Industrial ethernet networking of RS-485 devices
The FL-Com Server RS-485 interface from Phoenix Contact easily adapts RS-485 serial devices to industrial 10/100BASE-T(X) networks, allowing acces to any device with a serial port. It measures just 22.5mm wide and supports all common protocols, including TCP/IP, PPP, 3964R, and Modbus protocols. The user can inquire on system status, transmit visualization data, initiate program or firmware downloads, and perform remote maintenance. The Com Server is equipped with COM Redirector and Factory Manager software, which allow Ethernet access to serial devices on the network as if they were connected to local COM ports on a PC.
Advanced managed ethernet switches
Moxa Technologies recently released the EDS-508A/505A series of 8- and 5-port managed Ethernet switches. This new series supports advanced management features, such as Turbo Ring, QoS, IGMP snooping/GMRP, VLAN, LACP, SNMP V1/V2c/V3, bandwidth management, port mirroring, and RMON. The series was designed especially for applications that need managed switches. Operators can easily configure the Turbo Ring, or they can use the default configuration, in which case Turbo Ring is plug-n-play. They can also modify ring topology using the friendly web-based user interface.
Networking device server module
The new MatchPort 802.11 b/g networking device server module from Lantronix is a secure, embedded, pin and form-factor compatible wired/wireless solution. It has dual processors; one processor is dedicated to the conversion of wired serial date into TCP/IP packets and delivers web server capabilities. The other processor is an 802.11 b/g baseband and radio chipset. Its built-in web server enables remote device configuration, monitoring, and control via multiple, feature-rich web pages.
PROFINET for the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM
WAGO Corporation’s new PROFINET Bus coupler, 750-340 Series, is for use as local or distributed I/O on a PROFINET industrial Ethernet network. The new series is in accordance with the PROFINET RT specification V 2.01 and includes automatic configuration, 10/100 Mbs baud rate, as well as support for many common Ethernet protocols, such as HTTP, BootP, DHCP, DNS, SNTP, FTP, SNMP, and SMTP for system management and diagnostics. The compact device (2 in. wide x 2.56 in. height x 3.94 in. long) is compatible with all 750 and 753 Series I/O modules; offers access to over 200 digital, analog, and special function I/O modules; and ensures connectivity to virtually all signal types.
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