28 October 2020

Curtiss-Wright Introduces New Wireless Programmer

Browser-based powerchair programming, with no Apps or software to download.

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Christchurch, U.K. – Wednesday 28th October, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division announces the launch of R-net Wireless Programming, via its new ‘Wi-Fi Dongle’. A key feature of this browser-based product is that there are no Apps or software to install, so maintenance issues usually associated with updates to devices or their operating systems are negated. The Wi-Fi Dongle itself, contains a local website that presents a programming interface and a Wi-Fi connection. This means that any device with a contemporary internet browser, e.g. a smartphone or tablet, can be used as a convenient programming and diagnostics tool.

The connection process from any smart device to the Wi-Fi Dongle is simple and secure. The Wi-Fi connection is local between the Dongle and the device – no internet connection is needed. Unlike software-only solutions, which require online registration of individual devices, possession of the Wi-Fi Dongle provides security against unauthorized programming.

Connection of the Wi-Fi Dongle to a powerchair fitted with any R-net control system is performed in the same way as the existing CW-PGDT wired programming tools. Simply plug in-line to the R-net bus at any convenient point on the powerchair or utilize a spare bus socket.

If a chair is not available, the Wi-Fi Dongle can be powered via its USB socket, providing remote file management capability. In addition, on-board memory means the Wi-Fi Dongle can be used to store programming files or other useful information such as operating instructions.

Supplied in a convenient carry case, along with a Get-Started Guide and a 1m USB cable for off-chair file editing, the Wi-Fi Dongle is compatible with all powerchairs equipped with R-net, even those already out in the field. As well as providing a comprehensive, dealer-level programming and diagnostics solution, the Wi-Fi Dongle incorporates many useful features, including a configurable password and an audible alarm that acts as a handy reminder to remove the Dongle from the control system.

Finally, upgrades to the Wi-Fi Dongle’s own software to support product enhancements and compatibility with all CW-PGDT’s powerchair products, is free of charge and effected via a simple, online process. Updates to the Wi-Fi Dongle for VR2, nVR2, nVR2 BLDC and newVSI will be forthcoming.

Sales Inquiries: Please forward all sales and reader service inquiries to Curtiss-Wright Industrial, Tel: +44.1202.034000; email: [email protected].

For more information on Curtiss-Wright Industrial products, visit www.cw-industrialgroup.com or call +44.1202.034000.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the Aerospace and Defense markets, and to the Commercial markets including Power, Process and General Industrial. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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