netTAP Gateway Adds 35 Additional Conversions

Dec. 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Hilscher released netTAP100 Universal Gateway. Now, the company announces it has added more than 35 additional conversions between real-time Ethernet systems, traditional fieldbuses and serial protocols. netTAP is a universal gateway with Master or Slave support for Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT, PROFINET, CANopen PowerLink, SERCOS III, MB-TCP, Modbus RTSU/ASCII, AS-I Master and CC-Link slave, along with custom serial protocols.

Total combinations now exceed 150 with more to follow. Custom versions are available and netSCRIPT, a scripting tool, can create gateways for custom serial protocols to any supported by netTAP. The scripting tool also includes a diagnostic tool, a program editor, variable manager, syntax check and an online debugger. Based on the Lua programming language, netSCRIPT comes as a Device Type Manager with an FDT configuration tool,

Hilscher North America, Inc.

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