NORVI has offered sensor nodes with built-in battery and solar charging for continuous operation. These devices are designed to operate for years with just 6 hours of sunlight.

Their main focus is to monitor parameters, or any sensor values emitted by external devices. The sensor nodes come in different I/0 configurations offering flexible combinations depending on your requirements. Further, these wi-fi enabled sensor nodes are easy to configure and program catering to different criteria.

These devices are programmable with Arduino and ESP-IDF providing flexibility to system integrators.

The sensors come with prebuilt red and green indicator lights to convey any operational errors. All of these excellent features are packed in these lightweight wall mount sensor nodes that can be placed as needed.

From a convenience point of view, the wall mount ESP32 nodes are easy to install as standalone devices in industrial settings. Users can choose to mount these on the wall or the poles depending on the specific requirements.

Lastly, the wall mount ESP sensor nodes are designed specifically to withstand the harsh climates and conditions of the industrial environment. They are robust as well as shock-resistant and can operate at higher altitudes as well.

Industrial IoT Product Range https://norvi.lk/products/

ESP32 Sensor nodes https://norvi.lk/product/ec-m11-eg-cx/
ESP32 Solar powered devices https://norvi.lk/product/ec-m11-eg-cx/

STM32L Series Low power sensor nodes https://norvi.lk/product/ec-m12-bc-cx/
STM32L Series Low power solar charging sensor nodes https://norvi.lk/product/ec-m12-bc-cx/




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Customized Devices for IoT Applications

Very few Industrial IoT products are designed to effectively enable customization. Also, custom IoT application development projects must take into consideration a number of factors before their commencement. In case projects are undertaken without due consideration then there is a high possibility that the sensors may fail to function as expected.

Industrial ESP32 allows room for configuring some level of custom data that is device-specific. This, of course, also ranges in complexity. You can configure something as simple as a name to the device or something as complex as initializing home automation device credentials.

It is important to ensure that device customization is a key component of your overall industrial IoT product plan or strategy. This will enable a more sustainable customization and lower the cost of the project.

Device customization must also incorporate including a modular hardware architecture that helps you swap or exchange different components without much hassle or extensive hardware rectification.

Customized devices bring IoT applications that are much closer to industrial client’s expectations. You can easily incorporate customizable devices like industrial ESP32 without embedding complex solutions into your core product offering. It is, however, essential to understand the complexity of including customized devices for IoT applications so that it aligns with your organization’s business model and roadmap.

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NORVI expands its Industrial IoT Device range

Industrial IoT Devices


NORVI expands its Industrial IoT Device range 

Out of hundreds of devices out there on the market we wish to serve a different aspect of Industrial IoT Devices , 
Flexibility in expansion, communication and reliability is our main focus. Making a reliable device, reliable on industrial environment is challenging while maintaining flexibility.
We were doing Research on introducing a series of expansion modules for our key IoT Hardware, NORVI IIOT and NORVI Arita.
Finally, we were able to release 7 expansion modules as,
1) NB-IOT with BC95-G
2) LoRa with Reyax
3) Analog (0-10V)
4) Analog (4-20mA)
5) Temperature (thermocouple)
6) Temperature (RTD)
7) Load cell



All the modules communicate with the controller via expansion port on the side of the controller. Expansion ports are facilitated with I2C and UART lines., There is no hassle in programming for the expansion modules, they connect with the host controller as usual modules. 
For more information on expansion modules
https://norvi.lk/norvi-expansion/

Additional to its expansion modules, we launched two new products for more simpler applications.
NORVI Agent 1 is a model with lesser input count than NORVI IIOT with options to choose the type of micro-controller depending on application. It is offered with either ESP32-WROVER32 or STM32L series ultra low power micro-controller. As communication options NB-IoT and LoRA comes built in. It has RGB led on the top of the controller and can be programmed as a status indicator.
If you with to go battery powered without WIFI connectivity STM32L series micro-controller can provide years of battery life. 
https://norvi.lk/industrial-iot-node/

Industrial IoT Node
Agent 1 IoT Device with pixel led


NORVI Agent 2 is designed for panel mount applications with ESP32-WROOM32. It has a 0.96 OLED Display for use with monitoring and diagnosing applications. As usual, it is USB programmable with 24V tolerant digital inputs.
https://norvi.lk/industrial-iot-node-2/

 


You can check the new product range at
https://norvi.lk/products/

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Industrial Arduino Norvi Getting started guide

Industrial Arduino NORVi

Getting started with Industrial Arduino

It really does not need to be documented on getting started with NORVI. Still we have made a guide to clear your doubts.
NORVI products represents a development board with industrial level protection
and attenuation enclosed in an industrial enclosure.
The device comes marked with all necessary information to start your projects.

Let’s start with
Power supply.

NORVI Industrial Arduino is rated: 24V DC 1A
24V DC 1A Power supply is recommended.
All the NORVI Industrial Arduino can be powered up with the USB Connection, It is required to use an external power supply to get the full functionality
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Programming the controller.

All the devices are standard with a USB Port for programming.
NORVI Models will be recognized as following within the IDE
Table1.0 

NORVI CEMA

Arduino
micro

NORVI IIOT

COM port

NORVI ARITA MEGA2560

ARDUINO
MEGA2560

NORVI ARITA STM32F103VCT6

ARDUINO Maple

 

 

 

 

Supported IDE

NORVI ARITA
NORVI CEMA

 

NORVI IIOT
   

Selecting the board
Select the appropriate Arduino board according to NORVI
model. Refer
Table1.0

Addressing Inputs & Outputs
It is done the same way you address, a development boards pin with your programming IDE.
Below are few examples for better understanding

NORVI IIOT : Relay ON/OFF

 



 

 



 

 

Let’s say we need to turn on R0 Relay.


