SIXNET now offers what it describes as an easy way for Integrators, OEMS, or end users to test out Linux IPm industrial technology and their unique ideas together. The IPM-DEMO-1 is pre-wired and ready to plug in and go.
Highlights are said to include a VersaTRAK IPm RTU, ST-MIX16880 combination I/O module, and a 60-day software license.
The VersaTRAK IPm RTU comes with ISaGRAF IEC 61131-3 and open-source programming as well as Ethernet, 4 serial ports, 32+ Megabytes of fast memory and a Linux-based industrial PowerPC.
The combination I/O module with its pre-wired screw terminal base has a total of 16 discrete inputs, 8 discrete outputs, and 8 analogue inputs. The unit has a 24VDC industrial power supply and pre-attached AC line cord, along with pre-wired analogue sensors and discrete switches for simulating inputs.
Everything is packaged in a compact 14″ x 12″ NEMA 4X fibreglass enclosure.
This IPM-DEMO-1 also comes complete with full SIXNET software. The SIXNET I/O Tool Kit includes all options and is ready to configure and test your system. This includes datalogging, advanced I/O transfers, exporting your I/O definitions to your favourite HMI/SCADA software.
The IPM-DEMO-1 also includes the Ipm Application Development Kit (IADK) which allows users’ own applications to run in the IPm RTU. A remote debugger is also provided to perform diagnostics from Linux.