Bakersfield, Calif., February 7, 2018 – With Rockwell Automation® discontinuing its 1761-NET-ENI solution – which helped users connect their newer EtherNet/IP™ equipment to their legacy Allen-Bradley® controller – some end users are wondering what’s next: How can they connect to their DF1 devices?
ProSoft Technology’s new DF1 routing module can be used as a NET-ENI replacement, and joins ProSoft’s slate of modernization solutions. The module can be used similarly to Rockwell Automation’s solution. In addition to allowing seamless communication between the user’s new and legacy PLC, SCADA, and DCS systems, the routing module allows users to add an EtherNet/IP-based PanelView™ Plus to their existing DF1 network. It also allows for remote programming of existing DF1 PLCs.
Also available for DF1 modernization applications is the new messaging module. As the protocol’s utilization declines in newer controllers, the need to modernize grows. The messaging module allows users to begin a phased modernization using their existing leased line modem infrastructure. This approach provides a lower-risk option that’s especially suited for wide-ranging applications.
Learn more about ProSoft Technology’s DF1 modules here!
ProSoft Technology: Where Automation Connects
ProSoft Technology specializes in the development of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications. Our primary focus is to provide a connectivity interface that links dissimilar automation networks as seamlessly as if they were all from the same supplier. Essentially, ProSoft Technology products act as an interpreter so data can flow easily between machines that speak different languages. ProSoft Technology products include plug-in interfaces for large automation suppliers’ controllers such as Rockwell Automation® and Schneider Electric®, as well as stand-alone gateways and industrial wireless solutions. ProSoft products can be found in nearly every industry that employs automation. Starting with one computer chip in 1988, ProSoft Technology now has over 400 products supporting more than 60 different industrial computer languages. Our goal is to support our customers from pre-sales through the entire life-cycle of the application. With 500 distributors in 52 countries and Regional Offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America, ProSoft Technology is able to provide quality products with free technical support to customers worldwide.