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Effortlessly Extend PROFIBUS Transmission with Moxa’s Industrial-grade Fiber Optic Converter

Profibus-to-fiber converterTaipei, Taiwan, August 16, 2012—Moxa is pleased to release the ICF-1180I series of industrial PROFIBUS-to-fiber converters. The ICF-1180I was designed with innovative functionalities designed to provide effortless PROFIBUS-to-fiber transmission of industrial networks. The auto baudrate detection prevents manual configuration errors, and the bus fail safe feature minimizes maintenance efforts. “Our aim is to provide remote PROFIBUS networks a simple method for long-distance data transmission via fiber connectivity that provides longer segment distances and electromagnetic noise immunity features,” said Sean Chen, product manager of the ICF-1180I series.
In addition, the ICF-1180I provides 2 KV isolation protection and dual power inputs to ensure uninterrupted performance, and can also operate in environments ranging from -40 to 75°C, making it ideal for factory automation, power, and oil & gas applications.
Effortlessly bridge PROFIBUS to Fiber -- Auto Baudrate Detection feature
To avoid configuration errors and minimize manual configuration efforts of baudrate settings, the ICF-1180I PROFIBUS-to-fiber converter is designed with auto baudrate detection. This feature enables effortless and error-free configuration of the ICF-1180I and reduces system deployment time.
Effortlessly avoid and notify the failure -- Bus Fail Safe feature

To prevent a single bus failure from affecting the entire PROFIBUS network, the bus fail safe feature lets the ICF-1180I detect and recognize noise signals. If the bus fails on one side, the noise signal will not propagate through the ICF-1180I and affect additional bus segments. In addition, the ICF-1180I will also trigger an alarm notification to the field engineer on the location of the failure, allowing engineers to quickly and easily locate the failed device.

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.