AutomationDirect now offers Data Highway Plus and Ethernet capability for the EZTouch line of PLC touch panels

Cumming, GA --- June 15, 2002 --- AutomationDirect now offers EZTouch PLC touch panels with a built-in Data Highway Plus (DH+) interface. An Ethernet option card is also now available for use with certain EZTouch models.

New Data Highway Plus versions of the EZTouch panels are available in monochrome or color 6-inch models, and 8 and 10-inch color models in regular or slim bezel sizes. Prices for EZTouch panels with the DH+ card pre-installed start at $1,159 for the 6-inch monochrome version.

Also available is an optional high-speed Ethernet communications card (EZ-ETHERNET). Priced at $189, this option card enables an EZTouch panel to connect to an AutomationDirect PLC Ethernet network. Up to eight EZTouch panels can be connected to one or multiple PLCs containing an ECOM module using off-the-shelf Ethernet hubs. EZTouch panels can be programmed over the Ethernet network with standard EZTouch programming software (EZ-TOUCHEDIT for $139).

AutomationDirect sells over 3,500 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and new 1,300-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced at half the industry average, 24-hour order entry and overnight delivery, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.


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