I/O System offers expanded capacity.

Press Release Summary:

Model SNAP-UP1-M64 SNAP Ultimate brain handles mix of up to 16 analog, digital, and serial modules. Together with SNAP-M64 rack, system allows SNAP Ultimate I/O users to combine up to 64 analog, digital, and serial I/O points on same rack.

Original Press Release:

Opto 22 Announces New Features, Hardware for SNAP Ultimate I/O System

System Boasts New File System, FTP, and Serial Communication Capabilities

Temecula, CA - August 11, 2003 - Opto 22, a manufacturer and developer of hardware and software for industrial automation, remote monitoring, and enterprise data acquisition applications, has announced several new features for its award-winning SNAP Ultimate I/O system, available as part of a free SNAP Ultimate I/O firmware upgrade. Additionally, a new version of the SNAP Ultimate brain is now available, expanding the capacity of digital I/O channels on a single rack.

A new non-volatile file system and file transfer protocol (FTP) capabilities have been added to the SNAP Ultimate brain firmware, allowing users to send files between a SNAP Ultimate I/O unit and a PC or network server. Using FTP, the most commonly used network protocol for uploading and downloading files to and from a server, SNAP Ultimate I/O users can collect and upload data from connected sensors and devices (floating-point, integer, state, and string), convert the data to common file formats (such as comma-delimited or ASCII text files), and then log in and send the file to any FTP server or device on an Ethernet or wireless network. Additionally, the SNAP Ultimate unit can act as either an FTP server or FTP client, giving users a broad set of capabilities for organizing and transferring enterprise or I/O system data for batch downloads, reporting, data archiving, and other tasks.

Opto 22 is also announcing the SNAP-UP1-M64, a new version of the SNAP Ultimate brain that handles a mix of up to 16 analog, digital, and serial modules, along with the new SNAP-M64 rack. Together, the new brain and rack combination allows SNAP Ultimate I/O users to combine up to 64 analog, digital, and serial I/O points on the same rack. Previous analog/digital/serial combinations limited digital I/O capacity to 32 points per rack.

The new SNAP Ultimate I/O firmware, version 5.0, supports the recently released ioControl 5.0, the latest version of Opto 22's popular control programming software. The new firmware also supports the SNAP-SCM-485-422, Opto 22's newest serial module that provides two 2-wire RS-485/422 serial ports or one 4-wire serial port. Previous SNAP serial modules, such as the SNAP-SCM-485, support 2-wire RS-485 only.

The SNAP Ultimate I/O firmware upgrade is available as a free download from the Opto 22 Web site (www.opto22.com). The SNAP-UP1-M64 is priced at $995 USD. The SNAP-M64 is priced at $161 USD. The SNAP-SCM-485-422 is priced at $245 USD. All are available from the Opto 22 Web site and through a network of authorized distributors and resellers.

About Opto 22

Opto 22 manufactures and develops hardware and software products for applications in industrial automation, remote monitoring, and enterprise data acquisition. Using standard, commercially available Internet, networking, and computer technologies, Opto 22's input/output and control systems allow customers to monitor, control, and acquire data from all of the mechanical, electrical, and electronic assets that are key to their business operations. Opto 22's products and services support automation end users, OEMs, and information technology and operations personnel. Founded in 1974 and with over 80 million Opto 22-connected devices deployed worldwide, the company has an established reputation for quality and reliability.

Opto 22 products are sold through a worldwide network of distributors, partners, and system integrators. For more information, contact Opto 22 headquarters at 800-321-OPTO or visit our Web site at www.opto22.com.

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