Advantech Intros Latest Advanced Wireless I/O Modules

June 28, 2012

The 802.15.4-compliant wireless I/O modules support 2.4 GHz mesh networking and Modbus/RTU protocol.

CINCINNATI, OH -- The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces its latest wireless I/O modules, the ADAM-2000Z series. These I/O modules utilize the IEEE 802.15.4 standard I/O and latest sensor technology whilst supporting 2.4 GHz mesh networking to provide flexibility and build a cost-effective distributed monitoring system. The wireless ADAM-2000Z series includes five modules, a Modbus/RTU gateway, router node, I/O, and sensor devices. With an outstanding design, the ADAM-2000Z series features low power consumption, ensured data integrity, Modbus/RTU protocol support, a high degree of accuracy of 16 bits for AI module, and a wireless site survey tool in the ADAM Utility. Regarding the lower power consumption, the module has an internal compartment for 2 x AA alkaline batteries that will keep the devices updated at 1-minute intervals for a year.

In addition, the ADAM-2000Z series supports the Modbus/RTU protocol so that it can be connected to other Modbus modules without any additional software or cost. The control of the ADAM-2000Z Series can be easily integrated into most HMI and SCADA devices using the Modbus/RTU protocol. Configuring a reliable wireless network, site survey is an important task; the ADAM-utility includes the site survey tool, "Topology", for users to get a module's status and wireless communication quality. For the network capacity, the ADAM-2000Z series can connect up to 32 nodes, including router and end devices.

For more information or to purchase, please contact Advantech directly or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.

About Advantech
Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corp. is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, automation controllers, automation software, embedded automation computers, distributed I/O Modules, plug-in I/O, and industrial communication solutions for a wide array of industries. With more than 20 years' experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a globally leading Automation Product and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH.

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