Referring to Quick Start Guide or terminal marks
R0 is connected to IO 14 , Arduino code example is as
follows

 

void setup() {

// Declare IO14 as OUTPUT

pinMode(14, OUTPUT);

}

void loop() {

// put your main code here, to run
repeatedly:

digitalWrite(14, HIGH); // Turn ON 14(R0)

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(14, LOW); // Turn
OFF 14(R0)

delay(1000);

}

NORVI IIOT : Digital Input

 

Reading status of I0 and printing it on Serial.
Referring to Quick Start Guide or terminal marks
I0 is connected to IO 18, Arduino code example is as
follows

void setup() {

// Declare IO14 as OUTPUT

Serial.begin(9600);

pinMode(18, INPUT);

}

void loop() {

// put your main code here, to run
repeatedly:

Serial.println(digitalRead(18));

delay(1000);

}

You can download quick start
guides and reference manuals via following link
https://norvi.lk/support/

Order Online
https://norvi.lk/products/

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Norvi: Changing IOT One Device At A Time

Product video
https://youtu.be/NVzUWdYsrF4

Reference Manuals & Quick Start guides
https://norvi.lk/support/

Order Online
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Industrial Arduino ESP32

The tech world is sometimes filled with a multitude of difficulties that only seem to increase in complexity with every wave of innovation. It wasn’t too long ago that transfers of data were measured in kilobytes instead of the many gigabytes we download and upload on a daily basis.

Recognizing the changing demands of the IT industry, we, at NORVI, have strived to create products that add value to the way you manage IOT applications. We have achieved this with a range of controllers, each designed with a specific client in mind and a move towards achieving efficiency of management.

Norvi Cema

For those seeking an economy of size, we have developed the Norvi Cema. Its compact design boasts extreme performance within tight spaces, whilst still having 8 outputs and inputs.

Moreover, this pocket dynamite comes standard with 8Mhz of processing speed as well as a 32-kilobyte flash. Combined with a user-friendly design that includes integrated OLED and LED indicators, the Norvi Cema is primed as the best performing device in its class.

Norvi IIOT

When it comes to IOT management, we realized that connectivity matters. Thus, to provide a value-adding device for a growing market, we designed the IIOT to lead the way in all matters regarding connectivity.

The IIOT offers a Dual Core 32-bit CPU that achieves a total of 160 MHZ. Moreover, it combines with a 520-kilobyte SRAM and a 4MB Flash. Using this powerful processor, the IIOT also conforms to industrial standards, a nod to the integrity of the Norvi brand and our value of our clients.

Norvi Arita

Sometimes our clients look to us for high levels of processing power and performance. To solve this growing need in the market, we have carefully crafted the Arita – a device that comes with the choice of two processors. It conforms to industry standards and boasts compatibility with every type of input and output.

Again, connectivity is a highly-necessary aspect of micro-controllers, a value we have instilled into all of our devices. The Arita is no different, as we have strived to create a powerful IOT device that adds value in both processing speed and reliability.

As for processors, our customers have the choice between a 72-MHZ CPU with a 72-kilobyte flash and a 8-MHZ CPU with a 72-kilobyte flash. The choice largely depends on the individual needs of your tasks and we would be happy to assist you in deciphering which one suits you best.

At Norvi, we introduce a merger of effective technology with innovations that make a difference to your commercial ventures. When you turn to a supplier of IIOT solution, you need a reliable connection that is consistent, a suitable processor that meets your computing needs and a device that is engineered to fit into your system with ease. We have considered every detail of industrial computing; thus, our Norvi range is ready to add value by providing you with a controller base that stands out from the market.

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Industrial IOT Hardware with ESP32

Industrial IOT Hardware

Product video
https://youtu.be/NVzUWdYsrF4

Reference Manuals & Quick Start guides
https://norvi.lk/support/

Order Online
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ESP32 is a SoC where you can start your first IOT prototype with. There are many development boards available on the market. Its connectivity and speed make it possibly suitable for any IIOT application. In terms of programming, there are few IDEs and Languages you can use with ESP32.
Simply you can go with Arduino or ESP-IDF. I mostly use platform IO for programming ESP devices. Most of the arduino board compatible hardware is made compatible with ESP32 devices, and there are libraries to quickly get into the programming.
One of the hassles with ESP devices, is the boot pin. Once you have good hardware, the latest drivers and latest ESP-IDF version, putting it into boot mode automatically will not be a problem. When you are done testing your ideas, You need to implement it.
Then the problems with making ESP32 ready for Industrial Environments blocks you. You need proper enclosing, mounting and then good power supply, IO isolations, EMI Safety and reliable industrial grade electronics.
NORVI IIOT Industrial ESP32 is the most suited product on the market for any industrial IOT implementations. It has a combination of flexibility of ESP32 and Reliability of a PLC. It has featured your most familiar hardware, a 0.96 SSD1306 OLED Display and three buttons on top of the controller for any external commands.
That is what you need, a display to see what’s going on, and buttons to command that makes your troubleshooting quicker.
We know you are going to code the ESP32, so we focused our product on easy diagnosis and troubleshooting. We have been where you are, all the difficulties in making a custom board or using a development board in industrial application are solved in NORVI IIOT.
NORVI IIOT Industrial ESP32 is a direct competitor for most PLCs out-there.
All the Inputs and Relays in the NORVI IIOT is accessible with the same GPIO numbers as you program your development board. It doesn’t need any additional drivers or libraries. It has a built in USB port for programming.