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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.