Data Transfer Appliance exchanges PLC/PAC data with applications.

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Without custom programming or middleware computer, eATM tManager enables data exchange between factory floor controllers and enterprise, business, and plant computer applications. Unit can be installed in panel or cabinet and connects to controllers and computer systems via 2 independent Ethernet ports. Module can connect controllers from Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Schneider with databases such as MS SQL, DB2, and Oracle as well as Java Message Service systems.

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New Standalone Appliance Enables Data Exchange of PAC/PLC Data with Enterprise, Business and Plant Applications

Knoxville, TN -- The Online Development Inc. eATM tManager Standalone module simplifies configuring of data exchange between factory floor controllers and enterprise, business and plant computer applications. The product is designed to enable data exchange without custom programming, or the use of a middleware computer. It can be installed in a panel or cabinet and connects to controllers and computer systems via two independent Ethernet ports

The module can connect controllers from Rockwell Automation, Siemens and Schneider with popular databases such as MS SQL, DB2 and Oracle as well as Java Message Service (JMS) systems. Configuration software for the eATM tManager features intuitive screens and drop down menus to select data and establish conditions for triggering data exchanges based on values, time and other characteristics. It also configures the appliance's store and forward and failover features. If data is interrupted between the controller and the computer system, it is either stored in the module, and then forwarded when the connection is resumed, or sent to a defined failover destination. In either case, configurable alerts can be sent by email to warn of data loss.

This appliance is available with adapters that connect to specific business systems and controllers. These include Messaging Adapters for IBM WAS JMS, Red Hat JBoss JMS, JBoss Community JMS, and IBM WMQ. Database Adapters are available for DB2 (AS400, System i, z/OS), MS SQL, My SQL and Oracle. Automation Adapters are available for Rockwell Automation PAC/PLCs, Siemens Industrial Ethernet and Schneider Electric Modbus TCP.


Online Development Inc. (OLDI) designs and manufactures factory automation products to help manufacturers simplify data transaction, control and communications tasks. Products include Appliance Transaction Modules (ATM) for both enterprise- and controller-level data exchange. Enterprise Appliance Transaction Modules (eATMs) simplify and manage the exchange of data between general-purpose computer systems at the plant and enterprise level with factory floor controllers. Controller Appliance Transaction Modules (cATMs) enable connectivity to many brands and types of PLCs/PACs and DCS.

OLDI also has a line of open control products to enable the development of special applications in PLC/PAC chassis and standalone versions.

In addition to these products, Online Development designs and manufactures a variety of controller modules for leading factory automation companies such as Rockwell Automation and ProSoft Technology. It is a Rockwell Automation Global Encompass Partner, a member of Control Systems Integrators Association, ODVA, and participates in partner programs from IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

Founded in 1989, Online Development is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and also has offices in Barcelona, Spain.

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