August 7, 2001

From a single building or a sprawling campus, to a multi-site enterprise, the POWERLOGIC® Ethernet Gateway (EGX) allows users to minimize communications wiring costs by using their existing Ethernet network infrastructure to deliver status, energy, and power quality information to the people who need it most. 

Eight megabytes of memory allow the Ethernet gateway to store user-created HTML pages. Using a standard Web browser, users can efficiently view and access real time power system data and configure communication parameters. 

The EGX uses open network architecture with the addition of MODBUS for RS-485 serial communications and MODBUS/TCP for the Ethernet. The EGX also adds a key communication and control gateway to the Schneider Electric Transparent Factory. Ethernet networking using MODBUS/TCP allows transparent access via Intranet/Internet. 

The small footprint allows multiple mounting options and fits applications in office spaces or panel mounting, and is compliant to industrial environments with a temperatures range from -30° to 80°C. 

The EGX has a wide range of expanded device connectivity. All POWERLOGIC and POWERLINK G3 devices can be connected, and the two RS-485 serial ports provide gateway functionality for up to 64 devices. 

For more information about the POWERLOGIC Ethernet Gateway or the complete line of power management products from Square D, contact Square D at 1-800-392-8781. Or, visit the Square D web site at or 

Located in LaVergne, Tenn., the Power Management Organization was created within Square D in 1989 to develop, design and market power monitoring and control systems and analytical services. The Power Management Organization offers a full range of products and services, including power monitoring hardware and software, lighting control hardware and software and a variety of engineering services. 

SQUARE D is a market-leading brand of electrical distribution, industrial control and automation products, systems and services, and is the flagship brand in the U.S. for the North American Division of Schneider Electric. SQUARE D products are found in all types of residential, commercial and industrial construction, in a wide range of manufacturing and processing facilities, and in or on the products of other manufacturers. Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, is a global electrical industry leader with 2000 sales of approximately $9.7 billion.