Easy Peer-to-Peer Communication Technology: Acromag i2o®
i2o Peer-to-Peer Modbus TCP/IP Communication: the easiest way to link remote input-to-output devices without a controller!
As shown above, with i2o, many BusWorks XT, BusWorks 900EN, and EtherStax I/O modules 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 network infrastructure or with a single new cable. Multiple I/O modules can be multiplexed through a switch or using wireless radios. i2o supports wireless, fiber-optic, and copper, as well as Internet media networks.
Split a Signal for Transmission to 2 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 Ethernet I/O modules have a built-in web page, therefore it is simple to configure using your standard web browser. Just click a few menu settings, after that enter the IP addresses, and you are done.
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. This 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. Thus it is ideal for noncritical projects that don’t need a PLC or PC master. Reproduce remote signals based on timed or event updates.