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New Active Ethernet I/O Server Model Promises Greater Flexibility

Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 03, 2007—Moxa Technologies, a leading manufacturer of device networking products, has announced the release of the ioLogik E2212, a new Active Ethernet I/O server that provides 8 DI channels, 8 DO channels, and 4 configurable DI/DO channels.

The ioLogik E2212 serves as the flagship of Moxa's Active Ethernet I/O line, which recently received the Engineers' Choice Award from Control Engineering Magazine for innovative design. In addition to offering configurable input/output channels, the ioLogik E2212 also supports simultaneous use of NPN, PNP, and dry contact sensors. With the ioLogik E2212, engineers are no longer forced to use separate products for different sensor configurations.

Instant event reporting via TCP, UDP, e-mail, and SNMP trap

In traditional Ethernet I/O architecture, network hosts must poll a passive I/O server to learn the status of the attached sensors. The repeated request-and-response communication over the network results in a slow response time. Clients who wish to improve the operational efficiency of their data acquisition systems cannot achieve a fast I/O response time or active I/O messaging with traditional Ethernet I/O solutions.

Active Ethernet I/O provides active status notification with customizable messaging and local output control. Instead of waiting for a network host to request information, the Active Ethernet I/O server automatically transmits a message when user-defined I/O conditions have been satisfied. No network or host resources are used as long as I/O conditions remain within the threshold. Compared to traditional solutions, network communication between the host computer and the Active Ethernet I/O server is far more concise and efficient.

Moxa's patented Click&Go™ logic control is used to configure the Active Ethernet I/O server's local intelligence. Click&Go intuitive "If-Then" structure makes it easy for users to specify which I/O conditions will trigger which events. Whereas C and PLC ladder logic require laborious programming, Click&Go™ allows configuration of your Active Ethernet I/O system to be completed quickly without formal training.


  • Configurable input/output channels
  • Supports both PNP and NPN sensors
  • Instant event reporting by TCP, UDP, e-mail, and SNMP trap
  • Patented Click&Go Logic for easy local control without programming
  • API for Windows/WinCE/Linux C and Windows VB
  • Peer-to-Peer I/O with no controller required

Moxa currently offers four products that support Active Ethernet I/O
- ioLogik E2212 with 8 DI, 8 DO, 4 DIO
- ioLogik E2210 with 12 DI, 8 DO
- ioLogik E2240 with 8 AI, 2 AO
- ioMirror E3210 with 8 DI, 8 DO

For more information about Active Ethernet I/O servers, please visit https://www.moxa.com/Zones/Active_Ethernet_IO/index.htm

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