EtherIO technology is an alternative to the use of field bus-based solutions for real-time data collection used to enable real-time sensing for machine automation, predictive maintenance, equipment monitoring and optimization, production traceability, rapid quality feedback, and factory environment monitoring applications.
EtherIO transforms standard LAN ports into dedicated real-time I/O ports while consuming less than 10% of CPU processing resources. This feature allows users to leverage the computing power of existing systems for real-time I/O.
EtherIO offers a real-time performance of one millisecond for distributed/remote system topologies and can support up to 768 I/O points. It does not require specific hardware for real-time performance. Users only need to download the EtherIO software driver to use existing Ethernet ports for real-time data acquisition.
EtherIO enables data acquisition from sensors and serial communication with legacy devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), meters, and equipment.
EtherIO is an open system. This architecture software uses simple APIs and supports two programming environments for IT and OT users.
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