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XBee Coordinator

XBee XStick (Coordinator)
XBee XStick

The Coordinator configures an XBee network and provides a USB interface to the network. The Coordinator is the first XBee Device installed in an XBee system. The most common method of installing a Coordinator is by plugging an XStick (a type of Coordinator) into a USB port on the Virtual Wiring system. It is also possible to program an XBee module as a Coordinator, plug module into a USB XBee Explorer board (available from many 3rd party resellers), and plug the Explorer board into the system.

XBee Coordinator Terminals

As you can see, the XBee Coordinator Device has no terminals - its only use is as a Coordinator.

XBee Coordinator Device Installation

After plugging in the XStick or XBee module, create a Coordinator Device by running the Coordinator Script. The parameters for the Coordinator Script are:

  • port_location : the location of the USB port. In *nix systems, this is in the /dev directory with a name like /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/cu.usbserial-00001004. Type "ls -lrt /dev/*" for hints. On Windows systems, the location is COMx where "x" is a number (1,2,3, etc.).

Example

To add a Coordinator Device with ID "coordinator" and port_location "/dev/ttyUSB0", run the Coordinator Script with the following parameters:

id: "coordinator"
port_location: "/dev/ttyUSB0"

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