The Ethernet IP driver allows the FieldServer totransfer data to and from devices over Ethernet usingthe EtherNet/IP protocol. The FieldServer canemulate either a Server or Client.
EtherNet/IP uses CIP (Control and InformationProtocol), the common network, transport andapplication layers also shared by ControlNet andDeviceNet. EtherNet/IP then makes use of standardEthernet and TCP/IP technology to transport CIPcommunications packets. The result is a common,open application layer on top of open and highlypopular Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols.
The Driver is able to read/write using the Data Tablestructure employed by all Logix Series PLC’s.
PCCC support is also provided for legacy devicesthat do not fully support CIP encapsulation. EIPPCCC Encapsulation was tested at the FST factoryusing a PLC5 I785 ENET card. The following datatypes were tested:
The Driver also supports PCCC communication onSLC and MicroLogix (Tested on MicroLogix 1400Device)
Fragmented Services (0x52) is supported fordata_table read and write operations.
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Below is a list of potential Protocols. Many of them, we already have and the rest, we can develop.
Allen-Bradley CSP, Armstrong FA403, ATMI ACM and TGM, BACnet Arcnet, Barrington MicroSTAR, Barrington LanSTAR, Canatal, Caterpillar, ControlNet, Cummins, Data Highway Plus (DH), Data Highway Plus (DH+), DeviceNet, DF1, DNP3, Edwards, Federal Signal Ultravoice, Fike Cheetah, Gamewell FCI, GE SNP (SNPx), GE SRTP, GE TLC, GE-EGD, HTTP, KNX, Kohler, M-Bus, McQuay Microtech, MetOne Particle Counters, Mircom FX2000, Modbus ASCII, Modbus Plus (MB), Modbus Plus (MB+), Multistack Compu25, National Time and Signal, Notifer 320/640, Notifer Legacy Panels, Notifier 3030, Omron FINS, OPC, Optomux Opto22, Profibus, Rapid Engineering ICSII, SIA Security Industry, Siemens Fire Safety, Silent Knight Fire, SNMP, Stulz, TAC I-Net, Telnet, TL1, TOA VS900, XML, Cleaver-Brooks Hawk, Carrier DataLink, EST3 Serial, Veeder Root, DNP 3.0, Mudbus Jbus, Profibus DP Slave, Notifier INA, Data Aire DAP, Data Aire DART, Secutron, RussElectric Model 2000, Notifier Italia AM6000, Notifier 200/300/400, Lutron Machine, Gardner Denver, Grinnell TFX Minerva, Modbus Tek-Air, Hochiki Serial Driver, Notifier 1010/2020, Zellweger Infratox, Notifier NCA, Notifier Onyx 640, Metasys N2, BACnet PTP Serial