Comprehensive Data-Management, Connectivity

May 1, 2006
The Data Station Plus is a multiple protocol converter, a system data logger and a Web interface for industrial and M2M applications.

The Data Station Plus converts numerous protocols simultaneously, allowing seamless communication between disparate devices, and can save collected data in CSV files that are easily viewed by programs such as Microsoft Excel and Access. “The Data Station Plus’ comprehensive, yet easy-to-use set of data management tools makes it idea for factories and machine builders wanting to interconnect and monitor dissimilar devices such as PLCs, drives, barcode scanners, vision systems and modems,” says Jesse Benefiel, product manager at the vendor. “The DSP’s virtual HMI interface provides remote access and control of the system using a standard Internet browser from virtually any PC. Further, alarms and notifications can be sent via text-message or e-mail to warn of pending problems or required maintenance.” A removable CompactFlash memory card stores logged data into “IT-ready” CSV files.