The server is a network-attached, solid-state device server that hosts an Industrial Ethernet engine and translates device communications to PLC communications. Server will allow users to network-enable as many as 32 serial devices while delivering a highly reliable, low cost-of-ownership platform for industrial connectivity. Also includes free remote device server configuration and management software.
Comtrol Corp.: PLC/serial device connectivity
The DeviceMaster® UP from Comtrol is the first device server designed to act as a “universal translator,” enabling connectivity between any PLC and any serial device residing on the factory floor using the Profinet, EtherNet/IP, or Modbus/TCP protocol.