• Built To Communicate

    NEXUS NANO

Q1 2019 PRODUCT PREVIEW

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Charting
A Better
Course

IoT Meets Dependable Network Management

Blazing A New Trail

The NEXUS NANO packs an impressive tool set into a tiny package.

It extends communication access to remote facilities via mobile links. It streamlines network element management while improving network surveillance.

It provides alarms back-haul and speeds up remote application deployment. It acts as a powerful IoT node — collecting all your remote sensor telemetry.

Yet best of all, it provides all this flexibility while only sipping power.

This is a great example of Optima's Integrated Networking concept. And it's greener networking all wrapped up in one.

NEXUS NANO.
Small in size.
Big in features.

Integrated. Economic.

High End Features Without The Price.

As incredible as the big irons usually are, they are not always the best tool for the job.
 
At Optima, we found a better way.
 
We made NEXUS a scalable system. From compact to large, Optima has a model to fit every application. To hit all your targets. Perfectly optimized.
 
First out of the gate, the NEXUS NANO delivers the perfect balance of power and performance. It does the job well. And saves your bottom line.
Flexible Design

Industrial
Strength

NEXUS NANO is your ideal solution for critical infrastructure management. It comes with an impressive pedigree. Optima has over two decades of experience building carrier grade systems and tools. Simply deploy and reap the rewards.

Let it be your catalyst for driving efficiencies in operation. Make NEXUS NANO a key part of your OPEX reduction strategy today.

Pumping More Data

For Tough Applications

NEXUS NANO has been designed to be tough. It works in remote sites, out on the factory floor, crammed into tight cabinets, or mounted in racks.

It is industrial strength, ready for harsh applications. It's small form factor makes it ideal for space constrained applications.

The ultra-low-power modes and fan-less design let it run cooler and longer. Even when operating on battery backup power.

Optional DIN-rail mounting options make it ideal for industrial control applications too.

Connect to all your site equipment with a wide variety of wireless and wired connections. NEXUS NANO supports:

  • Cellular
  • Ethernet
  • MODBUS
  • Control Loops
  • Contact Inputs
  • Analog Inputs
  • Relay Outputs
  • Sensor Inputs
  • WIFI¹
  • Bluetooth¹
  • USB
  • And Legacy Serial Links.

Collect, compute, compare, connect. Then transfer all your valuable data points. NEXUS NANO is the perfect IoT node for industry and telecom.

¹=optional upgrade.

Lower Cost Of Ownership

NEXUS NANO Works On Many Levels To Reduce Costs:

ROUTER

Connects your sites to the world as an industrial grade remote router.

IoT GATEWAY

Handles sensors and data loggers like a true, flexible IoT gateway.

ALARM SYSTEM

Monitors the health of your site as an integrated alarm surveillance system.

INDUSTRIAL I/Os

Tough, industrial grade, isolated inputs ready to take on harsh applications.

MQTT BROKER

Acts as an MQTT broker pumping sensor telemetry to your cloud or core.

APPS TO THE MAX

Sports an application engine letting you deploy and run apps right at the network's edge.

NEXUS NANO

Ready To Grow With Your Network

Built To Communicate

Power To Manage

It has been predicted that the Internet will continue to grow by tens of billions of sensors and devices.

Yet there are concerns that managing all these devices will remain a challenge.

That is why you should use the NEXUS NANO. Effectively and securely connect all your remote sensors and outlying sites to your core network.

It features intelligent management tools to handle everything from legacy devices to the latest IoT technologies.

It features a built-in secure gateway, and handles Ethernet, MODBUS, cellular WAN connections, even optional WIFI or Bluetooth with ease.

Optima designed the entire NEXUS range as a flexible platform to push intelligent applications right to the network's edge.

NEXUS NANO has the processing power to aggregate, compute, convert and analyze data from many sources, protocols and 3rd party devices.

Do more with Integrated Networking from Optima.

