Networking: Device server responds, reports


System integration/networking/wireless

Lantronix' IntelliBox I/O 2100 with EventTrak Technology, which monitors and reports a variety of equipment problems and alarms, debuted last week in the February edition of Control Engineering magazine.

Oak Brook, IL and Irvine, CA —IntelliBox I/O 2100 with EventTrak Technology from Lantronix monitors and controls remote digital I/O, dry contact (relay), and RS-232/422/485-based industrial equipment with secure remote access. The new product was introduced last week in the February issue of Control Engineering magazine .

When an event occurs, the industrial device server responds with user-defined actions to provide what the company calls "an unprecedented level of flexibility" to monitoring and managing industrial I/O devices. EventTrak technology allows end users to program the device server to respond automatically to external events, including email notifications, rebooting and/or reconfiguring attached equipment, automated reporting, and the like. Users that previously had to respond to a problem now instead are notified that a problem was detected and fixed and sent an e-mail with logged details.

The IntelliBox device server is equipped with Lantronix' Evolution OS so end-users can configure the product to report the status of an attached device through e-mail and RSS feeds. This functionality lets end-users monitor and control a large number of devices while allowing device servers to do most of the work. Through remote I/O management using common SCADA or OPC Servers with a Modbus/TCP protocol, IntelliBox enables users to monitor equipment failure, environmental alarms, intrusion detection relay contact closures, and more.

IntelliBox is built to withstand harsh working environments and comes with isolated serial, I/O, and Ethernet protocols. Screw terminal connectors are supplied for serial, I/O, relay, and power functions. The device supports protocols including Modbus TCP, Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU, and DF1, and is FM-approved for hazardous locations Class 1, Div. 2.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Edited by Jeanine Katzel , senior editor

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