Earlier this year, Hilscher released netTAP100 Universal Gateway. Now, the company announces it has added more than 70 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. In addition, the company now offers netSCRIPT, a scripting tool that can be used to create a gateway for custom serial protocols to more that 60 different industry standard protocols support by netTAP. Based on the programming language Lua, netSCRIPT is included as a DTM along with an FDT configuration tool, SYCON.net. The scripting tool also includes a diagnostic tool, a program editor, variable manager, syntax check and an online debugger delivering a complete engineering environment.
Hilscher North America, Inc.