Software - Device Driver
The MBX Family of products provides connectivity to devices on Modicon-based networks. Modbus, Modbus Plus, and Modbus TCP/IP are all supported. Applications can interface with plant-floor devices using a variety of communication layers, such as OPC, Modicon?s NETLIB, and the high performance MBX API. With the MBX Family of products, even DOS and 16-bit Windows software (e.g, Modsoft, Concept) can be used with the latest versions of Windows.
Modbus, Modbus TCP/IP
MBX Premier Suite is the all-in-one MBX package, including MBX OPC Server, MBX Bridge routing and communication functions, and the full set of MBX device drivers for all Modicon networks. Supported networks include: Modbus Plus; Modbus TCP/IP; Modbus (Master RTU/ASCII); Modbus (Slave RTU/ASCII). At the heart of this suite is the MBX OPC Server. The server is compatible with all local and remote OPC clients, including HMI, SCADA, ActiveX Controls, and custom VB and C/C++ applications. The server is compliant with the latest OPC specifications, including OPC Data Access, OPC Data Access Automation, and OPC Alarms and Events.
This suite also includes the MBX Bridge along with all of the MBX drivers included in the MBX Driver Suite. The MBX Bridge combines the functionality of all hardware-based bridging products currently offered by Schneider Automation