The XPress-DR+™ Wireless industrial device server adds an unprecedented level of flexibility and mobility to networking factory equipment such as PLCs, drives, motion controllers, power equipment, barcode scanners and other serial devices. Without costly cable runs, this equipment can be managed from virtually anywhere over the Net. A versatile, powerful tool for remote management of automation and assembly/packaging equipment at manufacturing sites, automated distribution centers, refinery plants – or any industrial setting – it provides complete wireless access and control of virtually any type of equipment with a serial port.
XPress-DR+ Wireless supports 802.11 b/g and Ethernet networking modes. In Ethernet mode (two 10/100 Ethernet ports) it features patent-pending SwitchPort+™ technology which enables multiple industrial serial devices to be daisy chained (cascaded) from a single network backbone connection. SwitchPort+ combines Lantronix’s advanced device server technology with Ethernet switching technology to provide a robust and reliable method for networking equipment, saving time and money.
The XPress-DR+ Wireless is packaged in a rugged DIN-rail mount case and equipped with isolated serial and Ethernet ports and screw terminal connectors for serial and power. It supports industrial protocols such as Modbus TCP, Modbus ASCII, Modbus RTU and DF1, and is FM-approved for hazardous locations Class 1, Div. 2. Flexible configuration options allow the unit to be set up locally using the serial port, or remotely over Ethernet using Telnet or browser. The included DeviceInstaller™ software simplifies the process of installing industrial protocols and configuring them for use with attached devices. The CPU’s flash memory provides maintenance-free, non-volatile storage and easily accommodates future system upgrades. Complete with an auto MDI/MDIX Ethernet interface, the XPress-DR+ Wireless is a powerful device communication solution that is ideal for the most demanding industrial applications.