Perle Systems Application Note
Software selectable interfaces: An IOLAN Device Server offers flexibility with its multiple interface capability providing a total solution to handle a broad range of EIA-232, EIA-422 and EIA-485 based medical devices. With its software selectable interface, mechanical tampering in the field is eliminated preventing unplanned downtime on the plant floor.
15Kv ESD Protection: Industrial strength 15Kv surge protection across all ports is a requirement in the demanding industrial market place. This ensures continuous and reliable operation of valuable equipment.
DIN Rail Mounting: Optional DIN Rail mounting brackets are available for an industrial rack or enclosure.
9-30 VDC Power: The IOLAN Device Server can be conveniently powered from existing industrial automation power sources.
Serial Tunnelling: Interconnect industrial serial based HMI ( Human Machine Interface ) with remote PLC’s ( Programmable Logic Controllers ) over an IP network using industrial protocols such as MODBUS.
The bottom line: IOLAN Device Servers are an ideal solution for industrial automation projects by providing a single solution for a broad depth of devices supporting EIA 232/422 and 485. This flexibility along with its unique software selectable interface means lower TCO versus dip switch based solutions which are susceptible to mechanical tampering in the field. With 15Kv ESD surge protection, 9-30VDC capability and serial tunnelling for industrial protocols such as MODBUS, the IOLAN Device Server is the premier solution for industrial automation applications.