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NCC Network Communication Cartridge

Upgrade to Central Control in a snap.

NCC Network Communication Cartridges upgrade ESP-LX Series standalone controllers to IQ satellite controllers capable of being controlled by the IQ™ v2.0 Central Control Software. The NCC cartridge snaps into the back of the controller faceplate and provides the communication link between the IQ central computer and the remote site controllers.

 

       

Applications

IQ is the perfect irrigation control solution for parks departments, school districts, property managers, landscape maintenance contractors and water managers. IQ can manage small single-controller sites as well as large multi-controller sites. IQ NCC cartridges are compatible with the ESP-LXME Controller with 1- to 48-station capacity and ESP-LXD Decoder Controller with 1- to 200-station capacity.

IQ NCC cartridges are initially configured through a setup wizard provided in the ESP-LX Series Controller IQ Settings dial position. Communication setting parameters are configured through the IQ software or the NCC Configurator Software designed for netbook/laptop use on the job site.

Direct Satellites

Single controller sites would use an IQ NCC cartridge configured as a Direct Satellite. A Direct Satellite has an IQ central computer communication connection but no network connections to other satellites in the system.

Server & Client Satellites

Multi-controller sites would use one IQ NCC cartridge configured as a Server satellite and the other NCC cartridges configured as Client satellites. The Server satellite has an IQ central computer communication connection and shares this communication connection with the Client satellites though high-speed data cable or radios. The communication connection between Server and Client satellites is called the IQNet™. Satellites on a common IQNet can share weather sensors and master valves.

Server and Client satellites using high-speed data cable for IQNet communication require installation of an IQ CM Communication Module. Server and Client satellites using radio communication for IQNet communication require installation of an IQSSRADIO radio. Each cartridge kit includes cables to connect the NCC cartridge to connection module and/or radio.

IQ NCC-PH Phone Cartridge

  • Includes embedded 56K Telco Analog Phone Modem with RJ-11 port
  • Includes RJ-11 modular phone cable
  • Analog phone line required
  • Used for Direct or Server Satellite applications requiring phone communication with the IQ central computer

IQ NCC-GP GPRS/Cellular Cartridge

  • Includes embedded GPRS/Cellular Data Modem with antenna connector
  • Includes internal antenna for plastic controller enclosures (optional external antenna available for metal case controller enclosures)
  • Requires GPRS/Cellular telemetry service plan with static IP address from Cellular Service Provider
  • Used for Direct or Server Satellite applications requiring wireless GPRS/Cellular communication with the IQ central computer

IQ NCC-EN Ethernet Cartridge

  • Includes embedded Ethernet Network Modem with RJ-45 port
  • Includes RJ-45e patch cable
  • Requires LAN network static IP address
  • Used for Direct or Server Satellite applications requiring Ethernet LAN network communication with the IQ central computer

IQ NCC-WF WiFi Cartridge

  • Includes embedded WiFi Wireless Network Modem with antenna connector
  • Includes internal antenna for plastic controller enclosures (optional external antenna available for metal case controller enclosures)
  • Requires LAN wireless network static IP address
  • Used for Direct or Server Satellite applications requiring WiFi LAN wireless network communication with the IQ central computer

IQ NCC-RS RS232 Cartridge

  • Includes RS-232 Port for IQ Direct Cable or External Modem communication connection to the IQ central computer
  • Includes external modem cable (IQ Direct Cable provided with IQ Software Package)
  • Used for Direct or Server Satellite applications requiring direct cable connection or external modem (radio or other 3rd-party device) communication with the IQ central computer
  • Used for Client Satellite applications requiring IQNet high-speed data cable or radio communication with the Server Satellite

IQ FSCM-LXME Connection Module

  • Provides IQNet high-speed data cable connections for ESP-LXME Controller
  • Includes Flow Smart Module and Base Module functions
  • Replaces standard ESP-LXME Base Module

IQ CM-LXD Connection Module

  • Provides IQNet high-speed data cable connections for ESP-LXD Controller
  • Installs in ESP-LXD 0 (zero) module slot

IQ SS-Radio Radio Modem

  • Provides IQNet wireless radio communication between Server and Client satellite controllers
  • Can also be used with the IQ NCC-RS RS232 Cartridge for IQ central computer to Direct or Server satellite radio communication
  • Includes power supply and external antenna (programming software and cable provided separately)