Easy Peer-to-Peer Communication Using i2o® Technology
i2o Peer-to-Peer Modbus TCP/IP Communication: the easiest way to link remote input-to-output devices without a controller!
The graphic above has many Busworks NT, BusWorks XT, BusWorks 900EN, and EtherStax I/O modules that have the ability to operate like a long-distance transmitter using i2o technology. Reproduce your sensor inputs at Point A as 4-20mA control signals at Point B. Or, monitor a discrete device at one site by reproducing the level with a relay at another location.
Use Your Existing Ethernet Lines to Save Time & Wiring Expenses
You can connect the input modules to the output modules using your existing copper/fiber infrastructure or with a single new cable. Multiple I/O modules can be multiplexed through a switch or wireless radios.
Split a Signal for Transmission to Two Different Locations
Need the input data at two remote sites simultaneously? Not a problem. i2o lets you map an input to two output modules.
No Complicated Controllers. No Software. No Programming.
Acromag’s NT, 900EN & Etherstax Ethernet I/O modules have a built-in web page making it simple to configure using your standard web browser. Just click a few menu settings, enter the IP addresses, and you are done.
Fast and easy. Acromag’s XT Ethernet I/O modules are USB configured with Acromag software. You save as a file for easy download.
Up to 12 Channels per Module Plus Reliable, Failsafe Communication
Monitor up to a dozen devices with a single pair of I/O modules. Discrete I/O modules have twelve channels that you can set up as either inputs or outputs, in four-channel groups.
Subsequently allows bi-directional communication between two modules. Analog input modules measure up to six sensor signals: either current, voltage, thermocouple, or RTD .
This data is then transmitted to a six-channel analog output module providing DC current or voltage output signals.
Our i2o technology lets an input module speak directly to an output module. It is ideal for noncritical projects that don’t need a PLC or PC master. Reproduce remote signals based on timed or event updates.
- Remote monitoring of process variables (temperature, pressure, level, flow) and discrete devices
- Remote data display, recording, alarms, or control
- Signal splitters
- Analyzer system monitoring
- Power and water utility monitoring
- Tank level, pump, and valve control
- Remote monitoring of motor loads and contactor status
- Remote control switching stations
- Environmental control systems
- Process shutdown, alarming, and annunciator systems
- RFID systems
- Modbus TCP/IP communication only