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USB-Controlled I/O Module

Dajac Inc., a leader in PC-based automation, today announced its newest PC-based automation control module the Expert I/O 1000.

The new input/output control module is uniquely suited for numerous automation needs. The Expert I/O 1000 has a simple USB connection to a computer and allows automation of testing, processing, industrial machinery, distribution machinery, homes, hobbies and more. Ideal for end users, the Expert I/O 1000 is also an excellent tool for teaching students automation control principles and techniques.

The Expert I/O 1000 incorporates many I/O functions: 16 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs, 2 analog outputs (6 selectable ranges each), 6 analog inputs and 2 brush DC motor controllers with integrated amplifiers. In addition to these I/O functions, it contains 2KB of user accessible nonvolatile memory. Incredibly, all this is incorporated in a compact 6.125" x 3.375" x 2.25" enclosure.

"Interfacing to the Expert I/O 1000 couldn't be easier with the detachable screw terminals and a large digital I/O voltage range," said David Novak president of Dajac Inc. "Using only software, the digital I/O voltage can be set to 3.3V, 5V or any user-provided voltage between 3.3V and 27V. Remarkably, these outputs are push-pull over the entire range. This is an incredible improvement over older sinking and sourcing technology."

To complement the digital I/O's exceptionally large voltage range, the Expert I/O 1000 contains software configurable digital input pull resistors to eliminate the need for external pull resistors. They can be configured as pull-ups or pull-downs or can be completely disabled.

Mounting the Expert I/O 1000 is made effortless with its integrated DIN rail mounting mechanism. The innovative design of the DIN rail mounting feature allows the unit to remain stable on flat surfaces when not using DIN rail. This makes it equally suitable for lab bench uses.

Configuring the Expert I/O 1000 is exceedingly easy. All configuration and control is performed through a concise software API. The API is provided in a DLL, making it accessible from any application or development environment that can utilize DLL's.

Dajac Inc. designs, manufactures and markets PC-based automation products to several markets: manufacturing, automotive, lab, educational, hobby, medical and more. Dajac products are used in industrial automation, functional testing, engineering lab testing, process control, home automation, model train layouts, product distribution and many other flexible automation projects. Dajac was founded in Indiana in 2000. More information, click here.

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