ETHERNET Remote I/O is an Ethernet communication gateway and backplane for the LB/FB remote I/O system. The gateway and backplane enable the remote I/O system to build a virtual bridge between traditional field instruments and Modbus TCP-based Ethernet with data transfer rates up to 100 Mb/s.
The field signals can have an intrinsically safe connection for Div 1/Zone 0 applications. Up to 80 analog or 184 discrete signals can be controlled through a single gateway. The high transfer frequencies require LWL connections for long distances, while the copper lines are suitable for shorter distances up to 100 m.
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