JENEsys Edge® 534

with Monnit®

Niagara 4 Programmable Logic Controller The JENEsys Edge® 534 with Monnit® , merges all the functionality of an IP programable Niagara controller with 34IO built in and a 900 MHz wireless transceiver (only available in the Americas), and an 868 MHz and a 433 MHZ operating frequencies. This open, multi-purpose controller combines the full features of Niagara 4 including Internet connectivity, web serving capability, integrated control, data logging, alarming, analytics, and trending. In addition, you can connect to an assortment of Monnit sensors through the on-board Monnit radio.

Reduce Engineering Time & Installation Costs

Purpose-built, Lynxspring’s JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit delivers edge connectivity, data access and control for plant control, machine-to-machine and IoT applications that require smart edge technology. Licensing is well-suited to take Niagara 4 into smaller or mid-sized and price-sensitive applications. Taking Niagara 4 to the edge with real-time control—the JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit utilizes the same familiar Niagara ProBuilder/Niagara Workbench software, Niagara 4 programming tools and Fox Protocol. JENEsys Edge products are available to any certified Niagara integrator or contractor.

Deliver the Reliability of Niagara 4 to the Edge

Protecting data during wireless transmission is vital. Monnit’s ALTA wireless products use Monnit’s new Encrypt-RF bank level security, featuring a 256-bit exchange to establish a global unique key, and an AES-128 CTR for all data messages. Security is maintained at all communication points from sensor to JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit and back again. Monnit's standard wireless products use several features to help protect sensor data in transit. Our proprietary sensor protocol uses very low transmit power and requires specialized radio equipment to operate. Typical wireless devices that operate on non-proprietary communication protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee) operate using different frequency bands so they can't be used to eavesdrop on the radio communications from the Monnit family of sensors. In addition, we use a robust packet tampering evaluation routine to ensure that traffic wasn't altered between the sensors and the gateways. This enables us to check for well-formed data packets that only originated from Monnit enabled devices. To further protect data, we have algorithms that protect against spoofing and re-transmission of wireless data packets. This is included with the best-in-class range and power consumption protocol developed for Monnit wireless sensor systems. In fact, the JENEsys Edge® 534 with Monnit satisfies all IT Security testing requirements for the General Services Administration (GSA).

Connecting an Onyxx XM 34IO to a JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit

A JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit can be connected to Lynxspring’s Onyxx XM 34IO extender module by their Onyxx ports. Daisy-chain them with 2-wire shielded twisted pair cable. Total bus length cannot exceed 30 feet.


  • Fully Programmable Niagara 4 Controller
  • Fox Protocol
  • Real-Time Linux OS
  • Fast & Increased Memory Capacity
  • Small Unit Footprint (4.5” x 4.25” x 2.25”)
  • Familiar Programming Tools—ProBuilder/Workbench
  • Satisfies all IT Security testing requirements for the General Services Administration (GSA).
  • 34 points of IO on-board, enables an Onyxx Network, and connects to up to 100 Monnit ALTA wireless sensors.
  • Add to JENE-EG534-WL-M up to 8 Onyxx XM 34IO extender modules (at 34 points IO each) maximum of 306 points.

JENEsys Edge® 534 with Monnit Specifications

  • Open NiCS
  • Powered by Niagara 4
  • Standard Niagara 4 drivers—Niagara 4 Network (Fox), BACnet, Modbus, Web & oBIX
  • 10 Digital Outputs (Form A contacts, 24 V at 0.5 A)
  • 8 Analog Outputs (0-10 Vdc)
  • 16 Universal Inputs
    • Type-3 10 K ohm thermistors
    • Resistance 0-100 K ohms
    • 0-10 Vdc
    • 0-20 mA using a 499-ohm resistor.
    • Pulse input; up to 500 Hz
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (2), RS-485 (1), Mini-B USB (1), Micro USB (1)
  • Standard RS-485 multi-drop communication bus
  • Onboard Monnit gateway for connection to up to 100 Monnit ALTA wireless sensors
  • 4GB eMMC Flash Memory
  • 1GHz AM335x ARM Cortex A-8 Processor
  • Niagara 4 existing stations can be added.
  • 24 Vac/dc power input, ideal for equipment control and monitoring applications
  • Runs on Onyxx®—an extensible platform.
  • Leverages global capacity licenses.
  • 35 mm DIN rail or flat panel mounting
  • 18-Month Warranty * (see Lynxspring’s Terms and Conditions for specifics)
  • Certifications Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1) Complies with Industry Canada standards (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)

Three Distinct Models of JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit® Controllers

There are three (3) different versions/operating frequencies of the JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit:
  • 900 MHz Operating Frequency is ONLY certified for use in the Americas.
  • 868 MHz Operating Frequency
  • 433 MHz Operating Frequency
**Please refer to ALTA APPROVED COUNTRIES document below for additional information and specific details.

JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit Compared to JENE/JACE PC-8000

The JENE/JACE PC-8000 acts as a Network Area Manager (NAM) while the JENEsys Edge 534 with Monnit controller is purpose specific, defined by your application, IO required, with additional features such as Monnit support. There are many different types of applications that the JENE-EG534-WL-M may be used. The following use cases documented by Monnit include:
  • Agricultural Monitoring
  • Animal Environment Monitoring
  • Apartment Complex / Property Management
  • Churches
  • Commercial Building Management
  • Commercial Heating / Air Conditioning
  • Convenience Stores
  • Data Centers and Server Rooms
  • Financial Services
  • Fish Farms / Aquaculture
  • Food Services
  • Food Manufacturing / Perishables
  • Foreclosed Property Management
  • Greenhouses
  • Healthcare / Elderly Monitoring
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • K-12 Schools
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Meat Packing
  • Media and Broadcast
  • Pest Control / Heat Remediation
  • Pharmaceutical Refrigeration
  • Retail Store Management
  • Restaurants
  • School Cafeteria Walk-in Coolers / Freezers
  • Storage Facilities
  • Solar Energy System Monitoring
  • Universities / Colleges

Features of Monnit® ALTA Sensors

  • Wireless Range of 1,200+ feet through 12+ walls*
  • Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
  • Improved Interference Immunity
  • Improved Power Management for Longer Battery Life** (12+ years on AA batteries)
  • Encrypt-RF® Security (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC for sensor data messages)
  • Integration with the Niagara Framework® when used in conjunction with a JENEsys Edge® 534 with Monnit®
*Actual range may vary depending on environment **Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables