Fieldbus Communication Interface Card has dual-port memory.

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Series AD-CIF supports PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, and CANopen communication protocols in addition to PCI-bus, PC/104, and PC/104-Plus PC interfaces. It also supports remote input and output modules for real-time data transfer between PCs and field automation equipment. Through Fieldbus master/slave communication functions, master cyclically monitors and controls multiple slaves. Dual-port memory facilitates independent exchange of data between devices on bus.

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Advantech Launches New Series of Dedicated Fieldbs Communication Interface Cards

Cincinnati, Ohio (Oct. 20, 2004) - Advantech is launching the AD-CIF series of dedicated Fieldbus communication interface cards, supporting three of the most popular communication protocols: PROFIBUS, DeviceNet and CANopen. And supporting three fast PC interfaces: PCI-bus, PC/104 and PC/104-Plus.

Advantech's new AD-CIF series supports remote input and output modules for real-time data transfer between PCs and field automation equipment. Through the Fieldbus master/slave communication functions, the master cyclically monitors and controls multiple slaves to ensure a balance between the best possible performance and the highest degree of reliability.

The biggest advantage of the AD-CIF series when comparing to other communication cards, is the dual-port memory. This memory helps to independently exchange data between devices on the bus, and relieves the CPU from some processing tasks. The result is higher transmission rates and excellent reliability.

The AD-CIF series can be used under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Linux with full driver support. In addition, with the AD-CIF series' configuration tool - SyCon System Configurator; you have a graphical user interface for the individual buses, clearly structured menu guidance and automatic computations of bus parameters, making configuration effortless.

Supplementing its product line of Fieldbus communication interface cards, Advantech's AD-CIF series of Fieldbus cards is well positioned for factory monitoring; especially in the production of electronic automobile equipment and factory automation systems.

The AD-CIF series is available for sale by calling 1-800-800-6889. For more information, visit

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989). Address: 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

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