iP Solutions vWire Board

The vWire© board is a low power wire­less data acqui­si­tion and con­trol board that oper­ates in two major modes, I/O Line Pass­ing mode and Net­work API mode.


I/O Line Pass­ing mode allows up to eleven wire­less vir­tual cable con­nec­tions to be estab­lished between two or more vWire boards. Ana­log or digital/switch sig­nal inputs on one board are wire­lessly trans­mit­ted to another vWire board where they are repro­duced as iden­ti­cal ana­log or digital/switch sig­nals. Addi­tion­ally, an RS232 sig­nal input on one board is received as an RS232 out­put sig­nal on the remote board allow­ing trans­par­ent RS232 vir­tual cable operation.

Net­work API mode allows up to 65533 vWire boards to be con­nected in a peer-to-peer net­work allow­ing remote ana­log and dig­i­tal data mon­i­tor­ing and con­trol of hun­dreds of thou­sands of nodes over the entire net­work. Up to 12 sep­a­rate net­works can be estab­lished in the same area.

Ana­log and dig­i­tal inputs on any vWire board in the net­work can be retrieved through any other vWire board in the net­work. Sim­i­larly, an ana­log or dig­i­tal out­put can be forced on any vWire board in the net­work through any other vWire board in the network.

An easy to use con­fig­u­ra­tion util­ity is pro­vided to set up an appli­ca­tion in min­utes. Default con­fig­u­ra­tion files show both Line pass­ing and Net­work API setups.


  • vWire board-pairs pro­vide wire­less vir­tual cables up to 1 mile in length for mul­ti­ple ana­log and dig­i­tal sig­nals in I/O Line Pass­ing mode.
  • Net­work API mode sup­ports up to 65533 vWire boards in a net­work that can mon­i­tor and con­trol hun­dreds of thou­sands of remote wire­less nodes
  • Two ana­log inputs and two ana­log out­puts; Input ranges: 0-20mA, 0–2.5V, 0-5V or 0-20V; Out­put lev­els 0-5V
  • Six opto-isolated dig­i­tal inputs accept 0+/-30V input lev­els; Input polar­ity can be switched between active high and active low
  • 6 solid state relay out­puts rated at 60VAC/DC at up to 0.5A
  • 100mW wire­less out­put power. Line of sight wire­less range of up to 1 mile; 12 fre­quency chan­nels in the 2.4GHz band
  • Trans­par­ent RS232 ser­ial cable replace­ment mode use­ful for Mod­bus, cus­tom pro­to­cols or vWire data packets
  • Screw ter­mi­nal input/output connections
  • DIN Rail or panel mount
  • Low power 9–30 VDC power require­ment; Polar­ity neu­tral input; Poly­fuse protected
  • Board size: 4” X 4”
  • Antenna options include on-board wire antenna (pic­ture above), u.FL con­nec­tor with whip antenna (included), built-in antenna, and RPSMA connector


  • Wire­less switch exten­der for light con­trol, motor con­trol, etc.
  • Add remote mon­i­tor­ing and con­trol capa­bil­ity to an exist­ing PLC sys­tem with­out affect­ing or chang­ing PLC program
  • Wire­less RS232 cable for Mod­bus or other protocols
  • Wire­less mon­i­tor­ing of pres­sure, flow, tem­per­a­ture, speed, alarms, chlo­rine, lev­els, mois­ture, etc.
  • Auto­mate an entire fac­tory using net­work API mode to monitor/control data with up to 65533 boards in a network

Full Datasheet / User’s Manual

iP Solu­tions also offers full Design Ser­vices for your wire­less data acqui­si­tion and con­trol appli­ca­tion needs.  See Remote Mon­i­tor­ing and Con­trol.  Please let us know about your requirements.

For vWire boards and devel­op­ment kits con­tact our distributor:  Saelig