The Internet protocol is the key to a smart factory, hence ORing, the global leading brand specialized in innovative industrial networking products, has developed the IDS-M311 Modbus gateway to facilitate the integration of serial devices on the edge of industrial networks with the Ethernet network. The IDS-M311 enables communications between the three common protocols used in factories: RTU,ASCII, and TCP, allowing different Modbus equipment with non IP-based interfaces such as DCS, PLC, HMI, electric power load measurement systems and other sensors or measuring devices to communicate and exchange data over Ethernet. The result is higher management and operating efficiency
The IDS-M311 is a 1-port Modbus gateway which supports RS-232/422/485. In addition to communications between Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU/ASCII, theIDS-M311 is able to support up to 16 TCP masters and 32 requests simultaneously. With support for up to 31 RTU/ASCII devices, the IDS-M311can effectively connect a high density of Modbus nodes on the same network. Not only can Modbus serial salves be integrated with the existing Modbus TCP networks, the serial masters can also access Modbus TCP salves.