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MDS I/O Solutions
Expanding the Possibilities for Data Acquisition

GE's MDS I/O Solutions offers field configurable I/O options with seamless interfacing to instrumentation, sensors, and I/O signals at any remote location. Simplicity and flexibility were at the forefront of this solution. Designed to integrate with the MDS Orbit platform for secure, reliable, wireless communications across LTE, licensed, unlicensed, or Wi-Fi.

The MDS I/O portfolio is comprised multiple solutions, targeting all aspects of I/O applications.  The IOX-R provides the user with up to 16 DI/DO, 8 AI and 2 AO to meet their specific needs using Modbus. Combine this option with the IOX-T, and the IO signals can be converted to other protocols such as DNP3, SNMP and OPC-UA. If upgrading from a legacy MDS NETio installation, the IOX-N solution at the head-end and the IOX-R at the remote end can provide a point to point or point to multipoint solution. Finally, the IOX-M Series provides the missing gap for I/O signal mirroring applications and can be custom configured to meet the needs of any location.

All these options from MDS I/O Solutions can be customized to each customer depending on their application. These flexible solutions can be installed into existing racks or designed in a brand new enclosure. The team at MDS is ready to answer all your I/O application needs.

Key Features

  • Designed to integrate with the MDS Orbit Platform, MDS Orbit platform’s secure, reliable wireless communications across LTE, Licensed, Unlicensed, or Wi-Fi.
  • Push-In Technology to simplify field wiring of the I/O signals, including an RJ45 interface or an optional fiber interface for digital protocols.
  • Ready to install, configurable options to meet different requirements. With wall mountable solution into an existing rack or indoor location.
  • Enclosure mounted solution may be installed into an existing enclosure or into a new customized MDS-designed enclosure.
  • Secure, reliable wireless communications of your I/O signals across LTE, Licensed, Unlicensed, or Wi-Fi. 
  • Enabled for interfacing with a variety of SCADA or EMS systems using industry standard protocols such as Modbus, DNP3, MQTT and SNMP.
Customized enclosure mounted solution

Customized enclosure mounted solution

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I/O Mirroring
NETio Migration

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GE’s MDS I/O Solutions offers Push-In Technology to simplify field wiring of the I/O signals, including an RJ45 interface or an optional fiber interface for digital protocols. The portfolio includes ready to install, configurable options to meet different requirements.  Easily install the wall mountable solution into an existing rack or indoor location. In the case of hard to reach places, an enclosure mounted solution may be installed into an existing enclosure or into a new customized MDS-designed enclosure.

Configurable I/O

  • 16 DI/DO
  • 8 Analog In
  • 2 Analog Out

Configuration Simplicity

  • Web Interface for easy I/O configuration
  • Labeled with circuit diagram
  • Push-In Technology for quick assembly

MDS I/O Solutions Application Advantages

MDS IO Solutions Application Advantages

Water Tank/Well Sites and Wastewater

  • Suction/Discharge Pressure
  • Flow Rate
  • Alarms
  • Effluent Monitoring
  • Open Channel Flow
  • Collection System Monitoring
 

Tank Farm Monitoring

  • Product Inventory
  • Overspill Protection
  • Temperature Monitoring

Communications

  • Door Alarms
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Generator/Fuel Level

I/O Mirroring

The IOX-M Series platform is designed as both a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint solution for high I/O count systems. The device allows connections of all remote digital and analog input signals from the IOX-R product and converts those signals into output signals to send over a wireless or fiber IP network. The IOX-M series also can I/O mirror up to 26 I/O points from a single location connected to a local Host, PLC or DCS controller at the control center or head end of any system. To reduce field deployment time, the IOX-M series ships preconfigured in 3 different I/O options and ready for install with minimal setup.

For applications that require I/O signal mirroring or splitting from different locations, the IOX-M series can provide the point-to-multipoint I/O mirroring connectivity to collect I/O signals from remote locations and then aggregate them to a single location. The IOX-M series can be custom configured for any I/O combination from any number of remote sites.

IO Mirroring
IOX Offering IOX-MQ IOX-MH IOX-MF
Total Modules 4 6 8
Power Supply Module 1 1 1
CPU Module 1 1 1
Relay Module 1 (8 Relays) 2 (16 Relays) 3 (24 Relays)
Analog Output Module 1 (4 Analog Outputs) 2 (8 Analog Outputs) 3 (12 Analog Outputs)
IO Mirroring Diagram

MDS IOx Mirroring System Example

NETio Migration

NETio Migration

MDS I/O Solutions presents a clear migration for legacy MDS NETio installations. MDS I/O Solutions takes NETio Expansion Modules Types 1-7 and converges them into one solution. These signals can be sent over wireless or fiber communications to the IOX-N module at a local host, PLC or DCS controller. On the edge, the I/O module (IOX-R) offers Modbus TCP to be used for your digital and analog I/O connections.

Upgradable Simplicity

  • Solutions created for 1:1 replacement of NETio products.
  • IOX Module programmed for needs
  • Web interface for easy I/O configuration
  • Push-In Technology for quick assembly
  • Force I/O for digital testing
  • Force analog inputs / outputs testing
  • Communication Status Screen
  • Point-to-point I/O Mirroring

Flexible Mounting

  • DIN rail
  • Rack mount
  • Enclosure mountable (sold separately)
    • Fiberglass Enclosure either 20x16 or 24x20
    • 12, 24, 48, 125 VDC and AC with and without battery backup available

Upgrade your aging NETio systems with MDS IOX Family of Products.