ICM8 offers RS232 and RS485 serial ports and a 10 Base-T/100 Ethernet port, and is designed as an inexpensive alternative to proprietary COMMS cards. The ICM8 enables monitoring of multiple disparate devices and performs conversions of numerous protocols simultaneously via a built-in driver list. This allows easy data mapping to PLCs, PCs and SCADA systems. According to Product Manager Jeff Thornton, the ICM8 is a perfect solution for engineers who are looking for an inexpensive solution for “Ethernet enabling” their installed base of the vendor’s temperature control and PAX Panel Meter products.
Red Lion Controls Inc.