Advancing Your Business Through IoT

Accumu­late Know­ledge.
Gain Valuable Insight.

These days it seems that data is pouring in from every imaginable corner and sensor in your network.

Multiple sources, diverse protocols, open standards and proprietary formats. It all contributes to the glut.

Use power and smarts to reign in the overwhelming excess.

Optima offers intelligent solutions to collect, process, aggregate, and analyze your data streams.

Deploy NEXUS NANO.

Uncover underlying trends.
Gain valuable business insight.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

NEXUS NANO

Use It As Your ecoSENTRY Appliance

Optima’s ecoSENTRY application monitors:

  • Diesel/LPG Fuel Levels,
  • GENSET Operation,
  • Fuel Consumption,
  • Fuel Fills & Losses,
  • as well as 24/7 Tank Access.

The app also tracks AC and DC power systems, and a host of environmental sensors. It immediately relays any abnormal and out of bounds conditions. ecoSENTRY makes hidden processes in remote sites visible.

Pre-load a special version onto the NEXUS NANO to track and correlate fuel depot draws. Comparing it with tanker truck deliveries made to all your far flung sites.

This allows you to keep a sharp eye on your fuel inventory — and its timely and accurate distribution.

Pre-load the NEXUS NANO as an ecoSENTRY appliance. And it becomes our most efficient, innovative ready-to-go out of the box solution ever. We would love to demo the NEXUS NANO ecoSENTRY appliance to you.

Tino Petrossi — VP Sales & Marketing

 

Backed
By Solid
Support

Trusted For Decades

Help And Support When You Need It

 

With the NEXUS NANO you get our most innovative hardware.

And, as always, you also gain access to our renowned network management tool set.

But even more importantly, you get our expert advice and support. Everything from a single source:

From Optima.

A trusted company with two decades of experience.

We know what it takes to manage remote networks.

And how to keep your deployment up-to-date and in shipshape.

Technical Specifications

Rack Mountable Version

Physical
Width 440.0 mm (17.32″)
Height 44.45 mm (1.75″)
Depth 152.4 mm (6.00″)
Weight 2.8kg
Mounting Supports 19"-rack or wall mounting
Environmental
Temperature  Operating: 0° to 40° Celsius (32° to 104° Fahrenheit)
  Non-Operating: -20° to 70° Celsius (-4° to 158° Fahrenheit)
Humidity Operating: 30% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  Non-Operating: 30% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)

Power
Input ±20 to ±60 VDC
Power
Consumption 
Up to 2.8A @ 20V, 1A @ 60VDC max.
Connector

3 position pluggable screw terminal, 5.08mm pitch (0.2")


NN-CI-01 Octal Contact Input Module
Contact Inputs  8 x fully isolated, EN-61131-2 Type 3
industrial grade contact inputs.
With +24VDC output.

Connector

4 position pluggable screw terminal, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration Up to 8 NN-CI-01 modules = 64 inputs
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-AI-01 Octal Analog Input Module
Analog Inputs  8 x wide input range, analog inputs, switchable
between ±60VDC or 0-25mA operation.

Voltage Mode -60VDC to +60VDC, 2mV resolution.

Current Mode 0mA to 25mA, 0.38uA resolution.

Connector

4 position pluggable screw terminal, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration Up to 8 NN-AI-01 modules = 64 analog inputs
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-RO-01 Octal Relay Output Module
Relay Outputs  4 x 1 Form C (SPDT),
4 x 1 Form A (SPST)
Latched operation.
Output state retained during power loss/reboot.

Switching Power 60W, 62.5VA

Max Switching Voltage 220VDC, 250VAC


Rated Current 2A (limiting continuous current, 85°C)

Max Current 5A

Connector

3-position (SPDT) and 4-position (SPST)
pluggable screw terminals, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration Up to 8 NN-RO-01 modules = 64 relay outputs
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-PMO-01 Power/MODBUS/OneWire Module
Auxilliary Power Electronically protected.
Controlled +24VDC output.
Programmable current limit.
Max 18W output.

