DeviceNet Interface Cards come with software tools.

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SST DeviceNet network interface cards are available with configuration console (SST-DN3-CNF), network analyzer (SST-DN3-DNA), and diagnostic tool (SST-DN3-DIA). Configuration console is used to configure DeviceNet network and OPC Server, while network analyzer captures DeviceNet network activity to aid in troubleshooting and diagnosing device problems. Diagnostic tool provides card initialization tools and diagnostic information on scanner related activity.



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Woodhead Releases Software Tools for SST(TM) DeviceNet(TM) Network Interface Cards



Configuration and Diagnostic Tools for DeviceNet Applications

July 19, 2005 -Waterloo, Canada. Woodhead Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ:WDHD) a designer and manufacturer of industrial communication products for the global automation market, has announced the release of software tools compatible with their family of SST DeviceNet network interface cards.

These software tools enhance the SST DeviceNet network interface cards' ability to support DeviceNet applications. A configuration console (SST-DN3-CNF), network analyzer (SST-DN3-DNA) and diagnostic tool (SST-DN3-DIA) round out the software tools currently available. The configuration console is used to configure a DeviceNet network and the OPC Server (SST-DN3-OPC). The network analyzer captures DeviceNet network activity which aids in troubleshooting and diagnosing device problems. The diagnostic tool provides card initialization tools and diagnostic information on scanner related activity. All tools are compatible with Microsoft® Windows® NT4, 2000 and XP. SST DeviceNet network interface cards compatible with these software tools are available in either PCI (3.3V/5V) or PC/104 bus format. Both formats support either 1 or 2 network channels/ports.

Woodhead is an active member of the ODVA and provides a complete line of DeviceNet connectivity solutions through its gateways, diagnostic tools, network interface cards, PLC interface modules, physical media, and I/O modules.

About Woodhead Industries, Inc.

Woodhead Industries (NASDAQ: WDHD) develops, manufactures and markets network and electrical infrastructure products engineered for performance in harsh, demanding, and hazardous industrial environments. Woodhead is known in the global industrial market by its recognized brands which include Brad Harrison, BradPower(TM), BradControl(TM), SST(TM), Daniel Woodhead, mPm, applicom, Aero-Motive and RJ-Lnxx. Our expertise extends from mechanical, electrical, and electronics to communication software products and technologies. Woodhead operates from 21 locations in 10 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

For more information on these and other Woodhead products, contact customer service (Tel: 877-427-0850 Email: Sales.SST@Woodhead.com) or visit our web site at www.Woodhead.com.

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