- January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018 - An industrial relay multiplexer board by Intelligent-Appliance was announced - the IA-3133-BEP module.
This multiplexer is an ethernet controlled version of the USB controlled multiplexer - IA-3133-U2i. The new ethernet controlled version functionality is compatible with the original USB controlled version, with an additional ability to handle 64x1 channels.
The new IA-3133-BEP is a TCP/IP/Ethernet controlled Relay Multiplexer module capable of handling 16, 32 or 64 channels incorporating a single line, dual lines or quad lines each.
This Multiplexer has 5 operation modes,enabling the utilization of the infrastructure and its adaptation to a specific application.
The Multiplexer includes a local processor and infrastructure in order to take care of all the necessary actions, including the "break-before-make" feature. This feature should be used in such cases in which multiple sources are being combined. A lack of "break-before-make" feature in such cases may lead to irreversible damage to the Multiplexer and its combined sources.
Another infrastructure included in the Multiplexer is a local extension network, enabling the integration of dozens of integrated devices without additional budget, without the need to define additional IP addresses, and without the need for network switches, Hubs, etc. For each additional device in the chain, one should define a unique local address, and control it using the original IP, a single IP address for all devices, while the local address is integrated into the device commands.
Each Multiplexer is accompanied by a software library including a Microsoft Visual Studio DLL, software samples, and software utilities designed to immediately run the device. It also includes a command line, allowing the user to learn the basic language if the need arises for using software that is not supported by Microsoft.