Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi

The Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi® lets you switch industrial-level electrical loads with your Raspberry Pi. Control real-world devices like industrial motors, pumps, and sensors by using your Pi to read and write to up to 16 digital I/O modules.

Great for prototyping IIoT solutions, proofs of concept, and projects where an industrially hardened controller isn't required. (Raspberry Pi, I/O modules, mounting rack, and power supply all sold separately.)


Digi XBee3® Series programmable modules take smart to a whole new level. Building on industry-leading embedded technology, the Digi XBee3 Series offers design freedom with easy-to-add functionality and flexible wireless connectivity.

You can do IIOT wirelessly using Zigbee, Wifi, Cellular and direct RF

How to interface Xbee Module with Raspberry Pi

Newsletter - August 2019

Raspberry Pi interfacing to Industrial and Wireless products

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the Raspberry Pi platform. Due to its eye-popping capabilities and low price, engineers are investigating more ways to use it in their designs.
Raspberry Pi is the 3rd best-selling general-purpose computer platform, trailing only the Microsoft® Windows® PC and Apple® Macintosh®, with over 12.5 million sold as of 2017.

The secrets to its success are in price, performance, and flexibility. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ offers a 64-bit quad-core ARM processor, gigabit ethernet, wireless, Bluetooth, 4 USB ports, micro SD slot, and HDMI output.
While originally created for the education market to teach computer science to students across the globe, it has rapidly expanded beyond the intended market into the hobbyist/maker market and increasingly into industrial/commercial markets.

The power and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi is starting to be leveraged widely across industry. The success of the Raspberry Pi in processor intensive, professional engineering applications is why it is now being considered as an OEM option for industrial designs.

Low cost IIOT (for industrial not Commercial level). The OPTO 22 IO can absorb nasty industrial level noise and electrical abuse and still work. Like electric motors starting, VSDs and other noisy items. etc.

Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi Data Sheet

Digital I/O for Raspberry Pi Selection Guide

Industrial I/O for Raspberry Pi Videos

DAQ HATs for Raspberry Pi®. Bring high quality measurements to the popular low-cost computer.

Digital I/O for Raspberry Pi Starter Kit (AC/DC)

Use your Raspberry Pi in the real world! The Digital I/O for Raspberry Pi Starter Kit gets you started sensing and switching industrial-level electrical loads with your own Raspberry Pi. Now you can monitor and control real-world devices like industrial motors, pumps, and sensors.
Digital I/O for Raspberry Pi Starter Kit Data Sheet


Measuring Thermocouples with Raspberry Pi® and the MCC 134

Thermocouple Measurement HAT for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Data Acquisition using UL for Linux™

 Node Red is a very simple drag and drop visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things, by wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

Node-RED for EPIC and PAC Control
The Node-RED for PAC Control nodes can read and write values from a PAC Control strategy running in a groov EPIC or SNAP PAC industrial controller.

Build a Raspberry Pi with Node-RED and Industrial I/O

For those very serious industrial applications EPIC Edge IIOT Industrial Computing

The industrial controls system you’ve been waiting for: Opto 22’s groov EPIC—the world’s first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller.


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Network Security Appliance


FSM-510G-4F 6-Port 10/100/1000 Base-T + 4 SFP Port L2 Managed Switch

Digi IX14
Cloud-managed networking for the Industrial IoT

Enterprise-class Wireless LAN Controller supporting more than 500 APs

Newsletter - July 2019

Network, Switches and PoE

Ethernet Switches and Media Converters

Network Appliances, Gateways, Firewalls and Security

MasTec carries a broad range of Industrial Grade managed and unmanaged Ethernet Switches and Fiber Switches and Media Converters.

Between the manufacturing companies listed below, you will find exactly what you require for your industrial site and many IT sites also.

If you need POE there is a growing selection.

If you need EOP adaptors, we have these also.

If you need Ethernet to Modbus gateways, we can provide quite a range to choose from.

Many of our Wireless Routers and Gateways also container ethernet switches.

Ethernet and Fiber Switches
Industrial Un-Managed and Managed Ethernet and Fiber Switches
Broad Range - many with X-Ring for rapid recovery and redundancy - IP67 certified - POE - Splitters - Blade Switches - Packetariums -more
2-24 ethernet ports 10/100tx and Gigabit /1000 & 10000tx
Multi mode and other formats for fiber up to 8 ports

Some with Ethernet/Fiber combinations.
Many with Extended Temperature ranges

PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology is now very mature and still expanding in uses.

POE is made possible by the injecting DC Power into some of the 8 wire in an Ethernet Cable.

There are two types of POE

Mid-span: +48VDC is delivered across the Ethernet cable using the unused pins (4, 5, 7 & amp; 8).

End-span: +48VDC is delivered on on the same pins used for data (1,2,3 and 6).

Usually POE is a high DC voltage > 24, sometimes much higher > 55 VDC.

This injection usually takes place at the Ethernet Switch or with a POE Injector product.

However now there are Computers and PACs that do the DC Power injecting also.

At the far end of the Ethernet Cable an Etherent DC Splitter which brings out the DC and passes through the Ethernet data. The Splitters convert the POE voltage to standard voltages such as 48, 24, 18, 12 or 5 VDC.

It is possible to pump quite a lot of power down an ethernet cable > 100 watts and still have reliability in DC supply.

So imagine you are setting up video survellliance. All the cameras are 12VDC and TCP Gigabit Ethernet for the image data. Just plug the camera into the splitter for the DC power and the ethernet cable and you are done. You do not need to be near AC power to set up the camera, offering great placement freedom.

The same is true of course for DAQ systems that have ethernet data connections, see some of the manufacturerss in the list of suppliers.

POE is very convenient and saves a lot of installation time and money. If you are doing DAQ work there is no need for PSUs. Just plug the Remote DAQ into a splitter and ethernet data cable and you are done.

And of course the Ethernet Cable is a great high speed data pipe for DAQ. Mastec has a LabVIEW system controlling 4 DAQ units running at full data rates of >100KHz each and the Laptop connected to the DAQ via a POE Ethernet switch, doesn't blink.

In-Vehicle Computer 4-ch PoE Fanless Box PC with Intel® Core™ i5-4402E, 1.6 GHz Processor

4FE PoE and 4G SFP Managed Ethernet Switch
with Flexible Fiber Expansion

Gigabit PoE Media Converter
10/100/1000TX To SFP (Mini-GBIC)

Industrial 6-port Unmanaged Gigabit PoE Ethernet Switch

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