Easy Peer-to-Peer Communication Technology: Acromag i2o®

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

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.

Wire-saving Applications

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.

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