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ProSoft Technology expands PLX30 family of gateways

ProSoft Technology expands PLX30 family of gateways

July 15, 2014  -- ProSoft Technology expands PLX30 family of gateways

The three gateways support EtherNet/IP to Modbus TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet, and Modbus TCP/IP to Siemens Industrial Ethernet and join ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 family. Because the new gateways feature independent Ethernet ports that let each protocol reside on a separate subnet, users have the freedom to pass information between subnets without the added hassle of changing an IP address. The gateways come with a utility that simplifies connecting to the gateways the first time.

The EtherNet/IP-enabled gateways include an embedded EDS Add-On Profile, offering Rockwell Automation users simplified integration and a reduced commissioning time. These gateways also use multiple I/O connections that allow users to send data such as control and diagnostic data at different update times to optimize their Ethernet bandwidth. Training videos are also available to get a user up and running quickly.

All of the gateways include an SD card slot (the SD card is optional) for storing configuration files, which can be used for disaster recovery. The gateways feature two independent ports that let each protocol reside on a separate subnet, allowing users to pass information between subnets without changing the end device’s IP address.

ProSoft Technology: Where Automation Connects
ProSoft Technology specializes in the development of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications. For more than 20 years, ProSoft Technology’s product lines have grown to over 400 communication interface modules supporting more than 60 different protocols. These include in-chassis interfaces compatible with the large automation suppliers’ controllers such as Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, as well as protocol gateways and industrial wireless solutions. With 500 distributors in 52 countries and Regional Area Offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America, we at ProSoft Technology are able to provide quality products with unparalleled support to customers worldwide.    

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