Cloud-Based Communications Controller
Divelbiss Corp., Fredericktown, Ohio, introduced VersaGateway Controller, an enhanced communications controller capable of translating between various protocols and enabling cloud communications with the company’s VersaCloud M2M platform.
Programmed using the Divelbiss EZ Ladder Toolkit in ladder diagram, function block and structured text and based on P-Series PLC on a Chip technology, the VersaGateway translates between different serial bus protocols, logging system data to the full size SD card or adding IoT capability to existing systems.
The VersaGateway supports communications through a multitude of ports. It features two serial ports, which are user configurable as RS232 or RS485, and supports MODBUS RTU/ASCII protocols as either a Master or a Slave device. The serial ports are also directly programmable via the Structured Text programming language, allowing the implementation of custom protocols, making them ideal for communicating to barcode scanners, RFID readers or other serial devices
For applications that require data logging, the VersaGateway has a real-time clock, 512K of battery-backed SRAM and a full-size SD card. Plus, the VersaGateway supports supply voltages from 9-32VDC and has a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 80°C, making it suitable for use in applications with extreme environmental requirements.