WIRELESS/RF: Industrial automation gains intelligent connection - Embedded.com

WIRELESS/RF: Industrial automation gains intelligent connection

LONDON — ProSoft Technology (Blagnac, France) has released the RadioLinx intelligent cellular device designed to provide wide area and even global wireless connectivity for industrial devices.

Intelligent cellular gateways use the existing cellular infrastructure to connect devices across geographically diverse locations. The RadioLinx intelligent cellular gateways can also be used to connect devices through the Internet to one or more locations.

RadioLinx combines a robust industrial cellular technology, industrial protocol templates, and ALEOS software for persistent connection management. This software enables real-time device status and health information including network connectivity, throughput and signal strength.

The ACEmanager utility enables local or over-the-air device configuration and diagnostics. Integration is eased with downloadable configuration templates that support various industrial protocols like DF1 and Modbus, and can be customized to support others.

The device can be DIN-rail mounted and has a rugged design which supports industrial operating temperatures and Class I Div 2 hazardous location certification.

RadiLinx is suitable for industrial automation applications such as remote equipment monitoring, management and control, OEM equipment monitoring, M2M applications, and non-time-critical control for municipal water/wastewater, power, and oil/gas SCADA.

The RLXIC-SG serial modem is dedicated to applications requiring serial connectivity on cellular carriers that use GSM to provide service.

The RLXIC-EH Ethernet Gateway is dedicated to applications requiring Ethernet connectivity on cellular carriers that use GSM to provide service.

ProSoft Technology

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