Easy Peer-to-Peer Communication Using i2o® Technology

i2o Peer-to-Peer Communication
Peer-to-Peer Modbus TCP/IP Communication

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.

Wire-saving Applications

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
Peer-to-Peer Modbus TCP/IP Communication

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