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Intelligent EtherNet/IP to DNP3 Router

October 272015
Intelligent EtherNet/IP to DNP3 Router

• Intelligent tag based mapping to Logix • Supports DNP3 Secure Authentication • DNP3 Master or DNP3 Outstation operation • Isolated RS232 port • Formats complex DNP3 variants to Logix UDTs • Easy implementation of all DNP3 operate functions • Easy to install and configure The DNP3 Router provides intelligent data routing between EtherNet/IP and DNP3 (serial, Ethernet UDP, or Ethernet TCP). The DNP3 Router allows the user to integrate DNP3 devices over a secure link into a Rockwell Logix platform (e.g. ControlLogix or CompactLogix) with minimal effort. The DNP3 Router is able to transfer data from various DNP3 devices to a maximum of three Logix controllers. The module operates in one of three modes, simplifying the configuration for all applications. Mode Description Message Initiator Reactive Tag The DNP3 Router will convert DNP3 messages to Logix controller tag reads or tag writes. Remote Device Scheduled Tag The DNP3 Router transfers data between a DNP3 device and a number of Logix tags, using a preconfigured scheduled. No Logix or remote device configuration is required. DNP3 Router Unscheduled The DNP3 Router transfers messages received from a Logix Message Instruction. Logix (Msg) The DNP3 Router is configured using the Aparian Slate application. This program can be downloaded from www.aparian.com free of charge. Slate offers various configuration methods, including a controller tag browser. The module can operate in both a Logix “owned” and standalone mode. With a Logix connection the input and output assemblies will provide additional diagnostics information which will be available in the Logix controller environment. The DNP3 Router allows the user to integrate DNP3 devices into a Logix system with minimal effort. No copying or mapping of data in the Logix controller is required as the DNP3 Router writes directly into Logix tags. The DNP3 Router also provides DNP3 Secure Authentication 5 which enables the user to connect DNP3 devices to a Logix platform securely. The module also provides a range of statistics and traffic analyser to help fault find any problems. The DNP3 Router supports DNP3 on three ports which can be configured from the Slate environment; Serial, Ethernet TCP, or Ethernet UDP. Previously complicated data mapping is made easy by precompiled UDTs which converts the various DNP3 data formats into sensible data in the Logix environment. The module uses isolated RS232 for DNP3 serial communication providing better noise immunity. The RS232 port also uses a terminal block for convenient installation. A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of received DNP3 operation and communication statistics, without the need for any additional software.

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