For those of you frustrated with Digi's X-CTU Xbee configuration software, there's now an alternative. Massimo Banzi, the Arduino team leader (who I'm having dinner with tonight in Rome!), reports:

Italian company “moltosenso” has released a free, cross-platform software that allows you to configure all the parameters of your XBee modules.

From the website:
moltosenso Network Manager™ IRON is the cross-platform answer for the users of Digi International® X-CTU™.
The same functionalities are now available on Microsoft Windows®, Linux® and Mac OS X™ operating systems.
Thanks to a snappy and totally free GUI, moltosenso Network Manager™ IRON is able to grant:
  • get/set of the parameters of Digi International® modules plugged to the PC, both in API and AT mode;
  • get/set of the parameters of Digi International® modules remotely addressable;
  • an effective graphic test for RSSI parameter, especially tailored for XBEE™ modules;
  • firmware upload (local and – where available – remote) for many supported Digi International® modules.

Download it and enjoy it!

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Comment by emile on March 8, 2012 at 8:09am

Nice!

Any plans to visit Milan? Would be wicked to have an "aperitivo" and a chat toghether!

Cheers,

Emile


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Comment by Grips on March 8, 2012 at 9:58am

Ask Massimo what he has heard about the availability of the Xbee modules themselves.. I have been waiting for a set of 900mhz ones for ages!


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on March 8, 2012 at 1:40pm

Just got confirmation that my order from DiGi will be shipped in within 2-3 weeks! This is a great news for us Canadians, they are pretty hard to get.  I dont think I will have enough to please everyone and price might increase a bit but at least I will see soon Xbee 900 modules in my hands for the first time in 2012! 

Cant wait to try out this interface! 

Dany

Comment by Earl on March 8, 2012 at 2:12pm

I bought the bronse module. waiting for email to download. has some nice features. can't beat the price of $1.37 us!

Earl

Comment by Ian forbes on March 8, 2012 at 4:35pm

I ordered from digi at first, discovered the delay in shipping, cancelled and reordered from digikey last friday, I just the modules today.  If you are ompatient you might cancel and try Digikey for the xbees. <5 day turnaround, I know what I am working on tonight!

 

Comment by Randy Ram on March 9, 2012 at 9:55am

Nice. Something that I can use on my Mac

Comment by moltosenso on March 9, 2012 at 11:18am

Hi Everyone!
@ Earl. Glad you got your personal license at the stunning price of 1.39$. Unfortunately the real price of the Bronze release is 25€. You had a lucky strike, processing the order while there were some ongoing debugging tests on our e-commerce platform. Enjoy your license!

Comment by moltosenso on March 19, 2012 at 2:24pm

Hi everybody,

moltosenso Network Manager IRON 1.0.0 is ready for download here.

It provides important updates. Check it out!

Bronze release is almost ready: stay tuned!

Comment by moltosenso on March 25, 2012 at 8:32am

Dear all,

moltosenso Network Manager™ BRONZE and SILVER releases are ready for download here.

BRONZE features:

  • automatic setting of the serial port to communicate with the Digi International device plugged to the PC;
  • fast and easy procedure for I/O lines setting of both local plugged and remote Digi International XBEE™ modules (same also for other Digi International devices, as long as they share the same setup procedure of XBEE™ modules);
  • reading measurements of both analog (mV read) and digital input lines;
  • setting for output digital lines, for an easy remote control of every kind of appliances.
SILVER features:
  • easily setting of operations all over a WSAN built with Digi International modules;
  • scripts creation to get and set repetitively the parameters of each network module using a graphical wizard; 
  • smart interface to debug the real-time effects of commands remotely issued to the nodes in a step-by-step fashion.
Give them a chance!

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