ZeroWire Features and Benefits

 

Utilizing ZeroWire not only can make an electrical system more energy efficient and reduce the amount of wiring, it can also offer advanced diagnostic capabilities, allow field upgrades and lower manufacturing costs.  ZeroWire provides the following features and benefits:

 

Eliminates Wires -The power line is used to transmit data, eliminating the need for dedicated communications wires.

 

Robust - ZeroWire is extremely resistant to electro-magnetic (EMI) and RF interference from other devices.  Signal noise is filtered-out allowing for clear transmission over low voltage DC wires.  In most cases, the need for specialized wiring such as shielded or twisted pair is eliminated.

 

Reliable - Eliminating wiring harnesses with large bundles of wires/cables and connectors reduces failures due to flexing and stressing, fatigue, and chafing of wires and connectors.

 

Redundant - Through encoded broadcast messaging using a bi-directional data and control communication architecture, multiple message paths can be designed-in, eliminating downtime due to single path failures.

 

Energy Savings - Using power management software can lower power consumption; reducing the amount of wiring harnesses and connectors can trim weight.

 

Reduced Complexity - With a simple connection to the power bus, ZeroWire eliminates the separate data transmission lines and the associated wiring harnesses found in conventional wiring systems.

 

Manufacturing Savings - The elimination of point to point wiring between components reduces material and labor costs; final assembly is simplified through a single connection to power, and quality is improved through the reduction of complex connectors.

 

Remote Diagnostics - Self-diagnostic tests to ensure smooth operation can be programmed into the ZeroWire system.  The system can also be configured to allow remote troubleshooting via an internet connection.

 

Upgradeability - Through simple programming or the addition of modules, upgrades can be made to the system.