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MDs NETio

MDS NETio

The MDS NETio is an integrated, scalable family of wireless solutions that provide long distance unlicensed communications, allowing users to interface both analog and digital I/O including sensors for pressure and flow as well as controls for pumps or alarms.  NETio can wirelessly regenerate I/O signals or use standard IP/Ethernet and serial protocols to communicate with controllers such as PLCs, RTUs and SCADA systems.

Key Benefits
  • Direct connectivity to analog and digital devices without the need for a controller
  • Unlicensed long range communication of IP/Ethernet or serial data
  • Supports multiple industry-standard protocols including Modbus TCP and DNP3
  • Reduces the high cost of wiring and terminations
  • Reduces integration, configuration, and support costs found with multi-box solutions
  • Seamless connectivity to network access points

  • NETio Application Advantages


     

    Industrially Hardened
  • Operation in extreme temperatures from –40°C to 70°C
  • Class I, Div 2 hazardous location approval
  • Fully-isolated I/O

  • Application Flexibility
  • Handles diverse I/O configurations including analog 4-20 mA, 0-5 V or 0-10 V and digital 5-36 VDC
  • Long range wireless communication up to 30 miles (900 MHz) and 15 miles (2.4 GHz)
  • Wirelessly expand I/O coverage 3,000 feet using the 802.15.4 wireless option
  • IP/Ethernet, serial and I/O functions simultaneously on the same network
  • Backwards compatible with entraNET and TransNET networks
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    Reliable Scalable
  • License-free spread spectrum technology in both 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz bands
  • Point-to-Multipoint, 2-way communication
  • High receive sensitivity for noisy environments and long distances
  • Handles multiple industry protocols including Modbus, Modbus-TCP, and DNP3

  • Secure
  • Authorized access point and remote lists prevent unauthorized access
  • Password protected access and lockdown
  • Built-in 128-bit encryption
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    MDS protocol

    MDS Protocol Addressability
    NETio interfaces I/O from sensors and devices using multiple industrial protocols including Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP and DNP3. This allows
    a SCADA system or host controller to communicate directly with NETio using IP/Ethernet or serial protocols when PLCs and RTUs are not necessary. NETio allows serial communication using DNP3 or Modbus RTU without the need for an access point for simple point-to-multipoint applications between remotes or over WeXP.

    MDS IO extension

    MDS IO Extension
    Using I/O extension, NETio regenerates analog and digital signals between multiple field devices and controllers resulting in significant savings on wiring and termination costs. NETio supports cost-effective remote to remote communication for small point-to-point or point-to-multipoint requirements that do not require an access point

    MDS Remote

    MDS Remote
    NETio is available in the 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz frequency bands for IP/Ethernet and serial communication. Each NETio has built-in connections for one analog input, one analog output, two digital inputs and two digital outputs. Each NETio can be configured for multiple operating modes including I/O extension for regenerating I/O signals between devices, protocol addressability for interfacing I/O using industry-standard protocols (e.g., Modbus-TCP), and SCADA communications to remote RTUs and PLCs using IP/Ethernet and a NETio Access Point.

    MDS Expansion Module

    MDS Expansion Module
    Expansion Modules expand the number of I/O points to meet your requirements. Expansion Modules can be connected directly to the NETio via a fully integrated power/communication backplane connector or they can be located up to 3,000 feet away and wirelessly connect to NETio over WeXP. Expansion Modules are available in 6 different configurations and deliver connectivity for up to 128 I/O signals at any one location.