EtherNet/IP protocol added to the Protos X field I/O system

EtherNet/IP protocol added to the Protos X field I/O system

Cumming, GA --- September 7, 2017 ... AutomationDirect now offers EtherNet/IP protocol communication for the Protos X line of field I/O. The Protos X "Xpansion" field I/O system is a modular system consisting of a Bus Coupler and its associated input/output terminals. The Protos X slim design and various I/O configurations allow the exact I/O needed with the smallest footprint possible.

2 to 16-point discrete I/O terminals and 2 to 8-channel analog I/O terminals are available. Up to 64 terminals per assembly and 255 I/O terminals total are possible. The Modbus and EtherNet/IP Bus couplers provide connection options to hundreds of industrial control devices including the most popular PLCs and SCADA/HMI packages.

Bus couplers are now available in four configurations. PX-TCP1 and PX-TCP2 server bus couplers offer Modbus TCP protocol over Ethernet. The PX-MOD slave bus coupler utilizes Modbus RTU/ASCII protocol over RS-485.The new PX-EIP1 server bus coupler uses EtherNet/IP protocol over Ethernet. The PX-EIP1 module is priced at $244.00 and has one RJ45 Ethernet 10/100 Base T port for connection to an Ethernet client.

The Protos X Selector Tool is available online to easily build, specify and order a Protos X field I/O system.

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About AutomationDirect:
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit


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