|[July 08, 2014]
Brad® PC Network Interface Cards Ease Transition to PC-based Platforms for Control and Visualization of High-Speed Systems
LISLE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Incorporated released today its next generation Brad®
applicomIO fieldbus Network Interface Card (NIC), an all-in-one
PC-based control solution for customers with limited knowledge of
fieldbus technology. Molex (News - Alert) will showcase the system at the IANA 2014
Conference, September 8 - 13, Chicago McCormick Center, booth E-4915.
The applicomIO package provides the NIC (News - Alert), configuration software,
development libraries and OPC data server in one complete package for
successful, cost-effective implementation of control applications. The
cards are ideal for robotic manufacturers, complex machine builders and
system integrators looking to switch from dedicated DCSs (Distributed
Control Systems) and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) to a PC-based
"Automation or process-control end-users are increasingly moving to PCs
for control and visualization of their high-speed custom systems. Our
turnkey, all-in-one solution facilitates this shift by offering
user-friendly configuration engineering software that enables quick
development of communication applications without having to know complex
industrial protocols," said Eric Gory, product manager, Molex.
The system meets a large range of connectivity needs for both legacy and
more recent Ethernet fieldbus protocols including PROFIBUS DP, CANopen,
DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and PROFIET. Because the protocols
have the ability to function in both master and slave modes, the cards
can act as either a controller or a device on the network. The system
supports up to eight cards plugged into a single PC and can run on
various operating systems including the latest Windows versions (XP, 7,
8) as well as real-time OS (Linux, VxWorks*, QNX� and IntervalZero RTX).
It features a single development library, which allows for one user
application across all fieldbus protocols. Additionally, the onboard
Ethernet port enables remote configuration and diagnostics in
non-Windows operating systems while the simulation mode simplifies user
For more information on the Brad® applicomIO fieldbus Network Interface
Card (NIC) please visit www.molex.com/bradnics.html.
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About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect
solutions for a number of markets including: data communications,
telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,
commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in
17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com.
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*VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River (News - Alert) Systems, Inc.
�QNX is a trademark of QNX Software Systems Ltd
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