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ProSoft Technology Releases the Modbus TCP/IP Enhanced Communication Modules for Improved User Experience

Diagnostics and configuration via Ethernet, Add-On Instruction for easy RSLogix integration, Graphical User Interface, module Discovery Service, and backward compatibility.

ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce the release of the MVI56E Modbus TCP/IP (MVI56E-MNET) Enhanced Communication Modules for Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), designed to easily interface with devices using the Modbus TCP/IP protocol including Modicon PAC’s as well as a wide variety of instruments and devices. The MVI56E Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module is available in the following variations:

• The MVI56E-MNETR module uses a small I/O data image for scaling I/O to the application. It is ideal for ControlNetTM or Ethernet applications with the module in a remote rack.
• The MVI56E-MNETXT module for Rockwell Automation’s new Logix-XT platform is conformal coated and conforms to the EN60079-0 and EN60079-15 standards for caustic and extreme environment applications, allowing them to operate in extreme temperature ranges from -25° C to 70° C.

MVI56E modules are backward-compatible, sharing ladder logic and module configuration files with existing MVI56 Modbus TCP/IP Communication Modules in the field. This allows users to easily upgrade existing modules and protect their investments, while benefiting from an array of new features designed to improve interoperability and enhance the user experience. Enhancements include:

Add-On Instruction
Provides fast, easy set-up and tight integration with RSLogix(TM) 5000

Web Page
The module’s built-in Ethernet port provides a web server for local access to documentation, module status, firmware updates

ProSoft Discovery Service
A software utility to locate MVI56E modules on the network and assign a temporary IP addresses for easy configuration

Windows-style Graphical User Interface (GUI)
ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) provides online or offline configuration and online diagnostics

CIPconnect®-enabled
Enables module configuration and diagnostics through an EtherNet/IP connection routed or bridged over multiple paths via 1756-ENxT and/or 1756-CNB modules, allowing users with an established Ethernet network to connect to the module from anywhere on the (EtherNet/IP and/or ControlNet) network

Personality Module
An industrial-grade compact flash memory card is provided for storing all of the module’s set-up and configuration data for quick and easy replacement of modules in the field

LED Scrolling Diagnostic Display
4-character scrolling LED display providing English messages for status and alarm data, and for processor and network communication and conditions

All ProSoft Technology® products come with a three year warranty and unlimited technical support.