Anybus X-gateways contain several new features, but are fully backwards compatible. The X-gateways come with a USB interface to easily connect the gateway to a PC and configure the network communication through the Windows-based tool, Anybus Configuration Manager. No programming is necessary.
The upright design of the housing requires less rack space and enables easier installation in the switching cabinet. The design also allows mounting on the side (flat) similar to the previous version of the X-gateway. Additionally, X-gateway now offers even lower power consumption.
This version is compatible to CC-Link IE Field in the X-gateway family. Furthermore, several of the industrial Ethernet versions now include integrated dual-port Ethernet interfaces with an integrated switch, removing the need for external switches.
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