control systems often utilize devices with different network interfaces
and communication protocols. To move data between devices, a
Gateway (protocol converter) is required. SoftPLC Corp's Smart Gateway is a flexible, rugged and cost-effective solution for these applications.
More Flexible! Other vendor's gateways typically support only 2 protocols (eg: from protocol X to protocol Y).
Every Smart Gateway includes all supported protocols and the user can
choose which to enable - up to 16 different protocols per Smart
Gateway. No need to maintain/learn multiple sets of hardware.
Each Smart Gateway supports up to 100 million data registers. The
user can configure how much data space is allocated to each enabled
A Smart Gateway has a built-in managed 4 port 100BaseT Ethernet switch,
with 2 interfaces for routing functions and PoE (Power over
Ethernet). Any Smart Gateway can also include an optional fiber
interface. Serial interfaces include 5 RS-232 ports, plus an
6th COM port for RS-485 or other serial protocols, or as a phone modem
interface. With an optional PCI-104 connector, a Smart
Gateway can support up to 3 PCI-104 interface cards to
networks such as Profibus, DeviceNet or other buses.
Smart Gateways support user logic for functions such as data scaling,
logging, totalizing, etc. This capability makes the Smart Gateway
a great solution for data concentration applications.
With the Firewall option, users can protect a Smart Gateway from
unauthorized access on any ethernet or modem connection, and even set
up a VPN for secure remote access.
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MicroLogix Alternative Special Offer!
Free programming software 'til 6/30/2010!
A Smart SoftPLC provides similar hardware
specifications to MicroLogix 1400/1500 systems:
Application logic & documentation can be
automatically converted with little or no reprogramming needed
applications need few, if any,
Goods are in stock
A Smart SoftPLC includes as standard capabilities
that could eliminate other components in your panel. For example,
the Smart SoftPLC includes an embedded Ethernet switch/router, 5 serial
ports (with DF1, Modbus and ASCII support), direct
Fiber connection, and a $135 option to
add an internal Remote Access Modem (vs
$927 for a 9300-RADES).
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