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ProSoft Technology expands its PLX30 family of gateways

ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 gateways now are available with 2 separate Ethernet ports that allow protocols to reside on separate subnets. This capability enables users to pass information between two subnets without changing the end device’s IP address.

Bakersfield, Calif., July 15, 2014 – ProSoft Technology® is expanding its Communication Gateway family with three new products.

Do you need to connect a Schneider Electric® PAC to a Rockwell Automation® PAC? How about a Siemens® PAC to a Rockwell Automation® PAC? Or a Schneider Electric® PAC to a Siemens® PAC? Our gateways enable high-speed bi-directional data transfers between these and other devices.

The new gateways support EtherNet/IP™ to Modbus® TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP™ to Siemens® Industrial Ethernet and Modbus® TCP/IP to Siemens® Industrial Ethernet and join ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 family. All of the PLX30 gateways offer high-speed bi-directional data transfers between devices.

Because the new gateways feature independent Ethernet ports that let each protocol reside on a separate subnet, users have the freedom to pass information between subnets without the added hassle of changing an IP address. The gateways come with a utility that simplifies connecting to the gateways the first time.

The EtherNet/IP™-enabled gateways include an embedded EDS Add-On Profile, offering Rockwell Automation® users simplified integration and a reduced commissioning time. These gateways also use multiple I/O connections that allow users to send data such as control and diagnostic data at different update times to optimize their Ethernet bandwidth. Training videos are also available to get you up and running quickly.

All of the gateways include an SD card slot (the SD card is optional) for storing configuration files, which can be used for disaster recovery.

For more information on ProSoft Technology’s PLX30 family of gateways, visit http://psft.com/plx32pr.

ProSoft Technology: Where Automation Connects

ProSoft Technology specializes in the development of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications. Our primary focus is to provide a connectivity interface that links dissimilar automation networks as seamlessly as if they were all from the same supplier. Essentially, ProSoft Technology products act as an interpreter so data can flow easily between machines that speak different languages. ProSoft Technology products include plug-in interfaces for large automation suppliers’ controllers such as Rockwell Automation® and Schneider Electric®, as well as stand-alone gateways and industrial wireless solutions. ProSoft products can be found in nearly every industry that employs automation. Starting with one computer chip in 1988, ProSoft Technology now has over 400 products supporting more than 60 different industrial computer languages. Our goal is to support our customers from pre-sales through the entire life-cycle of the application. With 500 distributors in 52 countries and Regional Offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America, ProSoft Technology is able to provide quality products with free technical support to customers worldwide.