ProSoft Technology’s new EtherNet/IP™ to PROFINET® IO Device (slave) Gateway enables data transfers between EtherNet/IP™ controllers and PROFINET® IO controllers

Multiple I/O connections enable you to set different update rates for control or diagnostic data, letting you optimize your Ethernet bandwidth usage.

Bakersfield, Calif., September 17, 2014 -- ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce the  release of the EtherNet/IP™ to PROFINET® IO Device (slave) Gateway (PLX31-EIP-PND).

The gateway can be used in a variety of applications, including those involving PLC-to-PLC interlocking, a SCADA interface or data concentration. Multiple I/O connections offer you fast, consistent data delivery and the ability to prioritize data transfers by setting different update rates for control or diagnostic data, which allows you to optimize your Ethernet bandwidth usage.

ProSoft Technology offers a variety of support services to get your gateway up and running. Our training video offers you a step-by-step tutorial to set up the gateway. Configuration is simplified for Rockwell Automation® users through the use of an embedded EDS Add-On Profile (AOP). With an EDS AOP, there are fewer configuration parameters to enter than when using a generic profile, decreasing commissioning time and potential errors. In addition, the ProSoft Discovery Service utility included with the gateway allows your PC to find your gateway and change its default address without it being on the same subnet as your PC.

The SD card slot can be used to store configuration files in the event of an emergency. (The SD card is optional.)

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