MODBUS  1 x RS-485, biased.
Switchable +24VDC power output.
Switchable MODBUS termination.
Smart, periodic auto-polling of up to 32 MODBUS devices.

OneWire Sensor Bus  1 x OneWire port, for indoor or outdoor sensors.
Supports up to 32 sensors (e.g. temperature, humidity, airflow).
Smart, periodic auto-polling of up to 32 sensors.

Connector

4 position pluggable screw terminal, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration One NN-PMO-01 module in slot #9
(Factory Installed Option)


NN-LAN-01 Quad Gigabit LAN Module
LAN

4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
Auto-sensing, auto-MDIX
with built-in link status and activity LEDs.

Connectors

4 x RJ45

Configuration One NN-LAN-01 module in LAN slot
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-LAN-02 Quad Gigabit LAN Module + SFP Port
LAN

4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
Auto-sensing, auto-MDIX
with built-in link status and activity LEDs.

1 x SFP port with link status and activity LEDs.

Connectors

4 x RJ45, 1 SFP cage

Configuration One NN-LAN-02 module in LAN slot
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-ENGINE-04
CPU/Memory Quad Core, 64-bit ARM Processor, 1.2GHz
2GB LPDDR3 RAM
8GB eMMC Flash-ROM

USB 1 x Micro USB 2.0 (OTG)

Serial  2 x RJ45, RS-232
Legacy console/terminal access.

Wireless  1 x WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 module (optional).

Cellular  1 x 3G/4G/5G Mini PCIe Modem module (optional).

SIM  2 x SIM slots (switchable).

Antenna Connectors 2 x SMA(F). Ships with two circular openings for SMA female bulkhead antenna connectors. The SMA connector(s) is/are part of the optional Antenna Kit 1009-K010001A. Order antenna kit(s) along with the WIFI or Cellular Modem modules as required (contact Optima for details).

Status & Control  1 x Reset button.
4 x Multi-colour status LEDs.

Connectors

2 x RJ45, 2 x SMA(F), 1 Micro USB

Configuration One NN-ENGINE-04 module in ENGINE slot
(Factory Installed Option)


Security
Library OpenSSL - robust, commercial-grade SSL library
Certificates  Certificate based public key encryption
Cipher 256bit AES
Firewall stateless and stateful packet filtering

Compact, Wall Mount Version

Physical
Width 265 mm (10.44″)
Height 44.45 mm (1.75″)
Depth 152.4 mm (6.00″)
Weight 1.6kg
Mounting Supports wall, cabinet, or shelf mounting
Environmental
Temperature  Operating: 0° to 40° Celsius (32° to 104° Fahrenheit)
  Non-Operating: -20° to 70° Celsius (-4° to 158° Fahrenheit)
Humidity Operating: 30% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  Non-Operating: 30% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)

Power
Input ±20 to ±60 VDC
Power
Consumption 
Up to 2.8A @ 20V, 1A @ 60VDC max.
Connector

3 position pluggable screw terminal, 5.08mm pitch (0.2")


NN-CI-01 Octal Contact Input Module
Contact Inputs  8 x fully isolated, EN-61131-2 Type 3
industrial grade contact inputs.
With +24VDC output.

Connector

4 position pluggable screw terminal, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration Up to 4 NN-CI-01 modules = 32 inputs
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-AI-01 Octal Analog Input Module
Analog Inputs  8 x wide input range, analog inputs, switchable
between ±60VDC or 0-25mA operation.

Voltage Mode -60VDC to +60VDC, 2mV resolution.

Current Mode 0mA to 25mA, 0.38uA resolution.

Connector

4 position pluggable screw terminal, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration Up to 4 NN-AI-01 modules = 32 analog inputs
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-RO-01 Octal Relay Output Module
Relay Outputs  4 x 1 Form C (SPDT),
4 x 1 Form A (SPST)
Latched operation.
Output state retained during power loss/reboot.

