JetI/O is a series of Intelligent I/O Server for distributive monitoring and controls. The JetI/O series equipped with one Ethernet port and multiple channels Analog Input/Output, Digital Input/Output and temperature measurement connectors. Thus users can easily perform I/O data collecting, status changing, automatically activate events… through the Ethernet network.
Understand the Ethernet I/O Server Architecture
The figure as above shows the JetI/O Intelligent Ethernet I/O Server Architecture. In the top level, it shows the typical applications, running in the remote I/O environment. The middle level is the Ethernet infrastructure. In the bottom level, blocks include the software agent and signal types of the JetI/O 6500 series intelligent Ethernet I/O Server.
JetI/O series Intelligent I/O Server provides several types remote management methods and allows you to integrate JetI/O within your existing system or applications. You simply need to know the device’s IP address, and you can remotely control or monitor the I/O channels’ information.
The types of remote management that JetI/O 6500 series supports are Modbus/TCP and OPC Server for SCADA/HMI industrial applications. I/O Configuration and OPC Server Utilities, SNMP, SNMP Trap and Web browser display are available for convenient configurations.
OPC Server is the initial of OLE for Process Control. In tradition, it’s hard to interoperate among the different systems and devices. The OPC Standard defines methods for exchanging data between the clients, using MS operating system. Thus, it makes a possible interoperability between the device providers
and can easily to be implemented by HMI, SCADA, Control and custom applications.
Why do you need the JetI/O OPC Server Utility?
Easy to use: The utility pre-defines the tags for all the channels. The tags are the basic units to control or
monitor the devices’ configuration and status. 3 Simple steps to create tags: Add New Device -> Configure Device Properties -> Generate Tag
Save development time: Using the “Generate Tags” feature, users can easily generate tags for all channels of each product. With the “Simulate I/O” feature, users can practice and develop projects even they can’t access the physical device.
Save cost: The utility is installed with the Block I/O Configuration utility. It is a free and convenient tool when you purchase Korenix JetI/O 6500 Series. The OPC Server utility can save the cost to buy 3rd party OPC Server development tool and save engineer time loading.
Compatibility: Korenix JetI/O supports OPC Server for Modbus/TCP. The OPC Server driver can be called by different OPC Clients, HMI or SCADA.
Peer to Peer
Korenix releases new JetI/O firmware to support advanced peer-to-peer remote I/O function. With this enhancement, all JetIO modules can interact with one another in a flexible, effective manner by building a real-time network communication and thus allowing users to save energy and reduce network traffic.
Flexible Discrete I/O
All JetIO series, including analog input, analog output, temperature detection, digital input/output models, support the advanced peer-to-peer I/O function. The logic result of IO channels from one JetIO device can be sent to more than one peer JetIO devices without additional intermediate controller and thus modify their channel status.
The communication is very flexible, including “one-to-one”, “one-to-many”, “many-to-one”, as well as “many-to-many” scenarios. With their flexible design, the AO/DO/Counter/Pulse channels can react to the AI/Temperature/DI/Counter channels remotely.
Remote Peer-to-Peer I/O
While most Ethernet I/O products in the market support limited peer-to-peer function and communicate with one another only by broadcast, all Korenix JetIO series support peer-to-peer function, thus communicating more effectively. Unlike broadcasting communication, where the broadcast packets are limited within a LAN segment, each JetIO device with advanced peer-to-peer I/O function can configure with up to 8 Unicast IP addresses of the peers. This greatly reduces network traffic, saves all devices’ computing power, as well as makes peer-to-peer activity across a LAN segment easily.
The “Condition & Go” logic rule provides one-time operation for Conditions and Actions of the same entry. The theory is the same as the “IF-Then” rule. The rules are easy to practice. Users don’t need to acknowledge extra program script to configure it. Thus, when the “Conditions” are reached, the system
automatically activates the “Actions”.
The maximum “Condition & Go“ logic rules that JetI/O 6550 supports up to 8. Each rule can support up to 4 different conditions and 4 different actions. The supported conditions and actions are listed below: