Controlco Now Distributing DGBox

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We’re pleased to announce that we just added DGLux’s DGBox to the long list of products we distribute. You know we’re all about harnessing the power of data here, so it was only natural that we’d be on board for this appliance platform that gives customers the ability to capture and visualize dataContact us to talk about more ways that DGBox may be right for you. But in the meantime, here is more information from DGLux themselves:


DGBox is a cost effective solution that enables creation and utilization of appliance applications consisting of Data Acquisition, Data Storage and Visualization. Utilizing DGBox, customers are able to take advantage of data point and visualization templates specific to the devices being monitored and/or controlled. The Appliance Platform drives repeatability and enables plug and play deployments for reduced engineering time and enhanced cost savings.


Utilize the ever-expanding available library of pre-built templates for specific devices such as meters, thermostats, and other equipment to accelerate your deployment of an end to end solution. All templates include the visualization itself (built utilizing DGLux) which can run on any desktop or mobile platform, as well as the data point profile for the specific device. So all you have to do is plug DGBox in and discover the device. However if you need to define your own appliance application, you have full capability for bringing in data points from multiple devices and building out custom dashboards using the award-winning graphic tool – DGLux (which is embedded into DGBox).

DGbox_Windows_7_My_Computer_icon_by_SkurekDATA ACQUISITION – SUPPORTED PROTOCOLS.

Although this may vary per application based on the protocols being used to acquire the data and the poll rate, the recommended point capacity for each DGBox is 1000.

The data acquisition layer enables collection of data from multiple devices through the following protocols:



Modbus TCP

Modbus RTU





Philips Hue

Mamac Maverick



HTTP Retriever

HTTP Receiver

ASCII File Reader

ASCII Serial


POP3 Email


Virtual Data Source

VMStat Data Source

Persistent TCP


DGbox_DataFlow_graphic_2CREATE LOGIC

Newly available on the DGBox is a feature called Dataflow. Now DGBox users have the ability to create logic sequences within our modern, visual programming User Interface. Connect and command all devices, objects and operations as “smart blocks” with inputs and outputs…without having to write any script! Learn more on Dataflow through our Wiki – Click Here!


The data storage in DGBox is handled by an Embedded Time Series Database which is specifically designed and optimized for lightning fast read and write speeds of time series data. This specialized database allows for the ability to write over a thousand points per second and be able to retrieve thousands of points in nano-seconds. The amount of data stored on the DGBox is expandable through the external SD card or eSATA port so you can be sure that you will never run out of space for storing your trend data.


Marvel® Sheeva™ Core Embedded CPU @1.2 GHz

SDRAM: 512 MB 16 bit DDR2 @800 MHz

Flash Memory

4 GB internal mirco-SD

Expandable external SD


Input: 100-240VAC/50-60Hz 19W

DC Consumption: 5V/3.0A

High efficiency detachable AC-DC PSU

 High Speed I/O & Peripherals

2 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps

2 x USB 2.0 ports

1 x eSATA 2.0 port – 3 Gbps STAII

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR


H: 108mm  W: 58mm  D: 24mm


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