Advantech Unveils New Modbus Gateways with Integrated Ethernet Cascading
(Cincinnati, OH –January 2011) –
Advantech Industrial Automation Group introduces two new Modbus
Gateways with built-in Ethernet switches, the EKI-1221D and EKI-1222D.
They both provide transparent connectivity between Modbus (ASCII, RTU)
serial devices and Ethernet based Modbus/TCP equipment. They are able
to fulfill flexible installation and web browser configuration
requirements for remote monitoring applications.
They have built-in Ethernet switches
for cascading/daisy-chain connectivity that offers flexible cabling.
Cascading connections support Ethernet auto-bypass to prevent
accidental power failure in the event one of the Modbus Gateway’s
unexpectedly shuts down. They come with Windows utilities and web-based
configuration, providing easier ways to set up. One port can be used to
connect to the network, while the other can be used to connect to an
Ethernet device or another EKI-1221D/1222D. For instance, one Ethernet
port connects to an HMI, while another Ethernet port can connect to a
PAC, allowing these devices to easily communicate. This provides a
simple and cost-effective way to add remote management and data
accessibility to thousand of devices that can’t connect to a network.
They provide 921k baud speeds and
are designed to fulfill any master/slave relationship. Moreover, they
support 16 TCP masters, 16 TCP slaves, and each serial port supports up
to 31 RTU/ASCII slave devices.
They have built-in dual power inputs
(12~48 Vdc) with one power fail relay output to detect power operation
status and ensure reliable operation. They are built with thin DIN-rail
mount form factors, IP30 metal housings, and Class I Division 2
certification for hazardous environment requirement.
For more information or to purchase, please contact Advantech directly or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.
Advantech Corporation, Industrial
Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of
Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining
connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable
PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open
HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers, Automation
Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules,
Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of
industries. With more than 20 years experience in providing a
full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial
Automation Group is proving to be a globally leading Automation Product
and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial
Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH.
Website: www.advantech.com/ea. Email: eAinfo@advantech.com.
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