Gateways link Modbus serial devices to Ethernet.

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Able to connect serial Modbus ASCII/RTU devices with Modbus/TCP Ethernet, Vlinx(TM) Industrial Modbus Ethernet-to-Serial Gateways (MESR series) can also convert ASCII to RTU, remap conflicting Modbus IDs, and connect 2 Modbus devices hardwired with different baud rates. Ethernet port configurations range from standard RJ-45 copper to various fiber optic options, and versions are also available with additional Ethernet port that allows pass-through connectivity for other Ethernet devices.

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B&B Electronics' Modbus Ethernet-to-Serial Gateways

Keep Using Legacy Modbus Devices- While Taking Advantage of Modbus TCP

Ottawa, IL - Do you need a quick and easy solution to integrate older Modbus serial equipment with your Modbus/TCP network?

B&B Electronics announces their new Vlinx(TM) Industrial Modbus Ethernet-to-Serial Gateways. MESR series gateways are a cost effective way to connect serial Modbus ASCII/RTU devices with Modbus/TCP Ethernet as well as solve many other real-world Modbus problems such as converting ASCII to RTU, remapping conflicting Modbus ID's or connecting two Modbus devices hardwired with different baud rates. With zero-tolerance for unexpected downtime on today's factory floor, these Modbus gateways, designed and built by B&B Electronics, offer peace-of-mind for plant operation managers around the world.

Vlinx(TM) Modbus Gateways boast an extensive line-up of Ethernet port configurations - from standard RJ-45 copper to almost any fiber optic option. Versions are available with an additional Ethernet port that functions much like an Ethernet switch, allowing pass-through connectivity for other Ethernet devices. The port can also be used to "daisy chain" multiple gateways.

Serial ports can be accessed over a LAN/WAN using Direct IP Mode connections. Serial data rates up to 230 kbps ensure maximum network flexibility. Easy to use software supports Modbus messaging priority control and management via multiple TCP/IP client sessions. Rugged MESR gateways feature a slim IP30 DIN mount case, pluggable terminal blocks, and 10-58 VDC operation.

For more information about B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co. Inc., visit or call 1-800-346-3119. Designing and manufacturing rugged and reliable products for over 27 years, B&B Electronics provides total solutions for industrial automation and device networking.

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