Smartlink Profibus Gateway is powered through AS-i.

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Featuring 57 mm housing depth, AS-i Smartlink Profibus DP Gateway can connect AS-i system with up to 434 I/O points as one node on higher level network. It supports all of AS-i 2.1 specifications, including extended addressing mode that allows up to 62 nodes to be connected to each master. Diagnosis and operation status is provided via LED display. Gateway also supports peripheral fault indication and connection of analog devices without use of function blocks.



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ifm efector Introduces a More Compact AS-i Powered Smartlink Profibus Gateway



EXTON, PA - July 5, 2005 - ifm efector introduces the AS-i Smartlink Profibus DP Gateway with a reduced housing depth of 57mm. With its redesigned compact housing, the AS-i gateway utilizes smaller enclosures, thus saving space and reducing cost. Powered through AS-i, the gateway is ready for operation upon connection to the AS-i system and provides diagnosis and operation status via an integrated LED display. The gateway also features an enhanced menu structure that displays full menu titles and diagnostic information such as AS-i master configuration, control/status of digital I/Os, indication of analog values, and fault messages to assist in troubleshooting the system.

The Smartlink Profibus Gateway can connect an AS-i system with up to 434 I/O points as one node on a higher level network. Information is passed transparently from the AS-i system to the higher-level network without the need for additional programming software. The gateway fully supports all of the AS-i 2.1 specifications, including the extended addressing mode that allows up to 62 nodes to be connected to each master. The gateway also supports peripheral fault indication and connection of analog devices without the use of function blocks. List price for the AC 1335 Smartlink Gateway is $730.00 USD.

For additional information on AS-i and other ifm efector products, contact ifm efector, inc., 782 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341 o Tel: 800-441-8246 o Fax: 800-329-0436 o e-mail: info@ifmefector.com o Website: www.ifmefector.com

ifm efector is one of the world's largest manufacturers of sensors and control products for industrial applications. Products include proximity switches, photoelectric sensors, fiber optics, speed monitors, pressure sensors, flow sensors, temperature sensors, level sensors, valve position sensors and a complete line of AS-i networking and control products.

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