Switching Power 60W, 62.5VA

Max Switching Voltage 220VDC, 250VAC


Rated Current 2A (limiting continuous current, 85°C)

Max Current 5A

Connector

3-position (SPDT) and 4-position (SPST)
pluggable screw terminals, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration Up to 4 NN-RO-01 modules = 32 relay outputs
(Factory Installed Option)

NN-PMO-01 Power/MODBUS/OneWire Module
Auxilliary Power Electronically protected.
Controlled +24VDC output.
Programmable current limit.
Max 18W output.

MODBUS  1 x RS-485, biased.
Switchable +24VDC power output.
Switchable MODBUS termination.
Smart, periodic auto-polling of up to 32 MODBUS devices.

OneWire Sensor Bus  1 x OneWire port, for indoor or outdoor sensors.
Supports up to 32 sensors (e.g. temperature, humidity, airflow).
Smart, periodic auto-polling of up to 32 sensors.

Connector

4 position pluggable screw terminal, 3.5mm pitch

Configuration One NN-PMO-01 module in slot #5
(Factory Installed Option)


NN-ENGINE-08
CPU/Memory Quad Core, 64-bit ARM Processor, 1.2GHz
2GB LPDDR3 RAM
8GB eMMC Flash-ROM

LAN

1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
Auto-sensing, auto-MDIX
with built-in link status and activity LEDs.

USB 1 x Micro USB (OTG)

Serial  2 x RJ45, RS-232
Legacy console/terminal access.

Wireless  1 x WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 module (optional).

Cellular  1 x 3G/4G/5G Mini PCIe Modem module (optional).

SIM  2 x SIM slots (switchable).

Antenna Connectors 2 x SMA(F). Ships with two circular openings for SMA female bulkhead antenna connectors. The SMA connector(s) is/are part of the optional Antenna Kit 1009-K010001A. Order antenna kit(s) along with the WIFI or Cellular Modem modules as required (contact Optima for details).

Status & Control  1 x Reset button.
4 x Multi-colour status LEDs.

Connectors

3 x RJ45, 2 x SMA(F), 1 Micro USB

Configuration One NN-ENGINE-04 module in ENGINE slot
(Factory Installed Option)


Security
Library OpenSSL - robust, commercial-grade SSL library
Certificates  Certificate based public key encryption
Cipher 256bit AES
Firewall stateless and stateful packet filtering

Configuration Examples

Ordering / Documentation

Part Numbers
1011-A010001A Optima NEXUS NANO – CHASSIS-05
1011-A010002A Optima NEXUS NANO – CHASSIS-09
1011-A010003A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-CI-01
1011-A010004A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-AI-01
1011-A010005A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-RO-01
1011-A010006A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-PMO-01
1011-A010007A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-PWR-01
1011-A010008A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-LAN-01
1011-A010009A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-LAN-02
1011-A010010A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-SER-01
1011-A010011A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-01
1011-A010012A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-02
1011-A010013A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-03
1011-A010014A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-04
1011-A010015A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-05
1011-A010016A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-06
1011-A010017A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-07
1011-A010018A Optima NEXUS NANO – NN-ENGINE-08
2000-H010015A Optima NEXUS NANO Wall Mounting Bracket
2000-H010016A Optima NEXUS NANO DIN Rail Mounting Bracket
2000-H200013A Optima NEXUS NANO WIFI/BT Module
1009-K010001A Antenna Kit
1 x 2.5dBi antenna 850-2100Mhz RG174 cable
SMA(M) terminated 3 m / 10 ft
1 x SMA(F) to CRC9 pigtail cable 15 cm / 6 in
1 x SMA(F) to TS9 pigtail cable 15 cm / 6 in

Specifications subject to change without prior written notice. All referenced trade names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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