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Modbus News

Modbus Organization Replaces Master-Slave with Client-Server
The Modbus Organization Board of Trustees announces it is expunging all occurrences of inappropriate language of the query and response paradigm of Modbus communications. All instances of "master-slave" in the organization's literature and on its website will be removed.
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Modbus Security - A New Protocol to Improve Control System Security
The new protocol provides robust protection through the blending of Transport Layer Security (TLS) with the traditional Modbus protocol. Download a a free copy of the specification at http://modbus.org/tech.php.
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Product News

Phoenix Contact releases unmanaged switch series with new capabilities
The FL SWITCH 1000 features automation protocol prioritization (APP), making it easy to prioritize important traffic. Mission-critical industrial communications, such as Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus/TCP, and BACnet, are sent through the network first.
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Hilscher's New M.2 Format PCI Express Card Supports Fieldbuses and Real-Time Ethernets
At the heart of the M.2 2230 card is Hilscher's award-winning netX 90 multiprotocol communication chip. M.2 card users can choose among loadable firmware for PROFINET IO-Device, EtherNet/IP Adapter, EtherCAT and OpenModbus/TCP.
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Announcing Acromag's new Vertu™ brand of universal input displays
These instruments combine the digital indicator function of a panel meter with optional signal conditioning for 4-20mA transmitter output and/or alarm trip solid-state relays. Big, bright 1.2 inch (31mm) numerals are clearly visible from far away, even in bright sunlight. Modbus RTU also supported.
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Extend the Life of your Legacy DCS System by Getting Access to FOUNDATION Fieldbus Devices over Modbus
Softing's versatile Linking Device and Modbus Gateway (FG-200) integrates up to four FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus (FF) H1 links into control systems supporting HSE or Modbus.
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Fieldbus International releases WirelessHART adapter with Modbus RTU interface: the T910.
The T910 allows up to 8 device variables (floating point or integer) and an extensive array of device status indicators to be passed from the Modbus device over the WirelessHART network.
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AMCI's Networked Rotary Encoders Boast New Features
The Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) NR60E2 series of networked absolute rotary encoders now includes a Profinet interface, E2 Technology, Hub Shaft (Blind Shaft) Option, and stainless steel units.
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Weinzierl offers powerful and compact KNX Gateway to Modbus
The device enables the interpretation and scaling of Modbus data according to the data point types of the KNX standard. It can be used as Modbus client or server.
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AMCI releases the SV160E2 Integrated Servo Motor
The SV160E2 Servo Motor includes an integrated dual-port switch with EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, & Profinet connectivity, as well as simple performance tuning, dynamic torque control, safe torque off (optional), virtual axis follower, absolute encoder feedback, built-in web server, compatible cord sets, and more.
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Softing Presents Connectivity Solutions for The Process Industry
Softing's smartGate product family supports users in integrating disparate protocols, ensures end-to-end digital data exchange, and enables greater efficiency and flexibility in production.
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Chipkin announces FREE Modbus Scanner app. available for download and as a white-label app.
The CAS Modbus Scanner Tool is now available as a free phone app for download on iOS, the Google Play Store, and Windows.
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CAS Gateway Creates BACnet IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU Points for Real-Time Weather Values!
This new custom driver for the CAS HTTP JSON Gateway (CAS 2700-79) allows it to poll for values in JSON payloads over HTTP or HTTP(s). Values are extracted using a JSON path system and stored in an internal database. The data is then made available via other protocols such as BACnet IP, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, etc. The CAS 2700-79 HTTP JSON Gateway driver can be used injunction with any HTTP(s) JSON API.
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Applied Motion Products Offers Compact Step Motors with High Torque for Space-Limited Applications
Compact step motors in NEMA sizes 8, 11 and 14 are great for applications with limited space such as medical devices, 3D printers, analytical and medical instruments, textile equipment, laboratory automation equipment, surveillance equipment, camera controls, and more. The new STF stepper drive family is Modbus-compatible and offers on-board programming and network communications.
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Microflex Introduces New Smart LED Process Bar Display
The new signal towers are a low-cost, easy-to-use alternative to magnetic level indicators. Microflex's electronic bar displays use multicolor LEDs to provide a highly configurable gauge that can be used to visualize almost any process data value.
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Applied Motion Products introduces a new line of compact & powerful digital servo drives
The new line of SV200 Digital Servo Drives for DC-powered motion control applications removes requirements for power conversion components, and reduces costs by allowing multiple servo axes to draw power from a single DC power source.
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EtherNet/IP, Modbus® TCP/IP, and OPC UA - All in One Gateway
ProSoft's new PLX32-EIP-MBTCP-UA gateway brings together EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and OPC UA to make sure that end users' data has a streamlined path to a company's ERP and MES, ensuring the information is accessible and actionable.
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