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May 26, 2009

Patton's Low-Cost IpStatMux Transitions Device Networks to Ethernet/IP

TMCnet Web Editor


 
At half the cost of a traditional multiplexers, Patton-Inlap  is banking on its IpStatMux Model 3038 to provide immediate or future migration to a growing number of businesses through an all-IP network by transparently transmitting up to eight asynchronous EIA-232/V.24 data-streams over Ethernet/IP and synch-serial composite links.

 
The Maryland-based provider of business and carrier-class network access, connectivity, Voice-over-IP and triple-play equipment is now shipping the IpStatMux Model 3038, according to the company.
 
A multiport asynchronous statistical multiplexer for industrial automation networks, the model is  manufactured at Patton's (News - Alert) USA headquarters and priced at half the cost of traditional multiplexers and offers the device networks a smooth transition to Ethernet/IP, according to Johnnie Grant, product manager Patton.
 
"Ethernet/IP is the future of industrial networking," said Grant. "Sooner or later, any existing RS-232 device will require an IP network connection. Patton's latest technological innovation makes selecting the right equipment for next-generation device networks a no-brainer."
 
The latest model, says Grant, is the first multiplexer on the market with the ability to integrate four or eight asynchronous EIA-232/V.24 interfaces with dual Ethernet ports and a synchronous-serial V.35, X.21 or T1/E1 port.
 
By providing access and connectivity to the Ethernet/IP LAN or WAN while simultaneously supporting existing synchronous-serial connections, Patton's Model 3038 future-proofs RS-232 industrial, SCADA, telemetry, and control engineering applications.
 
The IpStatMux is quickly becoming an obvious candidate for replacing aging RS-232 multiplexers in connections to PLCs, RTUs, meters, barcode scanners, gas pumps, cash registers, terminals, and similar asynchronous devices.
 
"Whether you're migrating to IP networking now, or further down the road the IpStatMux is the lowest-cost, most flexible solution for multi-port asynchronous terminal connectivity," said Grant.
 
The IpStatMux combines 115.2 kbps output streams from up to eight EIA-232 or V.24 devices into a single composite data-stream with per-port configurations for speed, flow control, echo, and testing.
 
Patton's IpStatMux supports immediate or future migration to all-IP networking by transmitting the composite data stream transparently over the Internet, a private IP network, or a low-cost PPP, Frame Relay, or T1/E1 service.
 
Earlier this month Patton announced the Model 3231 Managed SHDSL Modem for rugged environments that cuts setup and operation costs for ISA and control engineering applications.
 
Featuring a front-panel touchpad for fast, easy set-up, Patton's industrial SHDSL modem extends industrial Ethernet connections up to 5.84 miles, according to the company.

Last week, as TMCnet reported, Patton-Inlap acquired all rights to the OnSite Systems (News - Alert) S10 microMSPP products and technology, the company has been able to broaden its  Patton's edge-access multi-service offering for service providers, carriers and mobile operators.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray
 

 
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