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Compact and flexible industrial I/O controller

11 July 2007 Computer/Embedded Technology

The VITO series of industrial universal controllers available from Centurion Micro Electronics is designed for integration into applications that operate in extreme environmental conditions, aided by the fact that they are fanless and diskless. Each VITO controller comes with an embedded OS such as Windows XP Embedded or Windows CE and is easily connected to Ethernet networks and standard serial devices through the integrated Ethernet and serial port connectors.

The VITO SDK includes Modbus Client support library and a Modbus client tool with complete source code. The source code demonstrates how to use the library to connect to Modbus devices and shows how to develop Modbus client applications. VITO also provides optional OPC servers to enable connection to leading PLCs, controllers, and other scada servers that have OPC client support.

All of these functions enable the VITO to operate as a data collector, a data converter, a data gateway, or a data bridge in a variety of application fields. The VITO can be used as the base for a compact yet powerful control platform with optional digital or analogue I/O functions claimed to be easily integrated. These I/O functions can also be customised according to customer requirements. Optional CAN interface support for connectivity to CAN devices can also be implemented.



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