OPC Server Supports New USB Modbus Plus Adapter

Oct. 23, 2007
Schneider Electric chooses Cyberlogic’s updated MBX Driver Suite software for its new Universal Serial Bus Modbus Plus adapter.
Shrinking size of notebook computers, and their growing use in industrial environments, created a demand for a new breed of network adapters. In addition to eliminating the legacy ports, the newer notebook computers no longer provide type-III PCMCIA slots. Schneider Electric’s answer for a notebook-friendly Modbus Plus adapter is the new, USB-based TSXCUSBMBP.Schneider also announced in September that the TSXCUSBMBP is now shipping with the updated MBX Driver Suite software from Cyberlogic, based in Troy, Mich. “With this update, the new USB Modbus Plus adapter is fully compatible with all Windows software that uses the MBX Driver or the MBX OPC Server,” says Dan Muller, Director of Product Development at Cyberlogic. “And the TSXCUSBMBP can be used in place of any other PC-based Modbus Plus adapter from Schneider without any feature or performance loss,” he adds.Users of Cyberlogic’s MBX family of software, which includes the MBX OPC Server Suite, MBX Bridge Suite and the MBX Driver Suite, can download a free update from Cyberlogic’s website at www.cyberlogic.com. The update is available to any user with a version 6 installation. Users of previous versions of the MBX software can contact Cyberlogic for upgrade information. The full versions of MBX software suites are also available for trial download at the website.MBX is the Global StandardSince 1995, the Cyberlogic and Schneider Electric alliance produced a consistent and reliable connectivity architecture across all Windows platforms, making the MBX software the global standard for Modbus, Modbus Plus and Modbus/TCP communications. Cyberlogic’s MBX OPC Server Suite supports all Modbus Plus adapters from Schneider Electric.Cyberlogic is the leading independent supplier of OPC Servers and industrial communication software with more than 100,000 copies shipped to 130 countries.Cyberlogic OPC Server Suites are integrated, all-in-one products. Their built-in reliability features allow the configuration of an unlimited number of redundant networks and redundant data sources. Cyberlogic’s OPC Servers include a Health Monitor that continuously verifies the operation of each network and data source, automatically switching to backups when there is a problem. The built-in unsolicited messaging feature allows the configuration of an unlimited number of nodes that can initiate unsolicited data transmission, eliminating the need for polling for data. All components of Cyberlogic OPC Server Suites are developed by Cyberlogic, and all required device drivers are integrated into the Suites. The products do not require any third party add-ons.Find out more about Cyberlogic OPC Server Suites at www.cyberlogic.com.

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