Wireless I/O controllers: IoLogik W5340 Wireless RTU from Moxa
Moxa ioLogik W5340 Wireless RTU is designed for remote monitoring, and harder wiring environments.
Moxa ioLogik W5340 Wireless RTU is designed for remote monitoring, and harder wiring environments. The unit offers a compact solution that integrates a GPRS modem, I/O controller, data logger, and one serial port into one rugged aluminum box that offers higher reliability and flexibility. With one built-in 3-in-1 serial port that supports RS-232/422/485, it is convenient to connect field serial devices. Because of these integrations, the ioLogik W5340 integrates knowledge from different areas, eliminating the time solving and debugging GPRS communication problems. The unit also reduces possible failure points, such as communication between PLC and GPRS modems. www.moxa.com
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