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ProSoft announces PLX31-EIP-PND EtherNet/IP to PROFINET Gateway

September 172014
ProSoft announces PLX31-EIP-PND EtherNet/IP to PROFINET Gateway

September 17, 2014 - ProSoft Technology announces PLX31-EIP-PND EtherNet/IP to PROFINET IO Device (slave) Gateway.

The gateway can be used in a variety of applications, including those involving PLC-to-PLC interlocking, a SCADA interface or data concentration. The EtherNet/IP driver supports multiple I/O connections offering fast, consistent data delivery and the ability to prioritize data transfers by setting different update rates for control and diagnostic data. This allows a user to send low-priority data at slower rates.

ProSoft Technology offers a variety of support services to get a gateway up and running. A training video offers a step-by-step tutorial to set up the gateway. Configuration is simplified for Rockwell Automation users through the use of an embedded EDS Add-On Profile (AOP). With an EDS AOP, there are fewer configuration parameters to enter than when using a generic profile, decreasing commissioning time and potential errors. In addition, the ProSoft Discovery Service utility included with the gateway allows a PC to find the gateway and change its default address without it being on the same subnet as your PC. The SD card slot can be used to store configuration files in the event of an emergency. (The SD card is optional.)

ProSoft Technology: Where Automation Connects
ProSoft Technology specializes in the development of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications. Our primary focus is to provide a connectivity interface that links dissimilar automation networks as seamlessly as if they were all from the same supplier. Essentially, ProSoft Technology products act as an interpreter so data can flow easily between machines that speak different languages. ProSoft Technology products include plug-in interfaces for large automation suppliers’ controllers such as Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, as well as stand-alone gateways and industrial wireless solutions. ProSoft products can be found in nearly every industry that employs automation. Starting with one computer chip in 1988, ProSoft Technology now has over 400 products supporting more than 60 different industrial computer languages. Our goal is to support our customers from pre-sales through the entire life-cycle of the application. With 500 distributors in 52 countries and Regional Offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America, ProSoft Technology is able to provide quality products with free technical support to customers worldwide.

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