Modbus Gateways integrate Ethernet cascading capability.

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Able to fulfill installation and Web browser configuration requirements for remote monitoring applications, EKI-1221D and EKI-1222D offer transparent connectivity between Modbus (ASCII, RTU) serial devices and Ethernet-based Modbus/TCP equipment. Both have built-in Ethernet switches for cascading/daisy-chain connectivity and flexible cabling. Designed to fulfill any master/slave relationship, gateways provide 921k baud speeds and support 16 TCP masters and 16 TCP slaves.



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Advantech Unveils New Modbus Gateways with Integrated Ethernet Cascading



(Cincinnati, OH) - Advantech Industrial Automation Group introduces two new Modbus Gateways with built-in Ethernet switches, the EKI-1221D and EKI-1222D. They both provide transparent connectivity between Modbus (ASCII, RTU) serial devices and Ethernet based Modbus/TCP equipment. They are able to fulfill flexible installation and web browser configuration requirements for remote monitoring applications.

They have built-in Ethernet switches for cascading/daisy-chain connectivity that offers flexible cabling. Cascading connections support Ethernet auto-bypass to prevent accidental power failure in the event one of the Modbus Gateway's unexpectedly shuts down. They come with Windows utilities and web-based configuration, providing easier ways to set up. One port can be used to connect to the network, while the other can be used to connect to an Ethernet device or another EKI-1221D/1222D. For instance, one Ethernet port connects to an HMI, while another Ethernet port can connect to a PAC, allowing these devices to easily communicate. This provides a simple and cost-effective way to add remote management and data accessibility to thousand of devices that can't connect to a network.

They provide 921k baud speeds and are designed to fulfill any master/slave relationship. Moreover, they support 16 TCP masters, 16 TCP slaves, and each serial port supports up to 31 RTU/ASCII slave devices.

They have built-in dual power inputs (12~48 Vdc) with one power fail relay output to detect power operation status and ensure reliable operation. They are built with thin DIN-rail mount form factors, IP30 metal housings, and Class I Division 2 certification for hazardous environment requirement.

For more information or to purchase, please contact Advantech directly or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of industries. With more than 20 years experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a globally leading Automation Product and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website: www.advantech.com/ea. Email: eAinfo@advantech.com.

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