H2-SERIO Serial Communications Module
- Do you need serial communications ports in addition to the built-in serial port on the WinPLC?
- Do you need to connect to multiple C-more, C-micro or other operator interface or display panels?
- Would you like to connect devices such as barcode readers, weight scales or serial modems to your WinPLC system?
If so, then select the H2-SERIO serial communications module. This module is used exclusively with the WinPLC. Up to nine additional serial ports can be added to a WinPLC system by using the H2-SERIO serial communication module.
The H2-SERIO module supports serial ASCII communications and can also serve a MODBUS RTU slave.
Up to ten serial ports
The WinPLC has one built-in serial port. Each H2-SERIO module has three serial ports on board. Up to three H2-SERIO modules can be used per WinPLC system. That’s a total of ten serial ports that can be used in one WinPLC system to handle all of your serial communications needs.
Separate communication parameters for each port
Use Entivity ThinknDo software packages to set baud rate, parity, data bits, and stop bits for each serial port. Choose from 300 to 57,600 baud communication speeds. Entivity Studio or Think & Do Live allows each port to be designated as a MODBUS slave or a generic serial device. Each port on the H2–SERIO module is capable of full hardware handshaking.
NOTE: While the H2-SERIO module will support virtually any serial device, processing large amounts of serial data will increase the system response time. This is important to consider when using multiple H2-SERIO modules, especially in a WinPLC local base with an H2-ERM or H2-CTRIO module.