Ethernet connectivity for a serial port and digital in- and outputs
The HW group I/O Controller 2 connects a RS-232 / RS-485 port as well as 8 digital inputs (dry contact) and 8 digital outputs (open collector) to an Ethernet network.
The digital in- and outputs can be controlled via the protocols HTTP, Telnet or Modbus/TCP. The application HWg VSP (Virtual Serial Port), which provides a virtual COM-port driver, simulating a serial port on the PC, is included at no extra charge.
In Box-to-Box mode, 2 I/O Controllers can be connected via LAN, in order to tunnel the serial port’s signals and the I/O signals. This lets devices connected to the inputs of one I/O Controller switch devices connected to the outputs of a second I/O Controller.
The device is configured via a web interface.
The I/O Controller 2 is hardware- and software-compatible with the I/O Controller PL.