NETIO 4 | NETIO products: Networked power sockets

NETIO 4 is smart power socket (smart power strip) with four 230V/8A sockets, connected to LAN and WiFi. Each of the four power sockets can be individually switched on/off using various M2M API protocols.

NETIO 4 is a unique product designed for IT, industry, smart homes, multimedia installations and other applications.

Use the product whenever you need 230V sockets controlled by a mobile app, by a computer program (via M2M API) or by a custom script (Lua). Useful is also the timer (Scheduler) or auto reboot functionality (IP WatchDog). 

Industrial / robust design

NETIO 4 smart power sockets with WiFi / LAN are in a robust metal housing.  NETIO 4 features an electronic fuse as well as overvoltage and surge protection.

Functions for ordinary IT users

  • Sockets can be controlled over the Web or with a mobile app (iOS / Android).
  • The switching of sockets can be time-controlled by the Scheduler with a graphical interface.
  • The IP WatchDog (automatic restart) function controls the 230V socket by detecting “ping” responses. It can be used to restart unresponsive servers, routers or microwave links.

M2M API

As a unique advantage, individual sockets of NETIO 4 smart socket devices can be controlled with a wide range of network protocols. These protocols are called the M2M (Machine to Machine) API (Application Programming Interface).

Security

NETIO 4 smart sockets support a high level of network security. The HTTPs protocol establishes a secure connection between the browser and the web server.

The new SNMP v3 protocol offers higher security in comparison to previous SNMP versions. The MQTT protocol for IoT cloud applications includes SSL security. 

LAN / WiFi connectivity

NETIO 4 can be connected to a LAN via Ethernet (RJ45) or WiFi. NETIO 4 can also work as a WiFi AP (Access Point) to connect to a LAN via WiFi. NETIO 4 includes a fixed WiFi antenna.  

NETIO 4 is available in several versions with different sockets

In Europe, several different types of electrical sockets are used. NETIO 4 includes the socket type in the product name:

  • NETIO 4 DE version = type F sockets - Schuko (DE, IT, ES, NL, SE, FI and other countries)
  • NETIO 4 FR version = type E sockets (FR, CZ, SK, PL)

Lua – Programmable scripts

NETIO 4 supports the Lua scripting language. The user script (or several scripts) runs directly in the NETIO 4 smart sockets device. The scripts are written in the web interface. A library of useful scripts is being prepared as NETIO Application Notes. Lua scripts can switch individual sockets on/off, send e-mails, send and receive “ping” requests, or download and parse xml files from other devices.

NETIO 4 Applications

Customers use NETIO 4 smart sockets mainly in B2B scenarios.

  • For example to control lighting, turn on amplifiers, or in multimedia applications.
  • NETIO 4, when used as a PDU (Power Distribution Unit) in a 19" cabinet, can restart servers or routers.
  • NETIO 4, when used as a WiFi-controlled power strip, can turn on air-conditioning, a vending machine, etc.
  • NETIO 4 smart socket devices support a wide range of M2M API protocols for communication with central software systems.

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General properties

 

Power input

Europlug cable, 15A resettable fuse

Power output

4x controlled 230V/8A socket

Socket control options

  • Buttons
  • NETIO Mobile app for iOS/Android
  • WEB browser
  • M2M API (Telnet, KSHELL, , SIP, CGI, SNMP v3, XML, JSON …)

Network

  • Ethernet (LAN)
  • WiFi (WLAN), fixed external antenna
  • WiFi AP (NETIO 4 can be connected over LAN and WiFi, and used as a WiFi Access Point)

More

  • IP Watchdog function: Aautomatic restart of devices that stop responding to “ping”
  • Scheduler: Smart calendar
  • M2M API interface (various protocols to control the sockets)
  • Behavior can be programmed in Lua

 

  • No software to install, a web browser is all that is needed
  • Robust product, metal housing, designed for industrial use

 

  • Designed and produced in Prague, Czech Republic

 

