Web Gateway facilitates Modbus® Ethernet connections.

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Configurable and customizable, web-enabled FactoryCast(TM) ETG1000 gateway connects Legacy Modbus serial-link and remote access installations with Ethernet TCP/IP networks. It also enables e-mail messages and alarm notifications from stand-alone applications. Embedded Web server provides Web browser access to machine maintenance information, enabling OEMs to offer remote diagnostics and repair services for machines.




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Schneider Electric Introduces Intelligent Web Gateway To Simplify Modbus® Ethernet Connections



PALATINE, Ill. - NOVEMBER 7, 2005 - Connecting Legacy Modbus® serial devices to Ethernet networks has been simplified with the introduction of the FactoryCast(TM) gateway from Schneider Electric. The configurable and customizable Telemecanique® Web-enabled gateway does not require any infrastructure modifications to connect Legacy Modbus serial-link and remote access (modem) installations with Ethernet TCP/IP networks. The gateway also enables e-mail messages and alarm notifications from stand-alone applications.

The new ETG1000 supports all Telemecanique and Modicon® branded PLCs and devices. It eliminates the need for serial communication interfaces on third-party devices, as well as expensive PC gateways.

The embedded Web server in the gateway provides simple Web browser access to machine maintenance information, enabling OEMs to offer remote diagnostics and repair services for their machines, or improved and expanded maintenance services.

For more information on Telemecanique automation and control solutions from Schneider Electric, call 1-800-392-8781, visit www.us.telemecanique.com or contact your local authorized Square D/Telemecanique distributor.

Headquartered in Palatine, Ill., the North American Operating Division of Schneider Electric had sales of $2.6 billion (U.S.) in 2004. The North American Operating Division is one of four operating divisions of Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, and markets the Square D, Telemecanique and Merlin Gerin brand products to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States, Schneider Electric is best known by its flagship Square D brand, with Telemecanique becoming increasingly known in the industrial control and automation markets and supported by many Square D distributors. For 100 years, Square D has been a market-leading brand of electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. Schneider Electric is a global electrical industry leader with 2004 sales of approximately $12.8 billion (U.S.). Visit Schneider Electric on the Internet at:

Corporate - www.us.schneider-electric.com
Telemecanique Products - www.us.telemecanique.com
Square D Products - us.squared.com
Merlin Gerin Products - us.merlingerin.com

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