Talking Legacy: ProSoft Communication Solutions

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Deciding how to communicate across multiple systems and vendors can be a research project itself. The protocols on both sides of the equation must be evaluated and even the data structures and data types must be taken into consideration. In...

Connecting ControlLogix to Simatic S7-300 via Ethernet

In this article I'll walk you through how to setup a connection between an Allen Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L36ERM controller, and a Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC CPU 315-2PN/DP via Ethernet using the Prosoft PLX31-EIP-SIE Gateway. There is a really big problem...
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Prosoft shows Ethernet over Blue Hose (9463) at Automation Fair 2013

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At this year's Automation Fair, Prosoft showed a new product that allows Ethernet communications to be transmitted over "blue hose," or more specifically, "Belden 9463." The targeted market for this product is legacy migrations of PLC-5 and SLC-500 systems. These older...