• Built-in 2-port Ethernet switch for daisy-chain topologies
• Free support of Moxa’s push-based Active OPC Server Lite
• User-defined Modbus/TCP addressing
• I/O peer-to-peer function
• MXIO programming library for Windows and WinCE VB/VC.NET and Linux C APIs
• Web configuration with Import/Export function
A new daisy-chained Ethernet I/O concept is now available. The ioLogik E1212 industrial Ethernet remote I/O has two embedded Ethernet switch ports that allow information to flow to another local Ethernet device or connect to the next ioLogik in the daisy-chain. Applications such as factory automation, security and surveillance systems, and tunnel monitoring, can make use of daisy-chained Ethernet for building multi-drop I/O networks over standard Ethernet cables. Many industrial automation users are familiar with the multi-drop configuration typically used in fieldbus applications. The daisy-chain function on the Ethernet remote I/O ioLogik E1212 not only increases the connection between machines and panels, but also lowers the cost of buying separate Ethernet switches, and at the same time reduces labor fees and cabling by a large percentage. For example, if a production facility contains 700 stations (20 points per station), the wiring cost reduction can reach 15% of the total implementation cost.