Interface Card lets user obtain data from PLC controllers.

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EtherNet/IP(TM) PCI Bus NIC, Model DRL-PCU-ETHIO, provides real-time access to I/O and other automation devices through integration of Soft-PLC controllers running under several real-time operating systems such as VenturCom® RTX, QNX®, VxWorks®, and Linux. Card works in PCI Universal bus and includes functional software console. It communicates with Wonderware® Soft-PLC InControl(TM), ICS Triplex ISaGRAF®, GE Fanuc's Paradym-31, and Axeda®'s WizPLC.



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Woodhead Announces the Release of an Industry First EtherNet/IP(TM) PCI Network Interface Card



Woodhead delivers world-class solution for deterministic I/O data acquisition in PC- based control applications

October 2004, Waterloo, Canada. Woodhead announces the release of the industry's first EtherNet/IP(TM) PCI bus network interface card (NIC) to the market.

The EtherNet/IP(TM) NIC is designed to provide real-time access to I/O and other automation devices through integration of Soft-PLC controllers running under several real time Operating Systems such as VenturCom® RTX , QNX®, VxWorks®, Linux and others.

The solution, based on the range of applicom® intelligent network interface cards, will allow customers to connect with and obtain data from several Soft-PLC controllers and their related industrial software solutions. On release the DRL-PCU-ETHIO will be able to communicate with the Wonderware® Soft-PLC InControl(TM), ICS Triplex ISaGRAF®, GE Fanuc's Paradym-31, and Axeda®'s WizPLC.

For added customer convenience, the new Ethernet/IP card is designed to work in the PCI Universal bus (3.3-5v signaling), is compatible with multiple Operating Systems, , and includes a functional Software Console.

About Woodhead
Woodhead Industries, Inc. develops, manufacturers and markets Network and Electrical Infrastructure products engineered for performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous environments. Woodhead is known in the global industrial market by its recognized brands which include Brad Harrison®, SST(TM), Daniel Woodhead®, mPm®, applicom®, Aero-Motive® and RJ-Lnxx®. Its expertise extends from mechanical, electrical, 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 the applicom® brand of 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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