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Moxa Optimizes PROFIBUS/PROFINET Convergence at SPS IPC Drives 2012

Nuremberg, Germany, November 27, 2012 -- Moxa will introduce a selection of devices designed to seamlessly integrate PROFIBUS/PROFINET factory automation networks at the 2012 SPS IPC Drives Conference in Germany (11/27-11/29). These innovative solutions, including EDS-405A/408A-PN PROFINET switches, MGate 5102-PBM-PN PROFIBUS-to-PROFINET gateways, ICF-1280I PROFIBUS-to-fiber converters, provide interoperable communication between SCADA systems, PLCs, and PROFIBUS/PROFINET field devices. Automated I/O scan of PROFIBUS devices and effortless configuration of PROFINET switches/gateways eliminate the complexities of traditional PROFIBUS/PROFINET integration to minimize deployment time.

“These devices are not only PROFINET-compliant to ensure total compatibility and interoperability with other industry equipment, our PROFINET switches, PROFIBUS-to-PROFINET gateways, and PROFIBUS-to-fiber converters are what factory operators need to quickly deploy and converge their automation networks. ” says Gary Chang, product manager at Moxa’s Industrial Ethernet Division.

At the 2012 SPS event in Germany, Moxa will demonstrate the benefits of these products, including the reliability of plug-n-play PROFINET switches with 20-millisecond Turbo Ring/ Turbo Chain network recovery and the simplicity of PROFIBUS/PROFINET convergence using smart gateways with auto-configuration capabilities. Moreover, Moxa’s ICF Series PROFIBUS-to-fiber media converters can be used to extend transmission distance for up to 45 kilometers to converge remote PROFIBUS networks, provide EMI immunity for environments with high levels of interference, and offer ring redundancy through various network topologies.

Product Highlights

EDS-405A/408A-PN PROFINET SwitchesEDS-405A/408A-PN PROFINET Switches
(Expected date: Jan, 2013)
? -Plug-n-play switch for easy installation
? -10s fast-booting time for immediate system availability
? -20ms Turbo Ring / Turbo Chain Redundancy for fast network recovery
? -Industrial-grade design for harsh environments


(Expected date: Q1, 2013)
? -One-click AutoScan of PROFIBUS devices for easy configuration
? -Web-based MGate Manager monitoring for easy maintenance
? -Industrial-grade design for harsh environments



ICF-1280I PROFIBUS-to-Fiber ConverterICF-1280I PROFIBUS-to-Fiber Converter
(Expected date: Q1, 2013)
? -Auto baudrate detection for easy configuration
? -Fiber cable test  function for easy maintenance
? -Redundant ring topology for reliable network transmission




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.