Technical specifications

Power

  • Supply voltage: 230V AC / 15A (15A resettable fuse)
  • Low internal consumption: Max 4.1W
  • Cable: Europlug 0.85m

Sockets

  • Surge suppressor at each socket
  • Default settings
  • DE version = type F sockets – Schuko (DE, IT, ES, ...)
  • FR version = type E sockets (FR, CZ, SK, PL)

Network interface

  • LAN 10/100 Mbps (RJ-45 jack)
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • Supported protocols: HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, DNS, NTP, UPnP, DHCP, SNMP, ICMP, MQTT

M2M API

Controls

  • 1x main power switch (fuse)
  • 4x button for individual sockets
  • LED indication of current socket states, LAN, WiFi

NETIO 4x product comparison

 

  Ethernet (LAN) WiFi Power Out Měření spotřeby Serial port (RS-232) Lua skripty Bluetooth
NETIO 4All Yes External Ant. (RSMA) 4x DE (type F - Schuko)
4x FR (Type E)
Yes No Yes Yes
NETIO 4 Yes Fixed Ant. 4x DE (type F - Schuko)
​4x FR (Type E)
No No Yes No
NETIO 4C Yes (2x) --- 4x IEC320 C13 No Yes Yes No
 

Package contents

  • NETIO 4
  • Quick installation guide
  • 1x fixed 2dBi antenna 
  • Drilling template

Dimensions / mass

  • NETIO 4: 302 x 58 x 90 mm (w x h x d)
  • Cable length: 90 cm
  • Weight: 1.13 kg
  • Package: 420 x 65 x 130 mm (w x h x d)

Operating conditions

  • Temperature: 0 °C – 50 °C
  • For indoor use only (IP30)

API Interface

NETIO smart power sockets (PDU) support a wide range of protocols for connecting to various applications and devices over the network.

CGI scripts (HTTP GET, POST)

A simple system for switching individual sockets on/off by accessing a URL.

XML (HTTP  / HTTPs)

Text files in the XML format transferred over HTTP or HTTPs.

JSON (HTTP  / HTTPs)

Text files in the JSON format transferred over HTTP or HTTPs.

Telnet (ssl)

Simple command-based protocol over a TCP connection.  The communication can be secured using SSL. This protocol is backwards-compatible with NETIO 230B.

SNMP (v1 / v3)

IT and Telco infrastructure management protocol. Version 3 features enhanced security.

Modbus/TCP

Simple industrial M2M protocol for controlling NETIO 4 smart sockets from various PLCs, SCADA systems etc.

MQTT (MS Azure)

Protocol for IoT (Internet of Things) cloud applications. NETIO 4 smart sockets maintain a connection to the cloud application that can control them.

SIP (VoIP applications)

Telephony protocol; sockets can be controlled using an IP telephone in a way similar to opening doors. 

FAQ

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I forgot my password. How can I reset NETIO 4 to factory settings?

The proper procedure is described in the manual – look for “Forgotten password.  Restore Factory Defaults”:

If you forget your password, it is possible to manually reset the device to factory defaults. This is done by pressing and holding outlet buttons 1 and 2 with device on.  Hold the buttons until the device beeps 2 times. During the resetting process, all the outlet LED are blinking red.  As soon as reset is completed, the device beeps 2 times.

I forgot my password. How can I reset NETIO 4All to factory settings?

The proper procedure is described in the manual – look for “Forgotten password. Restore Factory Defaults”:

If you forget your password, it is possible to manually reset the device to factory defaults. This is done by pressing and holding outlet buttons 1 and 2 with device on. Hold the buttons until the device beeps 2 times. During the resetting process, all the outlet LED are blinking red. As soon as reset is completed, the device beeps 2 times.

What does NETIO 4x mean?

NETIO 4x refers to all NETIO 4 / 4C / 4All products.

It is often mentioned that NETIO 4x smart sockets support SNMP v3. Does it mean that SNMP v1 is not supported?

