Remote I/O Modules Cut Cost

Nov. 1, 2004
The 900EN Series I/O Modules interface up to 12 analog or discrete I/O signals directly to an Ethernet/IP network. Because each remote I/O module has its own Ethernet port, it can operate independently of a buscoupler or controller that typically handles network communication for modular/block I/O systems.

The result, says the vendor, is a more cost and space-efficient solution. No software is required, because the setup uses a standard Internet browser. A complete 12-channel 900EN Series I/O solution starts at $350 and requires just one inch of DIN rail space. The I/O modules provide an isolated Ethernet/IP 10/100 Mbps network interface, and have passed Ethernet/IP conformance tests established by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association.