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ioLogik W5340-HSPAruggedly designed five-band HSPA high speed cellular IP gateway

The ioLogik W5340-HSPA micro RTU controller is a rugged, compact solution for remote monitoring and alarm systems. With the ioLogik W5340-HSPA, you can define a cellular connection strategy, including Always-On and Wake-On-Demand, to optimize data transmission rates for different applications. In addition, the operational cost of cellular communication depends on the data transmission rate. With Moxa’s active technology, you can expect to cut transmission costs in half and offer different cellular connection strategies to achieve better data transmission fees.

Features and Benefits:

  • Universal tri-band UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100 MHz with IPSec/
  • VPN support
  • Definable cellular connection strategy to optimize data transmission
  • Intuitive menu driven front-end intelligence
  • Flexible, Unicode alarm system supporting SMS, email, SNMP Trap, TCP, UDP
  • One RS-232/422/485 serial port built in to connect with field serial devices
  • Backup and sustainable data logging function
  • Seamless SCADA connectivity by Active OPC technology
  • Configure, update firmware, and program over the air via ioAdmin
  • Windows/WinCE VB/ VC.NET and Linux C APIs
  • -20 to 70°C operating temperature range (T model)

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National Instruments Introduces USRP RIO Next-Generation Wireless Prototyping Platform

National Instruments had recently announced an integrated software defined radio solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance, multichannel wireless communication systems. The NI USRP RIO platform is built on the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture and combines a high-performance 2 x 2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) RF transceiver capable of transmitting and receiving signals from 50 MHz to 6 GHz with an open LabVIEW programmable FPGA architecture.

Wireless engineers can use this technology to rapidly prototype real-time wireless communications systems and test them under real-world conditions. They can also prototype more capable wireless algorithms and systems faster and reduce time to results using the only complete platform to take full advantage of a graphical system design approach. The USRP RIO family delivers high-performance, real-time processing capability with the Xilinx Kintex-7 Series FPGA, low latency with the PCI Express connection to a host computer and small size (1U half wide, 19 in. rack mountable).

USRP RIO is ideal for a wide range of application areas including 5G wireless communications research, active and passive radar development and exploration, communications intelligence, connected smart devices and more. NI USRP™ (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) is already a popular platform for research spanning industry and academia as it empowers researchers to rapidly iterate on designs via programmable software. For example, a recent Lund University announcement highlights a 5G research application focusing on massive MIMO – a technology being considered for 5G communication.

Simple wiring in the control cabinet - Siemens broadens its Simatic Top Connect portfolio

Siemens has broadened its Simatic Top Connect portfolio with a range of new modules and system components for fast and safe wiring of Simatic S7-1500 and Simatic ET 200MP. In addition to connection modules for eight channels (inputs or outputs), Siemens also offers, for the first time, compact versions for 32 channels that are available for connecting sensors and actuators via one or three wires. Thereby only one cable needs to be connected between the connection module and the S7-1500 controller instead of four for the individual 8-channel modules. In addition, the new 32-channel connection module requires less space on the mounting rail than four modules with eight inputs and outputs each. The new connection modules feature the compact design of the Simatic S7-1500, allowing space-saving installation in the control cabinet. With system cabling, users can save up to 80 percent time compared to conventional single wiring using terminal blocks.

The connection modules with eight channels are available in different versions, with disconnect terminals for manually cutting off specific plant sections, for example, or with relays and optocouplers for adapting the potential with which signals with AC voltages of 110 or 230 volts can also be connected to the controller. The 8-channel connection modules are fully compatible with the field-proven front connector modules for Simatic S7-300 and ET 200 M.

The appropriate system cabling can be selected in accordance with the respective input or output modules simply and quickly in the TIA Selection Tool.

For further information, please see www.siemens.com/simatic-tc

 

 

 

Remote control and monitoring of a logic module via SMS by Siemens

Thanks to the Logo! CMR2020 communications module from Siemens, users can control the Logo! 8 logic module or receive status data and alarms via text messages to their cell phones. Once a SIM card has been inserted, the communications module can be accessed as a node on the mobile network. Users can configure different commands in the Logo! 8 for remote access and then trigger them by text message via the communications module. In the other direction, Logo! CMR2020 transmits diagnostics data and alarms as message texts to cell phones previously defined as receivers.

Logo! CMR2020 has a GPS antenna connection that helps, for example, to track the current position of container freight worldwide or to monitor truck shipments. Logo! CMR2020 also enables time-of-day synchronization of the connected logic module, based on time information provided by the mobile phone provider or NTP server, or the GPS time signals. Logo! CMR2020 and Logo! 8 can be deployed, for example, in building control systems, such as for blinds, garage doors, lighting or garden watering systems. The Siemens components are also suitable for simple control tasks in industry, such as pump control or level monitoring.

The Logo! CMR2020 can be quickly and easily connected to the basic Logo! module via an Industrial Ethernet interface. As well as programming commands, the user saves a list of cell phone numbers that are authorized to control and receive process value and diagnostics data, as well as alarms. The message texts for control are password-protected. Using the two inputs and two outputs, Logo! CMR2020 can also be used for simple control tasks as stand alone unit.

For further information, please see: www.siemens.de/logo

Spirax Sarco Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that Spirax Sarco, a leader in products and services for steam system solutions, has recently joined the ISA100 Wireless™ Compliance Institute.

Spirax Sarco provides expertise, service, products and turnkey solutions for the control and efficient use of steam, air, and other industrial fluids for industrial and commercial users worldwide. With an unparalleled understanding of the application of steam across a wide range of industries, Spirax Sarco will enable ISA100 Wireless users to:

  • Design, install and commission new facilities
  • Optimize existing steam systems
  • Upgrade steam plants
  • Maintain performance with scheduled maintenance

Simon Sprackling, Group Research and Development Manager at Spirax Sarco said, “We seek to leverage the robust, secure ISA100 Wireless protocol to complement our existing communication tools and provide our customers improved access to our products’ diagnostic capabilities.”

“Spirax Sarco is joining an industry-leading team of suppliers who are collaborating to promote a robust, reliable, and secure communication standard,” said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. “We look forward to their unique perspective, and the positive impact Spirax Sarco will have on ISA100 Wireless’ list of features and capabilities.”