SNMP v3 is an extension of SNMP version 1. NETIO products support SNMP version 1 only for reading the status. For switching sockets, it is necessary to use the more secure SNMP v3.

In general, we recommend to use SNMP v3 only (it uses SSL security).

Can NETIO 4x switch an output on or off at a specified time?

Yes. Switching sockets on and off at given times can be configured using the “Scheduler” function and its graphical interface.

Another option is to write a Lua script. Such a script can also communicate over the Ethernet and makes some tasks easier to set up. 

Is it possible to control NETIO using an IoT cloud?

Yes, NETIO 4x products (4/4All/4C) support MQTT (MS Azure) for connecting to IoT (Internet of Things) applications in a cloud.

Is it possible to control NETIO 4x outputs with a mobile app?

Yes, use the NETIO Mobile app. The mobile phone and all controlled devices must be in the same network. The app supports NETIO 4/4C/4All and can control multiple devices.

Does NETIO support daylight saving time?

Yes, all NETIO 4x products (4/4All/4C) feature the Scheduler function that switches the outputs on or off at the specified hour and minute. The time is synchronized automatically according to the selected time zone. The daylight saving time is set automatically and cannot be disabled.

I unpacked the NETIO 4 smart power strip, how do I set it up?

See the printed QIG included in the package for the proper procedure. Connect NETIO 4 to the Ethernet (LAN) and run the “NETIO Discover” application (Windows / Java version).

The application discovers the device IP address, and lets you open its web interface with a single click.

The default login/password combination is “admin” and “admin”.

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Available models

NETIO 4 DE

Electrical sockets 4x 230V controlled over LAN/WiFi. Type F Schuko (DE, IT, ES)

NETIO 4 FR

Electrical sockets 4x 230V controlled over LAN/WiFi. Type E (FR, PL, CZ, SK) 

Ethernet: 
10/100Mbit
Lan ports: 
1
LAN ethernet switch: 
No
WiFi: 
Yes
WiFi AP mode: 
Yes
Blue Tooth 4.0 LE: 
No
Serial port (RS-232): 
No
DHCP: 
Yes
SNTP: 
Yes
SMTP (TLS): 
Yes
SSL: 
Yes
IPv6: 
No
VLAN: 
No
Syslog: 
No
SMS Alerts: 
No
Email alerts: 
Yes
Mobile App: 
Android / Apple
Scheduler (Chytrý kalendář): 
Yes
IP Watchdog Hearbeat): 
Yes
Warranty 2: 
24 Months
Protection 2: 
IP30
Rack montage: 
Optional
Product dimensions: 
340 x 58 x 90 mm
Product weight: 
1,18 Kg
Shipping package: 
420 x 65 x 130 / 1350 g
HTTP: 
Yes
HTTPs: 
Yes
SNMP v1: 
Yes
SNMP v3: 
Yes
User certificates: 
No
XML: 
Yes
Modbus/TCP: 
Coming soon
Telnet/Kshell: 
Yes
CGI: 
Yes
MS Azure (MQTT): 
Yes
SIP VoIP: 
Coming soon
Power Output: 
4x DE (Type F - Schuko)
4x FR (Type E)
Power Input: 
230V AC
Power Output sockets: 
4
Power Input: 
Europlug - cable 1m
Power In max current: 
15A
Max one socket current: 
10A
Power fuse: 
External, mechanical
Self power consumption: 
4.10W
Current meter: 
No
Metered values: 
None
Energy meter: 
No
LUA: 
Yes
XML interface accessible in LUA: 
Yes
SNMP interface accessible in LUA: 
Coming soon
Web buttons accessible in LUA: 
Coming soon
CGI interface accessible in LUA: 
Coming soon
PING interface accessible in LUA: 
Yes
RS-232 accessible in LUA: 
No
Antenna: 
Fixed Ant.
Type E (FR, CZ, SK, PL)
Type F Schucko (DE, IT, ES)
Online demo IP address: 
http://netio-4.netio-products.com/
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