Communication Adapter connects remote I/O.

Press Release Summary:

SST Remote I/O Adapter allows user to connect 1769 Allen-Bradley® Compact I/O(TM) to Allen-Bradley® Remote I/O network. It features automatic mapping of I/O module data and support for up to 30 I/O modules in system. Separate LED indicators provide system, network, I/O, and diagnostic status. Baud rate, starting rack, and quarter are user-configurable. Processor lockout option prevents reconnection after loss of communication.

Original Press Release:

SST Remote I/O Adapter for Allen-Bradley's Compact I/O

Use Compact I/O to connect to Allen-Bradley Remote I/O

September 2002, Waterloo, Canada. Woodhead Connectivity proudly announces the release of its Allen-Bradley® Remote I/O Communication Adapter for use with Allen-Bradley® CompactT(TM) I/O (part number SST-RIO-CIO).

This SST Remote I/O adapter allows you to connect your 1769 Allen-Bradley® Compact I/O(TM) to an Allen-Bradley® Remote I/O network.

Features include: 1) Automatic mapping of I/O module data; 2) Support for up to 30 I/O Modules in a system; 3) Separate LED indicators to provide system, network, I/O, and diagnostic status; 4) User configurable baud rate, including auto baud; 5) User configurable starting rack and quarter; 6) Processor Lockout option to prevent reconnection after loss of communication; and 7) Packed I/O option to reduce network footprint to minimum number of quarters.

The SST Allen-Bradley® Remote I/O Adapter for Compact I/O(TM) is referenced in the Rockwell Automation Encompass(TM) program. As quoted from the Rockwell Automation Encompass(TM) web site: "The Encompass(TM) Program is a product referencing program designed to identify, qualify, and jointly market third-party manufactured products that complement the breadth of world-class products developed by Rockwell Automation's global brands: Allen-Bradley®, Reliance Electric®. Rockwell Software and Dodge®. The program enables customers to choose from a complementary array of products, expertise and industry knowledge, and allows them to confidently build a complete automation solution and a strong competitive advantage."

Other Woodhead Connectivity solutions include PC/PLC interfaces, gateways, I/O simulation software, diagnostic tools, connectors, cable assemblies, and connection blocks.

About Woodhead Connectivity
Woodhead Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WDHD) develops, manufacturers and markets electronic and industrial communications products, primarily serving the global automation and control market with connectivity solutions and specialty electrical products. Through its Woodhead Connectivity group it provides the industrial automation industry with a single, worldwide source for industrial communication and connectivitv solutions. Woodhead Connectivity's product lines, comprised of six recognized industiy-leading brands: SST(TM), Brad Harrison® mPm(TM), RJ Lnxx®, applicom® and NetAlert!(TM) make it the premier supplier of application-specific connectivity solutions.

For more information on SST products, go to, email us at or phone: 519-725-5136. Links to information on other Woodhead Connectivity brands, can be found by going to https:\

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