Enables Simultaneous Deployment of Power and Data over Industrial Communication Wiring for Ethernet based Applications within Manufacturing, Sensor and Smart Grid Applications.
PCN Technology, Inc., (PCN) a leader in accelerating the Industrial Internet through advanced products that upgrade legacy data and power infrastructure; today announces it has obtained a U.S. patent for innovative solutions that deliver simultaneous power and energy data over an individual data communications conductor.
Issued December 30, 2014 the new patent protects PCN's cutting edge methodologies for segregating power distribution networks and bidirectional communication paths with supplemental sensory and control information. It specifically covers and protects methods and systems related to the providing of power distribution taps, dual power communication taps, multiplexed serial and industrial Ethernet, and data management methods allowing clean power and reliable communication to be shared on the same conductive infrastructure. This opens up additional market opportunities in the accelerated deployment of new IP based device and sensor networks within critical industrial markets including manufacturing, oil gas, transportation and energy applications among other.
The award of the patent enhances and extends PCN's existing reach into the Industrial Internet communication markets with additional protections allowing it to move deeper into sensor, energy, renewable and smart grid markets.
Chief Technology Officer; David Strumpf said "We're very pleased that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office continues to recognize PCN's expertise and leadership in providing cutting edge solutions to urgent problems in industrial communications markets.
This new patent for PCN positions us well for continued leadership in critical industrial communications markets. By transporting both power and data on existing installed data infrastructures; our customers have additional opportunities to uniquely, efficiently and seamlessly deploy Industrial Internet based devices, networks and applications across existing field infrastructure" said CEO Dave Karpenske.
This new patent is just one piece of PCN's expanding intellectual property portfolio within the Industrial Internet markets. The company has multiple U.S. and international patents issued and pending.
About PCN Technology Inc. (PCN):
PCN is a venture funded technology company transforming proprietary and closed automation and control cabling into state of the art future-proof Ethernet networking infrastructure accelerating Industrial Internet networks and applications within critical markets. Its technologies expand the capacity of legacy copper increasing its functionality into operating as structured cabling. All legacy data communications can remain intact as new IP enabled systems are migrated and upgraded into the infrastructure. PCN has offices in Columbia, MO, San Diego, CA, Austin TX.