Various types of timer switches are available. They are used whenever consumers need to be turned on at a particular time for a given duration. Traditional examples include night lighting, automatic sprinklers, alarm activators, door locks, shutter controls, backstage bells, etc.
Manage switching times centrally over the network:
What most timing switches are lacking is a convenient way to configure them and above all a clear overview of the switching times. The Web-IO 2xDigital now closes this gap. For time-controlled switching actions it permits what has always been a matter of course for personal scheduling. The switching times are updated like normal events either on the local PC or in an online calendar. Using an iCal file (the most common calendar file format) the switching times are then sent to the Web-IO through the network connection.
But it gets even easier: when using an online calendar, such as the Google calendar, the Web-IO can even retrieve the switching dates automatically from the calendar.
Once the iCal file has been loaded into the Web-IO, the built-in timing switch works of course even without any connected network.
An especially practical feature: if the Web-IO is connected through the network, the outputs can be switched on or off directly from the browser even when the calendar setting is different. The switching state selected in this manner remains in force until the next timed switching action takes place (or the user again intervenes through the browser).
The time switch function can be upgraded for all model 57637 Web-IOs by means of a firmware update!
You don’t have a Web-IO yet but would like to try the example out sometime?
No problem: We will be glad to send you the Web-IO Digital 2xInput, 2xOutput at no charge for 30 days. Simply fill out a sample ordering form, and we will ship the Web-IO for testing on an open invoice. If you return the unit within 30 days, we will simply mark the invoice as paid.
You have already provided your Web-IO Digital
- with power,
- configured the inputs and outputs,
- connected it to your network,
- assigned it an IP address - no problem using WuTility
To manage the switching times any online calendar can be used, as long as it provides the corresponding iCal file through a link. Of course any calendar program, such as Mozilla Sunbird, can be used for such a scenario.