This great sonar ranger from Devantech offers a wide range from 3cm to 3m. For further range see the SRF08. The SRF04 is interfaced using the one output line to ping the sensor and an input line to read the echo.
This is the SRF08 Ultrasonic ranger made by Devantech. The Ultrasonic detector can detect from ~4 inches to ~30 feet.
The MaxBotix low voltage MB1010 LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 offers very short to long-range detection and ranging, in an incredibly small package with ultra low power consumption. The MaxSonar-EZ1 detects objects from 0" to 254".
3.5mm screw terminal block, 3 position, PCB mount
These XBee Pro modules allow a very reliable and simple communication between anything with a serial port! Point to point and multi-point networks are supported.