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Moxa's MGate MB3170/3270 Modbus gateway receives Taiwan Excellence and Good Design awards

Taipei, Taiwan, July 01, 2008 --- Moxa is pleased to annouce that our MGate MB3170/3270 Modbus gateway has received the 2008 Taiwan Excellence and Good Design awards. Taiwan Excellence is the highest accolade awarded to products in innovation. It heralds Taiwan's ascent to world-class quality in product innovation, design and manufacturing. Moreover, MGate 3270I received the Good Design Award which is a commendation of a product's design, quality, function, and value-added features. The MB3170 and MB3270 are advanced Modbus gateways that provide maximum flexibility for integrating industrial Modbus networks of all types and sizes. They are designed to integrate Modbus TCP, ASCII, and RTU devices in almost any master and slave combination, including serial master to serial slave, or simultaneous serial and Ethernet masters. A special priority control feature allows urgent commands to obtain immediate response. All models are ruggedly constructed, DIN-rail mountable, and offer built-in optical isolation for serial signals as an option.

Multiple masters across different Modbus networks

The MB3170/3270 can integrate the Modbus TCP with the Modbus RTU/ASCII without modifying the existing Modbus RTU/ASCII architecture or software. With the serial redirector function, a serial master can maintain direct access to serial slave devices through a specially mapped serial port. This allows the serial and TCP masters to access serial slaves simultaneously.

Smart ID routing connects masters to all devices with single connection

The MGate 3170/3270 series include smart routing for enhanced compatibility with existing Modbus networks. The smart routing feature was developed to manage slave IDs between Modbus interfaces. A user-defined slave ID table on the MGate MB3000 routes requests to the correct serial port and even allows the use of virtual IDs. Instead of requiring a network socket for each port, a TCP master can use just one socket connection to command serial slaves on every serial port.

Industrial grade – Optical Isolation, Redundant Power input and Vertical form factor

The most beneficial feature of the MGate 3170/3270 series for industrial applications is dual power input. For example, if power from one source is interrupted, the MGate 3170/3270 can still receive power through another port. Another good industrial design feature is the MGate 3170/3270's slim case which allows users to conserve a great deal of equipment storage space. In addition, clients can choose DIN-rail or wall mounting for the device, depending on their application needs.
For more informatin about MGate 3170/3270 series, please contact Moxa directly or your regional Moxa distributor for more informaiton.

  • Easy configuration
  • Slave mode supports 16 TCP masters and up to 62 serial slaves at the same time
  • Master mode supports 32 TCP slaves at the same time
  • Emergency request tunnels ensure QoS control
  • Serial redirector function provided
  • Embedded Modbus protocol analyzer
  • Redundant dual DC power inputs
  • Built-in Ethernet cascading for easy wiring

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