Schneider Electric Introduces Low-Cost Ethernet Gateway for Affordable Power Management
September 15, 2005
Schneider Electric today introduced the latest innovation in affordable power monitoring and control: the Square D® PowerLogic® EGX100 Ethernet gateway. Whether extending Ethernet access within a single building or throughout a multi-site enterprise, the PowerLogic EGX100 Ethernet gateway provides cost-effective, reliable Ethernet-to-serial-line connectivity between intelligent meters, sensors and other remote instruments. Ideal for energy management, power distribution, building automation or factory automation, the gateway uses the Modbus® TCP/IP protocol for fast, reliable communications in even the most demanding applications. Whether used to help monitor, program or control multiple devices, the PowerLogic EGX100 offers power and performance in a compact, affordable and easy-to-use package.
As Internet technologies and services become increasingly prevalent within industrial applications, products such as the PowerLogic EGX100 Ethernet gateway represent considerable opportunities in remote control and maintenance. The "Power Over Ethernet"-enabled PowerLogic EGX100 eliminates the need for control power transformers (CPT), disconnects, and AC-DC power supplies, while reducing installation time and costs. Plus, the gateway hosts its own built-in web pages so facility managers can configure the unit from any web-enabled workstation, using a standard Microsoft® Internet Explorer web browser. Other highlights include a TCP/IP-filtering security feature that enables facility managers to specify the access level (Read Only, Full Access or No Access) of each Modbus master device to slave devices. Additionally, the gateway allows a Modbus RTU or ASCII serial master device, such as a building-management system or programmable logic controller (PLC), to access devices across a TCP/IP network.
For more information, visit the Ethernet Gateway product page.