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April 10, 2010

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Opto 22's SNAP-PAC-R1-W Programmable Automation Controller

The SNAP PAC rack-mounted Wired+Wireless Programmable AutomationController (SNAP-PAC-R1-W) is the most powerful and versatile I/O andcontroller combination available. This controller works like a laptop - plug anEthernet cable in for traditional networking, or switch on the Wi-Fi radio forwireless networking. No additional I/O hardware is required to use wireless andall functions work the same no matter which networking method is used. Also,all standard industrial protocols currently supported by the SNAP-PAC-R1-W'sEthernet interface are fully supported over wireless as well, includingOptoMMP, ModbusA(R)/TCP, EtherNet/IPTM, FTP, SNMP, SMTP, and more. The dual (wiredplus wireless) functionality of this controller gives automation professionalsmore industrial networking options, thereby making it easier for them todesign, build, and modify their control systems. It allows them to usecontrollers and I/O in remote or inaccessible areas, or where network wiring isdifficult or impossible to install. They can realize significant cost savingsby eliminating typical network wiring and termination. At the same time, userscan easily switch from wireless to a wired network if necessary, or use both simultaneously,thereby effectively segmenting the two networks. The SNAP-PAC-R1-W is the firstsystem of its type to provide each of the major 802.11 variants (a, b, g) inone offering. Part of the product's uniqueness is that the wirelesscapabilities are built into Opto 22's standard product line. This approachcontrasts with competing solutions from other vendors that typically offerseparate and distinct wired and wireless product lines. This approach increasesrisk and adds costs in software, training, and stocking of spares. With theSNAP-PAC-R1-W, however, end-users, system integrators, design engineers,machine builders, OEMs, and others make one investment and gain the ability todesign using Ethernet wiring, wireless, or both.

For more information: http://www.opto22.com/site/pr_details.aspx?cid=4&item=SNAP-PAC-R1-W

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