Controller communications modules help OEM connections

GE Intelligent Platforms announced three new PACSystems RX3i modules aim to make communication more reliable and leverage performance.

01/15/2014


GE Intelligent Platforms announced three new PACSystems RX3i modules that provide infrastructure to OEMs and systems integrators with communication protocols as “in rack” solutions. The PACSystems family of automation controllers is standardized on the Profinet industrial network.

GE's PACSystems RX3i modules aim to provide infrastructure to OEMs and systems integrators. Image courtesy: GEThe Ethernet modules align with the industry trend of regarding the adoption of Ethernet-based communications and work in environments where downtime is not an option. They enable a connection at the device level to the software level of infrastructure organizations using object-oriented programming for greater access to actionable data.

The three new modules include the IEC61850, DNP3, and IEC60870-5-104 Ethernet-based communication protocols. These models aim to improve a company's access to data and the time-stamping of events through object-oriented programming. Time-stamping allows users to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of downtime and/or system disturbances, and eliminate them. The new modules also enable two-way communication between the SCADA and Intelligent Electrical Device levels. By uniting the control and software layers under a common architecture, information stored in the controller becomes more accessible and actionable.

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- Edited by Jessica DuBois-Maahs, Associate Content Manager, CFE Media, Plant Engineering, Control Engineering



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