Moxa has upgraded the ioLogik E1200 active Ethernet I/O series with powerful new peer-to-peer technology that enables cost-free and effortless I/O signal reproduction over IP networks.
Online PR News – 08-February-2011 – – Moxa has upgraded the ioLogik E1200 active Ethernet I/O series with powerful new peer-to-peer technology that enables cost-free and effortless I/O signal reproduction over IP networks. The ioLogik E1200 I/O module can now connect I/O sensors to the ioLogik E1200 output module over copper, fiber, or wireless Ethernet infrastructure to achieve tremendous savings on cabling and wiring. With this technology, digital and analog signals can be duplicated over virtually unlimited distances with no host PC, PLC, or controller needed, and without any noise interference.
Easy and effective cable replacement
The enhanced ioLogik E1200 can replace cables by integrating many I/O signals over a single network cable to transmit input-to-output controls without any involvement from PLCs or controllers. Through channel-to-channel mapping, the ioLogik E1200 delivers multiple-target transmissions through Ethernet with up to 16 channels based on an emitter and receiver I/O pair. Fast and effective remote monitoring systems can be constructed just with ioLogik E1200 series devices at the field site and control center.
Safe mode protection from network failure
For output control, the output device can use “safe mode” configuration to help detect network failures. This preventive function prompts the output ioLogik to display a warning flash when the network disconnects. The output will then return to the latest signal status, or be set to a preset value, depending on the configuration.
Daisy chain connectivity with simple wiring
The ioLogik E1200’s two Ethernet ports come with a built-in switch that enable daisy chains of multiple network devices. Daisy-chains are a simple architecture that are easy to wire and maintain. The cascading connections can easily create the multi-drop I/O networks that are commonly used for factory automation, security and surveillance systems, tunnel monitoring, and other industrial applications. The two Ethernet ports can alternatively be used to construct a backup link to ensure network redundancy and stability.
Seven times faster than other SCADA integration solutions
The ioLogik E1200 supports push-based Active OPC server to achieve faster communication with SCADA systems. With Moxa's free Active OPC Server software, the ioLogik E1200 uses event driven "active tags" to deliver SCADA systems with instant I/O status reports seven times faster than other OPC Server packages, and reduces bandwidth usage by 80%.